MANILA, Philippines – Anonymous Philippines, a vigilante group of hackers, have begun taking down government websites Monday in preparation for the Million Mask March scheduled for Wednesday, November 15.
A post on the Anonymous Philippines Facebook page reads:
MILLION MASK MARCH
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2014
Batasan Road, Batasan Hills, Quezon City
“To remind this country what it has forgotten.
That fairness, justice, and freedom are more than just words.”
Peaceful march to meet and greet like minded individuals.
ABSOLUTELY NO VIOLENCE WILL BE TOLERATED.
Please be respectful as there may be children present. No drugs, no alcohol.
GOVERNMENT / REFORM / EDUCATION
WAR / CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS / FREEDOM
UNITY / RESPECT FOR ALL OF MANKIND / CORRUPTION
FOOD – GMO’S NUTRITION AND HEALTH / CHILDREN
VIOLENCE WORLDWIDE / WAKING THE PEOPLE
Philippine government websites defaced
The hacked government websites show a rotating gold Anonymous Philippines logo followed by text on a black background.
The message reads as follows:
To the public, our friends, our brothers and sisters within the global community; get your masks out. Any mask will do.
Any political affiliation will do, because in the end isn’t it just us peasants against the monarchs?
We, together must act in solidarity. No longer can we maintain the “Me,” or “My political party,” mentality
when we are all affected by governments that do not listen to their people’s wishes.
Together we must stand tall and remind this world what it has forgotten; that fairness, justice and freedom are more than just words.
The people of the world have become their own worst enemy, because we have become way to accommodating in accepting the treachery
constantly handed out by our governments. Throw your political ideologies to the side on November 5th and stand tall
with a fellow human against worldwide government corruption and tyranny.
Protest rallies are planned worldwide, in nearly every city so please give a little of your time to the greater good.
The silent majority is a minority if their voices are not heard. Humanity needs you. Your governments have failed you,
they sit atop their thrones and abuse their power.
They are deaf to the will of the people. The system is broken. If this moment passes idly by without a whimper
than together we will all be at fault for securing that future generations will never have a voice.
We will wear masks to show our solidarity, that we are all one in the belief that all of our governments have
failed humanity completely. You, our dear friends are cordially invited to make the change we all really need.
Whatever your complaint is against your ruling power, stand tall and make it known on the fifth of November.
We are ALL Anonymous,
We are legion,
We do not forgive,
We do not forget.
Below is the growing list of hacked websites belonging to the Philippine government:
Previously the “hacktivist” group staged a rally back in November 2013 outside the House of Representatives in Quezon City as a protest against the pork barrel scandal.
(with reports from Rachfeed)