The Senate has approved on third and final reading the bill requiring all mobile users to register their cell phone numbers under their name.
Voting 20-0, the Senate approved the mandatory registration of SIM cards, with users required to give their full name, birth date, and address, and present a government ID during purchase
Stolen SIMs cannot be sold in the market.
Former President Rodrigo Duterte vetoed the measure in April after bicameral insertions also required the registration of social media accounts, which was not part of the original intent of the proposed law. Will President Bongbong Marcos find this version agreeable?