Muntinlupa Representative Ruffy Biazon stated that social media registration should be deemed as a separate bill and not merged as a provision in the SIM Card Registration Act.

Biazon is one of the proponents of the proposed bill. He stated that there is a need to further discuss the details of the social media registration since there were not enough details given by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte in his veto with regards to the social media account registration process.

The sim card registration procedure was deemed to be extensive, unlike the social media registration which is seen to be merely inserted in a sentence.

“I believe, should undergo an extensive discussion and that would be best approached by a bill specifically for social media registration”, Biazon said.

Biazon further confirmed that other lawmakers are keen to refile the bill on the SIM cards registration. However, he suggested that the removal of the provision on social media registration is enough.

The presidential spokesperson, Martin Andanar stated that the President has vetoed the social media registration bill because of the lack of inclusion of the social media providers in the registration requirement in the original version of the bill.

The said rejection of the SIM Card Registration Act is considered to be a victory for the troll farms, according to opposition senator Franklin Drilon.

Source: ABS-CBN News

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