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Court orders NTC: Stop blocking Bulatlat website

Emmanuel Tupas - The Philippine Star
Court orders NTC: Stop blocking Bulatlat website
Bulatlat managing editor Ronalyn Olea and lawyers Minnie Lopez and Floyd Tiongson of the National Union of People's Lawyers speak to media in front of the Quezon City Regional Trial Court on July 8, 2022.
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MANILA, Philippines — A Quezon City court yesterday ordered the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to stop blocking the website of alternative news organization bulatlat.com.

Judge Dolly Rose Bolante-Prado of the Quezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 306 granted the application for the issuance of a writ of preliminary injunction of Alipato Media Center Inc., which owns the online media outfit.

The court directed the NTC to refrain from enforcing its June 8 memorandum blocking the news website.

“The writ of preliminary injunction will remain effective until a final adjudication of the merits of the case has been made,” Prado said in a six-page resolution.

In the ruling, the judge said the requisites for the issuance of a writ of preliminary injunction were established.

In a post on Twitter, bulatlat.com lauded the court for upholding press freedom.

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