Articles worth reading

The Santé journey: From New Zealand farms to your healthy drink 

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time5 days ago

To continuously promote health and wellness for Filipinos, from Filipinos—these are the words shared by Santé Philippines as they continue to bring the highest quality organic barley grass in the Philippines. From New Zealand farms to Fi...

SSS Professional Sector Department Head Carlo C. Villacorta (left photo) shares the value of SSS membership to residents of Villa Espa%uFFFDola in San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, while several employees from the SSS Professional Sector Department (right photo) handle the inquiries and transactions of the community's residents.

SSS ask Bulacan informal sector workers to get social security coverage 

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time5 days ago

The Social Security System (SSS) recently urged informal sector workers in a community in San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, to become self-employed members of the SSS. The SSS promoted the value of social security coverage to the residents of Villa Espa&...

Power of code unlocks the future of 21st-Century learners 

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time5 days ago

Quipper, one of the leading edtech and LMS platforms in the Philippines, recently helped enable learners all over the country to know the basics of coding by conducting the second Student BootQamp called “QodeFest.” As part of its recurr...

Metro News

Marcos welcomes 100% decline in text scams

account_balanceMetro News account_circleLinda Flores chat_bubble_outline0 Comments

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on Wednesday welcomed a report showing that text scam complaints dropped 93.3 percent after the implementation of the Republic Act (RA) 11934 or the SIM (subscriber identity module) Card Registration Act, according to a report by Philippine News Agency.

On his official Facebook page and Twitter account, Marcos said this showed that the digital space in the Philippines is becoming “safer” against emerging cyberthreats, vulnerabilities and other online criminal activities.

“93.3 percent ang ibinaba ng mga reklamong natatanggap ng National Telecommunications Office simula ng ating ipatupad ang SIM Card Registration Act (The number of complaints received by the National Telecommunications Office has dropped by 93.3 percent since we implemented the SIM Card Registration Act),” Marcos said.


“Unti-unti nang nagiging mas ligtas ang ating digital space kaya naman patuloy naming inaanyayahan ang lahat na magregister na para sa panatag na pagnenegosyo, pagtatrabaho at pamumuhay (Our digital space is becoming more and more secure that's why we continue to invite everyone to register for safe business, work and life),” he added.

Lawyer Andres Castelar Jr., National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) legal branch officer-in-charge, said text scam complaints went down to 100 per day from 1,500 complaints prior to the effectivity of the SIM card registration.

Castelar added text scam complaints were expected to further decline once all SIM cards were registered in the system.

As of March 12, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said a total of 44,298,445 subscribers or 26.22 percent of the 168,977,773 subscribers across the country have registered their SIM cards since Marcos signed the SIM Registration Act into law.

The DICT is eyeing to extend for another 120 days the deadline for SIM registration which is supposedly on April 26 to give more subscribers time to register.

It is also reaching out to senior citizens as part of its assistance and information campaign to educate and encourage subscribers to register their SIM cards.

RA 11934 is the first law signed by President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.

The law, signed by Marcos on Oct. 8 last year, requires Public Telecommunication Entities (PTEs) or direct sellers to demand end users of SIM cards to present a valid identification document to validate their identities.

It also requires PTEs to submit a verified list of their authorized dealers and agents nationwide to the NTC an updated list of the same every quarter of each year.

date_rangeDate Published
2 months ago
shareShare article
folder_openArticle tags
content_copyCategorized under

Share your thoughts with us

Related Articles

Kids from closed QC orphanage in safe condition

account_balanceQuezon City chrome_reader_mode3 days ago

The children taken by social workers from a recent operation against an erring orphanage in Quezon City are in a safe condition, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said in a report by Philippine News Agency. In a statement, DSWD...

Makati supports PH-Malaysia tourism tieup

account_balanceMakati chrome_reader_mode6 days ago

Makati City Mayor Abby Binay expressed her full support for the tourism partnership between the Philippines and Malaysia during a significant event held at Dusit Thani. The initiative aims to strengthen the economies of both countries and facilitate ...

Binay inspires Makati's future at visioning workshop 

account_balanceMakati chrome_reader_mode55 minutes ago

Makati City - Mayor Abby led the Makati Visioning Workshop, where she delivered an inspiring speech to city officials, councilors, and workshop participants. The event served as a platform for envisioning the future of Makati, emphasizing the city...

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Felipe Medalla

BSP ready to meet financial market challenges 

account_balanceMetro Manila chrome_reader_mode6 days ago

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Felipe Medalla reiterated the central bank’s readiness to utilize its toolkit to address challenges that will have an impact on the domestic financial market, according to a report by Philippine N...

Click on the article to continue reading
Quezon City adopts no contact apprehension system Red Cross pushes saliva test Vaccines from COVAX to arrive in Q1 Makati Shangri-La to close doors on Feb. 1 Cities in NCR to start vaccination simultaneously Mother, girlfriend of Filipino infected with UK variant also test positive Send Press Release MNC Facebook Page MNC Twitter Page MNC Instagram Page LGU Spotlight Barangay Front Business Sports Entertainment Metro Gen Metro Feature