June 12, 2005 · Posted in: In the News

NTC reminder

HERE’S the press release the National Telecommunications Commission issued after Atty. Samuel Ong announced in a press conference last Friday that he had in his possession the "mother of all tapes":   

"In view of the unusual situation the country is in today, the National Telecommunications Commission calls for sobriety among the operators and management of all radio and television stations in the country and reminds them, especially all broadcasters, to be careful and circumspect in the handling of news reportage, coverages of current affairs and discussion of public issues, by strictly adhering to the pertinent laws of the country, the current program standards embodied in radio and television codes and the existing circulars of the NTC.

"It has come to the attention of the commission that certain personalities are in possession of alleged taped conversations, which they claim involve the President of the Philippines and a commissioner of the Comelec regarding their supposed violation of election laws. These personalities have admitted that the taped conversations are product of illegal wiretapping operations.

"Considering that these taped conversations have not been duly authenticated nor could it be said at this time that the tapes contain an accurate or truthful representation of what was recorded therein, it is the position of the commission that the continuous airing or broadcast of the said taped conversations by radio and television stations is a continuing violation of the anti-wiretapping law and the conditions of the provisional authority and/or certificate of authority issued to these radio and television stations.

"If it has been subsequently established that the said tapes are false and/or fraudulent after a prosecution or appropriate investigation, the concerned radio and television companies are hereby warned that their broadcast/airing of such false information and/or willful misrepresentation shall be just cause for the suspension, revocation and/or cancellation of the licenses or authorizations issued to the said companies.

"All radio broadcasting and television stations shall, during any broadcast or telecast, cut off from the air the speech, play, act or scene or other matters being broadcast and/or telecast if the tendency thereof is to disseminate false information or such other willful misrepresentation, or inciting, encouraging or assisting in subversive or treasonable acts."

39 Responses to NTC reminder

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Fleeb

June 12th, 2005 at 6:28 pm

Hay naku, nagugulo na kung alin ang sakop ng FoE at ano yung hindi.

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madcel

June 12th, 2005 at 8:29 pm

sagutin lang ang accusations ng opposition. ipakita sa boung sambayanang pilipino na mali ang pinaratang ng kabilang grupo. we are living in a democratic country at hindi pwedeng pigilan ang media na magsalita. yan ang nagbibigay inpormasyon sa tao. huwag daanin sa takutan. intiende

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johnmarzan

June 12th, 2005 at 10:14 pm

nice NTC. hey GMA, what are you afraid of kung “peke” ba naman yung tape?

I dare the major tv networks and radio stations to disobey the gov’t ban and play those tapes, and let the people and the experts decide kung tunay o peke yan.

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Maharlika

June 12th, 2005 at 10:59 pm

I second johnmarzan!

And daming bobo sa gobyernong to! Ang masama, tingin nila sa atin bobo rin! The most we can do at the monent is tell our friends where they can find the recordings and the transcript. Thanks!

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masha

June 12th, 2005 at 11:08 pm

i smell a cover-up!

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masha

June 12th, 2005 at 11:10 pm

let the pirates copy and sell vcd/dvd copies. the big screen in quiapo should play the samuel ong tape.

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rsm

June 13th, 2005 at 12:14 am

i agree with you guys! what is GMA afraid of? since shes claiming its not her! bakit di pwede iplay yun on air?! Takot kasi sya!! ang hirap na nga ng buhay! pinahiirap pa, dahil sa mga corrupt na taong yan! kung walang corrupt malamang mayaman ang pilipinas! mga matataas lang ang nag papayaman !! GRRRR !!

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carmel

June 13th, 2005 at 12:47 am

clearly, gloria is the NTC’s daddy! ha!

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hector

June 13th, 2005 at 7:45 am

This NTC circular will only add fire and greater interest in the issue and encourage more people to look for the tapes/CD by downloading them thru the internet or buying them from pirate CD stores. This is as stupid as stupid gets! We are now living in the 21st century. Let the people listen to the tapes and decide for themselves. Let the truth set us free.

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lexlover

June 13th, 2005 at 8:16 am

walang magagawa ang adiministration ngaun dahil the damage is already there eh. What the NTC is doing is noble but aint enough to stop us from acquiring the alleged tape conversation.

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lethal_pointofview

June 13th, 2005 at 12:04 pm

The Truth shall prevail on this issue..They cannot stop the television,radio and internet in disseminating the facts concerning our country today…The Gov’t will really do their move to stop the evidence out of reach to the filipinos. As the saying goes ” The THIFT is afraid of their own SHADOW…Today is the 107th Independence Day for the Philippines…but its just a celebration not a mere thought of creating or realizing the root of our independence…so NTC…the truth shall prevail…Airing of the alleged tape conversation shall be aired in the national TV and radios for the nation’s interest.

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rich_ong

June 13th, 2005 at 1:41 pm

Hey are we back to MARTIAL LAW? I was born on 1978 never felt what Marcos did. But seeing things now what the heck did Ninoy come back for??? Even her wife now seems to be supporting it.

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rich_ong

June 13th, 2005 at 1:47 pm

Suppression of the Truth GMA is trying with her Bribed Generals. The same strategy Marcos used. History repeats itself. Terrible this country must be. CLouded by the Dark side

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Rizalist

June 13th, 2005 at 6:09 pm

Die, Censors, Die!

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juanday

June 13th, 2005 at 7:24 pm

Where are the silent majority? What they are thinking of right now? Its time to go to the street and demands the removal from office of gloriaetta. She don’t have the mandate in the first place. She already losses her credibility when she declares not to run for presidency. No need to prove them on tape, wiretap or not. Nobody listen to Senator Pimentel when he objected to the posting of Garci to Comelec weeks before the election because of his personal dagdag-bawas experience with the man. Don’t expect from sitting administration officials, they are party to gloriaetta’s illigitimate presidency. They will do all they can to protect their number one patron because most of them are all liars.

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juanday

June 13th, 2005 at 7:49 pm

When you have illigitimate president then you also have illigitimate government. When you have illigitimate government then everything legal is illegal. When you are seeking for truth, they will destroy you by digging your grandmother’s grave looking for bad things about you and used them against you. They will not respond to issues you raised but destroy your credibility inch by inch including you hidden badbreath. During Marcos time they will brand you as communist when you said something bad to his presidency, now under Gloriaetta you are distabilizer, coup plotter or enemy of the state and deserved to be vanished from this land. What a stinking nation we have right now. And we allowed them to be.

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kiks

June 14th, 2005 at 1:22 pm

what are they afraid of? kung di talaga s Madam Pres. un eh bat sila implement ng ganyan. Hay naku talaga naman, ang taong takot mabisto madaming palusot. Sa bagay, nasakatungkulan kasi eh. Dapat ung mga false information and other willful misrepresentation na yan ay i-clear ni Madam Pres. for her to regain the thrust of the masses and not the business sector only.

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juanbagwis

June 14th, 2005 at 8:28 pm

Another case of lying to the max (just picked up from the INQ7.net). Si Bunye niloloko na naman tayo.
……………..Palace says it can’t reverse NTC ban on airing of tapes
Bunye wonders if move is ‘prudent’

First posted 06:41pm (Mla time) June 14, 2005
By Lira Dalangin-Fernandez
INQ7.net

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MALACAÑANG on Tuesday said it could not do anything to reverse the order of the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) banning broadcast stations from airing the controversial taped conversation of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.
Press Secretary Ignacio Bunye said that while he was “sympathetic” to the plight of broadcast stations, a Palace intervention with the NTC could be seen as dictating upon the agency.

“It might be better if you will directly communicate with them because you are the ones affected,” Bunye said in a radio interview when asked if he, as a former journalist, could use his “moral suasion” on the NTC on grounds that its order could be an infringement of press freedom.

Bunye said the NTC has its own regulatory powers over broadcast stations. However, he raised the issue of whether the use of this regulatory power was wise or not “given the prevailing circumstances these days.”

(Bwa ha ha… sakit ng tyan ko… ha ha ha)

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jjc1384

June 14th, 2005 at 8:46 pm

President Joseph Ejercito Estrada is still the Duly Elected President – no reignation was filed and GMA was placed into power without a legal basis or unconstitutional…. Why are they asking to follow the constitution when they did not follow it in the first place?

Upto this date, President Estrada is still the legitimate and the duly elected president of the Republic of the Philippines…

1.) Illegeal ang pagka president ni arroyo nung 2001.
2.) Invalidated ang 2004 presidential polls dahil sa cheating.

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masha

June 14th, 2005 at 10:31 pm

assuming without conceding that erap did not resign, his term would have ended last year. so dehins na puede yang argument na yan.

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jade

June 15th, 2005 at 12:18 am

sobrang intimidation to ah! anu ba yan? what’s she afraid of?

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jjc1384

June 15th, 2005 at 12:35 am

Well, as of now since the 2004 Presidential Polls in considered invalid once GMA is proven guilty. Who is the legitimate president for now?

“Lord, free us from the hands of steel of Mrs. Arroyo, Let the truth be granted upon us that we shall all be free from the lies and deception made by this leader/dictator. Grant us the freedom we deserve as citizens of a democratic country and that no more threats, conspiracy and overuse of power in this administration, Amen”

Let us pray all together for the restoration of the freedom that we truly deserve and that the truth will come out…. Our country should be re-established after this scandal.

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rich_ong

June 15th, 2005 at 1:02 am

NTC GAG yourself. You are a useless office who can’t even handle consumer complaints of cellphone companies. Are you trying to bring back Martial LAW already????

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masha

June 15th, 2005 at 1:29 am

gma doesnt know what to do. if she admits she is the one in the tape. she’s out. if she doesnt and the tapes are officially authenticated. she’s out rin. loss-loss siya dito. she’s buying time trying to think of how to get herself out of the hole she’s in. ang mahirap pa, nagpapaniwala siya sa mga (ex) heneral at chu-chu niyang advisers na takot ring mawala sa poder tulad ni angelo reyes na kaka confitm lang ng appointment. ang saya pa naman niya.

tsk tsk kunwari nagsisimba araw-araw itong si gma, pumunta pa sa libing ni JPII, pa belo-belo pa. sus guinoo!

isipin niya ano na lang sasabihin ng mga apo niya. ay si lola mandaraya at sinungaling. nakakahiya.

she should look to nixon who was able to attain some respectability in his lifetime because he spared his country from a prolonged process to impeach him.

nip this in the bud, i say. and if she truly loves her country then spare us the turmoil and divisiveness of an impeachment case.

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juanbagwis

June 15th, 2005 at 6:10 am

(Masha said) isipin niya ano na lang sasabihin ng mga apo niya. ay si lola mandaraya at sinungaling. nakakahiya.

He he. Pati mga apo ni Bunye, Gonzales, Nograles, Pangilinan, Pichay
sasabihin – si lolo galing yan magsinungaling at maglabandero ng katotohanan para kay GMA nuon

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long71

June 15th, 2005 at 9:53 am

pati nga pamangkin ko e.sabi ko sa kanya mag-aral siya mabuti sa class at huag mangopya sa seatmate pag quiz at cheating yun.sagot ba naman, “eh tito si gma nga diba, nagchi-cheat din?” natawa na lang ako.sabi ko na lng:”kita mo, nahuli sya–diba nakakahiya?”

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crd_web

June 15th, 2005 at 3:54 pm

The NTC order is just a technique to buy time for GMA, not to harden pressure in deciding for her next move.. The clock is ticking, just a like a game of chess for GMA, she will be checkmated if she does a wrong move.

If the opposition would add more pressure on her to distruct her thinking the NTC order is useless.

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tobebs

June 16th, 2005 at 8:46 am

The past days i’ve learned about the following facts: Iggy and Mikey Arroyo are quick to deny their involvement in jueteng. Garcillano as well denied that it was not his voice on the tape. Si Gloria na lang ang hindi pa nagde-deny bakit kaya???? Sabi ng mga supporters ni Gloria airing the tapes would be a breach of National Security, but here in our end we SHOUT its a BREACH OF NATIONAL INTEREST tanong namin dito Ikaw ba Madam Gloria ang nasa tape? Nakakatulog pa ba kayo ng mahimbing?

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dsaint

June 16th, 2005 at 11:50 am

Sigaw ng Bayan… PAGBABAGO!!!!

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dsaint

June 16th, 2005 at 12:22 pm

All that is necessary for good to triumph is for good men and women to do what is necessary.

BANGON, PILIPINAS, BANGON!!!!!

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dsaint

June 16th, 2005 at 12:25 pm

All that is necessary for good to triumph is for good men and women to do what is necessary.

BANGON, PILIPINAS, BANGON!!!!!

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emer

June 16th, 2005 at 12:44 pm

obvious na may pinagtatakpan.. takot na takot na ang mga taga malacanang palibhasa mga GUILTY!!!!! ang masasabi ko lang mahirap kalaban ang KONSENSYA , yun ay kung meron pang konsensya. ikaw naman wycoco and gonzales nagmumukha kang kayong engot.. nuno kayo ng sinungaling pareho ng amo nyo!!!

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June 16th, 2005 at 11:51 pm

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cadex

June 18th, 2005 at 12:11 am

malamang ang net25 na naman ang malakas ang loob magpalabas nyan,katulad ng ginawa nila katulad nung erap days…..

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brulyo

June 19th, 2005 at 12:04 pm

“assuming without conceding that erap did not resign, his term would have ended last year. so dehins na puede yang argument na yan. ”

So nandaya si GMA. Mga dinaya niya : FPJ, patay na; PING LACSON, senator, Raul Roco-consultant adviser ni GMA; Eddie Villanueva-fugitive dahil sa estafa warrant of arrest.

Noli de Castro benefited from the dayaan. Di rin pwede -nandaya rin siya.

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June 19th, 2005 at 4:17 pm

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maria red

June 21st, 2005 at 3:14 pm

isnt NTC a government agency?

arent government agencies on the government side?

government side is malacanang side?

malacanang is GMA turf?

therefore……..

hay naku, kahit Kindergarten, makapag analyse….

obvious ba? :-*

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June 26th, 2005 at 12:26 am

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crd_web

June 27th, 2005 at 2:07 pm






Is there any government agency that would ban websites that publish the gloria gate tapes, because I made a page at

http://www.philippine-islands.info/Wire_tapped.php

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