COMMISSIONER CHRISTIAN Robert S. Lim is now the officer-in-charge of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) after he was unanimously chosen on Tuesday, Oct. 24, by his fellow election commissioners en banc. He will head the poll body until President Rodrigo R. Duterte appoints a replacement for former Comelec chairman Andres D. Bautista, who stepped down the day before after being informed his offer to resign had been accepted “effective immediately.”

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