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Mar ‘pressuring’ Noy to appoint Macalintal to top poll post By Gerry Baldo 01/14/2011

Friday, January 14, 2011

Mar ‘pressuring’ Noy to appoint Macalintal to top poll post

By Gerry Baldo 01/14/2011

Losing Liberal Party (LP) vice presidential candidate and former Sen. Manuel “Mar” Roxas is reportedly putting pressure on President Aquino to appoint election lawyer Romulo Macalintal to the top post at the Commission on Elections (Comelec).

A source from the LP yesterday said Roxas and a host of ranking LP members trooped to Aquino’s “Bahay Pangarap” to force the President to immediately appoint Macalintal instead of lawyer Sixto Brillantes to the post left vacant by Comelec Chairman Jose Melo.

“Senator Roxas is trying to move mountains to have Macalintal appointed to the Comelec,” the source said.
But presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda downplayed reports that Roxas is backing the potential appointment of his legal counsel in the last 2010 elections, Macalintal, who is among the candidates in the race for the next Comelec chief..... MORE

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