Under the proposed SIM Card Registration Act, end-users of prepaid SIM cards shall be required to present a valid ID and photo and sign a control-numbered registration form issued by the service provider of the purchased SIM card.

Gatchalian adds that his proposed bill will work together with the Internet Transactions Act (ITA), of which he is also the principal author, to curb illegal online activities. “With these two laws in place, the e-commerce sphere would be a safer place for consumers and businesses alike.”

According to the lawmaker, telecommunications companies and even delivery riders support this measure. He said even text scams would be eradicated if the bill would be passed into law.

House Bill No. 5793

Source: https://www.congress.gov.ph/legisdocs/first_18/CR00131.pdf