President Rodrigo R. Duterte has appointed two more appellate court justices. 

Justices Maximo M. De Leon and Jacinto G. Fajardo, Jr. are the newest members of the Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court said in an e-mailed statement on Friday. 

The high court received their appointment papers dated May 24 on Jan. 28, it said. Mr. De Leon will replace Justice Jane C. Lantion, while Mr. Fajardo will replace Rodil V. Zalameda. 

Mr. De Leon took his oath before Chief Justice Alexander G. Gesmundo Friday afternoon. The new magistrates were trial court judges. 

Mr. Duterte earlier appointed Michael P. Ong, former senior deputy executive secretary for legal affairs, to the appellate court. — John Victor D. Ordoñez