For PAO Chief Acosta: ‘No politics yet’

Published October 8, 2021, 12:14 PM

by Jeffrey Damicog

PAO Chief Persida Rueda Acosta

Persida V. Rueda-Acosta, chief of the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) which is an attached agency of the Department of Justice (DOJ), on Friday, Oct. 8, said she has no plans yet to enter politics.

“Hindi ko po nararamdaman na diyan po ang calling ko sa panahong ito (I don’t feel that is my calling at the moment),” Acosta posted on her Facebook account.

The filing of certificates of candidacy (COCs) before the Commission on Elections (Comelec) ends today, Friday.

“Ewan ko po pag wala na ako sa PAO hindi ko po alam (I do not know if I will, once I am no longer with the Public Attorney’s Office),” she posted.

Acosta was appointed PAO chief on Feb. 23, 2001 by then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

She previously applied to become a magistrate of the Supreme Court (SC).

A native of Mariveles, Bataan, she graduated cum laude with a bachelor of science general course at the University of the East (UE) and took up her law studies at the UE and the Ateneo de Manila University. She passed the bar examinations in 1989 and ranked fourth among the topnotchers.