COURT OF Appeals (CA) Associate Justice Henri Jean Paul B. Inting is the new Supreme Court associate justice, taking the position vacated by Chief Justice Lucas P. Bersamin.

Justice Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra, a member of the Judicial and Bar Council, confirmed Mr. Inting’s designation, but noted that his appointment paper has yet to be released.

Mr. Inting, 61, graduated cum laude from the Ateneo de Davao University and served as senior corporate attorney of the National Housing Authority Government Corporation in 1983.

He became a supervising staff assistant at the Intermediate Appellate Court, now the CA, in 1984.

He then served at the Public Attorney’s Office where he stayed from 1986 to 1995 before becoming a prosecutor at the Quezon Prosecutor’s Office. He was then appointed as presiding judge of the Quezon City (QC) Municipal Trial Court in 1998.

He was a judge at QC regional trial court before he was appointed to the CA in October 2012.

Mr. Inting is the brother of former CA justice and now Commission on Elections Commissioner Socorro B. Inting. — Vann Marlo M. Villegas