The number of registered SIMs now stands at 16 million as of Jan. 9, 2023, or 15 days after it was opened, according to the Information and Communications Technology (DICT). The department also announced the end of the SIM registration test period.
DICT also said complaints have dropped significantly from an average of 95 complaints during the first week to an average of 47 during the second week. The Cybercrime Investigation and Coordinating Center said the response center received a total of 1,312 complaints.
“Having this Complaint Center gives us in the DICT a clear picture of the concerns of the public so we can relay them to the PTEs and ensure that we provide end-users an efficient way to register their SIMs,” said Undersecretary Anna Mae Yu Lamentillo.
Undersecretary Gutierrez said that local government units (LGUs) and the DILG’s attached agencies are united in ensuring that the implementation of SIM Card Registration is smooth and successful.
“This law can better shepherd our police force and LGUs to adapt to the demands of the digital world as we fulfill the DILG’s mandate on peace and order and safeguard our people against ill-intentioned criminals in both the offline and online space,” said Undersecretary Gutierrez. “The DILG (Department of Interior and Local Government), through the leadership of Secretary Benhur Abalos, Jr., will remain a staunch supporter of this law and will closely coordinate with other agencies to develop the necessary guidelines to ensure its proper implementation,”
Subscribers who have concerns regarding SIM Registration can dial the response center via its hotline, 1326.