Pagpasok ng 3 bagong commissioners bago mag-eleksyon magiging hamon- Comelec spox

Pagpasok ng 3 bagong commissioners bago mag-eleksyon magiging hamon- Comelec spox

January 18, 2022 @ 5:12 PM 7 months ago

MANILA, Philippines- Inamin ni Commission on Elections spokesperson James Jimenez nitong Martes na ang pagbabago sa roster ng poll commissioners sa gitna ng paghahanda sa May 9 polls ay magiging isang hamon.

Nakatakdang magretiro sina Comelec Chairman Sheriff Abas at Commissioners Rowena Guanzon at Antonio Kho Jr. sa Pebrero 2.

“The challenge really is the learning curve of the incoming commissioners. The commissioners will be coming in hot at the very start of the campaign period almost and so they will have to catch up very quickly. So that’s ultimately the challenge in front of us to ensure that the learning curve is steep as possible,” pahayag ni Jimenez.

“It is very important [to appoint new commissioners immediately] because with three commissioners gone, we will end with four commissioners left and that’s just basically the quorum, which means that none of the commissioners, under that situation, can afford to be absent or can afford to do other things so medyo challenging talaga,” dagdag pa niya.

Subalit siniguro ni Jimenez na “minimal” lamang ang magiging epekto ng pagbabagong ito sa poll body.

“As [far as the] operations is concerned, not much [effect] because these commissioners have already started basically handing off their responsibilities to other commissioners. So the disruption will be minimal in terms of operations,” pagsisiguro ni Jimenez.

“I think they will continue with the cases as far as they are able, but after that, there will be continuity in the divisions anyway, so the records will be simply endorsed to the incoming commissioners,” aniya pa. RNT/SA