Who is Maria Lourdes Aranal Sereno? Sereno is the first and newly appointed Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines, by President Benigno S. Aquino III. She was appointed last August 13, 2010.
The new associate justice, Maria Lourdes Aranal Sereno, was born in Manila on July 2, 1960. Sereno earned a degree in A.B. Economics at the Ateneo de Manila University in 1980. She graduated Cum Laude and Class Valedictorian in her Bachelor of Laws at the University of the Philippines College of Law in 1984. Sereno earned her Master of Laws in 1993 at the University of Michigan Law School.