Assistant solgen appointed to Sandiganbayan

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012


PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III has appointed assistant solicitor general Amparo Cabotaje-Tang as new associate justice of the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan.

Cabotaje-Tang replaced Francisco Villaruz Jr., who was appointed as presiding justice of the Sandiganbayan in October last year.

Cabotaje-Tang, 57, was born in Solana, Cagayan.

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She served as assistant in the Office of Solicitor General (OSG) since 1994 and considered as the most senior in the post.

She has been designated officer-in-charge of the OSG several times.

She received seven votes from the Judicial and Bar Council in her nomination to become associate justice of the Sandibayan.

Cabotaje-Tang obtained her Political Science degree from Manuel L. Quezon University in 1975 and Bachelor of Laws from San Beda College of Law in 1979. She was admitted to the Bar in 1980.

She is also a part-time faculty of San Beda College of Law since 2006 and at the University of Santo Tomas since 2010.

She is married with three children and lives in Vista Real Executive Village in Quezon City.

Aquino has also appointed Robert Martinez as commissioner (ad interim) of the Civil Service Commission replacing Rasol Mitmug, for a term expiring on Februrary 2, 2018.

Martinez served as deputy administrator for administration of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority since February 2008.

He also served as director general administrative service of the Department of Trade and Industry from 2002 to 2008 and chief of Human Resources Development Division in Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions from 1994 to 2002.

He was also an associate lawyer of Ochoa, Alto and Associates Law Office in Malolos, Bulacan from 1986 to 1989.

He obtained his Bachelor of Laws at Ateneo de Manila University College of Law in 1985 and Bachelor of Arts, Major in Economics in University of Sto. Tomas in 1981.

President Aquino has also appointed Enry Santos and Amado Vallejo as two new board members in the province of Bulacan and Isabela, respectively.

Santos replaced San Jose del Monte fourth district Board Member Romeo Allan Robes, who resigned following his involvement in the death of Noel Orate Sr., former boyfriend of his mother-in-law, former Quezon City Representative Nanette Castelo-Daza.

Vallejo, meanwhile, replaced Isabela fourth district Board Member Leoncio Kiat. (Jill Beltran/Sunnex)

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