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Close to 10,000 internally displaced persons from Marawi City have received their Philippine Health Insurance Corp. IDs through the efforts of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (in partnership with PLDT wireless unit Smart Communications. During the ID distribution held in various cities and municipalities in Lanao del Norte and Lanao del Sur, Smart provided internet connectivity to facilitate the registration process, and deployed the Smart Infocast SMS broadcast system for faster information dissemination between the local government and the IDPs. With their new IDs, residents who previously lost their civil documents during the conflict in Marawi may now easily avail of state services and other opportunities.

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