Objective of the Sim Card Registration Act


sim card registration act

 The objective of the Sim Card Registration Act

The main objective of the Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Card Registration Act is to help law enforcement agencies like the Philippine National Police conduct investigations and track down lawless criminals who use mobile phones with pre-paid SIM cards and fake social media accounts to pursue nefarious activities such as Kidnapping for Ransom and other petty crimes like theft.

Likewise, it promotes accountability in the use of SIM cards and social media accounts.

PNP Communications and Electronics Service contact number: 723-04-01 local 6555

Source: PNP Communications and Electronics Service (@CESPCR)

Police Regional Office 1


police regional office 1

Police Regional Office 1


Please key in PNPPRO1_(message) then send to 74447701 (for smart, tnt, and sun subscribers only)

Official Facebook Page: @pulistiamiananofficialpage (Police Regional office 1)

Hotline Numbers:

  • Smart: 0921-864-2839
  • Globe: 0927-957-7981

Source: @gal_pnp 

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How do you get a National Police Clearance?


how do you get a national police clearance

How do you get a National Police Clearance?

Step 1: Online registration and appointment setting

Step 2: Payment

Step 3: Photo and fingerprint capture

Step 4: Release of clearance

Online Registration and Appointment Setting: visit https://pnpclearance.ph to access the system.

Photo and Fingerprint Capture:

Applicant can proceed to the selected police station on his/her scheduled date. Present the following to the police station:

1. Two (2) valid issued ID

2. Reference Number

3. Official Receipt of Payment

Before the release of clearance, the applicant shall be required to have his/her biometrics, signature, and photo captured.

Release of Clearance:

For without "Hit":

After completion of steps 1 to 3, wait for your name to be called, for the release of your clearance.

For with "Hit":

Wait for the advice or instruction of the verification officer for the verification process.

Once settled, clearance will be released.

Source: 2nd Agusan del Norte Mobile Force Company (@2ndnorte)

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2. Objective of the Sim Card Registration Act

Failure to move to quash or to allege any ground therefor

 Section 9. Failure to move to quash or to allege any ground therefor. — The failure of the accused to assert any ground of a motion to quash before he pleads to the complaint or information, either because he did not file a motion to quash or failed to allege the same in said motion, shall be deemed a waiver of any objections based on the grounds provided for in paragraphs (a), (b), (g), and (i) of section 3 of this Rule. 


1. Facts charged do not constitute an offense

2. Court trying the case has no jurisdiction over the offense charged

3. Criminal action or liability has been extinguished

4. Double jeopardy

Bar Exam Question (2000)

Information; Motion to Quash (2000)

BC is charged with illegal possession of firearms under an Information signed by a Provincial Prosecutor. After arraignment but before pre-trial, BC found out that the Provincial Prosecutor had no authority to sign and file the information as it was the City Prosecutor who has such authority. During the pre-trial, BC moves that the case against him be dismissed on the ground that the Information is defective because the officer signing it lacked the authority to do so. The Provincial Prosecutor opposes the motion on the ground of estoppel as BC did not move to quash the Information before arraignment. If you are counsel for BC, what is your argument to refute the opposition of the Provincial Prosecutor? 

Suggested Answer:

I would argue that since the Provincial Prosecutor had no authority to file the information, the court did not acquire jurisdiction over the person of the accused and over the subject matter of the offense charged. (Cudia v. Court of Appeals, 284 SCRA 173 [1999]). Hence, this ground is not waived if not raised in a motion to quash and could be raised at the pretrial. (Sec. 8, Rule 117, Rules of Court).