MANILA, Philippines — According to Malacanang, President Rodrigo Duterte has vetoed the proposed Subscriber Identity…
The Senate gives the SIM card registration bill top priority.
The SIM Card Registration measure is being pushed for approval by Senators JV Ejercito and Grace Poe, but other senators want to reexamine the prevalence of text message scams.
The bill, which was not passed by the 18th Congress, calls for the SIM card registration in light of the ongoing text message scams.
Ejercito claimed on Monday that multiple questionable texts were sent to both him and Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri following the election.
“Eh, nalimutan ko. I’m in a burra. Binlock, that’s what the kulit is. However, I already neglected to mention that I forgot to mention the governor of the province that I was in at the time and was going to attend the fiesta. I took it out. Because the sender was persistent, I blocked it. However, I had my suspicions when the sender purported to be the governor of a province I know and requested funds for a fiesta “In an interview, he stated.
Ejercito is curious as to how con artists acquired their mobile numbers.
“The SIM Card Registration bill has my backing. This would significantly hinder scammers and practical jokers from carrying out their routines, “Added he.
On Wednesday, Poe, the chair of the Committee on Public Services, will guide the discussion of the bill in order to provide a uniform proposal for approval by November.
The bill, according to her, is one of their top priorities for ratification this year.
“Kami nag-heard today at noon, marami na kaming nakalap na impormasyon at kaisipan tungkol dyan. If the hearing is on Wednesday and you attend the technical working group meetings in the language of your choice, you might be able to hold a plenary meeting. By November, hopefully, it will be mappable. It is on the timeline because the House of Representatives held a hearing on the matter previously, during which we gathered a variety of data and suggestions. If the hearing can be completed on Wednesday, we will form a technical working group the following week and then bring it before the plenary. Hopefully, by November, this will be approved. We must wait for the House of Representatives version, so this is the schedule I see,” Poe stated in a radio interview.
Poe claimed that in addition to receiving spam texts promoting things, she also frequently received calls and messages from people posing as government members and requesting donations.
The ambassador said, “May isang tumawag sa akin sa isang app, sinasabi niya raw ‘yung ambassador. I received a call through an app purporting to be an ambassador, but it wasn’t actually me. My profile was recently lumabas on the app. The ambassador’s profile showed on the app, but I am aware that it was a fake, Poe narrated.
She had invited relevant organizations, including the National Privacy Commission, the Department of Information and Communications Technology, and telecom companies, to participate in the discussions.
Poe claimed that the Department of Trade and Industry had also been asked to address the issue of the widespread use of text blasts and other devices for fraudulent purposes.
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In order to safeguard customers’ rights to privacy and security, Senator Sherwin Gatchalian introduced a resolution calling for an investigation into the rise of spam and phishing texts.
The senator added in a statement that “it is frightening that the problem continues to hound many customers, even though major telecoms companies claim to have already banned a considerable proportion of spam and phishing text messages.”
In contrast to earlier random transmissions, Gatchalian noted that the most recent messages had evolved to include the receiver’s name.
According to him, the mention of the receiver’s name suggests a privacy violation and raises the possibility that personal information has already been exposed.
Senator Joel Villanueva, the majority leader, urged the prompt deactivation of numbers used in anomalous text blast schemes, while Senator Nancy Binay cautioned that the “different level” of text scams might grow to larger and more complex schemes.
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