MANILA, Philippines - The website of the Philippine National Police's (PNP) Quezon City office has been hacked.
Various links that redirect to the Quezon City police department website, such as qcpdpnp.com and qcpd.pnp.gov.ph, all show a message reportedly from Anonymous Philippines.
In reference to the Cybercrime law, which is currently being tackled at the Supreme Court, the message asks for freedom of expression to be maintained. The first two paragraphs say,
"For many years, we have spent speaking what we truly feel; what we truly felt. NO HOLDS BARRED is the past game. We speak, the government hears. They speak, we are all ears.
1987 Philippine Constitution. Article III, Section 4 states that '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.'"
It continues by asking what's happened to that law, and if those laws are meant to be broken. It further asks if laws are "made to fool people, deprive them of their rights in exchange" for political havens.
As if expecting a response from the government, Anonymous Philippines also acknowledges that they would not oppose the law if it was for the greater good.
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