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Aquino names new PCGG commissioner

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05:44 AM December 10th, 2012

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December 10th, 2012 05:44 AM

MANILA, Philippines—President Benigno Aquino III has appointed Vicente Gengos Jr. commissioner of the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG).

Gengos, 52, obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Iloilo. He replaces Commissioner Gerard Mosquera who moved to the Office of the Ombudsman, deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte announced over government radio dzRB.

Mosquera was named Deputy Ombudsman for Luzon in May, replacing Francis Jardeleza who was appointed Solicitor General.

The PCGG is headed by its chair, Andres Bautista. The other commissioners are Richard Amurao, Ma. Ngina Teresa Chan-Gonzaga and Nelson Acebo.

President Aquino also named Amador Serrano Pabuscan acting deputy director for administration of the Dangerous Drugs Board with the rank of assistant secretary, Valte said.

Other appointments included that of Ambassador Domingo Lucenario as chief of mission II to Pakistan with jurisdiction over Afghanistan, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan; Ambassador Sahid Glang as chief of mission II to Bahrain and Ambassador Alex Chua as chief of mission II to Burma (Myanmar).

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