Newly appointed Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Japaar B. Dimaampao took his oath of office before Chief Justice Alexander G. Gemundo at the SC’s session on Tuesday, Sept. 14.
The oath taking was witnessed by Dimaampao’s wife, Maria Gina Perez Villapañe.
Dimaampao filled up the post left by Gesmundo who was appointed Chief Justice and head of the judiciary last April 5.
He was a prosecutor, a trial court judge, and associate justice of the Court of Appeals for more than 17 years.
A statement issued by the SC’s public information office stated that Dimaampao was a graduate of the University of East College of Law.
He taught law at his alma mater, San Beda College of Law, University of Santos Tomas Faculty of Civil Law, and De La Salle University College of Law, among other universities.
He was a Pedro Concepcion Professorial Chairholder for Commercial Law and the 2018 Metrobank Foundation Professorial Chairholder in Taxation Law.
Justice Dimaampao was also a member of the Committee on Bar Examinations in Commercial Law and Taxation. He was the 2013 and 2016 Bar Examiner in Civil Law, and the 2019 Bar Examiner in Taxation. He was also the 2006 Shari’ah Bar Examiner on Succession, Wills, Adjudication and Settlement of Estate, and was the Chairperson of the 16th Special Shari’ah Bar, held in 2020.