The Philippines now have its first ever lady Chief Magistrate, Associate Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Today, President Ninoy Aquino administered the oath to Sereno.
Sereno will have 18 years as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court before reaching the mandatory retirement age. She’ll be serving four Presidents: Aquino, the winners of presidential elections in 2016, 2022 and 2028. This would make her as the second justice with the longest years of appointment in the SC. Former Chief Justice Cayetano Arellano had 18 years and 9 months in the position.
Twitter users are now making humorous twist using hash tag #CJpasiSereno. This was started by Twitter user Francis Acero.
Funniest lines on Twitter about incoming Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno’s appointment as Chief Justice. She will be serving the Highest Tribunal for the next 18 years.
Storified by divine_caraecle · Sat, Aug 25 2012 03:16:03
This calls for a big celebration! Were the catering equipment ready?