Justice Antonio T. Kho, Jr. Takes Oath as 193rd SC Associate Justice

February 24, 2022

Justice Antonio Tongio Kho, Jr. takes his oath as the 193rd Associate Justice of the Supreme Court before Chief Justice Alexander G. Gesmundo at the En Banc Session Hall this morning. His appointment completes the 15-member roster of the Supreme Court. Justice Kho fills up the post vacated by now Philippine Judicial Academy Chancellor Justice Rosmari D. Carandang. (Courtesy of the SC Public Information Office)

Justice Antonio T. Kho, Jr. takes his oath as the 193rd Associate Justice of the Supreme Court before Chief Justice Alexander G. Gesmundo at the En Banc Session Hall this morning. With him are (top photo, from left) his children, Antonio III, Audrey Louise, and Ingrid Francesca, and his wife, Mrs. Wilma Kho. Also present are (bottom photo, from left) Justices Jhosep Y. Lopez, Amy C. Lazaro-Javier, Japar B. Dimaampao, and Jose Midas P. Marquez. (Masks removed for photo purposes.)

Justice Kho was born in 1966 in Sulu, Jolo. He received his Bachelor of Laws degree from the San Beda University College of Law in 1991, placing 10th in the Bar Examinations held that year.

He served as Undersecretary of the Department of Justice from 2016 to 2018 before he was appointed as Commissioner of the Commission on Elections from 2018 until the end of his term on February 2, 2022. Justice Kho will compulsorily retire on June 29, 2036. (Courtesy of the SC Public Information Office)