MANILA, Philippines — The order to ban alleged pro-communist web sites is “anti democracy?”
That’s a bit wealthy coming from the Communist Occasion of the Philippines (CPP) who’s actively pushing for the “dictatorship of the proletariat,” mentioned Nationwide Safety Adviser Hermogenes Esperon on Thursday.
“Kung galing sa CPP yan, ano ba ang ine-encourage ng Communist Occasion of the Philippines? Communist revolution, dictatorship of the proletariat. Aba, eh ang gusto natin ay democratically elected and constituted authorities. So sino ngayon ang mas could masamang balak,” Esperon advised reporters at Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon Metropolis when requested to react to CPP’s remarks.
(If that’s coming from the CPP, what’s the Communist Occasion of the Philippines encouraging? Communist revolution, dictatorship of the proletariat. Properly, what we would like is democratically elected and constituted authorities. So who’s now having the dangerous intentions?)
CPP spokesperson Marco Valbuena on Wednesday mentioned the federal government has erected an “anti democracy internet firewall” after ordering the block of entry to over two dozen web sites of teams allegedly allied with the CPP.
The Nationwide Telecommunications Fee (NTC) commissioner Gamaliel Cordoba ordered web service suppliers (ISPs) within the nation to dam the web site of CPP, its armed wing New Folks’s Military (NPA), the Nationwide Democratic Entrance (NDF), and different supposed communist-linked web sites upon the request of Esperon.
The NTC ordered ISPs to dam entry to 27 web sites “affiliated to and are supporting” CPP-NPA-NDF, which the Philippine authorities designated as terrorist organizations.
Telecommunications firms PLDT Inc. and Converge ICT Options Inc. have since complied with the NTC order.
Esperon reiterated that the content material of the blocked web sites espouses pro-CPP-NPA-NDF propaganda.
“We’ve got evaluated that, certainly, their content material isn’t within the curiosity of giving true and proper info, however within the curiosity of propaganda and producing hatred towards the federal government, just because that’s their function, as a part of their function to deliver down this duly constituted democratic authorities,” he additionally mentioned.
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