P-Noy appoints former Isabela governor Grace Padaca as COMELEC commissioner

Delon Porcalla of The Philippine Star reports that "President Aquino has appointed former Isabela Gov. Ma. Gracia Cielo ’Grace’ Padaca as commissioner of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC), replacing Augusto Lagman who was not reappointed by Malacañang."

Delon Porcalla of The Philippine Star reports that "President Noynoy Aquino has appointed former Isabela Gov. Ma. Gracia Cielo ’Grace’ Padaca as commissioner of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC), replacing Augusto Lagman who was not reappointed by Malacañang." The report further revealed that Padaca’s appointment papers were dated Sept. 28 and noted that she was also a journalist before she served as Isabela’s governor from 2004 to 2010."

 

The report quoted COMELEC Chairman Sixto Brillantes, who siad, "I was requesting the President for a woman to be the next commissioner and apparently, they listened to me. I can always say that we've known her already. There's no problem with her integrity and she will be a big help to us. We welcome her."

 

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