Palace vows to fill up vacancies at Comelec before appointment ban


Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines – President Benigno Aquino III has yet to fill up the vacant seats at the Commission on Elections following the retirement of two commissioners, but his deputy spokesperson said Monday that the replacements would be made soon. A report on Radyo Inquirer 990AM said deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte has assured that the vacancies will be filled up before the appointment ban. Two seats at the Comelec are now vacant following the retirement of commissioners Rene Sarmiento and Armando Velasco. Malacañang has announced new government appointees to key positions but made no mention on the vacancies at the poll body. John Daryl Dimalanta

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  • disqusted0fu

    We all know Pnoy is exempted from these kind of rules, especially in bans. Besides, Pnoy has a lot of KKKs, it wouldn’t be hard for him to find a replacement. A lot of people are willing to suck up to him and get the special benefits that the KKKs are getting.

  • JasonBieber

    Another excuse for PNoy to add more of his KKK to the Comelec just in time for the elections. He should pushing for the FOI but instead there are a lot of questions swirling around regarding eh problems with the PCOS machines. The purchase of the machines and whatever source codes that are having issues is an information the public should know about because the fact is they are having issues we’d all want to know why and how it got to this point.

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