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GATCHALIAN TO REFILE SIM CARD REGISTRATION BILL

There’s no backing out for Senator Win Gatchalian in his bid to have all subscriber identity module (SIM) cards being used in the country mandated to be registered to protect the public from those carrying out wicked schemes and illicit activities. Gatchalian vowed to pursue the proposed bill seeking to register all SIM cards being […]

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SIM REGISTRATION LAW TO IDENTIFY CYBERCRIMINALS

With the impending mandatory registration of all subscriber identity module (SIM) cards taking effect this year, Senator Win Gatchalian said criminals can no longer enjoy anonymity as they can now be tracked down by law enforcers. Gatchalian, a prime mover of the SIM card registration bill since he was still a member of the House […]

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LAW ON REGISTRATION OF PRE-PAID SIM CARDS URGED

Reacting to the news of teachers losing savings due to a cyber scam and countless other online fraud incidents, senatorial aspirant lawyer Alex Lacson is pushing for a series of measures that will strengthen the fight against fraud and prevent loss of savings and income. “I have been pushing for that registry of all SIM […]

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GATCHALIAN TO BSP: USE SURVEILLANCE VS CYBERCRIME

Senator Win Gatchalian pressed for the passage of the bill that will give financial regulators the power to enhance the conduct of surveillance against cybercriminals given the massive shift in digital financial transactions. “Hackers and fraudsters are becoming very sophisticated and if we don’t stay ahead of the curve and no one is mandating to […]

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VILLAFUERTE TO CONGRESS: HELP FIGHT CYBERCRIMES

Camarines Sur Representative LRay Villafuerte is urging the Congress to act swiftly on a measure passed by a House committee that is meant to add more teeth to the efforts of regulatory agencies to combat cybercrimes by penalizing social engineering schemes, commonly known as “phishing,”  that lead to illegal financial activities.  Villafuerte said the committee-approved consolidated […]

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BOOST LAWS VS ONLINE CHILD SEX ABUSE – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian is pressing the urgency of strengthening the country’s anti-trafficking laws to address the surge of online child sexual abuse complaints in the country. The Department of Justice (DOJ) has received 2.8 million reports on online sexual abuse of children in 2021, more than twice the 1.3 million reported in 2020. In 2021, […]

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PEACE PARTY LIST TO GOV’T: DO MORE VS CHILD ABUSE

As the Philippines commemorates National Children’s Month, the Philippine Educators Alliance for Community Empowerment (PEACE) Party-list urged the government to “sincerely and comprehensively address” child sexual abuse. “We must do more to protect vulnerable children against sexual abuse. Nagaaral dapat sila, naglalaro. Napakabigat sa damdamin na mas dumami pa ang kabataang biktima ng pangaabuso,” PEACE […]

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PROTECT ONLINE CONSUMERS FROM HACKERS – GATCHALIAN

With a strong backing from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), Senator Win Gatchalian pushed anew the passage of his bill protecting financial consumer welfare amid the increased adoption of digitalization of financial products and services in the country. “The government should continuously be more proactive in terms of coming up with ways to protect […]

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PROTECT CONSUMERS FROM CYBERCRIMINALS – POE

Senator Grace Poe filed a bill to protect consumers from cybercrimes such as skimming and phishing that reached an all-time high since most transactions have shifted online during the pandemic. The “Bank Account, E-wallet, and Other Financial Accounts Regulation Act” or Senate Bill No. 2380 seeks to promote and maintain a stable and efficient financial […]

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VILLAFUERTE: STOP RISE IN CHILD PORN, ABUSE ONLINE

Camarines Sur Representative LRay Villafuerte has filed a bill seeking to strengthen  the Anti-Child Pornography Act by improving accountability of internet service providers (ISPs)  to reverse the alarming rise in online child abuse amid the COVID-19 pandemic-related lockdowns.  Villafuerte has expressed alarm over   a report  by the Department of Justice-Office of Cybercrime (DOJ-OOC) that there has been a 264.6% rise  in […]