I just got my new SSS ID (Social Security Service for Philippines). I am very happy because I applied for it just the previous month. I was not expecting them to finish processing and send it right away so hooray! I applied for the new SSS ID because my old ID (the blue one) bore my maiden name. I updated my status and changed my name. I remember it took about 3 months before I received my first ID after application. This one came after a month. Congratulations SSS Mandaluyong for a job well done!
The new ID is a digitized. As far as I know, SSS started releasing them last year. It is unified multi-purpose ID which can be used for SSS, Philhealth, Pag-ibig and GSIS transactions. Finally, no need to used 4 different IDs. In my case, only 3 different IDs because I don't have GSIS which applies for government employees only.
If we'll ever have a national ID, I think they can just improve this one. Say, add the father's name and mother's name, then permanent address, and all the necessary details needed for identification. Too bad there are citizens who are against the national ID system. In my opinion, it will help a lot if there is a national ID for every Filipino.
So, do have the SSS ID already? How do you like it?