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Duterte names Lopez, Delos Santos new SC justices

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By Prince Golez

President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Court of Appeals Justices Mario Lopez and Edgardo Delos Santos to the Supreme Court (SC), Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo announced.

They replaced former senior associate justice Antonio Carpio and associate justice Francis Jardeleza, who retired on September 26 and October 26, respectively.

Malacañang has yet to release the appointment papers of Lopez and Delos Santos as new SC associate justices.

The two are expected to take oath at Malacañan Palace today, December 4, said Panelo.

Lopez was a former prosecutor of the Tanodbayan (now the Office of the Ombudsman), while Delos Santos was a Cebu-based appellate court justice.

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