Aquino names new PCGG commissioner


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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  • eirons1043

    Appointing Lawyers only to the PCGG is a sure sign that it will not do its work properly. Since 1986 which is 26 years ago it has yet to win a substantial amount of claim from the Supreme Court who are also all Lawyers.  Good decisions only comes from the US why? The answer is obvious all the Lawyers for and against the claim and the courts are only dividing the pie. The filipino citizens are just watching helplessly.

    • tata_boy

      tama ka kabayan, kung tutuusin ang mga abogado ang dahilan kung bakit ganito ang kalagayan ng bayan.

  • randyaltarejos

    They are only after their salaries and allowances. Tell me how much these officials are getting on a monthly basis, without doing anything but stay inside their airconditioned offices. Others who are appointed directors of sequestered firms get fat allowances, too, in addition to their salaries.

  • calixto909

    PCGG is the main culprit in the dismissal of many cases against the the ill gotten wealth of the marcoses by way of planting legal loopholes on the cases filed so during the trial many were dismissed merely on technicalities borne by the placed loopholes. Greed for Kicback–the motivator

  • ever green

    what for???? I think sa tagal ng PCGG in existence, mas malaki pa ang nagastos sa sahod ng mga iyan kaysa sa mga naibalik sa Pinas na ill gotten wealth…….

  • tower_of_power

    This is just a waste of money on the part of the government …. but of course, it is money on the pocket for those appointed!!!

    Governance pa rin ba ni Marcos ang mga hinahalongkat ng PCGG … dapat baguhin ang charter nito … gawing katulad ng ICAC ng HongKong!!! Yan ang kailangan ng Pinas!!!

  • Juan Carlo Castañeda

    To our respectable lawmakers, please look on the RH BILL with our RIGHT, TRUE and MORAL CONSCIENCE grounded on man’s relationship with God

    Castañeda, Juan Carlo
    University of Santo Tomas

  • disqusted0fu

    and another one bites the dust! they dont need the PCGG any more since this government is not good anyway.

  • kismaytami

    A new dance partner for imelda.

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