Marikina’s FB page hacked, says mayor

February 23, 2024 Arlene Rivera 110 views

MARIKINA Mayor Marcelino Teodoro confirmed on Friday the official Facebook page of Marikina City has been hacked.

Teodoro said city hall employees, particularly those from the Public Information Office (PIO), have been unable to access the Marikina PIO Facebook page since Feb. 23.

“Our official Facebook page became inaccessible to our staff on February 21, 2024,” he added.

Teodoro said the cyberattack has affected the city’s operations because it is the main channel used to deliver information to residents of Marikina.

In the meantime, Teodoro asked his constituents to message the Marikina City Rescue 161 for concerns.

“This cyberattack on the city’s official communication channel has affected our ability to provide unhampered assistance to the people of Marikina.

In the meantime, you may message the Marikina City Rescue 161 Facebook page for any concerns.

We will continue to provide information and much-needed assistance to our constituents,” he said.

The Marikina PIO’s Facebook page has played an important role for Marikina residents and media personnel.

In times of storms and typhoons, the Facebook page livestreams the situation of the Marikina River.