Sep 14, 2021 @ 17:48

Just in: Malacañang appoints CA Justice Japar Dimaampao to the Supreme Court

Malacañang has appointed Court of Appeals Associate Justice Japar Dimaampao to the Supreme Court assuming the associate justice seat of Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo.

The Marawi-born Dimaampao has been repeatedly bypassed for a seat at the High Court.

He was a state prosecutor and a Regional Trial Court judge in Mandaluyong City before he became the youngest magistrate of the appellate court at the age of 40.

Dimaampao graduated from the University of the East College of Law and is an expert in taxation and commercial laws, being a certified public accountant.

The last time a Muslim justice occupied a seat in the Supreme Court was in 1987, when President Corazon Aquino appointed Abdulwahid Bidin.

Dimaampao, born in Marawi City, has been pushing for the organization of a sharia appellate court and vows to enrich jurisprudence on sharia law.#

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