Good news, guys!
The improved postal ID can now be presented as a primary ID according to Postal ID’s Facebook post.
On the post, they said that:
GOOD NEWS, PRIMARY ID na ang Improved Postal ID!
Mas pinadali na ang pag-aapply ng passport ngayong kinikilala na ang Improved Postal ID bilang PRIMARY ID ng Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA)! Maaari nang kumuha ng passport ang mga cardholders gamit lamang ang kanilang Improved Postal ID, kasama ng kanilang birth certificate at application form.
Ipinagtitibay ito ng liham mula sa DFA para sa PHLPost na nilagdaan ni Undersecretary Ariel Y. Abadilla noong Oktubre 11, 2016.
(Rough translation: Good news, the improved postal ID is now a primary ID. It’s not easier to apply for a passport because they now recognize the improved postal ID as a primary ID by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA)! Now, cardholders can apply for a passport using only their improved postal ID, accompanied by their birth certificate and application form. This has been approved through a letter from the DFA for the PHLPost that was signed by Undersecretary Ariel Y. Abadilla last October 11, 2016.)
Have you tried using the improved postal ID in passport application? How was it?