MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Leni Robredo, who’s in search of the very best publish within the land, and her operating mate Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan expressed alarm on Tuesday over the reported hacking of the servers of Fee on Elections (Comelec).
“We’re alarmed by the information of an alleged hacking of Comelec servers. We ask Comelec to instantly affirm if it occurred and the extent of the compromise concerned,” the tandem stated in a joint assertion.
The Manila Bulletin on Monday reported that hackers had been allegedly capable of breach the servers of Comelec and purportedly stole recordsdata together with usernames and private identification numbers of vote-counting machines.
Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez, nonetheless, stated these data don’t exist but within the ballot physique’s techniques as a result of these recordsdata haven’t been accomplished but.
Jimenez, however, stated the Comelec remains to be validating the alleged information breach.
“We ask the Fee to instantly take steps to make sure that this, or every other comparable incident wouldn’t have an effect on the integrity of the Might 2022 elections,” stated Pangilinan and Robredo.
“The welfare of the folks, greater than the candidates, is paramount. This election is for his or her future and so they should have no doubt concerning the course of and its consequence,” they added.
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