New Chief Justice Peralta takes oath before Duterte

MANILA, Philippines---Newly appointed Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta took his oath before President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday afternoon. Duterte's spokesman Salvador Panelo said the President administered the oath of office to Peralta in a ceremony held in Malacaang. Panelo said Duterte told Peralta that "all he asks is that the Supreme Court under his watch should be characterized with fairness and truth." "That every citizen be treated equal before the law regardless of the status in life," Panelo said, supposedly quoting Duterte as saying. Peralta replaced former chief justice Lucas Bersamin who retired on O...Keep on reading: New Chief Justice Peralta takes oath before Duterte

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