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Palace backs prepaid SIM registration

/ 02:12 PM September 30, 2014
AFP FILE PHOTO

AFP FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines–Malacañang on Tuesday said it supports proposals to require the registration of prepaid mobile phone SIM in a bid to address kidnap-for-ransom cases.

“According to NTC (National Telecommunications Commission) commissioner Gamaliel Cordoba, it is preferable that a law be passed requiring SIM card registration,” Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. told Palace reporters.

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“The Executive branch has manifested support for proposed bills that are now being discussed in Congress,” he said.

The proposal was reiterated on Tuesday afternoon by anti-kidnapping crusader Teresita Ang-See who was testifying at a Senate hearing.

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