NTC raids shops in Davao Malls
The National Telecommunications Commission raided the shops inside some malls here in Davao.
Their objective: Seize the mobile phones that doesn’t have NTC stickers.
According to Sun Star, Around 800 phones were seized from the shops inside the following malls:
- 705 cellphone units from stores in Lachmi Mall,
- 45 units from shops inside Gaisano Mall of Davao,
- 100 from those in Victoria Plaza,
- 20 units in DCLA complex along R. Magsaysay Avenue.
The NTC released a Memorandum Circular (MC 08-08-2004A) giving additional Rules and Regulations on the Purchase, Sale, Lease and/or Retail of Mobile Phones.
3.1 No person shall engage in the business of a Mobile Phone Dealer (MPD), Mobile Phone Supplier/Distributor (MPSD), and Mobile Phone Retailer/Reseller (MPRR) without first securing the necessary accreditation/permit/registration certificate from the Commission.
3.2 No MPD and MPRR shall keep on stock mobile phones which are illegally acquired, and/or without NTC type-approval/type acceptance labels/stickers on the mobile phones.
3.3 MPD and MPRR shall register with the Commissi on all their available mobile phone units in their stock and/or possession by submitting the list of its International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) code on a monthly basis. Likewise, they shall also submit a list of all available subscriber identification module (SIM) numbers in their stock and/or possession.