NTC asks ISPs to block porn sites

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The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) ordered all Internet service providers (ISPs) to “monitor and filter out cyber-pornography sites and content” in accordance to the memorandum circular issued January 30, 2014. Upon completion of the publication requirements, the memorandum will be enforced within this month.

The statement pertaining to this newest controversial topic was quoted to Samuel Sabile, NTC networks and facilities division officer-in-charge, at the  “Child Abuse and Exploitation in CyberSpace” forum last week organized by the Council on the Welfare of Children.

The said memorandum is supposed to stop the emerging webcam child sex tourism (WCST) in the country. Also, this is just one of the government’s initial moves to fight cyber pornography.

While the public has varying opinions on this memorandum, as of this writing, the concerned ISPs – PLDT, Globe, Bayan, wi-tribe – have not yet released any official statement pertaining to the government’s request.

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