BACOLOD City election registrar Mavil Majarucon-Sia and two others election officers in the Visayas were reshuffled by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in preparation for the May 13 elections.
The order dated February 11, 2019 was signed by Comelec Executive Director Jose Tolentino Jr.
Majarucon-Sia was assigned to Iloilo City while her post will be occupied by Lapu-Lapu City election officer Ann Janette Lamban.
Lamban’s post will also be occupied by Iloilo City election officer Reinier Layson.
Majarucon-Sia said she received the order last week, however, she asked for an extension in relation to their assumption because she still needs more time to finish all her works in the city.
She said she will assume her post in Iloilo City on February 19 until June 12.
Majarucon-Sia explained that the Comelec prioritized the reshuffling of the highly-urbanized cities for the May 13 elections.
She said this will be a big adjustment on her part because it’s her first time to be assigned in Iloilo City.
“Iloilo has around 296,000 registered voters with more than 180 barangays while Bacolod has a total of 312,000 registered voters with only 61 barangays so I still need to familiarize the places in Iloilo City,” she added.
Majarucon-Sia noted that she already finalized the lists of voters, electoral board, and composition of the board of canvassers, which she will turn it over to Lamban.
“The remaining activities that Atty. Lamban’s going to go through is the training of the electoral board, technical support in relation to the election,” she said.