New SC Justice Lopez takes oath before CJ Peralta
Newly-appointed Supreme Court Associate Justice Mario Villamor Lopez took his oath before Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta at the SC Session Hall on Thursday.
Looking on are his daughter Mara Gianina, son Margio Gabriel, and wife Dra. Georgina Lim-Lopez.
Lopez graduated cum laude at the San Beda College of Law, and later took his masters of law at the University of Santo Tomas.
Prior to his stint at the Court of Appeals, Lopez served as Ombudsman prosecutor in 1985, and became a judge in Batangas in 1997.