Candice Tupas leads consultative meeting on text scams

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Iloilo City Councilor Candice Magdalane Tupas convened a consultative meeting to investigate and combat text scams.

Tupas, chair of the Committee on Communications and Public Information, recently invited the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), National Telecommunications Commission, telecommunication companies, Department of Communication and Technology, Public Information Office, and the media to discuss the matter.

“Our purpose is to shed light on this matter and to know how we can work together to prevent Ilonggos from losing money, from putting their health and safety in danger and from being fooled by scammers,” she said. (

Following the consultative meeting, the councilor stated that her committee will work closely with the Officr of the City Mayor and other stakeholders to counter text scams.

Theg planned to hold lectures both on-site and online to ensure the Ilonggos’ health and safety, as well as to secure their hard-earned money, according to her.

Tupas also noted a suggestion to draft an ordinance related to this.