Justice Rodil V. Zalameda was sworn in as a member of the Supreme Court of the Philippines by Chief Justice Lucas P. Beramin on August 6, 2019. Justice Zalameda’s appointment completed the 15-member roster of the High Tribunal.
Born in Caloocan City on August 2, 1963, Justice Zalameda obtained his Bachelor of Laws Degree from the Ateneo de Manila University in 1987 under an academic scholarship grant. A member of the Fraternal Order of Utopia, he was a dean’s lister and served as Associate Editor of the Ateneo Law Journal and a senior staff member of the Ateneo Law Bulletin.
After passing the Bar examinations in 1988, he joined the Judiciary as Branch Clerk 1 of the Makati City Regional Trial Court. A year later, he served as Clerk of Court V. From 1990-1995, he engaged in private practice but returned to government service as Prosecutor I in 1995 at the Office of the City Prosecutor, Mandaluyong City. He served as Prosecutor II (1997-2002) until he was appointed City Prosecutor in 2002.
On September 11, 2008, then City Prosecutor Zalameda was appointed as Court of Appeals (CA) Associate Justice. He was the Chairperson of the CA 17th Division when he got appointed to the High Tribunal.
Named Ulirang Mandaleño in the field of public service by the City Government of Mandaluyong in 2010, Justice Zalameda is married to Ma. Vilma Amor and they are blessed with a son, Jasper Rodil II.