SIM Card Registration Bill vs text scam, muling ihahain ni Poe

SIM Card Registration Bill vs text scam, muling ihahain ni Poe

June 14, 2022 @ 1:14 PM 2 weeks ago


MANILA, Philippines- Tiniyak ni Senador Grace Poe na nakatakdang ihain muli ang panukalang Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Card Registration Act upang labanan ang kumakalat na text scams na nambibiktima ng mamamayan.

Sa panayam, sinabi ni Poe na madaling mabiktima ang mamamayan na lubhang gipit sa pekeng alok at instant money gimmick.

“The whole of government must rein in the intrepid scammers and put an end to their nefarious activities,’’ ayon kay Poe.

‘’A law on SIM card registration should be complemented by enforcement of existing laws and regulations to stop the scammers,’’ giit pa niya.

‘’The aim of the bill is unassailable. We trust that the 19th Congress will see its passage through,’’ dagdag ni Poe.

Magbubukas ng 19th Congress sa Hulyo 25.

Naunang iveneto ni Pangulong Duterte ang panukalang SIM Card Registration Act sa katatapos na 18th Congress.

Inihayag ni Acting Presidential Spokesperson, Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar na ang probisyon sa mandatoryong rehistrasyon ng social media account ang dahilan kung bakit bineto ni Pangulong Duterte ang panukala.

“The President has decided to veto the consolidated Senate Bill No. 2395/House Bill No. 5793, which seeks to mandate the registration of all SIM cards and social media accounts, with the purpose of deterring electronic communication-aided crimes,” aniya.

While Duterte lauded the solons’ efforts in finding ways to address the increasing incidence of cybercrimes and offenses related to information and communications technology (ICT), he was “constrained to disagree with the inclusion of social media in the measure, without providing proper guidelines and definitions,” giit pa ni Andanar. Ernie Reyes