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IBP welcomes Justice Alexander Gesmundo’s appointment as new CJ

The Integrated Bar of the Philippines welcomed over the weekend the appointment of Supreme Court Justice Alexander Gesmundo as new Chief Justice.

“Chief Justice Gesmundo has served our country in various capacities at the Office of the Solicitor General, Presidential Commission on Good Government, Sandiganbayan, and at the Supreme Court. His experience, dedication, and integrity as a public servant will greatly matter as he leads the judicial branch during these challenging times. ”

” We congratulate Chief Justice Gesmundo and IBP will continue to cooperate and work with him to make JUSTICE BILIS a reality, ” the IBP said in a statement.

Gesmundo, 64, is Duterte’s 4th chief justice appointee in less than three years after Teresita Leonardo-De Castro, Lucas Bersamin, and Diosdado Peralta, who recently retired.

He will serve as chief justice for five years or until he reaches the mandatory retirement age of 70 on November 6, 2026.

The new chief justice obtained his law degree from the Ateneo de Manila University in 1984 and passed the Bar the following year.

He entered the government service in 1985 as a trial attorney at the Office of the Solicitor General. He had also served as assistant solicitor general and commissioner of the Presidential Commission on Good Government as well as taught law in various schools.

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