Smart, TNT link up with PIA Region 7 on SIM registration

Smart, TNT link up with PIA Region 7 on SIM registration

PLDT Inc.’s (PLDT) wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) has partnered with the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Region 7 to ramp up SIM Registration regionwide by presenting key details and processes to city, municipal, and government agency information officers.

“We recognize the value of collaborating with our local government information officers in encouraging all SIM users to register their numbers and provide an identification tool to help in preventing scams,” said Marylou Gocotano, head of Stakeholder Management Visayas Relations, PLDT and Smart.

Smart’s effort to collaborate with multi-sectoral agencies supports the government’s mandate to protect mobile phone users against any SIM-, internet-, or electronic-enabled fraudulent acts.

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“Any advocacy can only become effective with concrete action and vital to its success is a solid partnership,” said Fayette Riñen, director, PIA Region 7.

PIA Region 7 covers the provinces of Cebu, Bohol, Negros Oriental, and Siquijor.

Crushing scams, online threats 

“I frequently get funny messages, potential scams, threats, and all sorts of phishing attempts. SIM registration can help curb this kind of activity,” said Rey Anthony Chiu, manager, Information Center, PIA-Bohol. “We at the PIA will be with all of you in this attempt to solve cyber-criminalities and terrorism, which can be curbed through this measure.” 

Smart continues to scale up their SIM Registration efforts by putting up more assisted booths nationwide to accommodate process-related inquiries and help subscribers, especially senior citizens, persons with disabilities, and legacy phone users.

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