Monteroso is new Mindanao ombudsman
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/08 November) — Agusan del Norte-born HumphreyMonteroso, 44, acting deputy special prosecutor of the Office of theOmbudsman Central Office in Manila, is the new Deputy Ombudsman for Mindanao,besting three others in the shortlist of the Judiciary and Bar Council.Until his appointment, Monteroso headed two prosecution bureaus in the Office
of the Ombudsman Central Office in Manila and was one of two acting deputies
in the special prosecution department.
He was in the JBC shortlist along with Davao City’s chief prosecutor, Raul
Bendigo; Digos City executive judge Marivic Trabajo-Daray and Manila-based
Assistant Ombudsman Pelagio Apostol.
Thirteen candidates — seven from Mindanao, five from Luzon and one from the
Visayas — applied for the post when Deputy Ombudsman Antonio Valenzuela
retired on July 4.
Monteroso is Mindanao’s fourth Ombudsman after Cesar Nitorreda, Margarito
Gervacio, Jr. and Valenzuela.
A native of Cabadbaran, Agusan del Norte, Monteroso studied law at the
Mindanao State University in Marawi City, according to lawyer Marco Buena,
spokesperson for the Deputy Ombudsman for Mindanao. Read full story here.