Gomez sa DILG: Telco mangasiwa sa SIM card registration ‘wag LGUs

Gomez sa DILG: Telco mangasiwa sa SIM card registration ‘wag LGUs

December 23, 2022 @ 3:53 PM 1 month ago


MANILA, Philippines – Pinapepreno ni Leyte Rep. Richard Gomez ang Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) sa plano nitong atasan ang mga local government units (LGUs) para sa information dissemination campaign sa pagpaparehistro ng mga SIM cards.

Pinaalalahanan ni Gomez ang DILG na alinsunod sa Republic Act No. 11934 o Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Registration Act, ang Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT) ang pangunahing ahensya na dapat mangasiwa sa pagpapatupad nito.

“It is the responsibility of the DICT and the telecommunication companies to implement the registration of SIM cards, including informing the public the WHYs and the DOs. Why give the burden of letting the public know about the pros and cons of the measures, and the registration methods, to the LGUs when these already have so much task at hand?” paliwanag ni Gomez.

“The telcos should not burden the LGUs since they are the ones which earn hundreds of millions of pesos a day from mobile phone users, they are much richer than most LGUs. They should take care of their own business and their own problems because their profit are all theirs to keep and enjoy,” giiit pa ni Gomez.

Matatandaan na una nang sinabi ng DILG na responsibildiad ng LGUs na ipaalam sa kanilang mga constituents kung paano ang pagpaparehistro ng kanilang mga SIM cards subalit kinontra ito ni Gomez sa pagsasabing marami nang hinahawakang trabaho ang LGUs kaya hindi na ito dapat dagdagan pa.

“LGUs already have a lot in their plates especially amid the continued threat of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the onslaught of natural calamities such as typhoons and earthquakes, and implementing local peace and order policies as the country celebrates the holidays under a less restrictive mobility policy but the telecommunication firms can easily tap their distributors and thousands of retail stores to do the registration where they sell their SIM cards,” pagtatapos pa ng mambabatas. Gail Mendoza