Duterte appoints lawyer with IT experience as new Comelec commissioner
MANILA, Philippines— President Rodrigo Duterte has named lawyer Michael Braganza Peloton as Commission on Elections (Comelec) commissioner, the poll body’s chairperson Sheriff Abas said Monday.
In a statement, Abas said Peloton will serve as Comelec commissioner until February 2, 2027.
“Commissioner Peloton is a timely addition to the Commission en banc as his vast experience in the field of law and information technology will highly contribute to our thrust to further improve and revolutionize our electoral processes,” Abas said.
Peloton is replacing Luie Tito Guia who retired as Comelec commissioner back in February.
His appointment comes as Comelec prepares for the 2022 national elections to choose the successor of Duterte.
“He will complement the existing members of the Commission en banc as we continue to strive to fulfill Comelec’s mandate in strengthening and advancing our democracy,” Abas said.
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