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SIM registration in remote areas starts this week

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) announced that Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) registration in remote areas will start this week.

In a statement on Tuesday, DICT said the assisted SIM registration is commencing on January 25 to 27 in 15 identified geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas (GIDAs) in different provinces.

JANUARY 25 (Day 1)

·        Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte – Municipal Auditorium of Pasuquin

·        Moalboal, Cebu – Municipal Hall of Moalboal

·        Palo, Leyte – Municipal Gym of Palo

·        Pangantucan, Bukidnon – Municipal Gymnasium of Pangantucan

·        Malalag, Davao del Sur – Covered Court of Malalag

JANUARY 26 (Day 2)

·        Atok, Benguet – Basketball Court in Atok

·        Camalaniugan, Cagayan – Camalaniugan Sports Complex in Brgy. Dacal, Lafugu, Maharlika Hi-way

·        Calumpit, Bulacan – Municipal Covered Court of Calumpit

·        Rosario, Batangas – Luancing Covered Court, back of Municipal Hall Brgy. Poblacion

·        City of Zamboanga, Zamboanga del Sur – Multi-purpose covered court in Brgy. Arena Blanco

JANUARY 27 (Day 3)

·        Baco, Oriental Mindoro – Covered court in Brgy. Sta Rosa 1

·        City of Ligao, Albay – Multi-purpose covered court in Brgy. Paulba, Ligao City

·        Carles, Iloilo – Covered Gym of Carles in front of Municipal Hall

·        Arakan, Cotabato – Emergency Operations Center (MDRRM Office) in Evacuation Center Bldg., Municipal Hall Compound, Poblacion

·        Tagbina, Surigao del Sur – Municipal Gym of Tagbina

DICT Spokesperson and Undersecretary Anna Mae Yu Lamentillo noted that DICT, NTC, and other government agencies are doing their best in helping the subscribers to comply with the mandatory SIM registration.

Lamentillo continuously reminds the subscribers to be extra cautious and not engage with unscrupulous individuals as they complete the registration process.

Subscribers may register their SIM cards thru the following official links:




For complaints and concerns related to SIM registration, the public may contact NTC’s 24/7 consumer hotline 1682, or DITC’s Complaint Center Hotline 1326.

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