Hackers are angry over the supposed failure of the MTCRB
Hackers have defaced the website of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board a few days after the controversial attack ad from Vice President hopeful Antonio Trillanes graced local airwaves.
The defacement done by a group that only identified themselves as Pinoy Hackers, accused the MTCRB of ignoring the mudslinging currently being heaved at the top presidential candidates a few days before the May 9 polls.
“Greetings Philippines! We are Pinoy Hackers. Naglabas ng isang paid ad ang isang politiko at ito ay ipinakalat ng isang news giant. Anong nangyari sa taga monitor, taga-salang at taga-bantay ng mga ipinopost sa TV at sa print media?,” the statement on the defaced website read.
Ginawa itong MTRCB para magsilbing taga-implementa ng “FAIR AND UNBIASED’ reporting ng mga TV,print and movie industry pero nagsawalang-kibo (literal, they turned a BLIND EYE) to that malicious political mud-slinging Ad. Anu pang silbi mo MTRCB? Isa ka din ba sa mga simpleng nagpapalamon sa pera ng bayan,” the statement concluded.
The MTRCB meanwhile said that it is not the agency that regulates political ads. Only the Commission on Elections has the sole jurisdiction to regulate political TV ads under the fair elections act.