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Duterte appoints Ramon Hernando as SC justice

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By Prince Golez

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

Hernando replaced former Associate Justice Samuel Martires who went on early retirement following his appoinment to the Ombudsman post in July 2018.

Duterte also appointed Evalyn Arellano-Morales and Loida Posadas-Kahulugan as CA associate justice.

Hernando, a former appellate judge, served for five years as state prosecutor at the Department of Justice. He was also appointed Presiding Judge of Quezon City and Laguna Regional Trial Court.