Ethics Commission members await confirmation   

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Acting Governor Joshua Tenorio signed four bills into law today.

The initial list of members of the newly revived Ethics Commission will be forwarded to the 35th Guam Legislature for confirmation.

Adelup on Friday announced the revival of the commission, which has been dormant since its creation in 2004.

The Leon Guerrero administration re-established the body through Executive Order 2019-06, signed by acting Gov. Joshua F. Tenorio last week.

The commission is intended to hold all government of Guam employees to the highest ethical standards.

Members include  Robert Jack, ophthalmologist at Island Eye Center; Shannon Murphy, former journalist and managing editor at Guampedia; Meg Tyquiengco, president of Energetic Presence and retired manager of Xerox Corp. Guam; David Sanford, general manager of Sanford Technologies Guam; Donnalyn Camacho, certified fraud examiner and Board Designated Bank Secrecy Act  Officer for ANZ Guam, Inc; and Marilyn Roberto, vice president of Enterprise Sales at Docomo Pacific.

The executive order provides that the Guam Ethics Commission “may request and shall receive from every governmental agency cooperation and assistance in the performance of its duties.”

The Civil Service Commission is also assigned with providing administrative and logistical support.

Adelup said it is still reviewing potential candidates to fill one remaining vacancy.

“Our Administration is committed to transparency and accountability in government and we are pleased to appoint these members to the Guam Ethics Commission,” Tenorio said. “After a 23-year hiatus, we are confident the Commission will now be able to focus on higher ethical standards throughout our government through this independent and qualified body.”

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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.