March 8, 2017
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte administered the oath of Associate Justice Samuel Martires as the 175th judge of the Supreme Court. The simple ceremony was held in Malacañan Palace.
Associate Justice Martires was appointed by the President on March 2, 2017, replacing Associate Justice Jose Perez who retired last December 14, 2016.
Last March 6, Justice Martires was received by Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno as the newest member of the Supreme Court. Before his current appointment, he served as an Associate Justice of the Sandiganbayan.
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