15 May 2015

President Aquino appoints new prosecutors
Malacañang on Friday announced the appointment of new prosecutors under the Department of Justice.

Among those appointed by President Benigno S. Aquino III last May 5 are Atty. Cheryl Cerebo as deputy provincial prosecutor in North Cotabato; Atty. Editho Castillo as city prosecutor in Boronga City; Atty. Emmanuel Rivera as assistant provincial prosecutor in Cavite; Atty. Hernandez Jardeleza as provincial prosecutor in Negros Occidental;

Atty. Maria Cristina Rilloraza-Oliveros as city prosecutor in San Pedro City; Atty. Nolasco Hernandez, Jr. as deputy provincial prosecutor in Pasay City; Atty. Raymond Jonathan Lledo as provincial prosecutor in Rizal; Atty. Rodrigo Santos as city prosecutor in North Cotabato; and Atty. Wendell Bautista as associate provincial prosecutor in Nueva Vizcaya. PND (as)

Palace congratulates ‘El Gamma Penumbra’ for winning ‘Asia’s Got Talent’ finals
Malacañang congratulated the group, El Gamma Penumbra, for winning the “Asia’s Got Talent” finals in Singapore on Thursday.

“Pinupuri namin ang pangkat ng El Gamma Penumbra sa kanilang tagumpay bilang Kampeon ng ‘Asia’s Got Talent’ finals sa Singapore,” Communication Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. said in a statement released on Friday.

“Sinasagisag nila ang angking talino at husay ng Pilipino na sa maraming pagkakataon ay napatunayan na sa iba’t ibang larangan,” he added.

Secretary Coloma also praised the performances of singers, Gerphil Flores and Gwyneth Dorado, and the Junior New System dance crew, who also reached the finals.

The shadow play group, El Gamma Penumbra, was named the first-ever grand champion of the Asia-wide edition of the “Got Talent” franchise.

The all-Filipino troupe from Batangas City bested eight other finalists, including the other three Philippine acts, after earning the most public votes from the regional audience of “Asia’s Got Talent.” The talent search is billed as the biggest in the world. Khusugtun, a traditional music ensemble from Mongolia, placed second; while Filipino classical singer Gerphil Flores, a former “Pilipinas Got Talent” contestant, finished third. PND (as)