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DICT regional sites tapped as assistance centers as SIM registration hits 22.8M

The Department of Information and Technology (DICT) announced on Friday, Jan. 20, that its Tech4Ed Centers located in its regional offices are ready to support the public with free assistance for SIM registration.

This as the ICT agency reported that SIM Registration has been completed for 22,832,002 SIMs as of Jan. 19.

Based on records provided by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), the total number is 13.51% of the 168,977,773 million subscribers nationwide.

Smart Communications reported a total of 11,445,173 SIMs registered, which is 16.83% of Smart’s 67,995,734 subscribers. Globe Telecom recorded 9,512,591 registered — 10.83% of its 87,873,936 subscribers.

Meanwhile, DITO Telecommunity Corp. reported a total of 1,874,238 SIMs registered or 14.3% of its 13,108,103 subscribers.

“We have started the roll out in CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, and Region X. Subscribers can bring their mobile phones and valid IDs to the regions’ Tech4Ed Centers for assistance in SIM Registration,” said DICT spokesperson Anna Mae Yu Lamentillo

MIMAROPA Tech4Ed Centers are open Mondays to Fridays, from 8 AM to 5 PM. They are located at:

  • DICT Occidental Mindoro Provincial Office Capitol Compound,  Brgy. Payompon, Mamburao Occidental Mindoro,  5106
  • DICT Oriental Mindoro Provincial Office Sta Isabel, Calapan City
  • Casa Real Building, Malusak Boac Marinduque, 4900
  • DICT Romblon Provincial Office Tabing Dagat, Odiongan, Romblon (Near Post Office)
  • DICT Palawan Provincial Office Burgos St. Bgy. Masikap, Puerto Princesa City 5300

Region X Tech4Ed Centers are also open Mondays to Fridays, 8 AM to 5 PM, and are located at:

  • [Bukidnon] Malaybalay City Public Library Tech4Ed Center, Valencia City Public Library Tech4Ed Center, and LGU San Fernando Tech4Ed Center
  •  [Camiguin] Barangay Bura, Catarman Tech4Ed Center and DICT Camiguin Provincial Training Center
  •  [Lanao del Norte] LGU Bacolod Tech4Ed Center, LGU Kapatagan Tech4Ed Center, and LGU Magsaysay Tech4Ed Center
  • [Misamis Occidental] Ozamis Public Library Tech4Ed Center, LGU Bonifacio Tech4Ed Center, LGU Calamba Tech4Ed Center
  • [Misamis Oriental] Lugait Library Tech4Ed Center, LGU Laguindingan Tech4Ed Center, Gingoog City Library Tech4Ed Center, LGU Villanueva Tech4Ed Center
  •  [Cagayan de Oro City] MOGCHS Tech4Ed Center, Misamis Oriental Provincial Library Tech4Ed Center, Lumbia National High School Tech4Ed Center

Meanwhile, the DICT Region IV-A [CALABARZON] also offer assistance at their offices in the following locations:

  • DICT R4 Regional Office DICT Compound, Telecom Road, Capitol Site, Kumintang Ibaba, Batangas City
  • DICT Laguna Provincial Office 2/F Building 5 Mercado de, Pabalan St, Calamba, Laguna
  • DICT Batangas Provincial Office DICT Building, B. Morada Ave., Brgy. 1, Lipa City
  • DICT Quezon Provincial Office DICT Building, Sangumay St., Zaballero Subd., Brgy. Gulang-gulang, Lucena


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