(UPDATED) Alexander Gesmundo was appointed chief justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines on April 5, 2021. He is expected to serve as chief justice for over five years or until November 2026. 

He was first appointed to the Supreme Court by President Rodrigo Duterte on Aug. 14, 2017.

Before his appointment, he was associate justice at the Sandiganbayan and, before that, an assistant solicitor general.

He finished BS Economics at the Lyceum of the Philippines and earned his law degree from the Ateneo Law School.

Alexander Gesmundo, who frequently votes
in Duterte's favor, is new SC chief justice

PCIJ is following the selection process for the next chief justice of the Supreme Court. Follow our coverage here.