Atty. Gerard Mosquera
Atty. Gerard Mosquera, recently elected into the Board of Trustees of the Philippine Bible Society, was appointed by President Benigno Aquino III as Deputy Ombudsman for Luzon.
He leaves his post as commissioner of the Presidential Commission on Good Government to begin a 7-year term as Tanodbayan starting June 1, 2012. During a Prayer Fellowship of the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches held at the World Vision offices in Quezon City, bishops, pastors and other ministry workers prayed and pronounced blessings for Atty. Mosquera who is a member of the Capitol City Alliance Church and is one of its elders.
As the new Deputy Ombudsman he will be responsible for investigating and prosecuting government officials accused of crimes, in particular those charged with graft and corruption.
Mosquera placed second in the 1992 Bar exams after graduating with honors from the Ateneo Law School and was a recipient of the Chevening scholarship through which he earned his Master in Laws degree from Kings College, University of London.
He is also an awardee of the Lucius N. Littauer Award for Academic Excellence and Leadership from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. The award is the highest recognition granted by the School for exemplary academic achievement, public service and leadership.
Before his appointment to the PCGG, he was chief of party of the USAID’s anti-corruption programs in Timor-Leste from 2005-2010, and was technical adviser for anti-corruption to the United Nations Mission of Support in East Timor. Atty. Gerard is married to dentist Dr. Myra Nissa Pahm-Mosquera with whom he has four kids.