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  1. 1. SUPREME COURT OF JUSTICE The Supreme Court of the Philippines Filipino: “Kataas-taasang Hukuman ng Pilipinas” Colloquially in Spanish: “Korte Suprema”  It is the highest court in the Philippines.  The court consists of 14 associate justices and 1 Chief Justice.
  2. 2. CHIEF Justice Maria Lourdes Aranal Sereno Birth Date: July 2, 1960 Birth Place: Manila Assumed Office: August 13, 2010 (She is President Aquino’s first appointment in the Supreme Court) Educational Background o Ateneo de Manila University (1980): A.B. Economics
  3. 3. o Cum Laude, Class Valedictorian o 14th in the Bar Examinations o University of the Philippines School of Economics: Units in the Master of Arts in Economics Program o University of Michigan Law School (1993): Master of Laws o University of the Philippines College of Law (1984) Award/Achievement o In 1998, she was TOWNS (Ten Outstanding Women in the Nation’s Service) awardee for Law.
  4. 4. Justice Antonio Tirol Carpio BBiirrtthh PDlaatcee: :O Dcatovbaeor C 2i6ty,, 1P9h4i9lippines Assumed office: October 26, 2001
  5. 5. EDUCATIONAL BACKGOUND o He obtained his law degree at the University of the Philippines (UP) where he graduated Valedictorian and cum laude in 1975. o He took up AB Economics as pre-Law at the Ateneo De Manila University (1970) Carpio took the Bar Examinations in 1976 and landed on the 6th place with a grade of 85.70%. He was the first appointee to the Supreme Court by Pres. Gloria Arroyo; he was sworn in as Associate Justice on October 26, 2001.
  6. 6. Achievements/Awards o He was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award in Law by the Ateneo de Manila Alumni Association in 1991. o In 1998, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Merit by then Pres. Ramos. I o n 2002, he was the recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award given by the Ateneo De Davao Alumni Association. o He was conferred a Doctorate of Laws, honoris causa, by the Ateneo de Davao University.
  7. 7. Justice Mariano C. Del Castillo Birthdate: July 29, 1949 Birthplace: Mandaue City, Cebu Assumed Office: July 29, 2009
  8. 8. Educational Background: o San Beda College o Ateneo de Manila University, Bachelor of Laws Class of 1971 Awards and Achievements o Best Performing Court of Appeals Justice (2004) o “Justice George A. Malcolm Award” by the Rotary Club of Manila (2004) o Presiding Justice Award for Outstanding Performance (2007)
  9. 9. Justice Lucas P.Bersamin Birthdate: October 18, 1948 Birth Place: Bangued, Abra Assumed Office: April 3, 2009
  10. 10. Educational Background: o St. Joseph Seminary in Bangued, Abra, High School o University of the Philippines, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (1968) o University of the East, Law Studies (1973) o Commonwealth Judicial Education Institute in Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada
  11. 11. Awards and Achievements o Ninth place in the 1973 Bar Exam (with an average of 86.3%) o Outstanding Alumnus inGovernment Service, Judiciary and Outstanding Alumnus in the Field of Law by the UE Alumni Association, Inc. o Best Decision in Civil Law and Best Decision in Criminal Law awards, Judicial Excellence Awards (2000) o UE’s Oustanding Alumnus in the Judiciary (2001) o Chief Justice Jose Abad Santos Award (Outstanding RTC Judge), 11th Judicial Excellence Awards (2002) o The 60 Most Outstanding Alumni Award, UE’s Diamond Jubilee Awards (2006)
  12. 12. Justice Arturo D. Brion Birthdate: December 29, 1946 Birth Place: San Pablo, Laguna Assumed Office: March 17, 2008
  13. 13. Educational Background: o San Pablo Colleges, Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics o Ateneo de Manila University, Bachelor of Laws Class of 1974 (Cum Laude) o Osgoode Hall Law School of York University in Toronto, Canada, Master of Laws: Labor of Law (1994) o Instituto Cervantes de Manila, Level 10 Spanish Language Course (2005-2006)
  14. 14. Awards and Achievements o Golden Leaf Award o Gold Medal for Academic Excellence o First Honors Gold Medal o Bar Examinations Top Notcher (with a grade of 91.65%)
  15. 15. Justice Diosdado M. Peralta Birth Date: March 27, 1952 Birth Place: Laoag City, Ilocos Norte Assumed Office: January 14, 2009
  16. 16. Educational Background o Colegio de San Juan de Letran (1974): Bachelor of Science o University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Civil Law: Bachelor of Laws (1979) Awards and Achievements o “A 2002 Judicial Excellence Awardee, he was a recipient of the Chief Justice Ramon Avanceña Award for Outstanding RTC Judge. o In 2001, the Integrated Bar of the Philippines and the SC granted Peralta the Special Centennial Award in Criminal Law. o In 2006, the Ulirang Ama Sectoral Award on Law and Judiciary was given to him by the Ulirang Ama Foundation, Inc.
  17. 17. Justice Jose P. Perez Birth date: December 14, 1946 Birth place: Batangas Assumed office: December 26, 2009
  18. 18. Education Background o Saint Bridget’s College, Elementary, Salutatorian (1959) o Batangas City High School, Valedictorian (1963) o University of the Philippines, BA Political Science (1967) o University of the Philippines, Bachelor of Laws (1971)
  19. 19. ACHIEVEMENTS/AWARDS o His academic achievements gained him entry to the Phi Kappa Phi and Phi Gamma MuHonor Societies as well as the Order of the Purple Feather, the UP Law Honor Society.
  20. 20. Justice Jose C. Mendoza Birth date: August 13, 1947 Birth place: Alcala, Cagayan Assumed office: January 4, 2010
  21. 21. Education Background o Maryknoll – Lipa City, Elementary (1959) o De La Salle, High School (1965) o University of the Philippines, BA Political Science (1967) o San Beda College, Bachelor of Laws (1971)
  22. 22. Awards and Achievements o Judicial Excellence Award o Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) Outstanding Judge Award (2002)
  23. 23. Justice Presbitero J. Velasco, Jr. Birth Date: August 8, 1948 Birth Place: Pasay City Date of Appointment: March 31, 2006
  24. 24. Educational Background o Sumulong Elementary School: First Honorable Mention o University of the Philippines (UP) Preparatory School o University of the Philippines: BA Political Science (got the degree in three years) o UP College of Law (1971) o Eight in the class (Grade: 1.79) o Member of the Order of the Purple Feather Honor Society o Philippine Law Journal: Editorial Board member o Sixth in the 1971 Bar Examinations (Grade: 89.85%)
  25. 25. Awards and Achievements o In 2000, Velasco was awarded the Most Outstanding Jurist by the Consumers Union of the Philippines. o In 2001, when Velasco was named Court Administrator, he was ranked eighth in disposition of cases.
  26. 26. Justice Teresita J. Leonardo-De Castro Birthdate: October 8, 1948 Birthplace: Paranaque, Metro Manila Assumed Office: December 3, 2007 Educational Background o International Law Institute in Washington D.C., USA o University of the Philippines, Bachelor of Laws Class of 1972 o University of the Philippines, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science Class of 1968 (Cum Laude) o Harvard Law School’s Program of Instruction of Lawyers in Massachusetts, USA
  27. 27. Awards and Achievements o Presidential Medal of Merit by President Fidel V. Ramos (1998)
  28. 28. Justice Bienvenido L. Reyes Birthdate: July 6, 1947 Birthplace: Obando, Bulacan Assumed office: August 16, 2011
  29. 29. Educational Background o Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Santo Tomas in 1967. Immediately o Bachelor of Laws Degree at San Beda College and finished the same in 1971. He passed the Bar Examinations in the same year with a rating of 81.6 percent.
  30. 30. Awards and Achievements o Most Outstanding Alumnus by his high school alma mater, Colegio de San Pascual Baylon on 1998 o He was given the Plaque of Distinction for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Law and Jurisprudence by the Lex Talionis Fraternitas Inc.; and o A Certificate of Recognition by the Integrated Bar of the Philippines Calmanava Chapter for his exemplary achievement as an RTC Judge of Malabon. o He was also given a Certificate of Recognition in the field of Law and Jurisprudence by the San Beda College of Law in July 2002. o In 2003, he was recipient of Gawad Dangal ng Obando, Natatanging Obandeňo Award for being the Most Outstanding Citizen of Obando, Bulacan in the field of law.
  31. 31. o In 2011, he received the following: Gawad bilang Kasaping Pandangal (IBP Gat Marcelo H. del Pilar Bulacan Chapter); Fraternal Scroll of Distinction (Lex Talionis Fraternitas, Inc. ), Pagkilala - Sangguniang Panlalawigan ng Bulacan o Outstanding Bedan Law Alumni Award, 2012 Distinguished Bedan Award, and the Huwarang Anak ng Bulacan 2012 in the field of Judiciary o During his stint as Associate Justice of the Court of Appeals, he received recognition for having achieved Zero Backlog in his docket as of November 2010.
  32. 32. Justice MARVIC MARIO VICTOR F. LEONEN Birthdate: December 29, 1962 Birthplace: Baguio, Philippines Assumed office: November 21, 2012
  33. 33. Educational Background: o Saint Louis University-Boys' High School as valedictorian o Graduated magna cum laude with a degree in economics from the University of the Philippines in 1983 and served as chairman of the organization Economics Toward Consciousness o Obtained his law degree from the university's College of Law in 1987. o He served as the Center's executive director for fifteen years.He then left for Columbia University in New York, USA for his Master of Laws degree.
  34. 34. Justice Perlas-Bernabe Birthdate: May 14, 1952 Birthplace: Plaridel, Bulacan, Philippines Assumed office: September 16, 2011 Educational Background o Bachelor of Science in Commerce major in Banking and Finance (magna cum laude) at St. Paul College of Manila o Earnd her law degree from the Ateneo Law School graduating as Class Salutatorian in 1976.
  35. 35. AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS o Court of Appeals Award for Exemplary Performance, CA Award of Recognition for Outstanding Performance in Case Disposition o Best Written Decision-Municipal/Metropolitan Trial Court from the Philippine Women Judges Association o Natatanging Babaeng Hukom-Municipality of Plaridel, Bulacan; and Gawad Parangal 2008 as Outstanding Alumna for Dedicated Service to Country and People-St. Paul University Manila; and o Huwaran Anak ng Bulakanand Gat Marcelo H. del Pilar Awards in 2011.
  36. 36. Justice Martin S. Villarama, Jr. Birth date: April 14, 1946 Birth place: Manila Date of Appointment: November 3, 2009
  37. 37. EducationAL Background o F.G. Calderon Elementary School (1958) o Manuel L. Quezon High School (1962) o De La Salle University, BS Business Administration (1966) o Manuel L. Quezon University, Bachelor of Laws (1970)
  38. 38. Awards/Achieviements o He served as its Executive Judge from 1992 to 1996. o A recipient of the Ulirang Ama Award for Law; and o Judiciary and the Katangi-tanging Anak ng Angat, Bulacan Award in 2003. o He has also received recognition as one of the justices with zero or least pending cases during the 71st anniversary of the CA in 2007.
  39. 39. RETIRED Justice Roberto A. Abad Birth date: May 22, 1944 Birth place: Tondo, Manila Assumed office: August 7, 2009
  40. 40. Educational Background o Manuel L. Quezon University, College o Ateneo de Manila, Bachelor of Laws  Roberto Abad just retired this May, 2014 where Outgoing Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza was the appointee of President Benigno Aquino on August 19, 2014.
  41. 41. Achievements oAuthor of two books, Practical Book in Legal Writing (2002); and oFundamentals of Legal Writing (2004)
  42. 42. JUSTICE Francis Jardeleza Bithdate: September 26, 1949 Birthplace: Jaro, Iloilo, Philippines Assumed office :August 19, 2014
  43. 43. Educational Background o He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of the Philippines Visayas in 1970. o He earned his law degree at the University of the Philippines College of Law at UP Diliman, where he graduated as salutatorian in 1974. o As a student at UP Law, Jardeleza was Vice-Chairman of the Philippine Law Journal. o He was admitted to the bar in 1974, having placed third in the bar examinations held that year. In 1977, Jardeleza obtained a Masters of Law degree from Harvard Law School.
  44. 44. PROMISED OF JUSTICE JARDELEZA: "My commitment to untiring preparation and legal reasoning...will be able to bring to the Court a certain level of credibility as regards decision-making," Jardeleza said during the JBC-set public interviews. He also believes lawyers do aspire to become SC justices.
  45. 45. • http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph • http://www.gov.ph/directory/supreme-court-of-the-philippines • http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph/aboutsc/justices • http://ca.judiciary.gov.ph/index.php?action=profile 2
  46. 46. "I hope the public will realize that there are excellent people within the judiciary. Reform and strength can come from within.” –Ma. Lourdes Sereno
  47. 47.  Prepared by: Antonio Narciso III Aira Macatulad Clarence Dasalla Kreulen Tindoc Josiemay Pagbilao Rommel Bayaua Argie Gale Reinalynne Guzman Sweet Valdez

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