PSA – Memorandum No. 2021-169
PHILIPPINE IDENTIFICATION (PhilID) CARDS AS THE OFFICIAL PROOF OF IDENTITY. GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE ENTITIES REFUSES TO ACCEPT THE PhilID ARE SUBJECT FOR PENALTIES.
Under the Republic Act 11055 or the Philippine Identification System Act, the PhilID card shall serve as the official government-issued identification document of cardholders in dealing with all national government agencies (NGAs), local government units (LGUs), government-owned or controlled corporations (GOCCs), government financial institutions (GFIs), State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) and all private sector entities.
The Act penalizes any person or entity who without just sufficient cause REFUSES TO ACCEPT, acknowledge and/or recognize the PhilID card as the only official identification of the holder/possess or with a FINE IN THE AMOUNT OF FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND PESOS (PHP 500,000.00)