Lourdes Sereno: Philippines' first ever lady Chief Justice

The Philippines has a new Chief Justice.

Supreme Court Associate Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno makes history as the first woman to be appointed head of the judiciary.

President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III on Friday named Sereno as the 24th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, months after ex-Chief Justice Renato Corona was removed from his post by an impeachment court.

“In the midst of this period of deep mourning for the loss of Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo, the President is cognizant of his constitutional duty to appoint the next Chief Justice of the Philippines. He has therefore decided to appoint Associate Justice Maria Lourdes Punzalan Aranal-Sereno as the 24th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court,” Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said in a statement Friday.

“The President is confident that Chief Justice Sereno will lead the judiciary in undertaking much-needed reforms. We believe the Judicial Branch of government has a historic opportunity to restore our people’s confidence in the judicial system,” Lacierda added.

Sereno was co-counsel with Justice Florentino Feliciano on the Fraport case before the International Centre for the Settlment of Investment Disputes and in the Philippine Air Terminals Company, Inc. (PIATCO) before the International Chamber of Commerce-International Court of Arbitration in Singapore. The Republic of the Philippines won both cases.

READ: Maria Lourdes P. A. Sereno's PROFILE
WATCH: JBC Interview with Lourdes Sereno
PHOTOS: Sereno takes oath as new chief justice
STORY: When De Lima met Chief Justice Sereno

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