Arrival Honors for Retiring Chief Justice Bersamin

October 14, 2019

Chief Justice Lucas P. Bersamin, the country’s 25th Chief Magistrate, is given arrival honors prior to his last official attendance to the flag ceremony of the Supreme Court on October 14, 2019 in Padre Faura Street, Manila.

Chief Justice Bersamin reaches the mandatory retirement age of 70 on October 18, 2019, capping his almost 32 years of government service. He led the Judiciary towards achieving his four-point agenda by facilitating the revision of the Rules of Court, supporting the drive to purge the Judiciary of scalawags and misfits, initiating bar and law curriculum reforms, and promoting access to justice through various court reforms. (Caption by Annie Rose A. Laborte; Photo by Francisco S. Gutierrez)