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Teresita de Castro

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Teresita de Castro
24th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines
In office
August 28, 2018 – October 10, 2018
Appointed byRodrigo Duterte
Preceded byMaria Lourdes Sereno (De facto)
Renato Corona (De jure)
Succeeded byLucas Bersamin
160th Associate Justice
of the Philippine Supreme Court
In office
December 3, 2007 – August 28, 2018
Appointed byGloria Macapagal Arroyo
Preceded byCancio Garcia
Succeeded byVacant
Personal details
Teresita Jose Leonardo

(1948-10-08) October 8, 1948 (age 75)
Manila, Philippines
Spouse(s)Eduardo de Castro
EducationUniversity of the Philippines

Teresita Leonardo-De Castro (born Teresita Jose Leonardo on October 8, 1948) was the 24th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines from August 25 to October 10, 2018. She replaced Maria Lourdes Sereno, who was removed from office.[1]

After her retirement, she surpassed the record of former Chief Justice Pedro Yap of being the shortest tenured Chief Justice.[2]


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  1. "Teresita Leonardo de Castro is new Chief Justice". CNN Philippines. August 25, 2018. Archived from the original on August 25, 2018. Retrieved August 25, 2018.
  2. "Teresita Leonardo-De Castro is new Supreme Court chief". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 2018-08-25.

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