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SOURCE: Press and Public Affairs Bureau

President Duterte signs number portability measure into law
20 February 2019 03:47:21 PM

On February 19, 2019, Malacañang finally announced the enactment into law of the bill which establishes the option of mobile number portability for all mobile phone subscribers in the country.

Cong. Lord Allan Velasco, as one of the original authors of the measure through House Bill No. 5195, welcomed the President’s approval of the bill. Under this new legislation, cellphone users in the country can readily and conveniently switch to a different telecom service provider and still retain their original phone numbers.

“This new porting process will ensure that cellphone subscribers in the Philippines will be less vulnerable to fraudulent schemes and that the risk of identity theft among them will be reduced. Furthermore, we can expect that telecom service providers will improve their perks and privileges since cellphone users can easily and effectively switch to a different provider if they are not satisfied with their previous one,” Cong. Velasco said.

SOURCE: Office of Rep. Lord Allan Jay Velasco