President Benigno S. Aquino III has appointed Cebu regional trial court (RTC) Judge Marilyn B. Lagura-Yap as Associate Justice of the Court of Appeals (CA), a Palace official announced on Monday.
Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said Yap graduated cum laude from the University of the Philippines (UP) College of Cebu, before earning her law degree from the University of San Carlos. She has been in government for almost 27 years.
Lacierda also announced other appointments of the Aquino government to the judiciary.
President Aquino has appointed Judge Jacob M. Montesa II to the Metropolitan Trial Court Branch 80 in Muntinlupa City. An experienced litigator, he worked for the Public Attorneys Office (PAO) before becoming a prosecutor for Las Pinas City.
Judge Jean Susan Desuasido Gill has been appointed to the Metropolitan Trial Court Branch 79 in Las Pinas. She took up her Master of Laws at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She worked in the private sector before lending her talents as branch Clerk of Court to the Muntinlupa RTC.