Duterte appoints new Sandiganbayan justice

Ina Reformina, ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 23 2017 06:33 PM

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed a new magistrate to the Sandiganbayan in the person of Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) Judge Edgardo Caldona.

Caldona is a graduate of the Ateneo de Manila University, and served as a lawyer at the Sandiganbayan under the Office of Justice Sabino de Leon.

He later on worked as court attorney of the Supreme Court (SC), under then-Chief Justice Renato Corona. 

Corona and Caldona were fraternity brothers at the Utopia Fraternity.

Prior to his appointment as Makati RTC judge, Caldona was an RTC Judge in Pangasinan.

Caldona takes on the post at the anti-graft court vacated by Associate Justice Jose Hernandez.