Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Juan Andres Bautista has submitted his resignation letter to President Rodrigo Duterte Wednesday morning.
According to the poll body chief, who recently conquered an impeachment case filed against him before the House of Representatives, the main reason why he decided to quit his post is “to give more time to his family.”
The resignation is effective end of the year. Bautista added that he chose to stay until the end of the year, to give the President time to choose his replacement and to have a smooth transition of the leadership to his successor.
“This was not an easy decision. But my family, especially my children, need me now more than ever,” said Bautista in a statement he read before Comelec employees in an audience with them at the poll body’s main office in Manila Wednesday morning.
He noted that resigning as head of the poll body is already timely since the October 23 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls has been moved to May 2018.
Bautista also believed that he was able to do his job well as head of the Comelec or more than two years, as he cited the commendations they received for the successful conduct of the May 2016 national and local polls.
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