Duterte appoints 20 new judges

/ 06:08 PM June 21, 2019

MANILA, Philippines—President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed 20 new judges, including an Oriental Mindoro prosecutor still recuperating from a gun attack last June 10.

The wounded prosecutor, Josephine Caranzo, is now regional trial court (RTC) judge in Calapan City.


Aside from her, also appointed were Vismanos-Nabua, Criisma R. – RTC 73, Urdaneta City, Pangasinan; Baring Tuvera, Purificacion A. – RTC 23, Trece Martires, Cavite Luna, Gaysol C. – RTC 130, Trece Martires, Cavite.

Desuasido-Gill, Jean Susan V. – RTC 131, Trece Martires, Cavite; Banatin, Jaime E. – RTC 152, Biñan City, Laguna; Quijano, Vernard V. – RTC 153, Biñan City, Laguna; Rafa, Dennis J. – RTC 154, Biñan City, Laguna.


Villamonte, Armin Noel B. – RTC 155, Biñan City, Laguna; Martinez, Arnold R. – RTC 108, Cabuyao, Laguna; Mailom-Orendain, Angelina A. – RTC 92, Calamba City, Laguna; Buenaluz, Hector A. Jr. – RTC 103, Calamba City, Laguna; Pantua, Maria Cecilia T. – RTC 104, Calamba City, Laguna.

Noblejas, Arturo V.   – RTC 105, Calamba City, Laguna; Natividad, Rene D.  – RTC 107, Los Baños, Laguna; Tabuldan-Gravino, Nida C. – RTC 169, San Pedro, Laguna; Austria, Nanette M. – RTC 170, San Pedro, Laguna; Mendoza, Ma. Lourdes S. – RTC 166, Siniloan, Laguna; Hilbero, Allan S. – RTC 176, Sta. Cruz, Laguna and Rodriguez-Cayetano, Paz Soledad B. – RTC  49, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan.

They had passed scrutiny by the Judicial and Bar Council. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said Duterte would soon appoint more judges and prosecutors. (Editor: Tony Bergonia)

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