By Isabel Doria
As it marked its 24th corporate anniversary, the Philippine Postal Corp. (PHLPost) launched Friday, April 22, a new Postal ID that it said is now more secure.
PHLPost said the new ID can now be used in transactions in private and public offices.
It said the ID has “extensive security modifications” that can thwart identity theft.
Among the security features of the new ID are a hologram of a running mailman; a special UV ink that lights up when exposed to ultraviolet light; and a “ghost image” of the holder’s photo.
The ID also has a Postal Reference Number (PRN), guilloche and QR code, and supports Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS).
PHLPost said there are 541,577 Postal ID card holders nationwide as of December 2015.
The new Postal ID is available to all Filipinos living here and abroad and to foreigners living in the Philippines for at least six months upon application, for P504.
PHLPost said it will start printing the ID by May, and send these to applicants via mail.
Taken from newscentral.ph