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Appoint new Comelec execs now, Gatchalian urges Du30

/ 07:20 AM February 03, 2018
Sherwin Gatchalian

Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian (File photo by RICHARD A. REYES / Philippine Daily Inquirer)

Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian on Friday called on President Duterte to immediately fill the vacancies at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) following the retirement of two senior commissioners to ensure that the agency can adequately prepare for the barangay elections and possibly a plebiscite.

“The commission cannot afford to lose precious time as we are nearing the … elections next year,” Gatchalian said.

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He also stressed the need for the speedy replacement of retired Commissioners Christian Robert Lim and Arthur Lim in light of the discussions on Charter change and the Bangsamoro Basic Law in Congress. —JOCELYN R. UY

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