House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez hailed on Wednesday the appointment of Associate Justice Diosdado Peralta as the new Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
“Chief Justice Peralta’s appointment will highlight the intellectual leadership in the Supreme Court (SC),” the Leyte lawmaker said.
Though it was long speculated, Peralta’s appointment by President Rodrigo Duterte was announced officially on Wednesday, replacing the retired Lucas Bersamin.
“He will champion good governance and serve as a beacon of light in maintaining the pristine supremacy of the Constitution,” Romualdez said of Peralta.
“His loyalty to the Constitution will guide the nation’s leaders and
the people in their quest for a better justice system,” he added.