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Comelec welcomes appointment of CA justice Inting as commissioner

By: - Reporter / @JLeonenINQ
/ 05:35 PM April 19, 2018
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Comelec spokesman James Jimenez. INQUIRER.NET PHOTO/CATHY MIRANDA

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Thursday welcomed the appointment of Court of Appeals (CA) justice Socorro Inting as commissioner of the polling body.

In a statement, Comelec spokesman James Jimenez said Justice Inting’s “long experience in the judiciary will be an invaluable asset to the Commission.”

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Inting will join the Comelec as “it buckles down to the work of both ensuring the success of the 2018 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections and preparing for the rapidly approaching 2019 National and Local Elections,” Jimenez said.

The CA justice replaced recently retired Comelec commissioner Arthur Lim.

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READ: Duterte appoints Socorro Inting as Comelec commissioner

The newly-appointed Comelec commissioner hails from Davao City, President Rodrigo Duterte’s hometown.

She 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 to the CA in 2009, Inting served as Presiding Judge of the Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 4 for more than nine years and Presiding Judge of the Makati Metropolitan Trial Court Branch 63 for almost three years. /je

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