Duterte appoints Court of Appeals Reyes as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court

DAVAO CITY (August 11)— President Rodrigo Duterte appoints Court of Appeals Associate Justice Jose Reyes, Jr. to replace retired Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco, Jr. in the Supreme Court. Duterte chose Reyes from a shortlist of eight candidates submitted by the Judicial and Bar Council, which screens applicants to the judiciary. Reyes will take his oath …