Zalameda takes oath as SC justice

MANILA Newly appointed Supreme Court Associate Justice Rodil V. Zalameda on Tuesday took his oath before Chief Justice Lucas P. Bersamin at the SC en banc session hall.

The SC said Zalameda, who was an Associate Justice of the Court of Appeals (CA) before his appointment, obtained his Bachelor of Laws Degree from the Ateneo de Manila University in 1987.

After passing the Bar examinations in 1988, he joined the Judiciary as Branch Clerk 1 of the Makati City Regional Trial Court. A year later, he served as Clerk of Court V. From 19901995, he engaged in private practice but returned to government service as prosecutor in 1995 at the Office of the City Prosecutor, Mandaluyong City. He served as Prosecutor II (19972002) until he was appointed City Prosecutor in 2002.

On September 11, 2008, then City Prosecutor Zalameda was appointed as CA Associate Justice. He was the chairperson of the CA 17th Division when named by President Duterte as SC justice vice Justice Mariano C. Del Castillo, who retired last month.

Justice Zalameda is married to Ma. Vilma Amor and they are blessed with a son, Jasper Rodil II. (PNA)

Source: Philippines News Agency

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