Several senators have re-filed the SIM card registration law, previously vetoed by former President Rodrigo R. Duterte over social media provisions, which he said “A more thorough study is required.”
Senator Mary Grace S., the initial initiator of the bill in the last Congress. Po-Lamangers reissued a bilingual copy of the bill before 19 p.m.M Congress‘ Open 25 June.
He said the bill needed to be passed into law to stop fraud using mobile phones and the Internet, which has affected millions of Filipinos.
In a statement on Wednesday, the senator said, “We should not turn our eyes to the unspeakable plight of millions of people who are further indebted and plunged into poverty as a result of this endless text scandal.”
The proposed measure requires SIM card registration before activating in the Philippines, where there are more than 120 million mobile subscribers. Social media users need to register their legal identity and phone number when creating a new account.
Ms Poe said she was open to discussing the provision of social media account registration with her colleagues in the new Congress, noting that it could be included in the bill or other legislation.
On the other hand, the supposed president of the Senate, Senator Juan Miguel F. Zubair, told reporters in a Viber message that the bill he introduced would be without social media provisions.
To veto the bill, Mr. Duterte‘Its spokesman then mentioned the possibility “Dangerous state intrusion and surveillance threatens many constitutionally protected rights.” – Alyssa Nicole and. Tan