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Curfews and Internet Clampdown

I know this is kinda paranoid already but several people have contacted me about erratic to no internet connection. Yes, there’s that 12 midnight to 5am police curfew imposed on the entire Mega Manila, but the internet? There’s also the detention processing of media people who were present during the siege at the Manila Peninsula Hotel. I’d like to believe that this knee-jerk reaction is nothing to be worried about. Anybody else having problems with their net connection? Couldn’t it be just net traffic congestion?

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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33 Responses

  1. leo says:

    probably net traffic congestion only. i didn’t noticed any slowdown with my internet connection the whole day.

  2. leo says:

    btw, my area is las pinas and my internet subscription is pldt mydsl

  3. noemi says:

    Making a roll call of my ISPs

    1. Smart Bro- acting up which is rare
    2. Globelines- smooth. Usual.
    3. PLDT- the usual intermittent. same old crappy connection. nothing new.

    the winner today is Globelines Broadband. Yay

  4. AnnaE says:

    Mandaluyong PLDT myDSL connection is rock solid.

  5. minor8 says:

    yeah rock solid like its not moving lol

  6. Just clogged. Mobile networks are hours delayed.

    Although my connection is stable right now.. the best connection I have from Globe Innove since I subscribed.

    Oh, to the rest of the public.. please don’t believe the news that there’s a martial law (mostly coming from radio stations). It’s causing panick… :/

  7. Aja Lapus says:

    PLDT MyDSL here in Las Pinas is even faster than what I usually experience. :)

  8. jepoy says:

    destiny still at 4mbps :P

  9. Ok, I just experienced the 4 disconnections.. hehe… 1:19am, during curfew.

  10. Probably congestion. Can’t go out? Go online. Government annoying? Bitch about it on the internet. Twitter has been a great communication too. Real-time updates that are even faster than the news websites.

  11. Mike Abundo says:

    No slowdown here. Yet.

  12. pao says:

    my friend who uses smartbro and i (globelines), we’re both having problems with internet connection. hmm.

  13. Mike Abundo says:

    Okay, PLDT DSL slowing down. Getting freaked out now…

  14. Alternative says:

    My connection is just fine. Its probably because I’m in Cebu.

  15. BrianB says:

    No problems, but MLQ3 keeps moderating my comments on how small-minded and cowardly Filipinos are. I’d rather get killed than be humiliated like Trillanes was today, the coward that he is. I think ambition makes a Filipino a coward. it’s their desire to be artistas rather than heroes that makes them mice and not men.

  16. BrianB says:

    And who the fuck took over the Coffee Bean at ortigas yesterday?

  17. Retz says:

    SmartBro no connection til 4am today. Las Pinas Area. Da** no PBB Live Stream!

  18. boddah says:

    Experienced connection problems yesterday afternoon, using my Smart 3g phone as modem.. I also thought it’s traffic congestion since things are already heating up at makati during that time.

  19. Mike Abundo says:

    “And who the fuck took over the Coffee Bean at ortigas yesterday?”

    Oh, that was us.

  20. BrianB says:

    “No problems, but MLQ3 keeps moderating my comments”

    Just to clarify. looks like Manolo has been gone from his blog a while. It hasn’t been updated in over a week.

  21. JM says:

    MY BayanDSL connection slowed down last night, at the height of the media arrest. I guess it’s just traffic. It’s okay now.

  22. James says:

    My SmartBro slowed down last night…can’t even display google…but it’s ok now..

  23. liz says:

    no internet(9pm – up)mostly smart bro users :d

  24. Alwell says:

    Internet speed goes down from 400kbps to just 23kbps late in the afternoon. Thats my mydsl PLDT. today okay na sya.

  25. Noemi Dado says:

    this morning, all ISPs working the usual unpredictable connections.

  26. Azrael says:

    experienced it too this morning in bacoor cavite
    globe broadband disconnects for a 10-15 minutes no activity

  27. eric says:

    feeling ko traffic congestion lng yun.

    hindi maka gimik ang tao. di maka labas. ano pa ba ang magandang pampalipas oras sa gabi pwera sa TV kundi ang internet.

  28. Aja Lapus says:

    @eric: Wala rin ngang TV nun (except kung naka-cable ka) kasi puro un lang ang balita.

  29. j says:

    smartbro is down at our place that night

  30. teodz says:

    pldt dsl is down 8PM nov 29 then back in the morning and then down again 8PM nov 30. im in bacolod, by the way.

  31. julia says:


    same here!
    bumagal din smartbro d2 (caloocan area)

    yun lng ang tanging araw na bumagal d2

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