COURT OF APPEALS (CA) associate justice Ramon Paul L. Hernando was appointed Supreme Court associate justice by President Rodrigo R. Duterte, Justice Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra said on Wednesday.
Born on Aug. 27, 1966, Mr. Hernando, 52, will be serving in the SC for eighteen years before turning 70 which is the mandatory retirement age.
Mr. Hernando has served as CA associate justice from Feb. 16, 2010. Before that, he was Presiding Judge of Quezon City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 93 from May 22, 2006 to Feb. 15, 2010.
He had also served as presiding judge of RTC Branch 29 of San Pablo City in Laguna from Oct. 29, 2003 to May 21, 2006 and as executive judge of the RTC from November 2004 to May 2006.
Mr. Hernando was State Prosecutor II at the Department of Justice from June 16, 1998 to Oct. 28, 2003 and Supreme Court Attorney V from July 1, 1995 to June 15, 1998.
Mr. Hernando obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree in San Beda College in 1990.
He was among the nine shortlisted nominees set to replace Samuel R. Martires, who is now Ombudsman. — Vann Marlo M. Villegas