Malacanang has appointed Lucas Bersamin as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in an order dated November 26, 2018 and signed by President Rodrigo Duterte.
“Justice Bersamin is presently the most senior Justice in the Supreme Court in terms of services rendered under the Judicial Branch in various capacities,
“ Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo was quoted as saying, adding that the two appointees are among the best and the brightest.
Bersamin was named 25th Chief Justice of the SC by then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to the High Court as an Associate Justice on April 2, 2009.
A former Quezon City RTC Judge, Bersamin is a graduate of the University of the East College of Law in 1973 and placed 9th in the 1973 Bar Examinations with an average of 86.3%.