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Philippines Adds Digital ID to Government Super App as World Bank Okays $600M Support

• By Ayang Macdonald

This move comes just as the World Bank has approved $600 million fresh funding to support the country's digital transformation efforts.

According to Technobaboy, only those who have enrolled on the Philippines Identification System (PhilSys) can have access to the digital version of the PhilID on the super app.

The eGov PH Super App, which is available for download on Google Play and App Store, was launched in June, with the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) and the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) services added to the platform the same month.

Other services now accessible on it include the Social Security System (SSS), the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), digital travel operations as well as a digital reporting system which enables citizens to report crimes or other issues related to government red tape.