Justice Jardeleza to swear in Iloilo Guv-elect Toto Defensor


Governor-elect Arthur “Toto” Defensor Jr. of Iloilo province will take his oath of office before Supreme Court Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza on June 28 at the Capitol lobby.

Vice Governor Christine Garin and elected Sangguniang Panlalawigan members Valentin Serag and Renee Valencia (1st district), Rolito Cajilig and June Mondejar (2nd District), Matt Palabrica and Jason Gonzales (3rd District), Rolly Distura and Domingo Oso Jr. (4th District), Carol Espinosa and Darl Tupas (5th District) will also take oath before Jardeleza.

Some municipal mayors would also be taking their oath of office before the associate justice, according to outgoing Governor Arthur Defensor Sr.

Jardeleza, who earned his Political Science degree from the University of the Philippines-Iloilo, was appointed to the Supreme Court by then President Benigno Aquino III in August 2014.

He served as Deputy Ombudsman for Luzon in 2011 and was appointed as Solicitor General in February 2012.