Duterte appoints CA jurist Japar Dimaampao as new SC justice

Marje Pelayo   •   September 15, 2021   •   110

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Court of Appeals (CA) Associate Justice Japar Dimaampao as the new associate justice of the Supreme Court (SC).

Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, in a letter dated July 2 but received by SC only Tuesday (September 14), informed Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo of Dimaampao’s appointment.

Medialdea asked the SC to notify and furnish Dimaampao of his appointment within seven days upon receipt of the letter.

Born in Marawi City, Dimaampao takes the position vacated by then Associate Justice Gesmundo when he was promoted to Chief Justice last April 5.

Duterte appoints Midas Marquez as Supreme Court associate justice

Robie de Guzman   •   November 16, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has named Court Administrator Jose Midas Marquez as associate justice of the Supreme Court (SC), Malacañang said Tuesday.

This was first confirmed by Office of Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea and later announced by Presidential Spokesperson Karlo Nograles.

Marquez will replace Justice Edgardo delos Santos who opted for an early retirement in June.

Marquez is currently serving as SC Court administrator. He also served as SC spokesperson, Public Information Office chief and chief of staff of the Office of the Chief Justice.

Marquez has made several attempts in previous years to become an SC justice.

Back in 2018, he applied for the post vacated by then Justice Samuel Martires but Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte opposed his bid over his alleged attempt to curry her favor by trying to have a disbarment case against her withdrawn.

Duterte appoints CA magistrate as new SC justice

Maris Federez   •   May 28, 2019

Court of Appeals Associate Justice Henri Jean Paul Inting has been appointed to the Supreme Court on May 27, 2019. | Courtesy: Supreme Court of the Philippines

President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Court of Appeals Associate Justice Henri Jean Paul B. Inting to the Supreme Court.

This was confirmed by Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Monday (May 27).

Inting will replace Justice Lucas Bersamin who was appointed Chief Justice in November 2018.

He bested 12 others in the shortlist submitted by the Judicial and Bar Council back in February.

Inting is a graduate of Ateneo de Davao University.

He took his oath as CA justice back in 2012, and also served as a judge of the Quezon City Regional Trial Court prior to his appellate court position.

Inting is President Rodrigo Duterte’s 11th appointee to the high court. /mbmf

Pangulong Aquino, Ipinaliwanag ang Pagkakatalaga kay Associate Justice Marvic Leonen

admin   •   November 24, 2012

Si Pangulong Benigno S. Aquino III sa pagkakatalaga kay Government chief negotiator Marvic Leonen bilang Associate Justice ng Supreme Court sa Malacañan Palace nitong Miyerkules, November 21, 2012. (Photo by the Malacañang Photo Bureau)

MANILA, Philippines – Ipinaliwanag ni Pangulong Benigno Aquino III kung bakit si Justice Marvic Leonen ang itinalaga bilang bagong mahistrado ng Korte Suprema.

Sa isang pagpupulong ng isang non-government organization, sinabi ng pangulo na dumaan sa masusing konsultasyon ang appointment kay Leonen taliwas sa sinasabi ng mga kritiko.

“Talagang sa loob ko maganda ang ginawa ni Marvic sa trabaho ng pagkakaunawaan… at kinakabahan ako, papakawalan kita… ngayon, di pa tayo tapos,” ani Pangulong Aquino.

“Tinanong ko si Sec. Ging  puwede na ba nating pakawalan si Marvic at meron ba tayong papalit sa kanya baka maudlot pa ang usapang pangkapayapaan?”

Ayon pa sa Pangulo, patuloy siyang naniniwala na maisasapinal pa rin ang peace talks sa Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) sa kabila nang naalis na si Justice Leonen sa peace panel.

Umaasa naman ang palasyo na sa pagkakatalaga kay Leonen sa Korte Suprema ay makapagbigay ito ng kontribusyon sa ginagawang reporma sa Hudikatura. (Jerico Albano & Ruth Navales, UNTV News)

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