Poe refiles bill on proposed SIM Registration Act

Senator Grace Poe has refiled the proposed bill seeking to mandate the registration of all SIM cards after former President Rodrigo Duterte vetoed the measure.,Poe said the measure aims to stop all forms of fraud, perpetrated using mobile phones and the internet.,“We must not turn a blind eye to the untold misery of millions of our people who are further mired in debts and sunk in poverty after falling prey to these unceasing text scams,” Poe said.,Under the bill, public telecommunications entities (PTE) shall require SIM card registration as a prerequisite to its sale and activation. All social media account providers shall also require real name and phone number upon creation of an account.,“Registration shall be at no cost to end users,” she added.