MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang on Saturday announced the appointments of three new associate justices to the Court of Appeals.
President Benigno Aquino III has signed the appointment papers Ma. Luisa Quijano Padilla, Renato Francisco, and Jhosep Lopez.
Padilla, 62, is currently a regional trial court judge of Quezon City. She is the incumbent president of the Quezon City Regional Trial Judges Association.
Her court has a caseload of 440 cases and she has an average output of 25 cases a month.
Prior to being an RTC judge, Padilla also served as a Metropolitan Court Judge in Mandaluyong City for 16 years.
Meanwhile, Francisco has been an RTC judge in Malolos, Bulacan from 1996 up to the present.
His court has a caseload of 177 cases and his average monthly output is 18 cases.
Francisco, 63, was president of the Bulacan RTC Judges Association for 2 years.
The youngest among the three is Lopez, 48, who is currently a City Prosecutor of Manila since 2006.
Lopez also served as a City Councilor of Manila for four terms and presently the administrative head of more than a hundred Public Prosecutors and support staff of the Office of the City Prosecutor of Manila.
He is also a law professor at the New Era College and the Pamantasang Lunsod ng Maynila.