Locsin on passport data mess — ‘I just want it fixed and not repeated’

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Posted at Jan 13 2019 01:56 AM

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Saturday vowed that his department will get to the bottom of the issue involving a foreign company running away with Filipinos' passport data. File/Malacañang Photo

MANILA—Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Saturday vowed that his department will get to the bottom of the issue involving a foreign company running away with Filipinos' passport data.

Locsin earlier revealed that a passport production contractor, whose services the government had terminated, allegedly "made off" with the data.

He then took to Twitter to answer questions about the development, as he offered blistering takes on the incident.

The National Privacy Commission has said it would investigate.

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said charges should be filed against the company, while Senator Risa Hontiveros said the government "owes the entire country an explanation" over the stolen data.