Benjamin Abalos

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Benjamin Abalos
Chairman of the Commission on Elections
In office
June 5, 2002 – October 1, 2007
Appointed byGloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Preceded byAlfredo Benipayo
Succeeded byResurreccion Borra
Chairman of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority
In office
January 20, 2001 – June 5, 2002
PresidentGloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Preceded byJejomar Binay
Succeeded byBayani Fernando
Mayor of Mandaluyong City
In office
June 30, 1988 – June 30, 1998
Preceded byRoman delos Reyes (Officer In-Charge)
Succeeded byBenjamin Abalos, Jr.
Officer In-Charge Mayor of Mandaluyong
In office
Preceded byErnesto Domingo
Succeeded byRoman delos Reyes (Officer In-Charge)
Personal details
Benjamin Santos Abalos, Sr.

(1935-09-21) September 21, 1935 (age 88)
Pangasinan, Philippine Islands
Political partyLakas Kampi CMD
Other political
Lakas CMD (1992-2009)
LDP (before 1992)
Spouse(s)Corazon "Cora" de Castro
Children4 (including Benjamin Jr.)
Alma materManuel L. Quezon University
OccupationJudge, Lawyer

Benjamin Santos Abalos, Sr. (born September 21, 1935) is a Filipino politician. He was a chairman of the Commission on Elections. He was also a former chairman of the MMDA and mayor of Mandaluyong City.

On June 5, 2002 President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo appointed Abalos to replace Alfredo Benipayo.

On October 1, 2007, Abalos resigned during a press conference after complaining for lack of rules to create an impeachment case against Filipino governors. The Commission on Elections appointed Resurreccion Borra as Acting Chairman.[1]

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