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DND backs mandatory SIM registration 01/30/2011

Sunday, January 30, 2011

DND backs mandatory SIM registration

01/30/2011
The Department of National Defense (DND) is supporting calls for mandatory registration of pre-paid SIM (subscriber identification module) cards as part of the government’s long-term anti-criminality efforts following a series of high-profile crime incidents in Metro Manila within this month.

DND spokesman Eduardo Batac voiced the department’s support to the proposal made by Sen. Vicente Sotto III following increase in prank calls about bomb threats, particularly in Makati City.

“All SIM cards should be registered so that at least when there are these prank calls we would know (where they are comingfrom), or even when undertaking criminal acts like for example kidnapping,” Batac said..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/headlines/20110130hed5.html

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