President Rodrigo Roa Duterte administers the oath of office to newly-appointed Supreme Court Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin at the Malacañan Palace on December 04, 2018.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte administers the oath of office to newly-appointed Supreme Court Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin during a ceremony at the Malacañan Palace on December 04, 2018. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte congratulates newly-appointed Supreme Court Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin, after he took his oath of office during a ceremony at the Malacañan Palace on December 04, 2018. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses with newly-appointed Supreme Court Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin and his family after taking his oath of office during a ceremony at the Malacañan Palace on December 04, 2018. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses with newly-appointed Supreme Court Associate Justice Rosemari Carandang, Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin, and Associate Justice Ramon Hernando after they took their oaths of office in a ceremony at the Malacañan Palace on December 04, 2018. Included in the photo are (from L-R): Justice Andres Reyes, Jr., Justice Francis Jardeleza, Justice Diosdado Peralta, Justice Jose Reyes, Jr. (beside Associate Justice Hernando) and Justice Noel Tijam. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO