Senior Associate Justice Estela Perlas-Bernabe was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Benigno Aquino III on Sept. 16, 2011 and will retire on May 15, 2022. 

Before her appointment, she was associate justice at the Court of Appeals and, before that, a regional trial court judge in Makati City. 

She earned her law degree from the Ateneo Law School. 

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