Lacson wants P5-B greening fund realigned to ID system

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MANILA, Philippines — Why not transfer the P5-billion allocation for the government’s National Greening Program (NGP) to the implementation of the national ID system?

Sen. Panfilo Lacson raised this suggestion on Tuesday during the Senate deliberations on the proposed P4.1 trillion national budget for 2020.

Lacson underscored the importance of having a national ID system, saying it was a form of public service that would “expedite a lot of transactions.”

“Even in the revenue collection, you can use this as a weapon,” he said.

The government would need P25 billion to fully implement the national ID system, Lacson said.

Sen. Sonny Angara, who defended the propo…

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