Netizens are worried about their National ID
The National ID trended on Twitter on the morning of May 22, 2023, after a fire devoured the Manila Central Post Office.
Based on a report from The Philippine Star, the historical building in Liwasang Bonifacio was hit by fire in the early hours of Monday. It is designed by renowned Filipino architects Juan Arellano and Tomás Mapúa began in 1926.
It was rebuilt in 1946 after it was damaged during the Battle of Manila in World War II. This building is the headquarters of the government-owned and controlled Philippine Postal Corp. and it is also where the main mail sorting and distribution operations of the country are being done.
News of a fire hitting the historical building saddened many netizens. Many netizens expressed that their morning was shocked by this devastating news.
However, there were also a lot of netizens who tweeted about their National ID amid the fire and this became a trending topic on the micro-blogging social media platform. It topped the Twitter trend.
Here are some tweets about this.
Wala na Philpost wala na National ID. Philsys, pa Lalamove niyo na lang.🤣— Indi (@Indi1301) May 22, 2023
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signed Republic Act No. 11055 in August 2018. It known as the Philippine Identification System Act, aims to establish a single national identification system for all citizens and resident aliens of the Republic of the Philippines, based on psa.gov.ph.
There had been some issues that surfaced regarding this. Some complaints were expressed that the process is taking too long for them to get their national identification card from the government.
In recent months, the government was criticized because some people said that their photos were blurry and there was incorrect personal information. Some people did not like it also that they will just receive a piece of paper that looks like the National ID, for the meantime.
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