Tag: SIM Registration Act

Lawmakers hail new SIM Cards law as victory vs. text scammers

(PNA) Senator Jinggoy Estrada emphasized the timeliness of the law as the Covid-19 pandemic drives the rapid digital adoption of the Philippines. “It’s imperative to have laws that are more attuned to the times and the needs of society – not only in the ways Filipinos communicate, work, engage in e-commerce, access information, etc.,” Estrada…
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On the signing into law of SIM Registration Act

The Philippines will now be among the growing number of countries mandating SIM registration, landmark legislation envisioned to deter cybercrime, and other electronic communication-aided criminal activities. At a time of rapid digital adoption driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s imperative to have laws that are more attuned to the times and the needs of society…
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Senate okays on final reading mandatory SIM card registration

(MALAYA) VOTING 20-0-0, the Senate yesterday approved on third and final reading the mandatory registration of SIM cards, a measure passed by both houses of Congress in the 18th Congress but was vetoed by former President Duterte due to the provision on the registration of social media accounts. Last September 5, the House of Representatives…
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Senators fast-track SIM card registry bill

THREE  senators pressed for quick passage of the subscriber identity module (SIM) card registration bill that Congress is rushing amid the alarming rise in digital-enabled SIM scams. Senator Jinggoy Estrada said a SIM registration Law will be “a valuable crime prevention strategy and cyber-defense capability,” adding it will effectively arm the Philippines against cross-border crimes use SIM…
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Jinggoy: SIM registration bill, a valuable crime prevention strategy and cyber-defense capability for PH

SENATOR Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada today underscored the need to legislate the registration of all subscriber identity module (SIM) cards in the country to help not only in crime investigation and solution of law enforcement agencies but in improving the government’s cyber-defense capabilities as well.  “These text scams and spams surpass a mere breach of privacy…
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Senators alarmed as they too become targets of text scams

MANILA, Philippines — Senators on Monday expressed concern over the growing cases of text scams after they too became targets of messages bearing their names. Senate Majority Leader Joel Villanueva, in a statement, said: “This [development] not only brings up trust issues against the telecommunications companies but… all other firms to whom we give our…
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Senators push for immediate passage of SIM Card registration bill

MANILA, Philippines — Senators on Monday sounded the alarm on the increasing number of spam and scam text messages, prompting them to push for the immediate passage of the SIM Card registration bill. The call came after several senators during the Senate regular session noted having received text scams themselves, including Senator Jinggoy Estrada, who…
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Privilege Speech: Scram Spam and Scam Text Messages

PRIVILEGE SPEECHSENATOR JINGGOY EJERCITO ESTRADA5 SEPTEMBER 2022 Senate of the Philippines SCRAM SPAM AND SCAM TEXT MESSAGES With the indulgence of my colleagues in this chamber, I take the floor on a matter of personal and collective privilege. History has shown how crisis brought about innovation during the global health pandemic and amid several months…
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