Chief Justice Lucas P. Bersamin celebrates his retirement from the judiciary with his family on October 11, 2019 at the SC Session Hall, Padre Faura, Manila. With him are (from left) daughterDr. Karissa Dominique Bersamin, son Dr. Lucas Riel Bersamin, daughters-in-law Bianca Bersamin and Veronica Bersamin, son Engineer Luis Isidro Bersamin, son-in-law Judge Nino Delvin E. Embuscado of the Makati City Metropolitan Trial Court Branch 66, daughter Judge Pia Cristina Bersamin-Embuscado of the Las Pinas City Regional Trial Court Branch 198, wife Mrs. Aurora B. Bersamin and grandchildren seen here giving their seal of approval as the whole family unveils their “Papa Ber’s” portrait. The portrait will be displayed at the Gallery of the Chief Justices outside the Session Hall.
Chief Justice Bersamin says that the retirement rites are a week early not because he opted for early retirement but “to give more time for me to bid goodbye to all the people who work in the Supreme Court and the rest of the judiciary who could not be with us this evening one whole week starting next Monday.”
Appointed on November 28, 2018 as the 25th Chief Justice, Chief Justice Bersamin compulsorily hangs his judicial robe on the eve of October 18, 2019. (Photo and caption courtesy of the SC Public Information Office)