The Commission on Elections reminded the public on Thursday that it is no longer issuing Voter IDs.
The Comelec made the pronouncement in light of the proliferation of fake IDs.
The Comelec cited in particular the recent arrest by the National Bureau of Investigation of two individuals allegedly involved in the production and online sale of fake Voter IDs.
“The Comelec has stopped issuing Voter IDs in anticipation of the launch of the National ID system,” Comelec spokesperson Director James Jimenez said.
“Anyone who claims to be able to produce a ‘Comelec-issued Voter ID’ is a scammer who is trying to take advantage of the public,” Jimenez warned.
The Comelec also called on anyone who is offered a Voter ID to immediately report it to the commission.
Jimenez also clarified that being a registered voter is not a qualification to receive aid from the government. — Tina Panganiban-Perez/RSJ, GMA News