Brillantes has shown grave concern over judiciary’s continuous interference with the upcoming elections. He threatened to leave office if the Supreme Court continues trying to take undue power. He was referring to SC’s recent restraining order against Comelec rules temporarily limiting the airtime of political advertisements.
“I hope he will realize that the country needs him to chair the Comelec at this crucial period. I’m at his (Brillantes) disposal. If he thinks he’s ready to meet with me, then I’m always ready to meet with him,” said the President.
“I don’t know them so it seems that their qualifications are below standard compared to previous appointees. (They are) not only lightweight, (they are) flyweight). I doubt their qualifications because they are unknown,” Maceda said.