Former DOJ usec, 7 others eye deputy ombudsman post

Former DOJ usec, 7 others eye deputy ombudsman post

A former Justice undersecretary along with seven others have applied for the soon-to-be-vacant deputy ombudsman for Luzon post.

The Judicial and Bar Council disclosed that those applied for the post were Eusebio Avila, Erickson Balmes, Eduardo Bringas, Jacinto Dela Cruz Jr., Rodolfo Noel Quimbo, Beda Epres, Rafael Hipolito, and Cornelio Somido.

Balmes was an undersecretary of the Department of Justice during the time of Vitaliano Aguirre. He also served as DOJ spokesman in a concurrent position.

The JBC said the public may now “submit a sworn complaint, report, or opposition against any of the aforesaid candidates.”

The office will become vacant when Deputy Ombudsman Gerard Mosquera retires on June 1.

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