PBBM appoints Garcia as Comelec chair

August 2, 2022 Lee Ann P. Ducusin 169 views

PRESIDENT Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. has appointed Commissioner George Erwin Garcia as chairman of the Commission on Elections (Comelec).

Marcos submitted Garcia’s nomination to the Commission on Appointments for confirmation.

“Pursuant to the provisions of Section 16, Article VII of the 1987 Constitution and existing laws, I hereby submit, for confirmation of the Commission on Appointments, the ad interim appointment of Mr. George Erwin M. Garcia to the position of Chairman of the Commission on Elections…Early confirmation and appointment will be highly appreciated,” the letter read.

Once confirmed, Garcia will serve as Comelec chair until Feb. 2, 2029.

Two months after President Rodrigo Duterte appointed Garcia and Saidamen Pangarungan as Comelec commissioner and chairman, respectively, on an ad interim status, they had to leave the poll body after the CA bypassed their appointments.