Looks like the Gloriagate scandal is spawning a cyberspace revolution. The Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism blog, Inside PCIJ, was the first to upload the entire Gloriagate tapes. It has become the premier site for the coverage of this scandal rocking the presidentcy.
Meanwhile, consumer group TXTPower’s site has been enjoying massive traffic since it started to offer Hello Garci ringtones for download. It has since uploaded different Hello Garci versions. Now, there’s even a new site called HelloGARCI.com. The domain name means “Hello! Greatest Archive of Ringtones in Cellphone Industry.” Creative, huh?!
I’ve also noticed increased web presence of militant groups: there’s a new League of Filipino Students website; Partido ng Manggagawa has a new blog. The Bagong Alyansang Makabayan site is now updated regularly.
All these sites allow their visitors to download the popular Hello Garci ring tone.
President Estrada is known as the president ousted by text messages. Would Gloria go down in history as the president who was forced to resign because of a ring tone?