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By Prince Golez

President Rodrigo Duterte appointed Justice Remedios Salazar-Fernando as the new presiding justice of the Court of Appeals (CA), Malacañang confirmed Wednesday.

“The Palace confirms that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has signed the appointment of CA Associate Justice Remedios Austria Salazar-Fernando as CA Presiding Justice on November 24,” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a statement.

Roque expressed confidence that Salazar-Fernando would serve the CA “with the same judicial excellence, dedication and integrity she demonstrated in her years of service at the CA.”

“Good luck and we wish her all the best in her future undertakings,” he added.

Salazar-Fernando was sworn in by Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta early this afternoon.

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