MANILA, Philippines — The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has ordered internet service providers to block several websites, including those of independent media, “found to be affiliated to and are supporting terrorist and terrorist organizations.”ADVERTISEMENTThe order, dated June 8, was signed by NTC commissioner Gamaliel Cordoba upon the request of National Security Advisor Hermogenes Esperon. Among the websites Esperon requests to be blocked are the website of the NDFP and CPP founder Jose Maria Sison. “In this regard, may we request the NTC to issue legal instruments to order Philippine internet service providers to block access to the following websites affiliated to and are supporting these terrorist and terrorist organizations,” he added. The Secretary of Justice is a member of the ATC, which is tasked to designate terrorist individual, groups of persons, organizations, and associations. “Please note that the request in question emanated not from the Anti-Terrorism Council, but from the National Security Council,” Sugay said.
Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer June 22, 2022 03:26 UTC