Why a Comelec Commissioner is commenting on the ABS-CBN controversy

Ellen T. Tordesillas

Posted at Feb 24 2020 12:56 AM

Commissioner Rowena Guanzon of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) posted on Sunday on social media a summary of Solicitor General Jose Calida’s petition for Quo Warranto against leading broadcast company, ABS-CBN. 

She said her summary was “prepared by my legal staff under my supervision.”

It was not surprising that some people asked what’s the business of a Comelec commissioner commenting on the ABS-CBN case before the Supreme Court.

Guanzon said: “I’m a teacher by nature and intellect. I was a professor. Anything that impacts on our democracy, that’s freedom of the press, interests me. As a lawyer, former professor and certainly as commissioner of election. 

“The issue is democracy!!!”

Here’s Guanzon’s post:


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