Duterte appoints CA’s Zalameda to Supreme Court
MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Court of Appeals (CA) Justice Rodil Zalameda to the Supreme Court.
Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea confirmed to reporters on Monday the appointment of Zalameda although Malacañang has yet to release a copy of his appointment paper as of posting.
Zalameda will fill the position of Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo, who left the high tribunal on July 29 after reaching the mandatory retirement age of 70.
Zalameda bested five other nominees for the post, namely, Court of Appeals Associate Justices Apolinario Bruselas Jr., Japar Dimaampao, Ramon Garcia, Jhosep Lopez, and Court Administrator Midas Marquez. /kga
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