President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on Monday signed the Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Card Registration Act at the Ceremonial Hall in Malacañan Palace on October 10, 2022.
Under the measure, every public telecommunication entity or direct seller shall be required to demand end users of SIM cards to present a valid identification document to validate their identities.
These telecommunications entities shall also be required to maintain a SIM Card Register of their subscribers, containing information required under this law.
In his message, President Marcos Jr. commended the legislators from the House and from the Senate for coming up with the measure which he described as timely and necessary to curb the spread of spam text messages and scams.
The President also looks forwards to the enactment of more measures that will help bring forth the security, progress, and prosperity to the Filipino people.