President Rodrigo Duterte headed the oathtaking ceremony of Associate Justice Samuel Martires as the 175th judge of the Supreme Court at the Malacañan Palace.
Associate Justice Martires was appointed by the President on March 2, 2017 to replace retired Associate Justice Jose Perez.
Justice Martires was greeted by Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno as the latest member of the Supreme Court.
Martires has served as an Associate Justice of the Sandiganbayan before being appointed by President Duterte.
Watch the Full Video of the Oathtaking Ceremony courtesy of Presidential Communications (Government of the Philippines) below.