PAPI leaders hail JM Marquez’ appointment as SC justice

Officials and leaders of the Publishers Association of the Philippines, Inc. (PAPI), led by Nelson Santos, president and Board Chairman Emeritus Juan P. Dayang, have hailed the appointment of former SC Court Administrator Jose Midas P. Marquez as new Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.

Marquez goes on record as the 192nd Supreme Court Associate Justice and the 14th High Court Administrator where he served for decades. At 55, he is currently the second youngest SC justice, next to Justice Ramon Paul Hernando who is six months younger.

As SC Court Administrator, Marquez’ responsibilities included interventions in case management of lower courts and providing public information and assistance.

Santos and Dayang said Marquez has long been a valued friend of media, with whose players he freely interacted. He has served a resource speaker in many previous PAPI events. He supervised the court’s handling of the 2009 Maguindanao massacre case, where 58 died, including many journalists.

Marquez also previously served as former Supreme Court Spokesperson, chief of its Public Information Office, and chief of staff of the Office of Chief Justice.