The Government Is Also Using Cell Phone Jammers

In today’s highly developed communication tools, we rely mainly on signal communication, and the signal jammer is the best tool for blocking signals. Let’s take a look at the great applications of jammers in real life .

As part of its campaign against human trafficking, the government’s immigration agency will reactivate at least four mobile phone jammers at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

The Immigration Bureau (BI) announced Wednesday that it plans to install similar jammers, costing 400,000 pesos each, in all immigration areas of the country’s international airports.

Ronaldo Ledesma, head of immigration, said that jammers are a tool to counter human trafficking at airports.

Human trafficking unions use mobile phones with their victims, added Ledesma.

An immigration official, who asked not to be named, told GMANews.TV that “the traffickers are generally Filipino expatriate workers with tourist visas. The so-called tourism workers. ”

The modus operandi of the traffickers’ unions, “sometimes in cahoots with certain immigration agents at airports, is that they give the intended victim or victims via mobile phones a particular queue or counter,” the official said. immigration

“These cell phone jammers will certainly help to strengthen our fight against traffickers in human beings,” said Ledesma.

The office’s property section has been ordered to obtain the necessary permit from the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to re-operate the NAIA cell phone jammers as soon as possible, he said.

Meanwhile, the head of the property’s BI section, John Tugade, said that the office’s four jammers and its server are still in the NAIA departure area and can be used at any time.

The IB stopped using the equipment, purchased by the office during the previous administration, after the airlines and other airport stakeholders protested the jammers.

The use of jammers is one of the many measures that the IB and the Inter-Agency Council against Trafficking intend to implement in the midst of the reported increase in cases of trafficking of Filipinos abroad.

The council is a government agency – under the supervision of the Ministry of Justice – responsible for monitoring the implementation of Republic Act No. 9208 or the 2003 law on combating trafficking in persons.

In September, the BI began testing a new queuing system, called an “S-line” system, at NAIA to prevent passengers from choosing immigration counters.

The S-Line system places arriving and departing passengers in a situation where they cannot select the immigration counter at the airport as they would be distributed to different counters from a single winding line.