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Philippines’ SIM-card registration bill signed into law, without social-media name requirement

By Jet Damazo-Santos
  • 10 Oct 2022 06:43
  • 10 Oct 2022 06:43
After a controversial last-minute veto under the previous president, the Philippines' SIM card registration bill today became the first piece of legislation signed into law by President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

"With the signing of this act, we will finally achieve what has long been overdue — an effective means of regulating the

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Jet Damazo-Santos

Correspondent, Jakarta


Jet Damazo-Santos has been covering antitrust, data protection and other compliance issues in key jurisdictions in Southeast Asia for MLex full time since 2018. She has almost two decades of journalism experience in the Philippines and Indonesia, where she was the associate editor for the Jakarta Globe and the Jakarta bureau chief for Rappler Indonesia prior to joining MLex. She holds a master's degree in Applied Business Economics from the University of Asia and the Pacific.

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