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Palace appoints Keng to PCW





The daughter of business tycoon Wilfredo Keng has been appointed as a member of the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) representing the youth sector, according to a document released by Malacanang.

Patricia Anne Keng was appointed 16 September to the PCW — which is under the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) — and will be working without receiving any salaries from the government since hers is an ex-officio position, said the PCW.

“They do not hold full-time positions, and only report to the agency during Board Meetings. Being ex-officio, they receive no salaries from the PCW,” said the commission.

The younger Keng previously ran as first nominee of party list Wow Pilipinas in the 2019 national elections but was not fortunate to get a seat in the House of Representatives and prior to that, she worked for her father’s company, Century Peak Corporation, as executive vice president for operations.

The elder Keng, meantime, was the business tycoon who charged online news site Rappler of cyber libel, which led to the arrest of its CEO Maria Ressa in February 2019. He accused the online news site for a 2012 story linking him to luxury vehicles used by the former chief justice Renato Corona.

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