Iloilo lawyer appointed PCGG commissioner


Posted at Dec 09 2012 05:39 PM | Updated as of Dec 10 2012 09:35 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- President Benigno Aquino III has appointed Iloilo lawyer Vicente Gengos Jr. as commissioner of the Presidential Commission on Good Government.

He will replace Gerard Mosquera, who assumed the position of Deputy Ombudsman for Luzon last June 1.

Gengos was also shortlisted previously for the position at the Office of the Ombudsman.

Gengos has a Political Science degree from the University of the Philippines. He then earned his law degree, graduating as cum laude, from the University of Iloilo.

Malacanang also announced on Sunday the appointment of Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) career officials to different posts abroad.

Ambassador Domingo Lucenario will handle Pakistan and will also have concurrent jurisdiction over Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, and Tajikistan.

Ambassador Sahid Glang, meanwhile, was appointed to Bahrain and Ambassador Alex Chua will handle Myanmar.

Meanwhile, Malacanang also appointed Amador Serrano Pabuscan as acting deputy executive director for administration of the Dangerous Drugs Board. The position has a rank of Assistant Secretary.

Malacanang also named Geraldine Marie Berberabe-Martinez and Emmanuel Benitez as chairperson and president/chief executive, respectively, of GSIS Family Bank.

Also named are the members of the board of directors of the bank: Mario J. Aguja, Francisco S. Varona, Melinda Gonzales-Manto, Victor Lim Jr., and Gracita Gilda Bocanegra.