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Incidents of hackers stealing people’s accounts on sites like Facebook are on the rise, and a Filipino woman in Dubai has just claimed to be one of the victims.

September 30, 2009 12:36 by

A Dubai-based Filipino woman has come under severe criticism from her fellow countrymen after the following comment appeared on her Facebook page:

“Buti n lng am hir in dubai! maybe so many sinners bak der! so yeah deserving wat hapend!” (Good that I am here in Dubai! Maybe so many sinners back there! So yeah they deserve what happened).

She was referring to typhoon Ondoy that recently hit the Philippines.

The comment caused uproar, and Jacque Bermejo, a marketing executive in Dubai, has since been threatened, abused and reprimanded on various websites. However, Bermejo claimed that her accounts on social networking websites such as Facebook, Friendster and Multiply had all been created by a hacker two years ago.  Despite reporting the problem to the administrators, she is “still being abused online,” Bermejo said in a long statement, which was published by her friends on Facebook. She said that she also filed a complaint with the Dubai Police about eight months ago.

“Time passed and these sites continued to generate malicious, obscene and cruel messages that are widely exposed and relayed to the public under my name,” she said.

Referring to the latest post on Facebook, she said “I too, have become a victim as much as those who may have lost their lives and properties to such a devastating natural calamity. This recent controversy has greatly affected my reputation, my family, and my friends. I am devastated and shocked at the extent my character, my personal information and private space have been violated.”

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  1. Miriam on October 1, 2009 6:04 am

    Hello everyone,

    It’s high time to direct the same effort you put into your well crafted rants regarding her very uncalled for comment in this unfortunate situation.

    Let us move on, let us progress into becoming what it should really have been right from the start–a relief organization for Ondoy victims.

    I kindly ask everyone to turn off the hate and channel it into helping those who weren’t so lucky to have voiced out their feelings in the matter.

    As Filipinos, magtulungan tayo. We can make a difference!

    if you can’t donate goods or cash, information is always welcome such as areas still not yet served or danger areas with people to rescue. Oh and disseminating the information. Thanks to everyone and God Bless!

  2. DeniseTheMenace on October 3, 2009 10:52 am

    Make it better place to live a good life….there’s too much of rubbish in manila, single mothers with 5-7 kids, over-emphasis on the Catholicism, (Every nation/community has its problems, but yours is just way too much)

    Wake up the Miriams and ‘Peelipeenas’ (pardon me) of this world… And remember, till the time youth of a nation finds it ‘better’worthwhile to live/spend their youthful/productive years in another country, your own country cannot make significant “prosperity-leaps”. Any nation whose major source of economy is ‘repatriation’ is on a dangerous path, more so in future decades when Expats (except perhaps Gulf…) will tend to save and spend in the country of residence to take care of families and to fight rising costs of living (look at USA )

    And see how China and India are progressing with a huge no. of theor US/western trained professionals coming back to them to start companies, work for MNCs and I hope one day Phillipines (and others) realize this…Till then keep the Smile on ur face,,,,


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