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Sen. Aquino files bill to fine erring Telcos up to Php5M everyday




More hope for a better internet? A new bill filed in the Senate by Senator Bam Aquino seeks to bring teeth against erring telcos by imposing penalty amounts of up to five million Pesos for each single day they violate the National Telecommunications Commission’s rules and regulations.

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Senate Bill no. 3208 seeks to “empower the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) by increasing the penalties and fines for violations against the authority of the NTC and its released certificates, orders, decisions, resolutions, or regulations,” according to the summary posted on the source. With heavier penalties, the NTC will have more teeth to impose its rules and can expect greater compliance from Internet providers to standards and regulations that have been set to advance Internet quality in the Philippines.

With this bill, Sen. Aquino aims erring telecom firms to be fined between P300,000 to P5 million for every single day, per violation of any certificate,  authority, resolution and/or regulation of the NTC. “With heavier penalties, NTC can expect greater compliance from Internet providers to standards and regulations that have been set to advance Internet quality in the Philippines,” Sen. Bam said.

More can be read about the Senate Bill 3208 here.

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26 Responses

  1. with this congress virtually ending, what use is this bill right now?

    • C says:

      It can still be filed, as long as the three reading rule as provided for in article VII of the Constitution is applied then nothing is to be worried about.

  2. Ronaldq says:

    DO IT! :)

  3. J.P. Reyes says:

    dagdag sa “list of bills filed” sa bio niya, so mag mukha siyang vanguard ng modern era.. ok sana bam, too late. natira na kami sa puwet ng mga ISP.

    • Bill Lewinsky says:

      Tama ka.

      No thanks na lang Bam.

      Sa mga magfafile dyan ng mga future bills- WAG NA LANG, ok na kami sa sitwasyon sa Pinas, too late na BILLS niyo!

      Nadale na kami ng lahat, so ano pa ang mangyayari kung gagawa kayo ng mga bagong bills? HAHAHAHAHA

      Basura niyo na Bills niyo!

  4. nue says:

    umaandar lang ang utak ng mga tonto pag ELECTION PERIOD :-)
    hanggang UMPISA lang ang alam

    • putongpanis says:

      Uhm.. Hindi naman tatakbo si Bam ngayong election ah. Sa 2019 pa tapos ng term nya. Problema sa ibang pinoy kapag walang ginagawa ang mga official magrereklamo. Kapag may ginawa naman sasabihin lagi papogi lang. Wala naman ginastos sa tax natin para dun sa pag file ng bill kaya di ko magets kung ano pa nirereklamo ng mga katulad mo.

    • JessPH says:

      He’s not running for any position this election.

  5. John Nieurzyla says:

    As if they will ever get charged, hahaha what a joke.

  6. Silvernaut says:

    With the congress to be refreshed soon whats the use of filing it now?! Ilang months na lang election na. And ilang years na ba siya sa senate at bakit ngayon lang niya naisipan yan?! Dahil election na kaya ganun?! Hindi nga siya tatakbo this election pero may manok ang LP for president. For the sake of Roxas’ votes.

    • Cake my day says:

      Oo nga. Ibasura na lang yan Bill na yan, si Roxas lang makikinabang dyan. Ayon sa bubuwit ko nung manalo si Bam gawa na yang Bill na yan. Hinintay niya lang talaga tong eleksyon para i-file yan para manalo si Roxas.

      Si Binay na lang iboto natin. May cake pa mga senior citizen na magulang natin!

    • KIMIKO says:

      Kuya, wag masyadong tanga. Sen. Bam has been filing bills and conducting hearings re: Internet in the Philippines way back 2014. Magbasa ka, wag puro facebook. Hirap sa inyo puro kayo reklamo. Remember the hearing he conducted in 2014 that the other senators snubbed? Yes, folks, matagal na niyang agenda na mabago and kalakaran ng internet dito sa Pilipinas. And if this becomes a law, this will certainly be a huge first step. With the help of matitinong officials that will enforce this, of course.

  7. Humble says:

    Maippasa pa ba yan eh kampanya na? Epal tlg tong senador. Mag go negosyo ka nlng.

  8. POLETEKS says:

    HINDI MO KAYA BAM? puro ka dakdak wala padin usad pagong.

  9. Nikolai Almelor says:

    Puro reklamo kayo buti nga nagfile.

  10. james-san says:

    What’s the use of this if anyone wealthy enough can bribe any constitution officials? For all we know, these ntc officials might getting paid for keeping their mouth shut and to not do what they’re supposed to do.

  11. knowilsCom says:

    Good move to.. Sana maipasa agad

  12. Duhh says:

    5Million x 365 days= 1.8Billion

    Globe: 113 Billion earnings – 1.8 Billion = i can live with that.

    • Duduhhhhhhhhhh says:

      That’s revenue.

      According to the Yuga article, Globe made 15.1 Billion in core profits.

      Losing 1.8 Billion against 15 Billion profit is a massive hit.

      Heck even if your profit is 200Billion, 1.8Billion is still 1.8Billion.

      Why lose billlions when you can just “abide” by the rules while finding loopholes.

  13. BIKTIMA KAMI LAHAT NG SUN CELLULAR says:

    CLAP CLAP CLAP…
    CHAMPION !!!

    THIS BILL SHOULD
    BETTER BE SERIOUS
    & TRULY SINCERE…

    OTHERWISE, THIS WILL
    TURN OUT TO BE NEXT
    BIGGEST JOKE FROM
    THE SENATORS AFTER
    THE NTC CLOWNS !!!

  14. BIKTIMA KAMI LAHAT NG SUN CELLULAR says:

    OMG!!!

    FELLOW FILIPINO SUBSCRIBERS, DOES ANYONE OF YOU BELIEVE ANY OF THESE HULLABALOO ON SPEED TESTING THE LOCAL TELCOS.

    SINCE WHEN DID THE DEVIL BETRAY SATAN???

    IN ALL OF INTERNET HISTORY, SINCE WHEN HAS NTC LIFTED A SINGLE FINGER IN PROTECTING THE INTERESTS OF THE LOCAL SUBSCRIBERS???

    NEVER!!!

    SO WHY NOW???

    INSTEAD NTC IS BEHOLDEN ONLY TO THE WELFARE OF THESE OPPRESSIVE TELCOS WHO FEED THE MOUTHS OF THESE NTC SCAMBUGS!!!

    NTC IS THE WORST TRAITOR TO THE FILIPINO PEOPLE SINCE THE WORLD WARS!!!

    HAVE THEY ALREADY RENEWED THEIR CORRUPT WAYS??? MAY BE NOT IN THE NEXT 10 MORE WORLD WARS!!!

    THE NTC = PNOY = MAR ROXAS…

    WOW… !!!

    WHAT A CATASTROPHE, WE ARE ALL DOOMED IN THE 2016 ELECTIONS!!!

    THEREFORE, WHAT RELIEF IS EVER LEFT TO THE FILIPINOS?

    ONLY THIS :
    VOTE ANY OTHER PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE BUT MAR ROXAS…

    PLEASE LANG..,

    UTANG NA LOOB !!!

  15. BIKTIMA KAMI LAHAT NG SUN CELLULAR says:

    HOW IN THE WORLD WILL
    THIS BILL BE OF SERVICE
    TO THE FILIPINOS ???

    When NTC is just conniving
    with the TELCOS in
    scamming the public,
    this is clear & obvious
    as daylight….

    ME & HUNDRED OTHERS
    SHOULD ALL KNOW
    VERY WELL COZ WE
    ARE ALL VICTIMS OF
    SUN CELLULAR (aka SMART)…

    WE ARE ALL BEING
    COMPELLED TO PAY BIG
    FOR THEIR LOUSY SERVICE…

    SCAM!!!

    where is NTC???

    where is PNOY???

    where is MAR ROXAS???

    what!!!

    again sleeping on duty???

    as always,

    SIYA AY NASA

    “TULOG NA DAAN”

    hayyy nakuuu

    waleyyy !!!

  16. ACT says:

    NTC is the problem. They are not regulating communications properly. They should be helping Telcos in Right of Way issues.

  17. BIKTIMA KAMI LAHAT NG SUN CELLULAR says:

    R I P :

    SUN CELLULAR :

    SUN BROADBAND :

    – CHOOSE BITTER

    – CHOOSE BUWITRE

    – IT’S YOUR CHORE-VA

    PUT*** IN* NYO !!!

    MGA MANLOLOKO !!!

    MGA MAGNANAKAW !!!

    MAMAMATAY KA NA !!!

    HAYOP !!!

    UUSIGIN KA NG LAHAT
    NG MGA BINIKTIMA MO !!!

    BABAWIIN NILA LAHAT
    NG MGA NINAKAW MO !!!

    BULL SHIT KA
    SUN CELLULAR !!’

    FUCK YOU !!!

  18. sk8er says:

    This is better! Its now or never.

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