Behind Our Backs
As Filipinos were busy
fighting off attempts by Malacañang to impose a national identification
system, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo secretly signed Executive Order
No. 420, which supposedly aims to combine all existing government IDs to
facilitate transactions with state agencies. The government ID provided
for by EO 420, however, is essentially also a national ID as it would
contain information that, while not needed to facilitate transactions with
government offices, would make it easy for the holder to be identified as
a unique person.
Salungguhit literally means to
underline; figuratively, to
underscore or highlight.
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