Finally, after years of isolation from each each other, the government agencies, namely Social Security System (SSS), Government Service Insurance System (GSIS), Philhealth, Pag-ibig, Philpost, NSO and other agencies and local GOCCs have united to come up with a unified multi-purpose ID (UMID) for us, Filipinos, in compliance with Executive Order No. 420. And “yey!”, we will be using new technology and systems (the card uses RFID technology, card readers will be used, etc!). These agencies and GOCCs will share an assigned “common reference number (CRN) per enrolled card holder.

Discussions about this started last year but of course, the conceptualization and the bidding took a while. The suppliers had to undergo the normal bidding process so as not to defy the Law of Procurement.

This was a clip from QTV on the UMID last March 2009. SSS was chosen as the lead agency since most of the card holders are members of SSS. Next on the list would be the base of card holders of the GSIS.

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Last May 13, 2010, the GSIS reminded its members and pensioners to enroll now to the UMID-compliant eCard as the GSIS Wireless Automated Processing System (Gw@ps) kiosks which were also upgraded to comply with the UMID standards. The old GSIS eCards will not be compatible with the new kiosks therefore a member or pensioner must renew their card. The transactions to be done in the kiosk using the new UMID compliant eCard will allow for loan applications, online viewing of records and annual renewal of active status for pensioners. The GSIS UMID Compliant card will still function as an ATM card, a debit card, hospitalization and medicine discount card, and an education benefit card.

For more information about the new GSIS UMID compliant eCARD, click here.

What are your thoughts on this Unified Multi-purpose ID (UMID)? Will it be beneficial for us, Pinoys? To end this article are videos that discuss and show the advantages of the UMID:

*Video from uploaded by mikovalerio

This is another video which features an interview with Cesar T. Quiambao, the CEO of Stradcom (the winning bidder for the UMID System).

*Video from uploaded by ilocanoobserver

*If you’re looking for how to get a digitized ID from SSS, you may want to visit these articles:
Getting a Digitized ID from SSS

SSS Branches with ID Capture Facilities

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19 Responses

  1. mary joy falcunaya

    you said that UMID will be released 10 working days, why does my UMID is still not in the mailing address its already consumed more than a month..I need my UMID this week until next week but still no mail.

  2. hydraulikz

    how true is it that the UMID will be released 5-7 after applying??? a friend of mine badly needed this card and the agency she went to apply for it told her that i will be released 2-3 months. is there a way to make the releasing faster? i really need your help about this matter, kindly reply. thanks and more power!!!

  3. Annabelle Teodoro

    what is the use of this card?

    Who can avail this UMID?
    what if i have existing card…like, Pag ibig, Phil Health, do i need to surrender everything before they will issue me this UMID?

    Do I need to pay for this UMID?
    How much would I pay?

    How and Where can i have this UMID?
    and How long it would take, before I get my own UMID?

    What if I’m already 1yr member of sss, and 10months member of philhealth,5months member of pagibig, not member of GSIS, Am I qualified to have UMID?

  4. jasmin joy bathan

    pwede po bng magpakuha ng UMID sa relatives sa pinas

  5. glamour glee garingo

    ilang days bago ko makuha ang SSS ID Unified ko and how much??? Thanks

  6. Nilo Miranda

    Wow, Great News and Breakthrough itong matatawag sa “mga taong” HINDI ALAM ang DARATING na “FUTURE” (The AGE OF THE BEAST which is called – The Anti-Christ: READ REVELATION 13:15-18) This will be the “precursor” of what the Bible said concerning the “MARK” of the Beast were people have to UNDERGO the so called “Chipping the Right Hand”. This ID System CONTAIN the “BIO CHIP” commonly known as “RFID CHIP” that contains ALL your “Personal Information”. Well, what the Bible says MUST COME and people without the knowledge about the BOOK OF REVELATION will FALL INTO the “trap”. As The Lord have said; “My people are DESTROYED from the LACK of knowledge…because “they/you” have REJECTED KNOWLEDGE(Me/God), so I will reject “them/you”…because you have IGNORED the LAW(Bible)of your God, I ALSO WILL ignore your children.”[HOSEA 4:6] So God is so CONCERNED about His people He CREATED unto the LIKENESS of His IMAGE that “they” should NOT PERISHED or be DESTROYED. That’s why He made John wrote about “The Coming Of The Age!”…but God The Father STILL MADE a WAY to ESCAPE this DREADFUL DAY that is which to come VERY SOON…and that WAY is THROUGH Jesus Christ – who died for “our” SINS, TRANSGRESSIONS, INIQUITIES on the Cross. He SHED His “Precious and Holy Blood” to REDEEM us from CURSES, SICKNESS, DISEASES and DESTROYED “the works of the devil” in our lives. So while we STILL have the CHANCE to ESCAPE the coming TRAP and WRATH of the Anti-Christ, “REPENT NOW of ALL your SINS and RECEIVE Him (Jesus Christ) as your SAVIOR and LORD!…as Jesus said in REVELATION 22:12 “Behold, I am COMING SOON! My REWARD is with Me and I will GIVE to EVERYONE according to what he has done…I, Jesus have SENT My angel to give THIS TESTIMONY for the churches…The Spirit and The Bride say COME!. And let him WHO HEARS say COME!…WHOEVER WISHES, let him TAKE the FREE GIFT of The Water Of Life – (Jesus).
    JUST SAY this PRAYER of FAITH:..”Lord Jesus, I am a sinner and I REPENT of ALL MY SINS. I BELIEVE that you died for me on the CROSS and SHED your Precious and Holy Blood to cleanse me from ALL of my sins and I BELIEVE that You ROSE from the dead on the 3rd day, ascended into heaven and SEATED on the Right Hand of The Father. And I BELIEVE that You are COMING BACK again. I RECEIVE You NOW “as my LORD and SAVIOR” and I RECEIVE Your FORGIVENESS because You are “Faithful and Just” to forgive us our sins. I THANK YOU FATHER for this GRACE and Your UNFAILING LOVE for me. Please FILL me with The JOY and PEACE Of Your Salvation through the POWER of The Holy Spirit NOW LIVING and REIGNING in my heart and help me to KNOW and OBEY You more, in Jesus Christ my Lord, Amen. IF YOU HAVE PRAYED THIS SIMPLE BUT POWERFUL PRAYER FROM YOUR HEART, then know this for SURE…YOU ARE NOW THE CHILD OF THE MOST HIGH according to His Words in John 1:12-13. God bless you!!! LOVE YOU IN JESUS CHRIST NAME.

  7. joannafebe

    what you just watched is different from what it is being talked here. you dont have to cast. Jesus or Satan has nothing to do with this UMID.

    btw, this UMID thing is a CARD. and the one youre talking about with this Satan shit is a CHIP. a micro chip that’s being inserted inside your skin. SEE THE DIFFERENCE??

  8. Stargazer

    ok its sounds good but hindi nyu ba na visualize na parang satan sign ito? i watch this na kc sa isang movie na lhat ng mga bilihin ang technology is pag hndi ka kasapi ng satan group ay d kayu mkaka avail. come to thnk of if guys

    • Sharyn Villarez

      ibig sabihin nga, malapit na po ang pagbalik ni Jesus. unti-unti ng naglalabasan ang mga signs ng kanyang pagbabalik. we should all repent from our sins

  9. Alfredarangorin

    what if i have those existing card…like SSS, Pag ibig, Phil Health, do i need to surrender everything before they will issue me this UMID?


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