Dec 1, 2020 @ 14:03

Pagod na? Chief Justice Peralta to retire early in March 2021

Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta is quitting his post in three months, a rare resignation in recent history.

The top abogado of the land will be vacating his post soon, the Supreme Court Public Information Office has confirmed. Peralta has handed out letters informing fellow magistrates about his plan to leave the bench on March 29, 2021, his 69th birthday. This came as a shock as he is still a year away from mandatory retirement.

Peralta has been with the high court since 2009 but only rose to the top seat in October last year, meaning he would only spend five months as chief justice.

No reasons were given for the resignation. The SC communications unit said Peralta will make the formal announcement in due time.

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