New Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Justice appointed

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang has appointed a new deputy secretary in the Department of Justice.

The Palace appointed Majken Anika Gran-Ong, who had served as Senior Executive Assistant in the Office of the Secretary of Justice since July 2018, as deputy secretary of the department.

Gran-Ong is taking over the post left vacant by George Ortha, who has since been appointed Chief Legal Advisor to the DOJ.

Gran-Ong’s name is included in the list of new appointees to the DOJ-National Prosecution Service provided by Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra to reporters on Thursday. The list also covered 30 new appointees to prosecutors’ offices across the country.

Prior to serving in the Office of the Secretary, Department of Justice, she worked in the Office of the Assistant Executive Secretary for Legal Affairs, Office of the President, which was the office formerly headed by Guevarra.

Prior to working for the government, Gran-Ong was a partner at Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz (ACCRA) law firm and Fortun Narvasa & Salazar law firm.

Gran-Ong received his law degree from Ateneo De Manila in 2013 and his Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Political Science from the University of the Philippines in Manila. – Kristine Joy Patag

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