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Drilon, De Lima lament veto of SIM card registration bill

Sen. Franklin M. Drilon defended the constitutionality of the vetoed bill as he underscored that the measure contains no constitutional infirmity, specifically the provision that merely mandates the use of one's real name and registered SIM card in creating social media accounts.

DICT told to invest in underserved areas, not compete with telcos

Sen. Ralph Recto said instead of replicating or doing redundant investments in areas that already have Internet coverage, the DICT should concentrate on underserved and unserved areas.

‘Bayanihan 2’ to pave way for faster cell tower construction, says Drilon

The newly-signed “Bayanihan to Recover as One Act” contains a provision which temporarily suspends most permits for the installation and operation of cell towers in the country within the next three years.

Drilon says MTRCB plan to regulate Netflix impractical, costly

Sen. Franklin Drilon said instead of regulating Netflix and other streaming platforms, the MTRCB should continue to allow them and other media to self-regulate content.

Bicam approves proposal to suspend cell tower permits for 3 years

A bicameral conference committee has adopted proposal introduced by Sen. Franklin Drilon to suspend certain permits for three years, except the building permit, during the panel's first meeting on Friday, Aug. 14, to reconcile the disagreeing provisions of the Senate and House versions of the proposed Bayanihan 2.

Drilon shoots down AFP chief’s proposal to regulate social media

Sen. Franklin M. Drilon said that the suggestion of newly named AFP chief Gilbert Gapay to include provisions to regulate social media in the IRR of the Anti-Terrorism Act is "illegal and unconstitutional."

Senate bill seeks creation of CHED office for online learning and distance educ

Under the proposed measure, the newly created office will institutionalize online and distance learning in all colleges and universities by developing the necessary policy guidelines and quality standards for its extensive implementation.

Drilon: PH to lose billions in taxes, fees if POGOs are treated as BPO

Sen. Franklin M. Drilon warned that to treat POGOs as part of the BPO industry will be detrimental to the country's efforts to collect franchise tax owed to the government in 2019 by majority of the 60 licensed online gaming operators.

Mislatel’s franchise shaky and vulnerable to attacks, says Drilon

Sen. Franklin Drilon said the country needs a stable franchise for the third major telco and the award "should be able to stand on solid ground" in order to provide stability in efforts to speed up Internet access in the country.
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