MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Well, it happened as expected. The deadline for the registration of SIM cards has been extended by the government for 90 days.
April 26 was supposed to be the deadline for all existing SIM card owners to register with their Telco provider so as not to face cancellation or deactivation.
But the bigger news is that it was JUSTICE Secretary Crispin Remulla who announced the extension, instead of DICT (Department of Information and Communications Technology) Secretary John E. Uy.
It will be recalled that in the past, DILG (Department of Interior and Local Government) Secretary BenhurAbalos has been the official making public statements and announcements regarding criminal investigations involving police officers (which is really within the purview of the Justice Department).
Is there a lack of the DOJ Secretary job description here?