By: Elena Grace Flores
UNTV News and Rescue
[VIDEO]: Comm. Rey Bulay wants the Suspension of Jimenez and Arabe
Bad Debate Credit Suspension
Comelec Commissioner Rey Bulay, head of the Task Force Pilipinas Debate 2022, made the recommendation to Comelec Chairman Saidemen Pangarungan. He said that Comelec spokesman James Jimenez and Director Frances Arabe should be replaced temporarily. This is after the bad debate credit fiasco recently. They are both from the Education and Information Department (EID).
Temporarily Out of Media Exposure
The task force said that they “be temporarily relieved from any functions involving “media relation and exposure.” “Temporary replacements must be done” also. This is not to disrupt essential operations.” The elections is only a few days away. So, it is best to eliminate negativity.
However, the two may be allowed to continue other functions upon the approval of their committee heads. The bad debate credit fiasco can tarnish Comelec’s reputation. Thus, it is necessary to suspend the two Comelec officials. This is just temporary. But this issue seems to relieve most people.