With the Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s election win and his administration’s plan to abolish the Bureau of Statistics, the country’s internet penetration has been declining.
According to a recent survey, only 37 percent of Filipinos have access to the internet, down from 51 percent in 2013.
That number is expected to continue falling under Duterte’s administration, which has called for the internet to be taken out of the B.S.S., the countrys statistical agency.
“We need to see how much penetration we have.
I don’t think we are going to be able to maintain the same level of penetration as the last five years,” said Raul Alamo, the president of the National Telecommunications Commission, which oversees the country.
The B.s.S.’s website is currently down, but it is currently not accessible for Filipinos.
While Filipinos continue to suffer from poor internet access, the Philippines is not the only country experiencing a decline in internet access.
In 2014, Brazil’s internet traffic was the worst in the world.
It had a total of 17.5 million internet users in 2015, down almost 20 percent from the previous year, according to the World Wide Web Association.
In the United States, however, internet usage has grown significantly over the past year, with internet usage increasing by 16.5 percent over the same period.
In India, the average internet connection speed has increased by 25 percent in the past two years, from 11.5 megabits per second to 16.7 megabit per second.
“It’s clear that the internet has become a priority for the governments,” said John Hargrove, an Internet freedom advocate and president of Access Now.
“When the Bs.s.’ website is down, they have to prioritize other things,” he said.
“They can’t get to the Olympics because there’s no internet.
They can’t go to church because there is no internet.”
This has led to a massive increase in censorship, said Hargreaves, who has been a critic of the government.
“The Internet is one of the only things that they control, and it is not really a free speech platform,” he explained.
“If you do something on the Internet, you are a criminal, so there is a real concern.”
However, the Internet is not necessarily the only tool the Philippines has for keeping its citizens online.
Hargreeves said the government has created a digital security system that is used to monitor and report any possible illegal activity on the network.
He also said the country has also created a task force that monitors internet traffic and is monitoring it to make sure it doesn’t fall into the hands of criminals.
The Philippines has also developed a network of internet cafes that are used to host free Wi-Fi access to help alleviate some of the frustration that Filipinos are experiencing with the slow internet connection.
Alamo said the BS.s’ website is the only place where Filipinos can access the internet at any given time.
“I think that the Philippines can maintain its high level of internet penetration,” he told Fox News.
“But we are not going to continue the same rate of growth, because of Duterte’s policies.”