MANILA -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is confident that the election results from the poll machines will not be hacked because of its secure websites.

Amid hacking attacks in government websites of the Department of Health and the Department of Social Welfare and Development and concerns on security of the automated system, the poll body maintained that its websites are secured and assured that Comelec personnel are constantly monitoring against hacking attacks.

“In case this happens that the Comelec website is hacked, there are still other servers where the data may be accessed,” said Commissioner Gregorio Larrazabal.

The election results will be transmitted to different parties: the municipal canvasser, the server of dominant minority, dominant majority, citizens arm, Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas, and the Comelec central server.

The transmission will be simultaneous but in different separate servers so as to ensure that not all the election data will be hacked, if, in its smallest possible chance, occurs.

“All the other websites are all hosted separately. We have a lot of websites and in order to minimize the danger of one attack compromising everything, we hosted them in different hosts so if you attack one, it doesn't mean you hit everything,” said Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez.

Jimenez however clarified that the commission is not claiming its system is 100 percent hack-free. (Kathrina Alvarez/Sunnex)