Duterte appoints CA Justice Hernando to SC
President Duterte appointed Court of Appeals Associate Justice Ramon Paul Hernando to the Supreme Court replacing Samuel Martires who was named Ombudsman.
Hernando,52, will serve in the SC for about 18 years. A graduate of the San Beda law school graduate, he is known in the CA for his zero backlog – with 417 cases disposed in 2013 and 370 in 2012.
Hernando was a Justice Department prosecutor for five years, before being appointed judge of Quezon City (QC) RTC Branch 93.
He stayed at the QC RTC for over 3 years, until becoming a judge at the RTC in San Pablo, Laguna for almost three years.
Hernando also teaches law in San Beda College law school, Ateneo Law School and University of Sto. Toman Law and was three-time Bar examiner in commercial law.
Hernando is the sixth associate justice appointed by Duterte so far in the SC that included Martires, Noel Tijam, Andres Reyes Jr., Alexander Gesmundo and Jose Reyes Jr.