Justice Delos Santos, the 186th SC Associate Justice, Returns to SC

December 9, 2019

Justice Delos Santos, the 186th SC Associate Justice, Returns to SC. Justice Edgardo L. Delos Santos addresses the crowd during his first flag ceremony at the SC grounds in Faura, Manila on December 9, 2019. Justice Delos Santos, the 186th SC Associate Justice, returns to the SC having worked as Confidential Attorney for the then Associate Justice (later Chief Justice) Felix V. Makasiar in 1980. “I am happy that I am given this chance to serve this great institution. Most of you may have heard that my appointment is my award for my faithful service to the Judiciary. However, the better award is my chance or opportunity to cultivate the jurisprudence through my lengthy experience in the trial court. To serve the Highest Court of the Land is not a trophy for me to brag but a responsibility for me to honor and faithfully uphold. To my fellow workers and servants in the Supreme Court, rest assured that I will perform my duties to the best of my abilities and with utmost integrity,” Justice Delos Santos says. Prior to his appointment to the Supreme Court, Justice Delos Santos was the Executive Justice of the Court of Appeals in Cebu City. He rose from the ranks having started his career in the Judiciary as a Court Legal Researcher while completing his studies at the University of San Carlos College of Law.  He was born on June 12, 1952 in Palompon, Leyte, and will mandatorily retire on his 70th birthday in 2022. (Caption by Jay B. Rempillo, Photo by Francisco S. Gutierrez)