Chief Justice Alexander G. Gesmundo and the Associate Justices of the Supreme Court received Australian Ambassador to the Philippines H.E. Steven J. Robinson, AO on Friday at the Supreme Court Session Hall.
Joining Chief Justice Gesmundo in welcoming Ambassador Robinson were Justice Ramon Paul L. Hernando, Justice Henri Jean Paul B. Inting, Justice Rodil V. Zalameda, Justice Mario V. Lopez, Justice Jhosep Y. Lopez, Justice Japar B. Dimaampao, Justice Jose Midas P. Marquez, and Justice Antonio T. Kho, Jr.
Also present were Philippine Judicial Academy Chancellor (Ret.) Justice Rosmari D. Carandang, Court Administrator Raul B. Villanueva, Assistant Court Administrator and Public Information Office Chief Brian Keith F. Hosaka, Deputy Clerk of Court and Judicial Reform Program Administrator Laura C.H. Del Rosario, and Deputy Clerk of Court and Chief Technology Officer Jed Sherwin G. Uy.
Ambassador Robinson was accompanied by Mr. Thanh Le, Development Counsellor; Mr. Paul Harrington, Development First Secretary; Mr. Pablo Lucero, Portfolio Manager; Ms. Ria Go Tian, Senior Program Officer; Ms. Andie Fidelino, Research Officer, Atty. George Carmona, Judicial Reform Specialist; and Atty. Damcelle Cortes, Local Context Specialist.
It was the second time that the Chief Justice and the Associate Justices of the Supreme Court were paid an in-person courtesy visit by a diplomat this year, following the easing of protocol restrictions in the National Capital Region. Last month, U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires ad interim Heather Variava also paid a courtesy call on the Chief Justice and the Associate Justices. Minimum health protocols such as physical distancing and wearing of marks were observed during these visits. (Courtesy of the SC Public Information Office)