The Philippine National Police could also be inside its rights to restrict access to spot reports under sure circumstances, Sen. Panfilo Lacson stated Wednesday.
Lacson, who headed the PNP from 1999 to 2001, stated such restrictions are potential provided that the spot reports have safety classifications.
“Ano ba ang security classification ng spot report? Kung walang security classification either ‘Restricted,’ ‘Confidential,’ ‘Secret’ or ‘Top Secret,’ walang dahilan para di ibahagi ito,” he advised reporters.
But if such spot reports don’t have any safety classifications, Lacson stated the PNP dangers violating a Malacanang government order for freedom of data.
The FOI government order covers the manager department, which incorporates the PNP, he famous.
“Ma-violate nila ang EO na nilabas ng Pangulo… Ang coverage (ng EO), di saklaw ang legislative and judicial branch. At least executive branch covered ng kanyang pinalabas na order,” he stated.
“Pero kung ‘Confidential’ ang security classification ng spot report or ‘Secret’ or ‘Top Secret,’ may katwiran sila,” he added.