NBI will be making a good move if they will continue to push through with High Tech Renewal ID Card . It was reported by Alexander Villafania at INQUIRER.net.
The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) is set to re-implement a smart chip-based renewal ID card that would be followed by a self-service certificate renewal kiosk.
The NBI will outsource the distribution of the smartcards and the building of the automated kiosks to Mega Data Corporation. They hope to finish the project in 2008.
Mega Data Chairman Raffy Garcia told INQUIRER.NET that the company is currently distributing the smartcards through the main NBI headquarters in Manila but it will eventually distribute the cards through other NBI offices.
As per the report this card will only be used for NBI Clearance Renewal. The amount will be PHP 120.00 for this chips. The NBI had already started the smartcard distribution as early as two years ago but temporarily stopped due to some questions to its viability as well as too few applicants for the card. I think the problem on that time is the Information dissimination from NBI. For me, I only know this NBI Technology after reading INQUIRER.NET. Would it not be possible that this renewal will also be made through internet?