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Encyclopedia > Marcelo B. Fernan

Marcelo Briones Fernan (October 24, 1927July 11, 1999) was a Filipino lawyer and political figure. He is the only Filipino to have headed both the judicial and legislative branches of government, as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and as Senate president, respectively. October 24 is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 68 days remaining. ... 1927 was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... July 11 is the 192nd day (193rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 173 days remaining. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... For information on the type of fish called Lawyer, see the article on Burbot. ... Supreme Court of the Phillipines --- the countrys highest judicial court, as well as the court of last resort. ...


Fernan was born in Cebu City to Mestizo parents. In 1953 he graduated with a degree in law from the University of the Philippines. He went to Harvard University in United States to obtain his masters degree. He returned to the Philippines soon after and entered politics as a delegate to the National Constitutional Convention. In 1977 he was elected national president of the Integrated Bar (National Lawyers Organization) and on 1988 became the leader of the Philippine Supreme Court. In 1995, Fernan was elected to the Philippine Senate. He was elected Senate president at the opening of the 11th Congress in 1998. REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES City of Cebu Region: Central Visayas (Region VII) Province: Cebu (capital) Dates: Founded—April 28, 1595 Cityhood—February 24, 1937 Population: 2000 census—718,821 Density—2565. ... Mestizo (Portuguese, Mestiço; Canadian French, Métis: from Late Latin mixticius, from Latin mixtus, past participle of miscere, to mix) is a term of Spanish origin used to designate the peoples of mixed European and Amerindian racial strain inhabiting the region spanning the Americas, from the Canadian prairies in... 1953 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... The University of the Philippines (Unibersidad ng Pilipinas in Filipino) or U.P. is the premier state university of the Philippines. ... Harvard University is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, and a member of the Ivy League. ... The Elections and Parties Series Democracy Representative democracy History of democracy Referenda Liberal democracy Representation Voting Voting systems Ideology Elections Elections by country Elections by calender Electoral systems Politics Politics by country Political campaigns Political science Political philosophy Related topics Political parties Parties by country Parties by name Parties by... 1977 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1977 calendar). ... 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In common usage, leadership generally refers to: the position or office of an authority figure, such as a President [1] a group of influential people, such as a union leadership [2] guidance or direction, as in the phrase the emperor is not providing much leadership capacity or ability to lead... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Senate of the Philippines is the upper chamber of the bicameral legislature of the Philippines, the Congress of the Philippines. ... 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ...


Fernan resigned the senate presidency on June 28, 1999 due to his failing health. He died of cancer only days later, on July 11 in Cebu City (Some entries on this page have been duplicated on August 1. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... July 11 is the 192nd day (193rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 173 days remaining. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES City of Cebu Region: Central Visayas (Region VII) Province: Cebu (capital) Dates: Founded—April 28, 1595 Cityhood—February 24, 1937 Population: 2000 census—718,821 Density—2565. ...


External link

  • Senate of the Philippines - Mercelo Fernan biography

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BRSI JWLF Awards - Sen. Marcelo B. Fernan (578 words)
Marcelo Briones Fernan was born in Cebu City and is married to the former Eloisa Nolasco with whom he has nine (9) children.
As a student, Fernan gained distinction as an outstanding youth leader and scholar.
He served as President of the Student Council Association of the Philippines and was elected a Member of the International Honor Societies of Phi Kappa Phi and Phi Gamma Mu.
MARCELO B. FERNAN (596 words)
Marcelo Briones Fernan was born in Cebu City on October 24, 1927.
At the opening of the Eleventh Congress, Fernan was nominated and elected as President of the Senate and concurrently, Chairman of the Commission on Appointments.
Fernan holds the record as the only Filipino to head both the Judicial and Legislature, as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and as Senate President, respectively.
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