Chief Justice Gesmundo, SC Associate Justices Meet with UK Ambassador
June 10, 2022
Chief Justice Alexander G. Gesmundo and the Associate Justices of the Supreme Court were paid a courtesy call by the United Kingdom Ambassador to the Philippines H.E. Laure Beaufils on Friday, June 10, 2022, at the Session Hall of the Supreme Court of the Philippines.
Chief Justice Gesmundo expressed the Supreme Court’s gratitude to the British Government for its continued support for the Court’s reform activities and for its assistance in the procurement of COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX Facility. The Chief Justice shared that as early as the year 2000, the British Government, through the British Embassy and the British Council, has been providing the Philippine Judiciary trainings, programs, and other activities that have been of significant help in improving the skills of judges and court personnel.
In response, Ambassador Beaufils conveyed the commitment of the British Government to supporting the Philippine Judiciary where it can, specifically competition law and economics and law. She expressed her hope for more opportunities for the British Government to work more closely with the Supreme Court “to build on what we have already delivered together.”
Joining Chief Justice Gesmundo in welcoming Ambassador Beaufils were Justice Alfredo Benjamin S. Caguioa, Justice Ramon Paul L. Hernando, Justice Rodil V. Zalameda, Justice Mario V. Lopez, Justice Samuel H. Gaerlan, Justice Ricardo R. Rosario, Justice Japar B. Dimaampao, Justice Jose Midas P. Marquez, Justice Antonio T. Kho, Jr., and Justice Maria Filomena D. Singh.
Also present were Court Administrator Raul B. Villanueva, Assistant Court Administrator and Chief of the Public Information Office 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.
The visit of Ambassador Beaufils coincided with the Supreme Court’s celebration of its 121st Founding Anniversary. (Courtesy of the SC Public Information Office)