Duterte administers the oath of Chief Justice Bersamin

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MALACAÑAN — President Rodrigo  Duterte on Tuesday, December 4, administered the oath of office for newly appointed Supreme Court Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin

During the ceremony, Chief Justice Bersamin was accompanied by his family at the Heroes Hall.

The President appointed Bersamin to replace former Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo-De Castro who retired last October 8.

Bersamin was appointed as the country’s top magistrate on his 9th year in the Supreme Court last November 26, 2018.

President Duterte appointed Bersamin being one of the most senior in the judiciary. Bersamin has been a trial court judge since November 1986.

Apart from Bersamin, Associate Justice Ramon Paul Hernando and Associate Justice Rosmari Carandang were also sworn in on this day.

Supreme Court justices and members of the Judicial and Bar Council of the Philippines were also present during the oath taking.-NewsLine.ph 

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