Duterte appoints Socorro Inting as Comelec commissioner
President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Socorro Balinghasay Inting as new Commission on Elections (Comelec) commissioner.
Duterte signed Inting’s appointment on April 17 but Malacañang only released his papers on Thursday.
Inting, a Court of Appeals (CA) justice, will replace former commissioner Arthur Lim who retired in February 2018. She would serve until February 2, 2025.
Inting, who hails from Davao City, obtained her Bachelor of Laws degree, cum laude, from the Ateneo de Davao University in 1980, according to the CA website.
Prior to her appointment as CA justice in 2009, the new Comelec commissioner served as presiding judge of the Manila Regional Trial Court for over nine years and of the Makati Metropolitan Trial Court Branch 63 for almost three years. /je
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