Law professor named Election commissioner

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PRESIDENT Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. has appointed a law professor and constitutionalist to the Commission on Elections (Comelec), the agency said in a statement on Thursday. 

Appointed commissioner was Ernesto Ferdinand P. Maceda, Jr., who taught election, administrative and constitutional law at De La Salle University, Far Eastern University and the Ateneo de Manila University School of Law, it said.  

He used to head the Philippine Association of Law Schools. 

“I am humbled to be entrusted with the crucial duties and responsibilities of the office of the commissioner,” Mr. Maceda said in the statement. 

Meanwhile, Comelec said Election Commissioner Nelson J. Celis had been reappointed after the Commission on Appointments bypassed his nomination last week. 

Under the Constitution, Election commissioners have a seven-year term and cannot be reappointed. — John Victor D. Ordoñez