Ochoa confirms Brillantes' appointment as new Comelec chairman

January 17, 2011 11:50 am 

MANILA, Jan. 16 — Malacanang confirmed on Sunday the appointment by President Benigno S. Aquino III of veteran election lawyer Sixto Brillantes as the new chairman of the Commission on Elections (Comelec).

Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. told Palace reporters in a text message that Brillantes will replace Comelec Chairman Jose Melo who tendered his resignation last Saturday. (PNA)

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