Several Chinese websites were defaced by Filipino hackers calling themselves “Anonymous #OccupyPhilippines”. This techno-assault seems to be in retaliation for the recent cyber-attack against the University of the Philippines website, the top state university in the country. One defaced site, the China University Media Union homepage, was replaced with an…Full Article PHILIPPINES: Tit-for-Tat Cyber Attacks With China
As the proposed ‘Freedom of Information’ (FOI) law is pending before the Philippine Congress, its hotly contested provision – the “Right of Reply” – is being openly opposed by GMA Network Inc., one the largest media networks in the country. GMA argued in a letter to the chairman of the…Full Article PHILLIPINES: Does Right of Reply LIMIT Freedom of the Press?
Two separate bombs hit the Palawan province on Holy Thursday, injuring 3 people but causing no fatalities. The blasts targeted a bus station and a resort, both popular tourist destinations. The two blasts were set off 10 minutes apart and appear to be related in a complicated way to the…Full Article PHILIPPINES: The Case of Environmentalist-journalist Gerry Ortega’s Murder Gets Hotter