Justice Presbitero Velasco Jr. retires
After serving the judiciary for 20 years, Supreme Court Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco Jr. on Tuesday retired from service.
This was after Velasco reached the mandatory retirement age of 70.
He was given retirement honors by his colleagues just moments ago, and a farewell dinner was scheduled at the Manila Hotel later in the day.
During his stint in the SC, Velasco penned more than 1,000 decisions, opinions and resolutions.
Velasco finished his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science degree at the University of the Philippines in Quezon City where he also received his Bachelor of Laws degree at age 22
He placed sixth in the 1971 Bar examinations at 89.85 percent.