PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino 3rd has appointed 16 new judges in Manila, Makati City (Metro Manila), Bacolod City (Negros Occidental), Iloilo, Capiz, Antique, Sorsogon and Abra.
The new Regional Trial Court (RTC) judges of Manila are Alma Crispina Collado Lacorte, Maria Victoria Soriano Villadolid and Maria Sophia Solidum-Taylor, and Cesar L. Aganon for Makati City.
In the provinces, the new appointees are Maximino Ables of Sorsogon City, Sorsogon.
For Antique, those appointed were Francisco S. de Guzman and Mario Andres Jr.
In Capiz, the new appointees are Alma Banias-Delfin, Lorencito Diaz and Judith Orendain-Tanogbanua.
The new Iloilo City RTC judges are Rose Edith Gautier Togonon, Ma. Theresa Enriquez-Gaspar and Juana Judita Panigbatan-Nafarrete.
Edgar Tupas was appointed to RTC Branch 46 in Bacolod City.
For the Municipal Circuit Trial Court, the newly appointed judges include Joselito Benedito of the First MCTC, Pidigan-San Quintin-Langiden, Abra and Camilo A. Oliva of Claveria, Masbate.