- President Rodrigo Duterte appointed Ramon Paul Hernando as Supreme Court Associate Justice
- Hernando distinguished himself with his speedy disposition of cases
- He passed the bar exam in 1991 with a score of 80.80 percent
President Rodrigo Duterte appointed Court of Appeals (CA) Associate Justice Ramon Paul Hernando as the newest member of the Supreme Court (SC) justices.
He will take the position vacated by retired SC Justice Samuel Martires who was recently appointed as Ombudsman, as per a story by Rappler.
Hernando, 52, will serve for 18 years or until August 27, 2036 in the High Court — or until he reaches the mandatory retirement age of 70.
According to the Inquirer, the new Justice has served as a presiding judge at a regional trial court, a provincial judge, a state prosecutor for the Department of Justice (DOJ) before his stint as Associate Justice at CA.
Hernando hails from Tuguegarao City in the Cagayan Province. He studied literature at the University of Sto. Tomas (UST) before entering law school.
He passed the 1991 Bar exam with a rating of 80.80 percent.
Justice Hernando distinguished himself with his speedy disposition of cases; a practice he disclosed to the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) he would keep if he will be given a post in the SC.
As of posting, there are still two seats vacated in the High Court; as Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo De-Castro, who retired on Wednesday, left two seats — that of a chief justice and an associate, as per GMA News.