Duterte-appointed J. Tijam pens SC decision removing CJ Sereno from office
The Corpus Juris wrote on Facebook: Dispositive portion of Republic v. Sereno includes an order to show cause why Sereno shouldn’t be sanctioned for violating sub judice rule and casting aspersions on the Court’s members.
Justice Tijam, appointed by Pres. Duterte, wrote Republic vs. Sereno, the case that oustered CJ Sereno.
Noel G. Tijam (born January 5, 1949, San Miguel, Manila) is a Filipino lawyer who was appointed Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines by President Rodrigo Duterte on March 8, 2017. Prior to his appointment, he was a Justice of Court of Appeals from 2003 to 2017. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noel_Tijam
President Rodrigo Duterte appointed Court of Appeals (CA) Associate Justice Noel Tijam as Supreme Court (SC) associate justice. This was confirmed to Rappler by a Palace official close to the President on Wednesday, March 8. Tijam's signed appointment paper says he is replacing SC Associate Justice Arturo Brion who retired last December 29. (Duterte appoints Noel Tijam as SC justice by Pia Ranada @piaranada; Published 3:55 PM, March 08, 2017 Updated 9:31 PM, March 08, 2017; https://www.rappler.com/nation/163622-duterte-appoints-noel-tijam-supreme-court-justice)