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Sandigan chief is new SC justice

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By Joel Guinto, Tetch Torres
First Posted 14:34:00 01/14/2009

Filed Under: Judiciary (system of justice)

MANILA, Philippines — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has appointed Sandiganbayan Presiding Justice Diosdado Peralta to the Supreme Court, Malacañang has announced.

Peralta replaces Ruben Reyes as associate justice. Reyes retired from the post January 3 after reaching the mandatory age of 70.

Peralta is one of three justices of the Sandiganbayan Special Division that tried and convicted former president Joseph Estrada of plunder.

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