Chief Justice Alexander G. Gesmundo administers the oath of office to the 2022-2023 national officers and regional directors of the Philippine Judges Association (PJA) during a hybrid oath-taking ceremony held this morning at the Supreme Court Session Hall.
The PJA officers for 2022-2023 are Judge Danilo S. Cruz, President; Judge Byron G. San Pedro, Executive Vice President; Judge Acerey C. Pacheco, Senior Vice President; Judge Gener M. Gito, VP-Administration; Judge Maria Paz R. Reyes-Yson, VP–External Affairs; Judge Caridad V. Galvez, VP–Internal Affairs; Judge Teresa E. De Guzman-Alvarez, VP– Finance; Judge Pablo C. Formaran III, VP–Legal Affairs; Judge Lily Lydia A. Laquindanum, VP–Research and Judicial Education; Judge Mia Joy O. Oallares-Cawed, VP–Special Projects; Judge Elisa R. Sarmiento-Flores, Secretary General; Judge Hannah Cynara L. Cayton, Treasurer; Judge Mary Charlene V. Hernandez-Azura, Auditor; Judge Pia Cristina B. Bersamin- Embuscado, Public Relations Officer; and Judge Tarcelo A. Sabarre, Jr., Business Manager. The regional directors and deputies joined via Zoom. The PJA is the only association of Regional Trial Court judges that is duly recognized by the Supreme Court. It aims to unite all judges of the RTCs, Sharia District Courts, and all such other courts of equal or similar jurisdictions; preserve and maintain the integrity and independence of the Judiciary by ensuring an efficient and speedy dispensation of justice under the rule of law; and foster a more fraternal relationship among its members by promoting cooperation and mutual understanding among them. (Courtesy of the SC Public Information Office)