By Sarah Toms
BBC News, Manila
Part of an alleged conversation between the Philippines president and an election official has become a hugely popular ring tone on mobile phones.
The tapes have been played to the media
Gloria Arroyo's administration says the tape has been altered to imply that there was election cheating.
But Filipinos are defying the threat of prosecution to add the unusual tune to their phones.
The 17-second greeting is top of the charts on phones, as Mrs Arroyo struggles with record low popularity.
But the snippet of an alleged discussion about vote rigging with an election official known as Garci has given her the ear of Filipinos.
The government says the recording was made with an illegal war tap and then doctored.
The authorities have barred the media from broadcasting any portion of it, saying it is part of a plot against the president.
Even public transport drivers have been warned not to adapt the ring tone to the horns of their vehicles.
But an internet site offering the 'Hello Garci' tune crashed last week as Filipinos clamoured to download it.
Antony Cruz from a text message consumer rights group said its site got more than 70,000 hits in three days.
Opponents of former president Joseph Estrada used text messages to help organise a people power uprising that drove him from office four years ago.
President Arroyo is not facing a popular revolt at the moment, but her government cannot get Filipinos to say "Goodbye" to "Hello Garci".