Duterte Makes Second Appointment to Supreme Court

President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Court of Appeals justice Noel Tijam as the newest member of the Supreme Court (SC). This comes just days after Duterte’s first SC appointment in the person of Samuel Martires. Tijam was a classmate of Duterte in law school, though the justice asserts that he will not be beholden to anyone. As proof, he cited his decision against former president Gloria Arroyo even though she was the one…

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