Corona impeachment prosecutor named to head LTFRB

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MANILA, Philippines—President Aquino on Tuesday tapped a private prosecutor in the impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona to chair the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB).

Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said Winston M. Ginez would replace Jaime Jacob, who resigned in March.

Ginez was among the private lawyers who signed up for the House of Representatives team to prosecute the impeached Corona, who in May 2012 was voted out of office by senators after finding him guilty of misdeclaring his assets.

Ginez, 44, will take his oath before Transportation Secretary Joseph E.A. Abaya on Thursday. Abaya was the manager of the House prosecution team in the Corona trial.

The Department of Transportation and Communications applied for exemption from the appointments’ ban in the run-up to the May 13 elections, and this was granted by the Commission on Elections, he said.

After Jacob’s resignation, the President named then LTFRB board director Al Parreño, also a private prosecutor in the Corona trial, to fill two vacancies in the Comelec along with election lawyer Luie Tito Guia.

Parreño and Guia replaced retired commissioners Armando C. Velasco and Rene V. Sarmiento. They will serve until Feb. 2, 2020.

After graduating from the San Beda College of Law as class valedictorian in 1995, Ginez took the bar that same year and placed third. He is also a certified public accountant.

Ginez is managing partner of the Quial Ginez Beltran & Yu Law Offices from October 2010 to present. He was chief of staff of Trustee Jesse Andres in the Government Service Insurance System from August 2008 to September 2010.

He served as acting president of Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Pasay from November 2006 to June 2007. He was also professor of the San Beda College of Law from 1997 to 2005. He was vice president for legal and corporate affairs of the Pacific Ace Group of Companies from August 1999 to February 2003.

From 1995 to 1999, he was an associate at the Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices.

“Atty. Ginez’s record speaks for itself. He is the class valedictorian in both his accounting and law degrees. He has more than 15 years of legal experience and as an impeachment manager, I was impressed with his work ethic,” Abaya said.

Abaya said the totality of Ginez’s experience convinced him to recommend Ginez as the next LTFRB chair.

Abaya’s marching orders to Ginez were: modernize the LTFRB, apprehend “colorum” buses, and streamline LTFRB processes.

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  • BatangSingapore

    halatadong nagbabayad na si abnoy at binigyan nya ng posisyon para mangurakot tsk tsk tsk. SOBRA NA TAMA NA ANG MGA KABULUKAN NG AQUINO/COJUANGCO.

    • just_the_guy

      Halatado? Ano yun?

      • Ivideo

        Sure ko pre, kapampangan si batang singapore. kapampangan lang ang gumagamit ng “halatado” imbes na “halata”.

    • Concur_Dissent

      Eto magandang balita para sa mga anti-aquino, pro erap, pro nancy etc etc na tulad mo

      http://phdotnewsdotyahoodotcom/

      paltan lang po ng period o “.” yung mga letrang “dot”

      yan malinaw ha?

    • superpilipinas

      he-he-he. kaya nga Pinas ang pinakamaraming public transportation road accidents at isa sa pinakamagulong traffic enforcement.

      Singapore, Thailand, Hongkong, Malaysia, etc..lahat yan, world class ang regulations at enforcement. Walang colorum at bihira ang aksidente.

      Pero ang Pinas, katulad lang o masahol pa sa Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, at mga magulong lugar sa China..

      Wala pa ring pag-asa at pagbabago kung ganyan ang credential ng appointed na chairman.

  • Dennis mercado

    siguro walang mga education mga magulang mo kasi utak mo abnoy din

    • Simplify1

      ikaw talangka naman… dahil di mo matira na walang education etong si Atty Ginez, ang tinira mo na lang yung mga magulang nya kahit na di mo kilalala…wala ka lang masabi…

      • otire

        di ko lang alam kung ang comment nyan ay reply sa baba pre.. he he

      • Concur_Dissent

        basta na lang pala comment ng comment yang si mercado kahit na walang thread? strike anywhere? Ano tawag dun?

  • PinoyPower1

    Great choice. Well done PNoy!

    • piskay

      ito na ang bayad!!sa pag sunod ng utos!!

    • lostRunes

      9 kayo on-duty Coloma/Malacanang Communications group?

  • Concur_Dissent

    Expect the crabs to be hitting PNoy for appointing a corona prosecutor. Of course these crabs can’t see or will refuse to see the educational and professional skills of this appointee!

    PNoy appointees, i.e. CJ Sereno, Ombudsman Carpio-Morales, etc have already proven that they make decisions they seem fit regardless whether this be favorable or unfavorable to PNoy…

    GO PNOY!!

    • piskay

      bayad utang ito,,so sa sunod kung ano man ang request sunod kaagad kasi may ganting pala na makakamit,,yan uso na ngayon

      • superpilipinas

        tama ka. very obvious naman. hindi dahil sa qualification ng tao.

        tulad ng mga kapalpakan sa Customs, alam na rin natin ang mangyayari sa LTFRB.

      • piskay

        halos lahat ng sangay ng gobyerno ngayon ay palpak,,kung hinde man ay walang nagawa..kawawang mamamayan

      • superpilipinas

        yup. he-he-he. ang mga taong wala pang karanasan sa patakaran ng ibang bansa at nasanay na sa kapalpakan at kalokohan sa Pilipinas, kuntento na. hahalik na lang sa puwit ng kanilang idolo. he-he-he.

      • piskay

        tama ka

      • Simplify1

        kayo na lang ni piskay nag lolokohan, kahit na panay DISLIKE ang mga comments nyo…hehehe

      • Concur_Dissent

        Uso yan noong panahon ng idol mong si gma…

        valedictorian bar placer, CPA, kilalang abogado…sino gusto mo kung di siya? Kung marunong ka mag basa ng inglis, basahin mo second paragraph…gusto mo bisayain ko na lang para maintindihan mo?

      • piskay

        ayaw ko sa mga KKK,mga peste ng bayan natin,ginawang gatasan ang pera ng bayan..kawawa mga pinoy

      • hopeless_na

        mas okey na yan kesa mga retired general sa mga cabinet positions noong panahon ng amo ninyong tulisan…

      • Simplify1

        and in spite of those generals, mas maraming nabili si PNoy para sa military natin

      • piskay

        sino ba ang cabinet member na tulisan noong pagka upo?

      • Concur_Dissent

        ang sama ng tagalog mo iha! Hindi maintindihan ang ibig mong sabihin…

      • piskay

        sagutin mo nalang ang tanong,marami kapang dakdak

      • Concur_Dissent

        Eto magandang balita para sa mga anti-aquino, pro erap, pro nancy etc etc

        http://phdotnewsdotyahoodotcom/

        paltan lang po ng period o “.” yung mga letrang “dot”

        yan malinaw ha?

      • piskay

        propaganda sites yata yan ng mga yellow,dalhin mo nalang dito ang detalye para mapag usapan

      • Concur_Dissent

        HULI!!! Hindi marunong mag internet para makita ang link!!! Alam moba ibig sabihin ng “link”??

      • piskay

        hinde links ang pinag usapan dito pare

    • Simplify1

      ang mga talangka na sila piskay at superpilipinas walang nag co-comment sa thread nila ang dami pang dislike votes, kaya nakikisawsaw na lang…hehehe

      • otire

        kung meron mang pinaka madaming dislikes panalo ang mga yan .. ha ha

  • superpilipinas

    Another appointee out of political payback. This person has no experience and background to lead LTFRB. It was a payback for the favor.

    We have seen what happened with Biazon. P140 Billion lost in 3 years since Biazon, although a good person, does not have any qualification for BoC. The only reason he was appointed is that he and his dad are from LP.

    The weakness of PNoy is that he himself has a mediocre background, owes much of his own presidency to LP, and could not stand up independently for the Philippines and Filipinos.

    Don’t vote for Team PNoy. You would just be supporting this bad practice.

    • wawa2172

      Atty. Ginez is qualified to handle LTFRB and he is not a pushover being academically well prepared and a bar topnotch. A well experience lawyer too, he could easily handle the rigors at LTFRB. What would make his job difficult is the pressure associated with politics who are kapamilya and that would be tough to overcome. Like the presidential position PNoy stooped down to politcal favors as he could not put pressure on Angara and Enrile with regards to running the affairs of Cagayan Valley and Aurora free ports, could not fire Biazon even he is performing sub par at Customs, De Lima who have not won a case for the government and Soliman who wasting billions of pesos catering to unqualified indigents of 4Ps and other big expenses tantamount to plunder later after Noy’s term, among others. Ginez is from private sector, who did well during the impeachment trial. Ginez other problem is the lady boss of LTO who seems to be untouchable dahil kabarilan niya si PNoy. He is qualified but will be in for too much pressure and problem at LTFRB. I just hope he will not be eaten by the system now that he is with the public sector.

      • superpilipinas

        tell me what in his experience makes him qualified. merely topping the bar or being good in academics is not good enough. it’s good for entry level but not for executive role. experience as a lawyer is inadequate. impeachment success has nothing to do with managing a very chaotic but crucial agency.

        to be effective in his role, the lead person must have:

        1. years of senior management experience of a major government agency. if not, at least he should have masters in public administration.
        2. years of experience in public transportation management. if not, at least extensive and comprehensive training overseas

        Otherwise, we will have another Biazon and the Philippine Government will just be a mediocre one not comparable to better neighboring countries which have so much less land transportation problems and corruption.. Those better countries have more sensible leaders who make appointments based on sensible criteria.

  • repapips

    impressive. good one. hope his credentials will help LTFRB.

    • $28797156

      impressive credentials? yong pinakamalakas don ang impeachment prosecutor.

      • repapips

        nde rin.

    • piskay

      baka may anomalya naman na mangyari dyan,gaya ng ibang sangay ng gob.

      • repapips

        baka. yan lang ang salitang lagi mong pinagbabasihan. buhay mo walang kasiguruhan. puro ka “baka” na nagpapalubog sa pagkatao mo.

      • piskay

        kasi karamihan sa mga iniloklok nya may mga anomalya,,baka mahawa ito

  • Horst Manure

    How many years in jail did Corona get any one know???
    Being a Liaryer is no qualification to claim this job 99% of the bad liaryers give the rest a bad name . The judiciary has to be the most useless system any where including Voodoo .

    • piskay

      ano ba tong english mo,?nakukulong ba si coruna?

    • Concur_Dissent

      pls read your constitution… the penalty in an impeachment case cannot go further than removal from office…

    • boldyak

      impeachment is just to remove him from office, at mapalitan ng kakampi nya, abangan mo ang mga kasunod na kabanat ng hacienda luisita, at ito tandaan mo, ngayon tahimik ang naappoint na CJ, pero pag dating na sa pagdesisyon kung magkano ang babayaran ng government sa hacienda luisita, jan mo malaman kung bakit na impeach si Corona…it will come before 2016, and that decision will be final…then exit na sila parehas…it will cost billions…

  • kontra_boohaya

    Seer Pnoy, you just ruined a good man. It won’t be long until those politicians who happen to own so many bus lines, taxis, auv’s, etc show Mr. Gines the fat envelopes.

    • ting0508

      That will test the character of the new LTFRB Chairman. We will see!

  • Guest

    Talagang tatamaan ng sakit si PNoy dahil hindi tumitigil sa katratrabaho. Kung tayo nga nagkakasakit, siya pa na napakaraming trabaho.

    • piskay

      nagkasakit yan dahil sa pangangampanya hinde sa paglilingkod

    • superpilipinas

      he-he-he. paano siya hindi magkakasakit? eh tulad ni Biazon, kumuha nanaman siya ng bato na ipupukpok sa ulo niya.

  • ting0508

    To the detractors, I don’t think that PNoy should instead appoint as LTFRB Chief one of the defense lawyers of Corona, right? Even in the Corporate world, a new CEO or President brings his own team so that he will have a leeway in running the affairs of the Corporation. And if his people commit wrongdoing then its the responsibility of the sitting President. At any rate, the new Chairman of LTFRB is highly qualified and with relevant experience to run a government agency. Let’s give him a chance to prove his worth!

    • piskay

      madadale ang bansa natin kung sino2 lang itinalaga dahil lang sa bayad utang..tingnan mo mga ahensya ng gob. ngayon maraming tiwali tapos dagdagan pa..pangalawa na ito na prosecutor na na appoint

    • superpilipinas

      Why do you think he is highly qualified and what is his relevant experience? You say that but that is not indicated anywhere.

      What’s indicated is that he is qualified for a good law firm or for DOJ. Not for LTFRB. For LTFRB, you need two qualifications: Public Administration and Public Transportation experience or at least advanced studies.

      In corporate world, the CEO will not appoint unqualified people, otherwise, the Board of Directors will fire him if those people are not able to do their Job. If Aquino was a CEO, he would have been fired for the 140 Billion Pesos loss of BoC, once the Board of Directors finds out that Biazon does not have the qualifications. In the first place, he would not be able to justify to the board that wrong appointment.

    • boldyak

      bakit wala na bang iba ma appoint na sa tingin ng tao wala siyang utang na loob?….kaya nababatikos president mo eh…

  • disqusted0fu

    This is a classic Pnoy move. A tit for a tat. This is exactly why people love to bootlick to Pnoy regardless if he is right or wrong because there will be something beneficial in exchange. And this is also how Pnoy manipulates the entire government to be always in his favor. And that is the daang matuwid!

    • superpilipinas

      GMA did it and now he is doing it too. POLITICAL PATRONAGE.

    • just_the_guy

      Manipulate? You mean this guy you call Abnoy and Noynoying can actually manipulate the “entire government” of the Philippines? Pls do better when you criticize naman. Wala na ngang masabing maganda, mali-mali pa. Ayusin nyo naman para kayo paniwalaan ;-) Bago banatan ang “daang matuwid” ituwid nyo muna ang mga utak nyo. Hehehe…

      • boldyak

        he is being told by UNCLE on what to do… actually Pnoy is being manipulated…

      • just_the_guy

        Hahahaha… at baka may nag ma-manipulate di sa uncle nya na mina-manipulate din iba pa, na impluwensyado din ng iba pa rin, na mini-manipulate din ng…ewan!

      • boldyak

        ibig sabihin hindi mo pa alam?…hahaha..kaya pala..

      • disqusted0fu

        Perhaps you forgot to mention that he is also an authoritarian and a tyrant who tends to abuse his power in trying to control the people around him.

      • just_the_guy

        Sige nga, anong ebidnesy mo ng pagiging “authoritarian” at pagiging “tyrant” nya. Teka nga, puede ba i-define mo ang mga matataas na salitang gagamit mo.

  • Ako_Hiking

    More Aquino agendas and priorities taking place. He forces out a Chief Justice just so he can replace the position with one of his own and then rewards one of the prosecutors for doing his dirty work. Corona’s character may have been in question but there are probably government politicians under the Aquino banner who are even worse that face no consequence.

    • boldyak

      hanggang ngayon hindi pa naconvict si Corona…..noong impeachment katakot takot daw na ebidensya…..hahahaha…prosecutors are being rewarded for fabrication of evidence….bwahahahaha

      • Ako_Hiking

        Whatever evidence they had was almost a joke or turned the justice system into a joke. That is why people questioned if these lawyers and prosecutors knew what they were doing. The court will decide if Corona is guilty but whatever he’s done…plenty of Aquino candidates that Aquino is endorsing has don as well.

  • kilabot

    in fairness to ginez,
    he’s got good credentials;
    so do marcos, drilon, enrile, angara,
    bumaquino, harveykeh, banal, umali, carpio-morales…
    look at them now.

    • piskay

      baka magkaroon na naman ng anomalya ang ltfrb gaya ng iba na bata din ni pnoy ang namuno

      • bongarroyo

        lalong lalaki ang anomalya kung bata naman ni gma ang iuupo doon..

        baka malimas ang pera doon…

    • superpilipinas

      what credentials?

      in better countries, those are not credentials for the position at all.

      those can only be credentials of applicants for law firms or state prosecutors.

      • lex

        Imulat mo mga mata mo para bumukas utak mo! Si ERAP nga na naging sikat lang dahil sa daming HAPON na napatay sa pelikula, naging presidente ng Pilipinas, ito pang HONOR STUDENT and career successful? , gising para maligtas ka !

  • basilionisisa

    Good luck! Serve well and may the Providence guide and protect you.

  • superpilipinas

    He-he-he. The funny thing is that even if Aquino appoints a grade 5 student, his kiss-ass fans would praise him.

    I voted for Aquino instead of Villar. I gave him the benefit of the doubt in 2010 elections. I thought that he might do good if given the opportunity. But after being elected, clearly he has failed expectations.

    He has shown one blunder after another. First Biazon. Aquino didn’t learn from the 140 Billion Peso loss. Now Ginez, another one who does not have enough direct experience or advanced education in public administration or public transportation management.

    Filipinos continue to suffer because of this bad practice of POLITICAL PATRONAGE. It’s so hilarious that Aquino is not happy when the news came out that Philippines has not improve on it’s poverty situation in the last 6 years. What does he expect if he appoints political allies without qualification for their jobs into crucial positions?

    Initially, I liked his mission to eradicate corruption. But I realized he’s not that serious at all. His motive was actually to persecute his opponents. He pushed for other bills but he did not push LEDAC to prioritize FOI. Clearly he does not want transparency which, as you can see and experience in much better countries, is a key element in good governance and the fight against corruption.

    • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

      “He pushed for other bills but he did not push LEDAC to prioritize FOI.
      Clearly he does not want transparency which, as you can see and
      experience in much better countries, is a key element in good governance
      and the fight against corruption.”
      .
      You can say that again.
      .

      .

      “I voted for Aquino instead of Villar. I gave him the benefit of the
      doubt in 2010 elections. I thought that he might do good if given the
      opportunity. But after being elected, clearly he has failed
      expectations.”
      .
      Nasa huli ang pag sisisi.
      .

      Yes, you had great intentions, unfortunately, what you wanted wasn’t what he had in mind. I cannot blame you. Its a hard lesson for us all.

      • boldyak

        Pnoy pushed many bills, but all of his bills did not become law…nada….hahahaha…nagbutas lang ng silya

  • lostRunes

    May pila pala for Corona prosecutors? Government jobs? Political patronage. The worst thing that GMA ever did during her presidency. And Noynoy is doing the same.

    hmm let’s see
    1. A DOJ secretary, who instead of winning cases for the government, is destroying the credibility of every institution that should be her ally. You accused the CA of corruption, why can’t you accuse the Ombudsman of the same, after they let the pabaon generals go. ah. KKK kasi si Ombudsman.
    2. the head of customs can’t account for lost revenues
    3. A Chief Justice who has no experience as a judge and claims she got her post supernaturally
    4. the DSWD secretary who can’t seem to explain the lost money from the CCT program
    5. the PAGCOR and PCSO officials who are still at their posts despite investigation of corruption etc..

    The list can go on. Wake up people. Our country is run by lunatics and Malaysian-loving oligarchs!

  • kismaytami

    Tuluy-tuloy lang ang korapsyon sa tuwad na daan. Walang pagbabago.

  • boldyak

    pinagbabayaran na…..hahaha

  • $14334231

    it’s a payback….in reality….who’s fooling who?????…..

  • lex

    OK lang yan ! Mas mabuti yan kaysa si CORONA ang ipwesto… hehehehehee

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