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Priscilla Baltazar-Padilla sworn in as new Supreme Court justice

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Court of Appeals Justice Priscilla Baltazar-Padilla took her oath as the newest justice of the Supreme Court on Friday.

Baltazar-Padilla completes the 15-member roster of the highest Philippine court after being appointed to the seat vacated by retired justice Andres Reyes, Jr.

She had been an associate justice of the appeals court since 2006. Prior to the CA, she had also served as a judge at the Manila regional and metropolitan trial courts.

Baltazar-Padilla also taught at the Lyceum of the Philippines, the New Era University, the Universidad de Manila, and the University of the East for more than 17 years, according to the SC Public Information Office.

She is also a lecturer in Mandatory Continuing Legal Education and a faculty member of the Philippine Judicial Academy.

She was the civil law examiner in the 2019 Bar examinations, alongside Ateneo law dean Cynthia Del Castillo. She was also a Bar reviewer from 2005 to 2017.

She placed fifth in the 1984 Bar exams.

She will retire on July 2, 2028, her 70th birthday. -MDM, GMA News

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