Lawyers handed Philippines election role

Two lawyers in the Philippines were yesterday appointed by President Benigno Aquino III to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to bring 'integrity' to the proceedings.

Manilla: lawyers to assist election commission

The lawyers are Louie Tito Guia - the acting director of the Legal Network for Truthful Elections (Lente) – and Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) member Al Parreno, reports Inquirer News.
The announcement was made by Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda who said that President Aquino believes the new commissioners ‘will demonstrate integrity, probity, and independence’ to ensure the elections are ‘free, orderly, honest, peaceful and credible’.
The lawyers replace commissioners Armando Velasco and Rene Sarmiento who both retired last February 2.

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