Luzviminda Tancangco

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Luzviminda Tancangco
Chairman of the Commission on Elections
In office
October 8, 1998 – January 10, 1999
Appointed by Joseph Estrada
Preceded by Bernardo P. Pardo
Succeeded by Harriet Demetriou
COMELEC Commissioner
In office
August 5, 1998[1] – February 2, 2004[1]
Appointed by Joseph Estrada
Personal details
Nationality Filipino

Luzviminda Gaba Tancangco is the first non-lawyer woman commissioner of the Philippine Commission on Elections. She was also its first female acting chairman (1998–1999).

She served from 1998 to 2004,[1] and is one of the six women to have been appointed to the Commission as of 2014.

GMANews.TV reported that in August 2002, "NAMFREL and other civil society organizations" filed an "impeachment complaint" against "COMELEC Commissioner Luzviminda Tancangco", and that the complaint was "endorsed by Rep. Monico Puentevella".[2] The Congress of the Philippines dismissed the complaint on February 3, 2003 and found it "not sufficient in substance".[3] Ms. Tancangco continued to serve on the COMELEC until February 2, 2004.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "The Commission on Elections from 1940 to the present". Retrieved February 2009.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ "Past impeachment complaints filed against top Comelec officials". 2007-09-27. Retrieved February 2009.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. ^ "PLENARY ACTION ON THE PRELIMINARY DETERMINATION BY THE COMMITTEE ON JUSTICE OF INSUFFICIENCY IN SUBSTANCE OF AN IMPEACHMENT COMPLAINT: TANCANGCO CASE" (PDF). December 2, 2003. Retrieved February 1, 2009. 

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Government offices
Preceded by
Bernardo P. Pardo
COMELEC Chairman
October 08, 1998– January 10, 1999
Succeeded by
Harriet Demetriou