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.