THE Bacolod City Council has approved a resolution requesting telecommunication companies - Globe, Smart, Dito Telecommunications - to set up assistance booths for the registration of subscriber identity module (SIM) cards at the Bacolod City Government Center (BCGC).
The resolution, authored by Councilor Jason Villarosa, was approved during the regular session of the City Council on Wednesday afternoon, February 1.
Villarosa, chairperson of the City Council committee on tourism, said on October 10, 2022, Republic Act No. 11934 or the Sim Registration Act was signed by the President and has been passed into law.
He said the intent of the Congress is apparent and relevant after considering the uprise of multifarious incidents of unlawful actuation by means of cellular communications.
He added that this law will curtail illegal transactions, fraudulent machinations, and all related to the phishing or stealing of personal details of the citizens and on the other hand, it will promote transparency and truthfulness in all conducts and transactions within all cellular networks of the country.
Villarosa stressed that it has been observed, however, that not all members of society are adept in technology and devices, not to mention the creation of electronic mails.
“It is for this reason that our dear constituents and stakeholders may need our help,” he said.*