Duterte’s frat brod abandons bid for SC seat | Inquirer News
Close  

Duterte’s frat brod abandons bid for SC seat

/ 05:10 AM August 14, 2021

Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Antonio Kho, President Duterte’s fraternity brother, has withdrawn his name from the list of those vying to become an associate justice at the Supreme Court.

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra, an ex-officio member of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC), confirmed Kho’s withdrawal in a text message to reporters.

ADVERTISEMENT

Guevarra said Kho did not provide a reason for his withdrawal. But he said Kho first indicated his intentions in an Aug. 3 email. He then officially informed the JBC “through a letter,” Guevarra said.

Mr. Duterte appointed Kho to the poll body in July 2018, following his resignation from the Department of Justice.

FEATURED STORIES

Both Kho and Mr. Duterte are members of the Lex Talionis Fraternity. —Patricia Denise M. Chiu

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Antonio Kho, Comelec, fraternity brother, Rodrigo Duterte
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

News that matters

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2022 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.