Aniano A. Desierto


Former Ombudsman Aniano A. Desierto was a litigation lawyer and media practitioner before he joined the Judge Advocate General’s Office of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

After retiring from the military service, he joined the civilian sector as a Special Prosecutor under the Office of the Ombudsman, an independent anti-corruption agency which he headed as Ombudsman from 1995 to 2002.

As a result of the position he held, he acquired a vast experience in the areas of criminal and administrative law. He can be reached at