Marcos names Nelson Celis as Comelec Commissioner

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 16) — President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. has selected information and communications technology expert Nelson Celis as new commissioner of the Commission on Elections (Comelec), Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles confirmed on Monday.

Comelec acting spokesperson John Rex Laudiangco said the poll body looks forward to working with Celis.

"We sincerely believe that his expertise and long experience in information technology will immensely benefit the Comelec and further enhance the automation of our electoral processes," Laudiangco added.

Celis served as principal consultant of former Comelec chairman Resurreccion Borra until 2008. He also served as executive vice president of the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila until 2017.

Celis is the second person that Marcos nominated for a post at the poll body after Comelec Chairman George Garcia.