Comelec chief gets death threats

By Atom Araullo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 02 2011 03:58 PM | Updated as of Dec 03 2011 02:22 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Commission on Elections chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. revealed Friday that he has been receiving some death threats because of his efforts to "cleanse" the ranks of Comelec.

He did not identify where the threats were coming from.


Brillantes said that this was one of his advocacies and that he is ready to go after corrupt Comelec members in the next few months.


He said some people in the commission have been turning their job into a business. And while he knew there was a problem with corruption even before he became chairman, he only realized the extent of the scourge when we took office.


"That's part of job," Brillantes said, referring to the so-called threats. "Handa na ako diyan even before I came here."