By Prince Golez
Malacañang wished Court of Appeals Justice Maria Filomena Singh “success” in her new assignment as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court (SC).
In a statement Wednesday, acting presidential spokesperson and Communications Secretary Martin Andanar expressed optimism that Singh would continue to uphold and exemplify judicial independence in the high court.
“The Palace congratulates Ms. Maria Filomena Singh on her appointment as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines,” said Andanar.
“Justice Singh served as Associate Justice of the Court of Appeals and we are confident that she would continue to uphold judicial excellence and independence in the High Court. We wish AJ Singh success in her new assignment,” he added.
Singh replaced former Senior Associate Justice Estela Perlas-Bernabe, who retired on May 14.