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Private prosecutor in Corona trial is new Comelec commissioner


Commission on Elections Chairman Sixto Brillantes said on Saturday that lawyer Arthur Lim, one of the prosecutors in the impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona, has been appointed the poll body's newest commissioner.

“We got his appointment papers yesterday (Friday). He has also taken his oath already. I think he will be coming to the Comelec on Monday,” Brillantes said in a phone interview.

Brillantes said Lim, whose term runs until February 2, 2018, can help the Comelec resolve election cases since he is a former president of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines.

“Once you become president of the IBP, it means you are a very good lawyer,” Brillantes said.

Lim replaces former Commissioner Grace Padaca, whose interim appointment expired on June 11. — JDS, GMA News
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