Al Parreño is new acting chair of COMELEC

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Commissioner Al Parreño is the new acting chairman of the Commission on Elections (Comelec ).

He will be replacing incumbent acting chair Robert Lim who is set to retire on Feb. 2.

“Yesterday during the en banc session, we have designated Al Parreño to be the acting chairman after I retire on February 2, your honor,” Lim told the joint congressional oversight committee during a hearing on the Automated Election System at the Senate on Thursday.

He added that Director Teopisto E. Elnas Jr. has been designated as project management director.