By PNA and U.S. News Agency / Asian
Re-electionist senator Alan Peter Cayetano said on Friday that he will file a resolution to investigate the hacked government websites amid protests against Republic Act 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012.
“I wanted an investigation why the security of our government websites is low,” Cayetano said a few hours after filing his certificate of candidacy for his second term as senator at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) office.
Accompanied by wife Ma. Laarni Lopez-Cayetano, the Senate minority leader joined the media in a lunch at the Gloria Maris restaurant where he announced his plan to file a Senate resolution seeking inquiry into the reported hacking of at least 11 government websites.
He urged the hackers to express their protest against the Cybercrime Prevention law through a productive way such as helping the government strengthen the security of its websites.
“My message to the hackers, you made your point loud and clear. They should be more productive instead of counter-productive. They can help by strengthen the security of our government websites,” Cayetano said.
He said he will invite the officials of the hacked government offices, the National Bureau of Investigation and information technology experts.
He said he will file on Monday a motion to amend the Cybercrime law with the hope of removing the online libel provision.
“We should remember that the issue here is not only the online libel but the libel law itself,” Cayetano said, referring to the Revised Penal Code which provides imprisonment to libel offense.