Aquino names classmate newest SC associate justice | Inquirer News

Aquino names classmate newest SC associate justice

/ 05:23 PM January 22, 2016
Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa.  PHOTO FROM CAGATLAW.COM

Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa is the Supreme Court’s newest associate justice. PHOTO FROM CAGATLAW.COM

President Benigno Aquino III has appointed to the Supreme Court his grade school and college classmate Justice Secretary Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa.

The appointment came four days after the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) submitted its shortlist of candidates.


READ: Aquino’s classmate leads JBC short list | Justice Secretary Caguioa: ‘More to offer than being Aquino’s classmate’

Malacañang confirmed the Caguioa’s appointment.


“President Aquino has appointed Justice Secretary Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court vice Associate Justice Martin Villarama Jr. Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. has transmitted the appointment letter dated 22 January 2016 to Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno,” Communications Secretary Herminio “Sonny” Coloma Jr. said in a statement to media.

Villarama whose early retirement became effective last January 16, retired early for health reasons. With a report from Kristine Angeli Sabillo/IDL

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