Duterte appoints Dante Vargas as Deputy Ombudsman for Visayas | Inquirer News

Duterte appoints Dante Vargas as Deputy Ombudsman for Visayas

/ 01:27 PM March 11, 2022

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MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed lawyer Dante Vargas as the new deputy Ombudsman for the Visayas.

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Malacañang on Friday confirmed the appointment of Vargas as announced by acting deputy spokesman Kristian Ablan in a Palace briefing.

Vargas, who replaced former Deputy Ombudsman Paul Elmer Clemente, will serve a fixed term of seven years.

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Other contenders for the post were Beda Angeles Epres and former elections commissioner Rowena Guanzon for the position.

The deputy Ombudsman for the Visayas will handle corruption cases against local government officials in the region.

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