Lacson lists options for ‘aggrieved’ web sites

SEN. Panfilo Lacson, citing the blocking of 27 web sites suspected to be “affiliated to and supporting terrorist organizations,” said the web site operators can avail of judicial relief if they were wrongfully accused.

“If the blocked web sites had to do with financing the activities of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army [CPP-NPA] that the Anti-Terrorism Council already designated as a terrorist organization,” the senator affirmed, the National Telecommunication Commission (NTC) then was acting well within its jurisdiction.

“There is legal basis under the law for such action undertaken by the National Telecommunications Commission,” Lacson pointed out.

Reminding that the action of the blocked web sites involved funding “illegal activities” of the CPP-NPA that the Anti-Terrorism Council already designated as a terrorist organization, “there is enough legal basis under the law for such action undertaken by the NTC may be
challenged before the court because it is the basic right of an ‘aggrieved’ party to do so as it has something to do with the interpretation of the law.”

Image credits: Nonie Reyes