Duterte appoints Court of Appeals justice to Supreme Court

March 07, 2019

President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Court of Appeals (CA) Justice Amy Lazaro Javier to the Supreme Court, his eighth appointment to the High Court.

Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea said  Javier is taking the place of newly-retired Justice Noel Tijam.

Javier beat to the post fellow CA justices who, like her, are frequent applicants.

In her previous Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) interview, Javier said she “does not see Duterte as an enemy of women” in aswer to the question  on what she thinks her chances are, given Duterte’s “predilection for male appointees.”

“ I see him as a person who respects and loves his late mother, who he credits to have unconditionally loved him, and brought out the leader that he is,” Javier added.

Javier has been with the CA since 2007 and was  previously with the Office of the Solicitor General. She obtained her law degree from the University of Santo Tomas.