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Joey De Venecia sues NTC, telcos

Jose "Joey" de Venecia III. INQUIRER/Niño Jesus Orbeta

MANILA, Philippines—Jose “Joey” de Venecia III is asking a Quezon City court to stop the National Telecommunications Commission and several telecommunications companies from charging more than 80 centavos for text messages.

In a petition filed Thursday morning, De Venecia also sought a writ of mandamus to compel the NTC to act on the issue of a  P0.15 interconnection fee which is being questioned by telephone companies.

Also named respondents in the P110,000 damage suit were Digital Telecommunications Phils Inc., Globe Telecoms Inc. and Smart Communications Inc.

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De Venecia filed the civil case as a private citizen asked to be awarded at least P2,000 a month since December 2011 “due to the illegal collection of more than 80 centavos per interconnected SMS.”

TAGS: consumer issues, Judiciary, Telecommunications
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