Last November 2014 the new Philippine postal ID has been featured in a press release. Changes have been finally made to secure the said ID which is open for 2015 application. You can read about the latest security features that have been incorporated by PhilPost Office in their official website.
For decades now, Filipinos have been reliant on this ID as one of the sources for personal identification and address confirmation as well as for part of documentary requirement and qualification to employment, numerous government services and application systems.
The agency has already modernized the identification card as they unveiled the upgraded new look and feel of the said ID. Considerably enough, it could very well be considered now as a primary ID because of it's tamper-proof features and digital photo capturing machine used to take picture of the applicant, according to the Philippine Post Office and Postmaster General Josefina Dela Cruz.
With the same dimensions as the old version wallet-sized postal ID, the new plastic card version has now been infused with layers of digital security which has become a signature for determining the authenticity of the new ID, thereby replacing the very old non-secured traditional type which has been replicated by scamers in Recto. This place is known for fake documents, IDs and all sorts of forms and legal white papers. With the implementation of the new security features, Recto has now become a target for prevention of fake replica of the Philippine postal ID.
Below is an actual photo (screenshot) of the new postal ID as released by PhilPost and the website of the official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines. With all due respect, from the appearance of this new version ID, I must commend the efforts made by the Philippine government to make changes to the obsolete security features embedded with the old ID for decades now. It's about time we go forward and move on to new horizons with the ID system of the country through the release of this new version which has been packed with multiple security features to avoid breach and replication from scammers all over the country.
New Security Features Include:
Dela Cruz also said that this new Philippine postal ID is in "preparation of the revolutionary ID for the functionalities of an ATM, a debit card for cashless postal money transfers and remittance, as well as loyalty rewards"
Full photo credits to PhilPost article which you can read and find here - https://www.phlpost.gov.ph/whats-happening.php?id=3709. Alternately, you may visit the country's official gazette website here.
To tip Pinoys off with the extended list of uses for postal ID, I will be enumerating the different problems that have been resolved with the implementation of new security features as well as for opening up of this new version of the ID.
All these conveniences and capabilities of the new ID is made possible with the joint venture of PHLPost and Filipino IT company called Filmetrics Corporation, the same people behind the making of tamper-proof Social Security System ID.
Below is the complete list of basic and documentary requirements for application of the Philippine postal ID.
Please only submit and pay to designated or authorized offices of the Philippine government to avoid getting scammed.
Plus Any of the Following:
Fees to Pay:
Rush processing (exclusive of 12% VAT): Php 400.00
Regular processing (exclusive of 12% VAT): Php 300.00
Certification Fee (optional): Php 30.00/copy
Step by Step Procedure of Application:
For Philippine postal ID renewal, just bring the same documents plus the old or expired ID and fees to pay to the nearest post office branch.
For any problems and inquiries regarding services offered and products of PhilPost, please contact them through their hotline telephone numbers and email below.
Philippine Postal Corporation
Location Address: Central Post Office Building, Liwasang Bonifacio, 1000 Manila, Philippines
Telefax: +632527 0067E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org