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President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has appointed Ernesto Ferdinand Maceda Jr. as commissioner of the Commission on Elections (Comelec), filling in the last spot in the seven-member body.

Maceda Jr. Is the son and namesake of the late Senate president Ernesto Maceda, who also became the executive secretary of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr.

The new Comelec commissioner is a seasoned election lawyer and academician. He was president of the Universidad de Manila and the Philippine Association of Law Schools.

He replaced George Garcia who became chairman of the poll body.

Marcos Jr. also signed the reappointment papers of Nelson Celis as Comelec commissioner.

Celis had to be reappointed as his ad interim appointment was bypassed by the Commission on Appointments last month.

Maceda Jr. and Celis will serve their posts until Feb. 2, 2029. John Ezekiel J. Hirro