Just recently, SIM Card Registration Act or Republic Act No. 11934 mandated all SIM users to register their SIMs until April 26. Each sim card must be registered under the owner’s name by presenting a government-issued ID to verify their identity.
Failure to register your sim card will result in the deactivation of the SIM but you may still recover your deactivated sim card 5 days after the deadline. As per the government agency, 5 days after the deadline will be the final chance for those who haven’t registered their sim card.
As per Salvahan during the Laging Handa briefing,
“Upon expiration po sa deadline, assuming there’s no extension, under the law po at IRR, automatically po deactivated ‘yung SIMs. However, the law naman po provided a way to have these SIMs reactivated within five days po of automatic deactivation. Pwede ninyo po i-reactivate ‘yung SIM,”
(Upon expiration of the deadline, assuming there is no extension under the law and IRR, the SIMs will be automatically deactivated. However, the law provided a way to reactivate these SIMs within five days of the automatic deactivation. You can have the SIM reactivated.)
If you want to avoid any hassle, you should follow the law. Do note that all existing and new sim card needs to be registered and there will be no exemption.
According to NTC, as of April 19, there’s already 75 million sim cards were registered. However, this is only 44.97% of all existing or in-use sim cards in the Philippines. So if you haven’t registered your sim, register now! Click the link below to register.