Executive Secretary Lucas Bersamin (left) and Atty. Geneses R. Abot (right)

18 January 2023 – President Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr. has appointed Atty. Geneses R. Abot as the new Anti-Red Tape Authority’s (ARTA) Undersecretary on 11 January 2023.

He assumed office on Wednesday, 18 January 2023, to serve as head of the Office of the Deputy Director General for Legal (ODDGL) which handles the enforcement side of Republic Act No.11032 otherwise known as the “Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act of 2018”. The said office deals with inspections, investigation, and the filing of cases against violators of the EODB law.

Atty. Abot is experienced in the fields of compliance and risk management. Prior to being appointed in ARTA, he previously worked with World Vision Philippines as Legal Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary and served at Community Economic Ventures as a Board of Trustee. He also worked as a consultant at Philippine Trade and General Workers Organization.

Furthermore, he practiced litigation through private and law firm affiliations since 2012.

He obtained his BS Political Science degree at the University of the Philippines Manila and Bachelor of Laws degree at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) College of Law with Juris Doctor degree conferment.

Usec. Abot also teaches at the College of Law of PUP and the University of Caloocan City.