Published: Wednesday 10 October, 2018

Duterte Appoints Ramon Hernando as Supreme Court Justice Replacing Martires

Ramon Hernando

New Supreme Court Associate Justice Ramon Paul Hernando. (

Ramon Hernando in the newest Supreme Court Justice. President Rodrigo Duterte appointed Hernando, an Associate Justice of the Court of Appeals, as a new Supreme Court Associate Justice replacing Samuel Martires, who was appointed Ombudsman.

Ramon Paul Hernando is the seventh appointee of President Duterte to the Supreme Court of the Philippines. He is a graduate of the San Beda College of Law and was a former member of the Ateneo de Manila University School of Law faculty.

Associate Justice Ramon Hernando will be the youngest justice of the Supreme Court at 52 years old. He will serve for 18 years, or until his 70th birthday, the mandatory age of retirement, in 2036.

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Aside from serving in the Court of Appeals, Hernando was also a Regional Trial Court (RTC) judge in Quezon City and San Pablo City, and was a state prosecutor with the Department of Justice (DOJ).

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