CJ PERALTA: I WILL CONTINUE TO LIVE A LIFE I AM PROUD OF. Chief Justice Diosdado M. Peralta (seated, center) and his wife, Court of Appeals Associate Justice Fernanda C. Lampas-Peralta (to the right of CJ), pose for posterity with the Board of Trustees, Secretariat, and past winners of the Society for Judicial Excellence (SJE) led by the SJE Chairperson, Retired Supreme Justice Romeo J. Callejo, Sr. (rightmost) during a testimonial luncheon they hosted on the occasion of CJ Peralta’s appointment as Chief Justice at the Citrine Emerald Room, Diamond Hotel on December 9, 2019.
In his response, CJ Peralta promised “to continue to live a life I am proud of.” In the 2002 Judicial Excellence Awards hosted by the SJE, CJ Peralta was awarded the Chief Justice Ramon Avanceña Award for Outstanding Regional Trial Court Judge. Retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Angelina Sandoval-Gutierrez (seated, 2nd from left), Chairperson Emeritus of the SJE, pointed out that the Society has produced two Chief Justices: CJ Peralta and Retired CJ Lucas P. Bersamin; and four Associate Justices in the Supreme Court: including herself, Retired Justices Bernardo P. Pardo and Callejo, and the recently-appointed SC AJ Mario V. Lopez (seated, 3rd from left). (Courtesy of the SC Public Information Office)