Guess who's the newest government official to start tweeting? Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr., that's who.
Brillantes, 72, posted his first tweet on the account @ChairBrillantes at 9:09am Saturday, where he assured tweeps that his account is real:
Thank you for the warm welcome, everyone! @jabjimenez is not fooling you! Yes, this is me tweeting! — Sixto Brillantes Jr. (@ChairBrillantes) September 8, 2012
The @jabjimenez handle belongs to Comelec spokesman James Arthur Jimenez.
As of 5 p.m. Saturday, Brillantes had sent seven tweets, started following 31 Twitter accounts, and haD 221 followers.
Jimenez, for his part, confirmed that the account is authentic:
Please follow @chairbrillantes. That really is COMELEC Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. — James Jimenez (@jabjimenez) September 7, 2012
Guess who's finally on Twitter.instagr.am/p/PRK274mQYs/ — James Jimenez (@jabjimenez) September 7, 2012
You might not have known this, but COMELEC Chairman Sixto Brillantes is on Twitter. So tweet him, maybe. @chairbrillantes — James Jimenez (@jabjimenez) September 7, 2012
From 4 to 34 followers in less than 4 minutes. Not bad. :D Brace yourself, @chairbrillantes. The people are coming. :) — James Jimenez (@jabjimenez) September 7, 2012
— TJD, GMA News