UPDATED AND CORRECTED: The designation of lawyer Al Parreño as elections commissioner is the latest and at least fifth government appointment given to the ranks of prosecutors in the impeachment trial of Renato Corona since the Senate convicted the Supreme Court chief justice on a 20-3 vote in May last year.
This is the second government position entrusted to Parreño, an IT expert, who was appointed to the board of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) two months after Corona’s conviction.
VERA Files earlier wrongly reported that Parreño was the fourth and latest government appointee among the prosecutors. (The headline has been updated and corrected as well—Ed.)
Besides Parreño, at least three impeachment prosecutors are now serving the Aquino administration: Joseph Emilio Abaya, Arlene ‘Kaka’ Bag-ao and Renato Samonte Jr.
Abaya was appointed Secretary of the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) in August 2012. HeRead More »from Parreño’s appointment one of key gov’t posts for Corona prosecutors