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Inting: Election laws ‘alien’ to me, but I’m a fast-learner

By: - Reporter / @JLeonenINQ
/ 03:43 PM May 03, 2018

While election-related laws were “alien” to her, former Court of Appeals (CA) justice and newly-appointed Commission on Elections (Comelec) commissioner Socorro Inting assured her new colleagues that she was a “fast-learner.”

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Inting made the remark during her speech before Comelec officials and employees after she took her oath as commissioner before acting chairman Al Parreno on Thursday morning.

“To be honest, election law is alien to me, so I really need to study the election laws and other related matters, and so I beg of you Commissioners to bear with me, but don’t worry, I’m a fast learner,” Inting said.

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The former CA justice admitted that she left her previous office with a “heavy heart,” but said she was “excited” to start a new career and take on new challenges in the Comelec.

“(I’m) excited because this is my first day with the Comelec. I count my appointment in the Comelec as God’s blessing because not everyone is lucky to be appointed to the Comelec,” Inting said.

Further, Inting thanked her new colleagues for the warm welcome and assured all that her service would always adhere to her personal credo: “To always do what is right.”

“If I was sad yesterday, today I am happy, and I rejoice because I am beginning a new life in the Comelec, a new and challenging career. I am a team player, I can think outside of the box,” the former magistrate said.

“I always adhere to my life-long credo that (we) should always do what is right, so I look forward to work with all of you,” she also said. /je

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