Justice Jhosep Y. Lopez Takes Oath as 190th SC Associate Justice

January 26, 2021

Justice Jhosep Y. Lopez is sworn in by Chief Justice Diosdado M. Peralta as the 190th Associate Justice of the Supreme Court at the En Banc Session Hall today. Also in photo is Court of Appeals (CA) Presiding Justice Remedios A. Salazar-Fernando. Prior to his appointment to the High Court, Justice Lopez served as CA Associate Justice for almost nine years. He served as a city prosecutor for six years before his appointment to the CA on May 31, 2012. From 1993 to 2006, he was a partner at Lopez Rasul Maliwanag Baybay Palaran Law Offices. Justice Lopez also entered politics and served as a city councilor of Manila from 1992-1998 and 2001-2006. He previously worked as legal counsel in various offices, such as the UP Diliman Office of Legal Affairs, UP Manila-PGH, Senate, and legal consultant in the City Council of Manila and City Legal Office of Manila. He graduated cum laude with a degree in Political Science from UP Diliman, where he also pursued his law degree. He passed the 1988 Bar examinations with a rating of 84.55%. Born on February 8, 1963 in Umingan, Pangasinan, he will mandatorily retire on his 70th birthday in 2033. His appointment completes the 15-member roster of the SC. (Caption by Darylle Evie Mae C. Sibal; Photo by Francisco S. Gutierrez)