NTC kicks off SIM card registration in remote areas

Daphne Galvez - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ 01/26/2023

MANILA, Philippines — The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has officially kicked off its mission to register SIM cards in isolated parts of the country. NTC officer-in-charge Commissioner Ella Lopez announced on Thursday that the rollout of the…

SIM registration roll-out in Moalboal, Cebu begins

Wenilyn Sabalo 01/25/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The one-day government-led facilitation of SIM registration at the Moalboal Municipal Hall in Moalboal town, southwestern Cebu began today, January 25, 2023. The Municipality of Moalboal is among those included in the Sim Registration roll-out…

SIM registration, meant to fight scams, now being used for fraud

Kurt Dela Peña - Content Researcher Writer / @inquirerdotnet 01/13/2023

MANILA, Philippines—The SIM Registration Act is said to be the way to curb scams, but since the mandated listing started, the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) said there are new crooked schemes related to the registration that Filipinos…

Rama: No signal shutdown this weekend, SRP final Sinulog venue

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 01/10/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines– There will be no signal shutdown in Cebu City during the 458th Fiesta Señor and One Cebu Island Sinulog 2023 this weekend. This was the decision of Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama in a…

SIM registration rules out, to take effect Dec. 27

Miguel Camus 12/13/2022

Telecommunication companies are preparing to roll out their respective SIM registration portals in the coming weeks while new SIM cards will be sold in “deactivated mode”, as the mandatory rules on registration take effect on Dec. 27…

Tired of text scams? Here’s what to do

John Eric Mendoza - Reporter / @JEMendozaINQ 09/18/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Many Filipino phone users have complained about receiving text scams that contain fake job offers, sham lucky winners, and other money-making schemes — sometimes even with the user’s name on them. Despite the prevalence…

RDC-7 backs resolution recommending retention of 2G cellphone services

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 06/24/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines –The Central Visayas Regional Development Council (RDC-7) has endorsed a resolution calling for the continuation of 2G cellular phone services and asking telecommunication service providers in the region to assess further the impact of…

NTC to telcos: Warn subscribers vs spam texts, fake job offers

Beatrice Pinlac - @inquirerdotnet 05/28/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has directed telecommunications firms to warn their subscribers against the wave of spam text messages offering spurious job openings.  In a statement on Saturday, NTC urged DITO, Globe and Smart…

NTC to telcos: Warn subscribers vs spam texts, fake job offers

Beatrice Pinlac 05/28/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has directed telecommunications firms to warn their subscribers against the wave of spam text messages offering spurious job openings.  In a statement on Saturday, NTC urged DITO, Globe and Smart…

Text blasting machines illicitly sold; ‘weaponized’ by pols

Miguel Camus 10/10/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) said it would run after sources of illegal radio gear such as text blast machines that a growing number of politicians or political groups were secretly using in their…

PH internet speeds continue to improve as of April 2021, NTC says

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 05/19/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Internet speeds in the country have continued to improve as of April as shown in the Speedtest Global Index by Ookla, according to a statement issued on Tuesday by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC).…

NTC urged to crack whip on telcos

Melvin Gascon 03/14/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) must compel telecommunications companies to speed up the construction of new cell towers to deal with the country’s growing needs for internet connectivity, which has been worsened by the…

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