Chief Justice Diosdado M. Peralta (rightmost) attends his first flag raising ceremony as the 26th Chief Justice of the Philippines on October 28, 2019 at the Supreme Court (SC) New Building courtyard along Padre Faura, Ermita, Manila. With him are the following Court officials: (1st row from left) SC Associate Justice Henri Jean Paul B. Inting, CJ Peralta’s wife and Court of Appeals Associate Justice Fernanda Lampas-Peralta, SC Associate Justices Amy C. Lazaro-Javier, Rosmari D. Carandang, Andres B. Reyes, Jr., Alfredo Benjamin S. Caguioa, and Estela M. Perlas-Bernabe; (2nd row from left) Philippine Judicial Academy (PHILJA) Chancellor Adolfo S Azcuna, PHILJA Vice Chancellor Romeo J. Callejo, Sr., and the regular members of the Judicial and Bar Council, namely, SC Associate Justice Noel Gimenez Tijam (Ret.), representing the academe, SC Associate Justice Jose C. Mendoza (Ret.) representing the retired Associate Justices of the Supreme Court, and Judge Toribio E. Ilao, Jr. (Ret.) representing the private sector; and (3rd row, 2nd from right) Court Administrator Jose Midas P. Marquez.
Chief Justice Peralta thereafter addressed the Supreme Court Community and encouraged everyone to be guided by the motto, “Let us be united and let us follow the rules.” (Photo and caption by the Public Information Office)