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The websites of Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, Philippine Anti-Piracy Team, and Southern Philippine Development Authority, among others, displayed the hackers’ message which started with a recollection of The 1987 Constitution and concluded with a fixed resolution:
“In the year 1987 when the late former President Corazon Aquino passed the bill that gave the Filipino people its right to freedom of speech and expressionbut in the year 2012 politicians and lawmakers came up of the bill that kills the right of the people to freely express their opinion and freedom of speech through the internet.
The 1987 Constitution, Article III, Bill of Rights, Section 4 states,
“No law shall be passed abridging the freedom of speech, of expression, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and petition the government for redress of grievances.”
We, the citizens of the internet, fight again for this right and for this freedom.
We fight not only for ourselves but also for others who stand with us against the Cyber Crime Law, bloggers, gamers or ordinary internet users.
This is our way to express and oppose the bill that may destroy the future of the internet in the Philippines.
We believe that together we shall achieve the goal and the purpose of this cause.
We shall stand and fight for the Filipino Netizens’ right to freedom of speech and expression. ”
Below is the list of the attacked websites and their statuses as of writing time (5:00 PM)
Office of the Vice President
http://www.ovp.gov.ph/ – Down
National Telecommunications Website
http://www.ntc.gov.ph/ – Up
PNP Command Center
http://noc.pnp.gov.ph/ – Maintenance
Technical Education and Skills Development Authority
Philippine Anti-Piracy Team
http://www.papt.org.ph/ – Defaced
Southern Philippine Development Authority
http://www.spda.gov.ph/admin/web_pics/ – Defaced
DOST Information Network
DOST Information Institute Library
http://www.philembassy-rome.net/ – Defaced
Mandaluyong Official Website
http://mandaluyong.gov.ph/ – Defaced
City of Cabuyao Website
Sto. Tomas Website
http://www.stotomas.gov.ph/index_.html – Defaced
Municipality of Talibon, Bohol, Philippines
http://mgbcar.ph/ – Maintenance
It can be recalled that The Supreme Court ruled the online libel provision of the act as constitutional.
Defaced sites as of February 27, 2014.
Official Website of Municipality of Virac
LGU Tacurong City
Official Website of the Municipality of Mangaldan, Pangasinan
Official Website of Panabo City
Official Website of Apalit City
Municipality of Magarao