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There was no invitation to join. Garcia is the administrator for Marcos.

MANILA, Philippines – Commissioner George Garcia of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) stated on Wednesday that the new government of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has made no offer.

When asked if the newly-elected Chief Executive had offered him a place in the government, he replied in a Viber message, “No offer whatsoever.”

“I will push the electoral changes that we started in a private position,” Garcia stated when asked about his ambitions. The lure of academia and private practice is irresistible.”

Garcia was bypassed by the Commission on Appointments on Wednesday, along with two other President Rodrigo Roa Duterte nominations to the Commission, Chairman Saidamen Pangarungan and Commissioner Aimee Neri.

He stated that he has no resentment for not getting the appointment.

Garcia also expressed gratitude to Comelec and the general population.

“I have no unpleasant feelings.” There are no regrets. He expressed his gratitude to his Comelec family and the Filipino people for the chance. “It’s worth it to make the sacrifices.” “For the sake of God and nation.”

Garcia acted as Marcos’ representative in the 2016 election protest over the vice presidential contest.

Last March 8, three Comelec officials were appointed to the position.

They, together with the other members of the Commission en banc, were successful in holding largely calm and orderly national and local elections on May 9, 2022.

Commissioners Socorro Inting, Marlon Casquejo, Rey Bulay, and Aimee Ferolino round out the seven-member panel.

Meanwhile, Comelec Chairman Saidamen Pangarungan expressed disappointment that the Commission on Appointments (CA) did not ratify him and other President Rodrigo Roa Duterte nominations on Wednesday.

“As Chairman of the Commission on Elections, my ad hoc appointment comes to an end today. “All of President Rodrigo Duterte’s selections to the independent Constitutional Commission have been bypassed due to a lack of quorum,” he stated in a statement.

“I accept such a conclusion with a heavy heart, but I would want to reiterate my deepest respect for the CA’s activities,” he continued.

According to Pangarungan, successful national and municipal elections were held on May 9, 2022, with over 83 percent voter turnout.

“As we enter President-elect Marcos’ government, the Comelec will be happy of our accomplishments in the 2022 national and local elections,” he stated.

“With the largest voter participation in Philippine election history at 83.07 percent, I and my Comelec officialdom have effectively safeguarded the sovereign right of suffrage of the Filipino people,” he stated.

Because to our peace pact signing among candidates in election hotspots nationwide, including Abra, Samar, Marawi, and Basilan, among others, the polls last month were “the most peaceful election, with only 27 election-related incidents (ERI) compared to 66 ERI in 2019 and 167 in 2016,” he stated.

“Before 12 a.m. on election day, we were able to transmit election results to the Transparency Server at a record-breaking speed.” “As well as the quickest proclamation of winning senators, the President and Vice President, and our party’s list representatives,” he added.

He said that if there had been a quorum, the CA would have confirmed him.

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