Senator and Partido Reporma Chairman and standard-bearer Panfilo “Ping” M. Lacson welcomes the National Privacy Commission’s investigation into the alleged “hacking” and data breach at the Commission on Elections (Comelec).
Lacson also instructed his in-house cyber-security team to cooperate with the NPC investigation and share what leads it may have gathered.
“Mainam na sabihin nating may ibang body na nag-imbestiga… Mahalaga talagang tingnan natin ito, get to the bottom of this issue para talagang maliwanagan (It is good that the NPC is investigating this. It is critical that we get to the bottom of this issue so all of us will be enlightened),” Lacson said in an interview on DZME radio Wednesday afternoon.
While the Commission on Elections and the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) are still investigating the veracity of claims that the Comelec’s servers were hacked, all stakeholders must make sure that the integrity of the May 9 polls will not be compromised.
Senator and Partido Reporma Chairman and standard-bearer Panfilo “Ping” M. Lacson emphasized this as he said the elections are the strongest and clearest manifestation of democracy in the Philippines where the people’s will is supreme.
“Ang eleksyon ang pinakamalapit at pinakamalakas na representation ng demokrasya sa Pilipinas, kasi isang araw lang yan na hari ang tao (Elections are the strongest representation of democracy in the Philippines, because for one day, the people are clearly the rulers),” Lacson said in an interview on DZAR radio Tuesday afternoon.