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/ 05:12 AM January 28, 2022
Duterte names Palace official as new CA justice

Newly appointed Court of Appeals Associate Justice Michael Ong took his oath of office before Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo on Thursday, January 27, 2022. Photo from Supreme Court PIO

President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Senior Deputy Executive Secretary Michael Ong as associate justice of the Court of Appeals (CA), Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles announced on Thursday.

Ong will fill the seat vacated by Samuel Gaerlan, who was appointed to the Supreme Court in January 2020.

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The new magistrate received his law degree from the University of the Philippines in 2002.

He later served as court attorney for former Supreme Court Associate Justice and Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales and corporate legal counsel of the PNOC Exploration Corp.

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He joined Malacañang during President Benigno Aquino III’s time. —DAPHNE GALVEZ

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