Supreme Court Divisions under CJ Sereno term

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After Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno was appointed as the new Chief Justice in Supreme Court, she ordered an reorganization of the three divisions in the said office.

First Division:
Chairperson: CJ Maria Lourdes Sereno
Working Chairperson: Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo-De Castro
Members: Associate Justices Lucas Bersamin, Martin Villarama, Jr., Bienvenido Reyes

Second Division:
Chairperon: Associate Justice Antonio Carpio
Members: Associate Justices Arturo Brion, Mariano Del Castillo, Jose Perez, Estela Perlas-Bernabe

Third Division:
Chairperson: Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco, Jr.
Members: Associate Justices Diosdado Peralta, Roberto Abad, Jose Mendoza

According to Sec. 8 Rule 2 of the Internal Rules of the Supreme Court, particularly discussing Operating Structures, it is stated that,

the First Division shall be composed of the Chief Justice, the fourth in seniority as working chairperson, the seventh in seniority, the tenth in seniority, and the thirteenth in seniority;

the Second Division shall be composed of the second in seniority as Chairperson, the fifth in seniority, the eighth in seniority; the eleventh in seniority, and the fourteenth in seniority;

the Third Division shall be composed of the third in seniority as Chairperson, the sixth in seniority, the ninth in seniority, the twelfth in seniority, and the fifteenth in seniority

Reference: http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/08/28/12/sc-reorganizes-3-divisions

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