Society for Judicial Excellence fetes CJ Peralta

Chief Justice Diosdado M. Peralta and his wife, Court of Appeals Associate Justice Fernanda C. Lampas-Peralta posed for posterity with the Board of Trustees, Secretariat, and past winners of the Society for Judicial Excellence (SJE) led by the SJE Chairperson, retired Supreme justice Romeo J. Callejo, Sr.

It was a testimonial luncheon SJE hosted on the occasion of Peralta’s appointment as chief justice at the Citrine Emerald Room, Diamond Hotel last Monday.

Peralta vowed “to continue to live a life I am proud of.”

In the 2002 Judicial Excellence Awards hosted by the SJE, Peralta was awarded the Chief Justice Ramon Avanceña Award for Outstanding Regional Trial Court Judge.

Retired SC associate justice Angelina Sandoval-Gutierrez (seated, 2nd from left), Chairperson Emeritus of the SJE, pointed out that the Society has produced two Chief Justices: Peralta and retired CJ Lucas P. Bersamin; and four Associate Justices in the Supreme Court: including herself, retired justices Bernardo P. Pardo and Callejo, and the recently-appointed Justice Mario V. Lopez (seated, 3rd from left).

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