Ochoa’s ex-law partner and classmate new CSC commissioner


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A former law partner of Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr is named one of the commissioners of the Civil Service Commission

MANILA, Philippines – President Benigno S. Aquino III has appointed Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority  (SBMA) Deputy Administrator Robert S. Martinez as Commissioner of the Civil Service Commission (CSC), Malacañang announced on Wednesday, July 11.

Martinez, who replaces Rasol I. Mitmug, will serve as CSC Commissioner until Feb 2, 2018, according to his appointment paper signed by the President on July 6.

Martinez, a native of Malolos, Bulacan, was an associate lawyer at the Ochoa, Alto and Associates Law Office–where Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. was senior associate until 1995. He had listed Ochoa and Science Secretary Mario Montejo, Ochoa’s brother-in-law, as his character references in the biodata that he had provided the Office of the Executive Secretary.

Martinez was also a classmate of Ochoa at the University of Sto Tomas. Both hold an economics degree from the university (1981) and a law degree from the Ateneo. Ochoa is also from Bulacan like Martinez.

Martinez  obtained  Civil Service Professional Eligibility in 1981, and Career Executive Service (CES) Eligibility in 2001. He was appointed to CESO Rank IV in 2003.

He was director for general administrative serve of the Department of Trade and Industry from 2002 to 2008, and worked as chief of the Human Resources Development Division of the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions from 1994 to 2002, and as Corporate Secretary to the Citem Board of Governors from 1989 to 1994. – Rappler.com

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