Marcos-style arrest for blogger who shared “Ang Totoong Narcolist” video links
Or why Rodel Jayme’s arrest is repressive and could happen to anyone
By Raïssa Robles
The arrest today of blogger Rodel Jayme was appalling and repressive.
NEWS FLASH as of 5:50 PM, May 2, 2019:
As I was writing this, I wanted to look up the YouTube channel of Ang Totoong Narco List and found that it no longer existed. It had been deleted. It was deleted HOURS AFTER THE ARREST OF RODEL JAYME.
So if RODEL JAYME owns the channel, how could he have deleted it while under the custody of the National Bureau of Investigation?
Or if indeed he owned the channel, did someone from the National Bureau of Investigation or the government delete it, using Jayme’s computer which NBI had seized?
Or did YouTube, on its own delete, the channel after receiving a request or order from the Philippine government?