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JUDICIARY, GOV’T AGENCIES

Daughter of SC justice among new appointees

President Rodrigo Duterte has made several appointments to key government agencies, including the judiciary.

The appointments included new judges and prosecutors, and the daughter of Supreme Court Associate Justice Lucas Bersamin.

Pia Cristina Bersamin-Embuscado was named new judge of Branch 198 of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) of Las Piñas.

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The President has appointed Kevin Narce Vivero as associate justice of the Sandiganbayan, replacing Samuel Martires; Javey Paul Durban Francisco as commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission; Allen Arat Capuyan as presidential adviser for indigenous people’s concerns and Jose Arturo Garcia Jr., as general manager of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority.

Government agencies

In government agencies, Mr. Duterte has appointed Nelson Cainghog as director IV of the Commission on Higher Education; Gelacio Bongngat as director II of the National Bureau of Investigation; Ermie Garon as member representing the business and industry sector of the Philippine Commission on Women; Juniño Padilla as director III of the Presidential Communications Operations Office; Jonathan Uy as assistant director general of the National Economic and Development Authority; and Marko Romeo Fuentes and Thelma Ciudadano as members of the Professional Regulatory Board of Accountancy of the Professional Regulation Commission, and Engelbert Caronan Jr. as member of the board of trustees of the Development Academy of the Philippines.

Mr. Duterte has also named Sulpicio Miguel Confiado as ambassador to Egypt and Akmad Atlah Sakkam as ambassador to Jordan.

In departments, the President has appointed Ruben Reinoso Jr. as undersecretary at the Department of Transportation; Dustin Jay Abad Condez as director III at the Department of Budget and Management, and Marissa Cabreros as deputy commissioner of the Bureau of Internal Revenue.

Judges

The newly appointed judges are Edwin Monceda (Municipal Trial Court in Canlaon City); Rhodora Arrocena (MTC in Buguey); Redentor Cardenas (RTC Branch 134, Makati City); Rowena Alejandrina (RTC Branch 121, Caloocan City); Ricardo Moldez II (RTC Branch 235, Makati City); Rosario Orda-Caise (RTC Branch 234, Makati City); Augusto Jose Arreza (RTC Branch 233, Makati City); Catherine Therese Tagle-Salvador (RTC Branch 73, Malabon City); Caridad Villamor-Yee (RTC Branch 237, Makati City); Giovanni Vidal (RTC Branch 236, Makati City); Josie Rodil (RTC Branch 293, Malabon City); Misael Ladaga (RTC Branch 292, Malabon City); Anna Michella Atanacio-Veluz (RTC Branch 169, Malabon City); Cynara Hannah Cayton (RTC Branch 8, Manila); Caroline Tobias (RTC Branch 7, Manila) and Renato Enciso (RTC Branch 12, Manila).

Prosecutors

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The new prosecutors are Anna Noreen Torres Devanadera (senior assistant state prosecutor at the Department of Justice); Alejandro Ferraren (city prosecutor, Bais City); Anna Khristine Mongaya (deputy city prosecutor, Davao Oriental); Mary Faith Montederamos (deputy city prosecutor, Dapitan City); Lennie Moreno-Maduay (deputy provincial prosecutor, Davao Oriental); Royce Donasco (assistant city prosecutor, El Salvador City); Jennifer Grace Ruiz (associate city prosecutor, Panabo City); Joseph Darren Centeno (associate provincial prosecutor, Ilocos Sur);

Nestor Angeles (assistant city prosecutor, Dipolog City); Julius Espina (associate provincial prosecutor, Davao del Norte); Linalou Salva Racaza-Veloso (provincial prosecutor, Compostela Valley); Janice Atienza (associate provincial prosecutor, Compostela Valley); Rod Patrick Tabunda (associate city prosecutor, Samal); Rocarma Nuesca (assistant provincial prosecutor, Davao del Norte), and Jezreel Babatid (associate provincial prosecutor, Davao del Sur).

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