MANILA - Malacañang on Thursday announced Justice Priscilla J. Baltazar-Padilla was appointed associate justice of the Supreme Court.
The development was confirmed by Presidential spokesman Harry Roque.
Baltazar-Padilla was among 7 applicants who were nominated to replace SC Associate Justice Andres Reyes, Jr., who retired on May 11.
She previously served as Court of Appeals associate justice.
(More details to follow.)