CA judge named to Supreme Court

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Manila - Pres­i­dent Ro­drigo Duterte has ap­pointed Court of Ap­peals (CA) As­so­ciate Jus­tice Ra­mon Paul Her­nando as a new mag­is­trate of the Supreme Court (SC).

Her­nando, Duterte’s fel­low San Beda law school grad­u­ate, would as­sume the va­cancy left by then SC as­so­ciate jus­tice and now Om­buds­man Sa­muel Mar­tires.

His ap­point­ment pa­per was signed on Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 10, but was re­leased by Mala­cañang on Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 11.

Her­nando is the sev­enth ap­pointee of Duterte to the high court. He earned his law de­gree at San Beda Col­lege of Law and passed the bar in Septem­ber 1991.

Her­nando served as the CA as­so­ciate jus­tice for over eight years prior to his ap­point­ment at the high tri­bunal.

Be­fore serv­ing at the ap­pel­late court, he was a re­gional trial court (RTC) judge in San Pablo, La­guna and in Que­zon City. He also worked as a state pros­e­cu­tor with the Jus­tice de­part­ment for five years.

Mean­time, Duterte also ap­pointed Davao City RTC judge Eva­lyn Arel­lano-Morales and Davao del Sur RTC judge Loida Posadas-Kahu­lu­gan as the new CA as­so­ciate jus­tices.

Arel­lano-Morales and Posadas-Kahu­lu­gan re­placed for­mer CA as­so­ciate jus­tices Mel­chor Quirino Sadang and So­corro Int­ing, re­spec­tively.

Their ap­point­ment pa­pers were signed on Oc­to­ber 10.

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