CA Presiding Justice is new SC judge

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 13) — President Rodrigo Duterte names his third appointee to the Supreme Court (SC) — Andres B. Reyes Jr.

Reyes is current Court of Appeals (CA) Presiding Justice. He replaces Associate Justice Bienvenido L. Reyes who retired last July 6.

Reyes, born May 11, 1950, was a judge of the Metropolitan Trial Court in Makati in 1987, and a Regional Trial Court magistrate in San Mateo, Rizal in 1990.

He became CA Associate Justice in 1999.

Reyes is the son of former CA Presiding Justice Andres Reyes, and grandson of former SC justice Alex Reyes.

Duterte's two other appointees to the high court are Noel Tijam and Samuel Martires.

At least nine other SC magistrates will retire within Duterte's term.