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Comelec Spokesperson Resigns Because Of Jessy Mendiola

Well, she isn't 2016's Sexiest Woman for nothing
by Emmanuel Calingacion | Oct 16, 2018
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Sometimes it’s really important to use an office computer over your personal one when presenting in front of the public, especially if you’re a government official. And now you have an example of what not to follow in the form of Commission on Elections spokesperson James Jimenez.

During the source code review kick-off event at the De La Salle University last Saturday, a photo of a bikini-clad Jessy Mendiola was briefly flashed because Jimenez was using his personal computer for the presentation. Jessy was his personal computer’s wallpaper. Jimenez took full responsibility for the incident and immediately resigned on Monday.

"There was a small technical issue involving flashing of a photo which was inappropriate for the event," Jimenez said at a press briefing.

"I take responsibility and I apologize. I regret it,” he added. “Because of that I resigned as a focal person for the local source code review.

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"If I don't acknowledge it, it will affect the integrity of the process. Ultimately, this is for the transparency and overall credibility of the institution I serve."

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