House moves to cut price of text to 50c

THE House panel that wants to impose an unpopular 5-centavo fee on text messages will limit the cost of each message to 50 centavos, an official said yesterday.

The House technical group working on the revenue measure believed lowering the cost of messages to 50 centavos from P1 would allay fears that telecommunications carriers would pass on the cost to consumers, Quezon Rep. Danilo Suarez said.

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