Duterte appoints Baltazar-Padilla SC associate justice

President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Court of Appeals Justice Priscilla Baltazar-Padilla as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.

Padilla will take over the post vacated by Associate Justice Andres Reyes Jr. who retired on May 11.

A former Manila trial court judge, she bested other six nominees – Court Administrator Jose Midas Marquez, CA Associate Justice Ricardo Rosario, Japar Dimaampo, Jhosep Lopez, Ramon Cruz and Manuel Barrios.

Topics: Rodrigo Duterte , Court of Appeals , Priscilla Baltazar-Padilla , Supreme Court , Andres Reyes Jr
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