The University of the Philippines (UP Diliman) official website was hacked by allegedly supporters of China. The site content was changed into a map that showed the territorial lines of the country over China territorial boundaries included the Scarborough Shoal.

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The image map inserted with a text messages below telling that “We come from China! Huangyan Island is Ours!,” the Scarborough Shoal is also known as Huangyan Island.

The site notification said, The site has been taken down “for maintenance” by the UP Computer Center. “The UP Computer Center is conducting an evaluation of the website and its contents. This website will be restored to its operational status as soon as the maintenance checks have been completed. Thank you,”

Meanwhile, According to the Department of Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary Raul Hernandez, the defacement of the state university’s website may have been done by “some people who are passionately affected in the discussion.”

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