Sheriff Abas was a Filipino government official. He served as the Chairman of the Commission on Election (COMELEC) from 2018 to 2022. Appointed at the age of 39, he is on record the youngest Chairman in the history of the COMELEC.
Aside from being the youngest chairman, he was also the first chairman from the island of Mindanao, the first Muslim, and the first COMELEC commissioner to be promoted to the position.
Complete Name –> Sheriff Manimbayan Abas
Birth Date –> May 5, 1979 (Age 43)
Birth Place –> Mindanao, Philippines
Abas is a nephew of Mohagher Iqbal, the chief negotiator of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.
College – Notre Dame University in Cotabato City (1999)
Degree – Philosophy
Law School – Ateneo de Davao University (2004)
* Passed the bar in 2004
October 23, 2018 – 2022 – Chairman, COMELEC
April 28, 2015 – October 23, 2018 – COMELEC commissioner
* October 23, 2018 – Commission on Appointment (CA) confirmed his appointment as Chairman
* May 23, 2018, Abas was appointed as Comelec Chairman by President Rodrigo Duterte
* April 28, 2015, Abas appointed as Comelec commissioner by then-president Aquino alongside
* 8 years with the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) regional office of the Civil Service Commission
* Private Lawyer
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