Duterte taps Davao poll exec as Comelec commissioner

Jamaine Punzalan, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 26 2020 12:13 PM | Updated as of Nov 26 2020 05:33 PM

Duterte taps Davao poll exec as Comelec commissioner 1
Workers refurbish and repaint ballot boxes at its warehouse in Manila, Thursday. The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) is preparing for the synchronized Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections on May 14, 2018. ABS-CBN News/File 

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed the provincial poll supervisor of Mindanao as a commissioner of the Commission on Elections, according to a document released Thursday, less than two years before Filipinos vote for new leaders. 

Duterte tapped Atty. Aimee Ferolino-Ampoloquio as Comelec commissioner with a term until February 2027, based on the letter below. 

"With her vast experience in election matters, Ms. Ampoloquio, would certainly contribute in ensuring our elections would be honest, orderly, peaceful, and credible," Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a statement. 

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Ferolino-Ampoloquio first joined Comelec as an emergency worker in 1994, and later served as election assistant for 12 years, before she was promoted as election officer for 10 years and as supervisor more recently, said the poll body's chairman Sheriff Abas.

"Commissioner Aimee is an inspiration to all public servants. Her ascent to Comelec leadership is a testament of her great work and her dedication to deliver quality and unparalleled service," he said in a statement. 

Comelec is preparing for the 2022 elections, despite the coronavirus pandemic. 

Ferolino-Ampoloquio’s completes the Comelec en banc, which “is now better equipped to fulfill its mandate to further strengthen and advance our democracy,” said Abas. 

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