Duterte appoints 2 new SC justices

first_imgPresident Rodrigo Duterte. PCOO MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte hasappointed two justices of the Court of Appeals (CA)to two vacancies in the Supreme Court. The two appointees were justices Mario Lopez andEdgardo Delos Santos. They will replace Lopez was a former prosecutor of theTanodbayan (Office of the Ombudsman) in 1985. He also served as executive judgeof Batangas City in 1997 before his appointment to the Court of Appeals. Lopez and Delos Santos were the seventhand eighth appointee of President Duterte to the high court giving him a clearmajority on pending crucial cases involving the administration./PN Prior to his SC appointment, DelosSantos served as a municipal trial court judge in Dumaguete and later becameregional trial court judge in Bacolod before his appointment to the appellatecourt. Meanwhile, Delos Santos is a Cebu-basedappellate court justice who earned his bachelor of laws degree from theUniversity of San Carlos in Cebu. Lopez, who is from La Union, took up hislaw degree at the San Beda University before taking up master of laws at theUniversity of Santo Tomas. AssociateJustice Francis Jardeleza and Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, whoretired on Sept. 26 and Oct. 26 respectively.last_img

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