No need to hack, PNoy always accessible - Palace

Posted at 06/16/13 1:28 PM

MANILA -- President Benigno Aquino III remains "accessible," a Palace official said, such that there's no need to "hack."

“It’s not hard to talk to him. The accessibility continues [to this day],” deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said in an interview with radio dzRB.

This comes on the back of claims by a Filipino hacker who said he was able to get Aquino’s personal mobile numbers. The three numbers were posted Friday by "#pR.is0n3r" on the social networking site Facebook.

The hacker told his followers to communicate directly with Aquino.

"The majority are not getting answers to so many issues. It is difficult to speak to a person through go-betweens. If we send him a letter we're not even sure he will receive it," the user wrote in Filipino.

Asked to comment further on the supposed hacking, Valte only said, “We don’t want to dignify that particular allegation with a comment.”