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James Jimenez quits as focal person for source code review following photo incident


Commission on Elections (Comelec) spokesperson James Jimenez on Monday said he has resigned as focal person of the local source code review for the 2019 automated elections.

Jimenez resigned two days after the poll body's presentation on local source code review inadvertently showed a photo of actress Jessy Mendiola in a swimsuit.

It was Jimenez's personal computer that was used in the presentation.

Jimenez said the image was shown to the screen during the idle moment of the presentation because it was his personal computer's wallpaper.

"There was a small technical issue involving flashing of a photo which was inappropriate for the event," Jimenez said at a press briefing.

"I take responsibility and I apologize. I regret it. Because of that I resigned as a focal person for the local source code review," he added.

"If I don't acknowledge it, it will affect the integrity of the process. Ultimately, this is for the transparency and overall credibility of the institution I serve." —KBK, GMA News

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