Close  
  • share this

Bersamin takes oath as new Chief Justice 

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 08:35 AM December 05, 2018
20181205 Lucas Bersamin Rodrigo Duterte Oath Taking Supreme Court

President Rodrigo Duterte (left) administers the oath of new Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin in Malacañang on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2018. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO / ACE MORANTE

MANILA, Philippines – Newly-appointed Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin took his oath before President Rodrigo Duterte in Malacañang on Tuesday.

Bersamin was accompanied by his family at the Heroes Hall.

ADVERTISEMENT

Duterte appointed Bersamin to replace former chief justice Teresita Leonardo-De Castro, who retired on October 8.

Aside from Bersamin, Associate Justice Ramon Paul Hernando and Associate Justice Rosmari Carandang also took their oaths of office on Tuesday.

FEATURED STORIES

After their oath taking, Duterte led the oath taking of 49 newly appointed government officials, which include former LTFRB board member and now Civil Service Commissioner Aileen Lourdes Abella Lizada, former PTV-4 head for news operations and now Communications Undersecretary Raquel “Rocky” Tobias, National Anti-Poverty Commission Lead Convener Noel Kinazo Felongco, and Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor Chairman Alvin San Juan Feliciano.

In his message to the officials, Duterte said, “My only message to you is that we are all workers of government and so let us work to preserve the nation and to protect the people.” /cbb

Read Next
LATEST STORIES
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Lucas Bersamin, news, oath-taking, Supreme Court
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.
entertainment

Harvey Weinstein breaks with his criminal defense lawyer

January 18, 2019 01:55 PM

newsinfo

Pangasinan cop nabbed for using stolen van

January 18, 2019 01:47 PM

newsinfo

Duterte to meet 12 minors ‘rescued’ by PDEA

January 18, 2019 01:35 PM




© Copyright 1997-2019 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.