(Eagle News)–President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday, Oct. 24, administered the oath of newly appointed Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta.
Peralta was appointed to the post following the retirement of Lucas Bersamin after he reached the mandatory age of retirement last week.
Peralta was one of two Supreme Court justices shortlisted by the Judicial and Bar Council to the Chief Justice post who obtained the highest number of votes from council members.
The other was Justice Estela Perlas-Bernabe.
Peralta is the 26th Chief Justice.