Ruffy Biazon's wife keeps John Hay post

Posted at 01/26/14 11:12 AM

MANILA - President Aquino has reappointed the wife of former Customs commissioner Ruffy Biazon as director of the Camp John Hay Management Corp. (CJHMC).

Catherine Mary Reyes Biazon has been an executive of CJHMC since 2011.

Biazon, however, denied insinuations that Catherine’s reappointment was intended to console him following his resignation as chief of the Bureau of Customs (BOC).

“She was reappointed even before I was appointed to BOC. I don’t see it as a consolation but a reaffirmation of the confidence in her performance. That’s her second reappointment,” he said.

He added that Catherine’s reappointment was an indication of “the continuing mutual support between partymates.”

Both Biazon and Aquino belong to the Liberal Party.

Biazon tendered his irrevocable resignation on Dec. 2, 2013 days after the Department of Justice charged him with graft before the Office of the Ombudsman in connection with the pork barrel scam. He served the bureau for more than two years.

The former Muntinlupa congressman was accused of pocketing P1.95 million of his Priority Development Assistance Fund during his 2007-2010 term. – Evelyn Macairan, Aurea Calica