Duterte appoints CA Justice Samuel Gaerlan – a Bedan – to SC

President Duterte on Wednesday appointed Court of Appeals Associate Justice Samuel Gaerlan to the Supreme Court.

Gaerlan will take the associate justice seat of Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta, his appointment letter showed.

Gaerlan was a graduate of San Beda College of Law and a professor at the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila.

He was a former Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) lawyer before he entered the judiciary as a trial court judge.

The JBC is the constitutionally-mandated body to screen and vet nominees to key positions in the judiciary and the Office of the Ombudsman.

President Duterte appointed Peralta as the 26th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

Peralta will be sitting as the chief magistrate until he mandatorily retires at the age of 70 on March 27, 2022.

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