|Sixto Brillantes, Jr.|
|Chairman of the Commission on Elections|
January 16, 2011
|Appointed by||Benigno Aquino III|
|Preceded by||Jose Melo|
|Born||Sixto Serrano Brillantes, Jr.
August 14, 1939
Sixto Serrano Brillantes, Jr. (born August 14, 1939) is the current chairman of the Philippine Commission on Elections (Comelec). He was appointed by Philippine president Benigno Aquino III on January 16, 2011 to serve the unexpired term of Chairman Jose Melo.
Brillantes, who resigned as poll lawyer following his appointment on Saturday, said: “Marami ang nakakakilala sa akin, and for the last 20 years, ako ho ang humahabol sa mga operator.”
Even former Senator Manuel Roxas II supposedly expressed reservations over his appointment. He allegedly voiced out his fears to President Benigno Aquino III that Brillantes may favor senator Francis Escudero or Vice-President Jejomar Binay in the 2016 elections.
2011 – Present