Censorship @ Peninsula Hotel?!

Do me a favor, try to access http://www.bbwindow.com by clicking on that link. What do you see?

Do you find a damn cool website about a crazy American’s travels around the world? One with photos and stories from Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Taiwan, and the Philippines in the last three months?

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If you do, then I am right, its just The Peninsula Hotel that is blocking access to my joe-cool website. If you are in the hotel, using either their wired or wireless Internet access, you cannot see that website.

You also cannot access the website for 1and1.com, my host either, which makes me believe that The Peninsula is blocking access to a whole web server, not just my little, insignificant website.

So that would mean The Peninsula Hotel Manila is censoring websites. They are actively blocking access to specific web servers. And to think I was seduced by their luxury.

Censorship is never luxurious.

3 Comments so far

  1. Peter (unregistered) on June 18th, 2006 @ 10:08 pm

    Did you try to verify with Peninsula Manila Hotel’s Concierge? They normally don’t restrict sites, I didn’t have problems with their net access when I visited a few months ago :)

  2. charlie solis (unregistered) on June 19th, 2006 @ 12:19 am

    you should watch GMA-7’s news on local TV. i was waiting for their coverage of the independence day festivities in their “flashback for the week” segment last saturday night, and they opted to cover the so-so and annoying independence day rallies instead. the dismal number of people rallying looked silly, and yet this nation’s biggest TV station opted to cover it. tsk-tsk… randy david = communism = randy david’s daughter kara david (GMA-7 insider) plus other anti-Filipino Filipinos = bias reporting

  3. Elaine (unregistered) on July 5th, 2006 @ 11:49 am

    There are other 5-star hotels in Manila that you can stay in if you’re really disappointed with the Pen. I personally prefer Makati Shangri-la.

    I don’t think the Pen will restrict or censor an IP address without any reason. Have you tried contacting them?

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