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Comelec Suspends Rappler as President Duterte Appoints ex-Marcos Lawyer as its Commissioner


By: Elena Grace Flores


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The Comelec is in Good Hands

The Comelec succumbs to the pressure of Solicitor General Jose Calida. The deal with Rappler has been suspended. Former presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said that Rappler has no objectivity because it’s biased against Bongbong Marcos. However, Bongbong Marcos’ former lawyer now becomes the election body’s new commissioner. But Mayor Isko Moreno attests that the Comelec is in good hands with the President’s appointment of Garcia.

Atty. George Erwin Garcia at Comelec

The prerogative of President Roa Duterte must be respected. The appointment of Garcia goes through the proper vetting procedure. He’s an election lawyer and professor. The lawyer’s appointment is subject to the Committee on Appointment’s approval on May 23.

No Partiality Issues

Garcia is also the former lawyer of Moreno and Senator Grace Poe. Mayor Moreno said that he can’t see any partiality in his being a former lawyer of Bongbong Marcos. He’s also his and Senator Poe’s ex-lawyer. He’s very professional, he added.

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