Duterte appoints Walter Ong to CA

President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed lawyer Walter S. Ong, brother of former Sandiganbayan Associate Justice Gregory Ong, to the Court of Appeals.

Ong’s appointment was indicated in a transmittal letter signed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea to Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno dated November 28, 2017 but was received by the SC on Monday,

Ong, an Ateneo School of Law alumnus, will replace then CA Associate Justice Noel Tijam who was appointed to the SC in March.

His brother was dismissed by the SC in 2014 over links with pork barrel fund scam queen Janet Lim – Napoles.

(PNA)

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