Assistant Ombudsman Jacinto is new Sandiganbayan justice
MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Acting Assistant Ombudsman for Luzon Bayani Jacinto as Sandiganbayan associate justice.
The Supreme Court (SC) received the appointment letter signed by the President on Monday, May 29.
Jacinto will replace Associate Justice Roland Jurado who retired recently.
This leaves two more vacant slots at the Sandiganbayan, plus one more when Associate Justice Rodolfo Ponferrada retires on September 13.
In all, Duterte will have 7 appointees to the court tasked to investigate corrupt government officials. – Rappler.com