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REGISTER SIM CARDS, PREVENT DIGITAL CRIMES – POE

Senator Grace Poe sponsored a bill that aims to address and penalize the proliferation of subscriber identity module (SIM) card-aided fraud in the country especially in the pandemic. “Our reliance on our mobile phones for various financial and personal transactions requires us legislators to ensure that digital connectivity is safe for all users,” Poe said. […]

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ILOILO CITY STARTS VAX REGISTRATION FOR KIDS

The registration for the 12-to17-year-old population who are willing to be vaccinated has started in Iloilo City. Jeck Conlu, spokesperson for the city’s COVID Team, said Mayor Jerry Treñas has ordered the start of the registration in the barangays to prepare for the expected vaccination rollout for the said age group on the last week […]

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PANGILINAN: REGISTER TO VOTE, BEAT DEADLINE

As the Philippines ranked last among Global Finance’s list of 134 safest countries, Senator Kiko Pangilinan said the country stands a chance of being a safe haven anew especially for Filipinos if the right leaders are in government. “Bilang tatay, ang gusto natin sa mga anak natin ay isang lipunang ligtas. Gusto nating ligtas ang […]

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SIM CARD REGISTRATION TO STOP ONLINE SCAMS

It is high time that the Philippines joins the growing list of countries mandating the registration of pre-paid subscriber identity module (SIM) cards to finally put to an end to online scams, Senator Win Gatchalian said. As of March 2020, there were already 155 countries that require proof of identity of a person in purchasing […]

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SIM CARD REGISTRATION CAN HELP END CHILD CYBERSEX

Senator Win Gatchalian said the mandatory registration of prepaid SIM cards is a potential mechanism that will aid the government crackdown on the online sexual exploitation of children (OSEC). Gatchalian explained that the absence of a SIM card registration law is one of the barriers that law enforcers face when running after child cybersex offenders […]

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GATCHALIAN BACKS REQUIRED SIM REGISTRATION

Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing for the bill mandating the registration of all users of pre-paid subscriber identity module (SIM) cards in the Senate to enable authorities to easily clampdown those engaged in nefarious and illegal activities. A number of individuals in recent months have fallen prey to online fraudsters who used prepaid SIM cards […]

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OVER 75K ONLINE BUSINESSES REGISTER DURING QUARANTINE – LOPEZ

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) reported that business name registration of online businesses boomed from 1,753 in January-March 15 this year–or before the declaration of the community quarantine–to 75,876 as of September 2.  Meanwhile, based on the latest data released by the Business Name Registration Division (BNRD) of the DTI, the total number […]

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REGISTER INFORMAL WORKERS IN A NAT’L DATABASE — ANGARA

To protect informal workers and to ensure they receive aid from the government in times of emergencies, Senator Sonny Angara is calling for the creation of a national database of all members of the informal economy. In filing Senate Bill 1636 or the Informal Economy Registration and National Database Act, Angara noted how a significant […]

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REGISTER ONLINE SELLERS WHEN COVID-19 DANGER PASSES – ABANTE

Minority Leader Benny Abante Jr. is appealing to finance officials to conduct the registration of online sellers after the threat posed by the coronavirus disease COVID-19 outbreak has passed, saying on Tuesday that “requiring online sellers to troop to Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) offices in the middle of a pandemic exposes them to health […]

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SIM CARD REGISTRATION WILL HELP IN CAMPAIGN VS CRIME, TERRORISM – DELA ROSA

Former Philippine National Police chief Bato dela Rosa who is gunning for a Senate seat in the midterm elections is pushing for the registration of subscriber identification module (SIM) cards, saying this will help in the campaign against crime and terrorism. Dela Rosa said pre-paid mobile phones are often used to detonate improvised explosive devices […]