MANILA - Malacanang appealed to hackers that legal avenues are available for them to express their opinions on the pork scam.
In a text message, Communications Secretary Herminio “Sonny” Coloma, Jr. said: “Sapat ang mga legal na pamamaraan ng pagpapahayag ng saloobin ng mga mamamayan at hindi na kailangan pang lumabag sa batas sa pamamagitan ng hacking at defacing."
The group, which calls itself “Anonymous Philippines”, defaced on Sunday at least 39 government websites ahead of the so-called “Million Mask March” on November 5.
The message, which was first noticed at the Office of the Ombudsman website, reads: “Greetings citizens of the Philippines. We are Anonymous. We apologize for this inconvenience, but this is the only easiest way we could convey our message to you, our dear brothers and sisters who are tired of this cruelty and this false democracy, tired of this government and the politicians who only think about themselves.”
The group further went on to say that a "revolution" is happening.
“On the fifth day of November 2013, we will try to be a part of the history,” Anonymous Philippines said.
The group asked the public to join them, saying: “If you see what we see, if you feel as we feel, and if you would seek as we seek... then we ask you to stand beside us, this fifth of November outside the gates of Batasang Pambansa and let us march our way to freedom -- a freedom from the shackles of the Government.”