Ayong Maliksi appointed as PCSO board member

President Benigno Aquino III has appointed former Cavite governor Erineo Maliksi as member of the Board of Directors of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO).

According to the Office of the Executive Secretary, the President signed Maliksi's appointment last Friday, April 17, and nominated him as Chairman of the Board, replacing PCSO chairwoman Margarita Juico.

Maliksi served as governor of Cavite for three terms from 2001 to 2010. He also served as representative of the province for two separate terms from 1998 to 2001 and from 2010 to 2013.

The 77-year-old politician was mayor of Imus, Cavite from 1988 to 1998.

He graduated from the University of the East in 1969 with a degree in Political Science.

Last year, Maliksi was indicted by the Ombudsman for allegedly allowing the purchase of P2.5 million worth of medicines and other medical supplies when he was still Cavite governor.

However, the Sandiganbayan Second Division dismissed the graft case against him due to "inordinate delays."