This is part of a podcast series produced by the PCIJ in 2006 to mark the 20th year of the 1986 People Power. Check our page Remembering Edsa here



'The electoral system must be changed'


One of the country's information technology pioneers, Dr. William Torres was a consultant of the Commission on Elections in 1986. He was aghast when he saw how the count was being rigged to favor Marcos, and weeks later, was in Edsa taking part in the People Power revolt. He contributed his technical expertise as head of the National Computer Center during the Aquino administration and was largely responsible for encouraging government bodies to set up information systems. Torres also helped lay the foundation for the country's Internet infrastructure. Today he is an advocate of modernizing the electoral system.


Photograph by Lilen Uy

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