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Commission on Elections Confirms Former COMELEC Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. Died

FORMER COMELEC CHAIRMAN – The Commission on Elections confirmed that former Chief Sixto Brillantes Jr. died.

The COVID-19 pandemic is undeniably shaking the healthcare system of the Philippines. Several big hospitals have already announced full capacity for coronavirus cases.

Also, many doctors, nurses, and health workers have contracted the disease in the line of their duty. Those who are positive are under quarantine as part of the protocol.

According to the Department of Health (DOH), there is now a total of 136,638 cases of coronavirus recorded in the Philippines. The current death toll is 2,294 while 68,159 have already recovered from the disease.

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Former COMELEC Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr
Inside Photo: Inquirer

Several known personalities from the different fields have contracted COVID-19 amid the pandemic. It is known that senior citizens and those who are immuno-compromised are more prone to it but there are also cases that showed that it exempts no one – even the healthy individuals.

Many former politicians and former government officials were infected by the disease. One of them is former Commission on Elections Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr.

Sadly, the poll body recently confirmed that former COMELEC chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. died this morning. Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, the passing of the 80-year-old former government official came two weeks after he was diagnosed with COVID-19.

There are still no other information about the death of former COMELEC Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. More updates may be posted soon.

Condolences to the family of Mr. Brillantes. May his soul rest in eternal peace.

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