Brillantes eyes ambassadorship in Eastern Europe

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Commission on Elections Chairman Sixto Brillantes. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. is considering to ask President Benigno Aquino for a diplomatic post in Eastern Europe should he resign from the poll body.

He said this after Aquino reportedly said Friday that he would ask Brillantes to not step down.

“He doesn’t need to appeal to me, it is my decision,” Brillantes said. “I know what I will do.”

“But thank you [for asking],” he added.

Brillantes previously stated that he is thinking about resigning after the Comelec suffered a series of legal setbacks at the Supreme Court (SC), the latest being the Temporary Restraining Order on the airtime limit rule.

He said that he felt like it was the high tribunal that was already running the elections instead of them.

Brillantes said he would likely make an announcement on his final decision on Monday next week.

“I will wait first to see the president, I’m planning to ask him if he can give me an ambassadorship, so I could rest because it is very tiring in the Comelec,” he said.

“That is really what I was asking for when he won the 2010 elections, I was asking for ambassadorship, until [then Comelec chairman Jose] Melo resigned,” he added.

Brillantes has been working as chairman of the Comelec since January 16, 2011 serving the unexpired term of Jose Melo.

When asked why he would want to be an ambassador he simply said: “Pahinga (Rest).”

Brillantes said he would want to be assigned in countries in “Eastern Europe like Romania, Slovakia, or Hungary,” where there are few Filipinos

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  • sasama

    …mahiya ka naman….palpak trabahu mo tapos gusto mo pa ng magandang retirement sa europe pa…kawawa OFW sa yu…

  • Albert Einstien

    ang gaganda ng mga mola jan sir..sama kami…lol

  • boybakal

    Brillantes said he would want to be assigned in countries in “Eastern Europe like Romania, Slovakia, or Hungary,” where there are few Filipinos

    Few filipinos….Kapal mo.
    What is the purpose of being ambassador, if you don’t want to serve filipinos.
    Dapat sa iyo sa Timbukto….matandang ulyanin.

    • Felix Alcantara

      Mas maigi sa Antartica para wala pinoy

  • Hey_Dudes

    Mr. Brillantes, if you are truly brilliant, why not give it a rest. You are too old to be an ambassador. Please lang let the younger blood do the job give them a chance.

  • disqusted0fu

    Oh… So this is what the weeping is all about. Brillantes’ laziness is just not fit for a Comelec Chairman so he’d rather be an ambassador in Europe to rest while still getting paid. The quality of public officials these day. Dismal!

  • speaksoftlylove

    Huwag muna Mang Sixto, tapusin mo muna yong hocus PCOS.

    Konting panahon na lang.

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