Maria Lourdes Sereno becomes the first female Philippine Chief Justice
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Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Last Saturday,was appointed as Supreme Court in the , becoming the first woman to hold the post. She replaced , who was last May.
Philippine Presidentformally appointed the 52-year-old Sereno Saturday morning. With the post having a retirement age of 70, it is expected to see her serve one of the longest terms for the office.
Like the President, Sereno is also a graduate of. She continued her studies in and .
Born on July 2, 1960 in, Sereno previously served as a legal consultant for the , the , the , and the Policy Center. She had taught at the for nineteen years
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