Aug 28, 2021 @ 11:42
Former Associate Justice Priscilla Baltazar-Padilla dies at 63
Retired Associate Justice Priscilla Baltazar-Padilla passed away on Friday, August 27, months after leaving the Supreme Court. She was 63.
Baltazar-Padilla rose from the ranks within the Judiciary, having started as a Metropolitan Trial Court judge in 1996 until she was appointed to the high court in July 2020.
However, that was short-lived as she filed for early retirement in November that same year, citing “physical disability.”
It is said that she endured an illness.
She is an alumna of the Lyceum of the Philippines University,
The Judiciary mourns the passing on 27 Aug 2021 of its 188th Associate Justice, Hon. Priscilla J. Baltazar-Padilla. She served the judiciary for more than two decades, starting as an MeTC Judge in 1996, until her appointment to the SC in 16 Jul 2020. She retired on 3 Nov 2020. pic.twitter.com/PqyEgNBlaq
— Philippine Supreme Court Public Information Office (@SCPh_PIO) August 28, 2021
Condolences poured on social media.