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Sheriff Abas, nephew of MILF's Iqbal, is new Comelec chief

26 Novembre 2017

The Commission of the Elections (COMELEC) on Friday welcomed the appointment of Commissioner Sheriff Abas as its new chairman.

Abas replaces Former Comelec Chairperson Andres Bautista who resigned.

"His warmth, his kind demeanor, his years in the Comelec as one of the commissioners, his being a brother Muslim will give the Commission a kind of sensitivity and energy needed for the introduction of electoral reforms for the marginalized and vulnerables", PPCRV chairperson Rene Sarmiento said. The same appointment papers showed that his term would expire on February 2, 2022.

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Abas was appointed by then President Benigno Aquino III as a COMELEC Commissioner in April 2015.

Abas finished his undergraduate degree in philosophy at Notre Dame University in Cotabato City in 1999 and obtained his law degree from the Ateneo de Davao University in 2004.

His career in government service began when worked at the Civil Service Commission - Regional Office 12 in June 2007.

Sheriff Abas, nephew of MILF's Iqbal, is new Comelec chief