Alternative news site Bulatlat.com on Friday filed a motion for reconsideration before the Quezon City court, seeking the reversal of the court’s denial to issue a temporary restraining order against the National Telecommunications Commission blocking its website and 26 others.
Managing editor Len Olea urged Branch 306 to reconsider its order that had caused grave injustice and irreparable damage if not enjoined.
“[A]ny continuing and impending implementation of (NTC Memo) is anathematic to a democratic framework where a free, alert and even militant press is essential for the political enlightenment and growth of the citizenry,” the petition read.
Alipato Media Center, Bulatlat publisher, earlier asked the court to drop the NTC’s u memorandum directing the online websites to block access that were allegedly linked to communist groups.
Ex-National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. requested the NTC to block access to more than 20 websites for being “affiliated to and are supporting terrorists.”