Commission on Elections (Comelec) Law Department Director John Rex Laudiangco will remain as the poll body’s spokesperson, according to a memorandum released by the Comelec.
In a memorandum signed by Acting Comelec chairperson Socorro Inting dated June 10 but was only released on Monday, June 13, Laudiangco will continue to serve as the poll body’s spokesperson.
Laudiangco was appointed by former Comelec chief Saidamen Pangarungan to replace its longtime spokesman James Jimenez and his deputy Frances Arabe from their media coordination functions due to the poll body’s bungled partnership with Impact Hub Manila, whose chief executive officer issued repeated bounced checks to debate venue partner, Sofitel.
However, the memorandum said that Jimenez will still remain as the director of the Comelec Education and Information Department (EID).
Inting became the acting poll chairperson being the most senior among sitting Comelec commissioners, after Pangarungan’s appointment, and two other commissioners, George Garcia and Aimee Torrefranca-Neri were bypassed by the Commission on Appointments (CA).