Late this afternoon I still got the chance to visit the website of Banko Sentral Ng Pilipinas and it was still working. I was able to get the latest Foreign Exchange Rates to update my blog’s FOREX section. But come evening, the website has been defaced by hackers who identified themselves as Anonymous Philippines.
They are protesting the enactment of Anti-Cyber Crime Law or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 and were asking for it’s revision specifically the Online-Libel provisions. In their statement they said;
“The Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 is the most notorious act ever witnessed in the cyber-history of the Philippines, and the language of the bill is cunningly designed to make you think it only applies to individuals who are deep in cyber-technology and doesn’t apply to everyone, but some part of the bill basically says it can imprison anyone who commits libel either by written messages, comments, blogs, or posts in sites such as Facebook, Twitter, or any other comment-spaces of other social media in the Internet.”
“We ask for a revision of the said bill for the betterment of the Filipino denizens.”
“Protect our Right to Freedom of Expression!”