President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has appointed Monina Arevalo-Zenarosa as commissioner of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR).
Executive Secretary Lucas Bersamin administered on Thursday the oath of office to Arevalo-Zenarosa, a retired justice of the Court of Appeals.
The Presidential Communications Office expressed confidence that, given Zenarosa’s expertise in the fields of law and human rights, she will ensure that the rights of citizens are upheld, especially those in the marginalized sector.
“Thanks to her extensive legal experience and championing human rights, CHR Commissioner Zenarosa will be responsible for ensuring that Filipinos, particularly marginalized ones, will enjoy their rights,” Bersamin said.
Zenarosa worked in the Quezon City regional trial court in the ‘90s before she was appointed to the CA during the administration of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
In 2009, Zenarosa was tasked to head a commission that sought to dismantle private armies after the 2009 Maguindanao massacre.
The CHR is currently headed by lawyer Richard Palpal-latoc.