In an official assertion, NAMFREL reiterated that “it doesn’t assist any particular political candidate or party because it remains non-partisan.”
The concern was raised as a result of 1Sambayan’s API used an IP deal with with a hostname that claims “namfrel” on it. See: https://archive.is/hqKNK
Not solely that, when customers go to the 1Sambayan’s 1Sama Ako API URL with port 1234, they’d be redirected to “Vote for Us,” a Namfrel challenge for the upcoming elections. See: https://archive.is/H3yPs
The IP deal with in query was put offline hours after the story was revealed within the Manila Bulletin. The hostname was additionally modified; the phrase “namfrel” was now deleted within the hostname.
NAMFREL sharing with 1Sambayan a third-party server isn’t a technical concern. It is certainly anticipated that some organizations may need the identical third-party developer, and additionally it is comprehensible on behalf of the developer to make use of a shared internet hosting machine to serve a number of websites for the sake of cost-efficiency. But making 1Sambayan’s API run dwell on manufacturing below a NAMFREL hostname and serving a NAMFREL challenge while you enter a 1Sambayan net deal with is a matter in case you declare to be impartial and non-partisan.
Now that NAMFREL is aware of what induced the issue, we now wait and see their subsequent transfer.
Here’s the official assertion of NAMFREL:
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