By Prince Golez
President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed former Supreme Court Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin as the new chair of the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS).
Bersamin, who retired from the judiciary in October 2019, will replace Ronald Macasaet.
A document released by Malacañang on Friday showed that Duterte approved Bersamin’s nomination to the post on February 6, 2020.
In a statement, Malacañang said it is optmistic that Bersamin would serve the GSIS “with the same dedication and integrity he demonstrated in his many years of government service”
Bersamin finished his law degree at the University of the East in 1973 and placed 9th in the Bar Examinations of the same year.
He was the presiding judge of the Quezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 96 in 1986 and was appointed associate justice at the Court of Appeals in 2003.
In 2009, Bersamin became an associate justice of the Supreme Court.