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By Prince Golez

President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Warren Rex Hernandez Liong as Overall Deputy Ombudsman.

Liong, a former director at the Department of Budget and Management Procurement Services, will serve until 2027, according to Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque.

“The Chief Executive in numerous occasions espoused the values of transparency, accountability and efficiency. We are confident that Mr. Liong similarly shares these ideals as our quest for good governance remains unyielding and uncompromising,” Roque said in a statement Thursday evening.

“The challenges may be enormous but we are hopeful that Mr. Liong is up to the task to accomplish his mandate,” he added.

Liong, who obtained his accountancy degree from De La Salle University and took up law at Ateneo de Davao University, was Duterte’s lawyer from August 2010 to June 2013.

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