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The Supreme Court of the Philippines (Filipino: Kataas-taasang Hukuman ng Pilipinas) is the country's highest judicial court, as well as the court of last resort. The court consists of 14 Associate Justices and 1 Chief Justice of the fiipinas Chief Justice. Pursuant to the Constitution, the Supreme Court has "administrative supervision over all courts and the personnel thereof".[1] The Supreme Court building is located at Padre Faura Street and Taft Avenue in Manila. Information on politics by country is available for every country, including both de jure and de facto independent states, inhabited dependent territories, as well as areas of special sovereignty. ... Image File history File links Supremes. ... An Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines is one of 15 members of the Philippine Supreme Court, the highest court in the Philippines. ... William Howard Taft (September 15, 1857 – March 8, 1930) was an American politician, the 27th President of the United States, the 10th Chief Justice of the United States, a leader of the progressive conservative wing of the Republican Party in the early twentieth century, a chaired professor at Yale Law... The City of Manila (Filipino: Lungsod ng Maynila), or simply Manila, is the capital of the Philippines. ...

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History

Pre-Hispanic and Hispanic Periods

In the years prior to the official establishment of the Supreme Court, institutions exercising judicial power were already in existence. Before the Spaniards came, judicial authority “in its primitive form” was in the hands of barangay chiefs. During the early years of the Spanish regime, these powers were vested upon Miguel Lopez de Legazpi, the first governor-general of the Philippines. He administered civil and criminal justice under the Royal Order of August 14, 1569. A barangay (Tagalog: baranggay , pronounced as ba-rang-gai, gai as in guy), also known by its former name, the barrio, is the smallest local government unit in the Philippines and is the native Filipino term for a village, district or ward. ... Miguel López de Legaspi (1524 - August 20, 1572) was a Spanish explorer whose travels in the Philippine Islands started a more than 300 years control on the islands by Spain. ... Governor-General (or Governor General) is a term used both historically and currently to designate the appointed representative of a head of state or their government for a particular territory, historically in a colonial context, but no longer necessarily in that form. ... Criminal justice refers to the system used by government to maintain social control, enforce laws, and administer justice. ... August 14 is the 226th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (227th in leap years), with 139 days remaining. ... Events January 11 - First recorded lottery in England. ...


The present Supreme Court was preceded by the Royal Audiencia, a collegial body established on May 5, 1583 and composed, of a president, four oidores (justices), and a fiscal, among others. It was the highest tribunal in the Philippines, below only the Consejo de Indias of Spain. However, this body also exercised administrative functions, not just judicial functions. May 5 is the 125th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (126th in leap years). ... 1583 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar. ... Fiscal municipality in Huesca, Spain The term fiscal refers to government debt, expenditures and revenues, or to finance (particularly financial revenue) in general. ...


The Audiencia’s functions and structure underwent substantial modifications in 1815 when its president was replaced by a chief justice and the number of justices was increased. It then came to be known as the Audiencia Territorial de Manila with two branches, civil and criminal, later renamed sala de lo civil and sala de lo criminal. The Audiencia was converted to a purely judicial body by a Royal Decree issued on July 4, 1861, but its decisions were appealable to the Supreme Court of Spain sitting in Madrid. The Battle of New Orleans 1815 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... The Chief Justice in many countries is the name for the presiding member of a Supreme Court in Commonwealth- or other countries with an Anglosaxon type of justice, such as the Supreme Court of the United States, the Supreme Court of Canada, the Supreme Court of New Zealand, the Supreme... For the United States holiday, the Fourth of July, see Independence Day (United States). ... 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Location Coordinates : 40° 23’N , 3°43′0″W Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer: CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Villa de Madrid (Spanish) Spanish name Villa de Madrid Founded 9th century Postal code 28001-28080 Area code 34 (Spain) + 91 (Madrid) Website http://www. ...


On February 26, 1886, a territorial Audiencia was organized in Cebu, followed by an Audiencia for criminal cases in Vigan. However, the pre-eminence of the Supreme Court as the sole interpreter of the law was unknown during the Spanish regime. February 26 is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1886 (MDCCCLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Friday (click on link to calendar) // Events January 18 - Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Cebu Region: Central Visayas (Region VII) Capital: Cebu City Founded: April 7, 1521 and April 27, 1565 Population: 2000 census—3,356,137 (largest) Density—660 per km² (6th highest) Area: 5,088. ... Vigan is the capital city of the province of Ilocos Sur in the Philippines. ...


American Period

The Supreme Court of the Philippines was officially established on June 11, 1901 through the passage of Act No. 136, otherwise known as the Judiciary Law of the Second Philippine Commission. By virtue of that law, judicial power in the Philippine Islands was vested in the Supreme Court, Courts of First Instance and Justice of the Peace courts. Other courts were subsequently established. June 11 is the 162nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (163rd in leap years), with 203 days remaining. ... 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The Philippine Commission was a body appointed by the President of the United States to exercise legislative and limited executive powers in the Philippines. ... The Court of First Instance, created in 1989, is a court of the European Union. ... A Justice of the Peace (JP) is a puisne judicial officer appointed by means of a commission to keep the peace. ...


The judicial structure introduced by Act No. 136 was reaffirmed by the US Congress with the passage of the Philippine Bill of 1902. The Administrative Code of 1917 ordained the Supreme Court as the highest tribunal with nine members: a chief justice and eight associate justices. The Congress of the United States is the legislative branch of the federal government of the United States of America. ... 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar (see: 1917 Julian calendar). ...


From 1901 to 1935, although a Filipino was always appointed chief justice, the majority of the members of the Supreme Court were Americans. Complete Filipinization was achieved only with the establishment of the Commonwealth of the Philippines in 1935. Claro M. Recto and Jose P. Laurel were among the first appointees to replace the American justices. With the ratification of the 1935 Constitution in a plebiscite held on May 14, 1935, the membership in the Supreme Court increased to 11: a chief justice and ten associate justices, who sat en banc or in two divisions of five members each. 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Commonwealth of the Philippines was the political designation of the Philippines from 1935 to 1946 when the country was a commonwealth of the United States. ... Claro Mayo Recto (February 8, 1890—October 2, 1960), was a Filipino politician and one of the most brilliant statesmen of his generation. ... PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES Jose P. Laurel José Paciano Laurel y García (March 9, 1891 - November 6, 1959) was the president of the Japanese-sponsored Republic of the Philippines from 1943 to 1945. ... May 14 is the 134th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (135th in leap years). ...


An Independent Philippines

Under the 1973 Constitution, the membership of the Supreme Court was increased to 15. The justices sat en banc or in two divisions. The 1973 Constitution also vested in the Supreme Court administrative supervision over all lower courts which heretofore was under the Department of Justice (Philippines). Department of Justice logo The Department of Justice or DOJ is a national department of the Philippines. ...


After the overthrow of President Ferdinand Marcos in 1986, President Corazon C. Aquino, using her emergency powers, promulgated a transitory charter known as the “Freedom Constitution” which did not affect the composition and powers of the Supreme Court. The Freedom Charter was replaced by the 1987 Constitution which is the fundamental charter in force in the Philippines at present. Section 1 Article VIII of the Constitution vests the judicial power “in one Supreme Court and in such lower courts as may be established by law.” Under the current set-up, the Court may sit en banc or in two divisions of five members on one division (with the Chief Justice) and four members on the other division. The head of the court is the Chief Justice of the Philippines. The President of the Philippines is the head of state and government of the Republic of the Philippines. ... Ferdinand Emmanuel Edralín Marcos (September 11, 1917 – September 28, 1989) was the tenth president of the Philippines, serving from 1965 to 1986. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Corazón Aquino María Corazón Sumulong Cojuangco Aquino (born January 25, 1933), widely known as Cory Aquino, was President of the Philippines from 1986 to 1992. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Chief Justice of the Philippines is the head of the Judicial Branch of the government of the Philippines, and presides over the Supreme Court of the Philippines. ...

Supreme Court Building, Manila
Supreme Court Building, Manila

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List of current Supreme Court justices

Name Position Appointing president Law school
Reynato Puno[1] Chief Justice Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo University of the Philippines
Leonardo Quisumbing Senior Justice Fidel V. Ramos University of the Philippines
Consuelo Ynares-Santiago Justice Joseph Estrada University of the Philippines
Angelina Sandoval-Gutierrez Justice Joseph Estrada University of Santo Tomas
Antonio Carpio Justice Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo University of the Philippines
Ma. Alicia Austria-Martinez Justice Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo University of the Philippines
Renato Corona Justice Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo Ateneo de Manila University
Conchita Carpio-Morales Justice Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo University of the Philippines
Romeo Callejo, Sr. Justice Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo San Beda College
Adolfo Azcuna Justice Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo Ateneo de Manila University
Dante Tinga Justice Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo University of the East
Minita Chico-Nazario Justice Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo University of the Philippines
Cancio Garcia Justice Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo University of the Philippines
Presbitero Velasco, Jr. Justice Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo University of the Philippines
(Vacant) Justice
1. ^  Appointed as Associate Justice by Fidel Ramos in 1993, as Chief Justice by Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in 2006.

Reynato Puno Reynato S. Puno (born May 17, 1940) is the current Chief Justice of the Philippines, presiding the Supreme Court of the Philippines. ... The young Gloria Macapagal (far right) and her family; when this picture was taken, her father Diosdado was the President of the Philippines. ... The University of the Philippines (Filipino: Unibersidad ng Pilipinas) or U.P. or State U is the premiere state university of the Philippines. ... Leonardo A. Quisumbing (born November 6, 1939) is an incumbent Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. ... Fidel Valdez Ramos (born March 18, 1928) was the 12th President of the Philippines. ... The University of the Philippines (Filipino: Unibersidad ng Pilipinas) or U.P. or State U is the premiere state university of the Philippines. ... Consuelo Ynares-Santiago (born October 5, 1939) is an incumbent Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. ... José Marcelo Ejército a. ... The University of the Philippines (Filipino: Unibersidad ng Pilipinas) or U.P. or State U is the premiere state university of the Philippines. ... Angelina Sandoval-Gutierrez (born February 28, 1938) is an incumbent Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. ... José Marcelo Ejército a. ... The Royal and Pontifical University of Santo Tomas, The Catholic University of the Philippines (or simply the University of Santo Tomas, UST or affectionately, USTe), is a private Roman Catholic university run by the Order of Preachers in Manila. ... Antonio T. Carpio (born October 26, 1949) is an incumbent Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. ... The young Gloria Macapagal (far right) and her family; when this picture was taken, her father Diosdado was the President of the Philippines. ... The University of the Philippines (Filipino: Unibersidad ng Pilipinas) or U.P. or State U is the premiere state university of the Philippines. ... Ma. ... The young Gloria Macapagal (far right) and her family; when this picture was taken, her father Diosdado was the President of the Philippines. ... The University of the Philippines (Filipino: Unibersidad ng Pilipinas) or U.P. or State U is the premiere state university of the Philippines. ... Renato C. Corona (born October 15, 1948) is an incumbent Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. ... The young Gloria Macapagal (far right) and her family; when this picture was taken, her father Diosdado was the President of the Philippines. ... The Ateneo de Manila University (also called Ateneo de Manila or simply the Ateneo) is a private university run by the Society of Jesus in the Philippines. ... Conchita Carpio-Morales (born June 19, 1941) is an incumbent Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. ... The young Gloria Macapagal (far right) and her family; when this picture was taken, her father Diosdado was the President of the Philippines. ... The University of the Philippines (Filipino: Unibersidad ng Pilipinas) or U.P. or State U is the premiere state university of the Philippines. ... Romeo J. Callejo, Sr. ... The young Gloria Macapagal (far right) and her family; when this picture was taken, her father Diosdado was the President of the Philippines. ... San Beda College (SBC) (Spanish for Saint Bede) is a college run by the Benedictine monks in the Philippines. ... Adolfo S. Azcuna (born February 16, 1939) is an incumbent Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. ... The young Gloria Macapagal (far right) and her family; when this picture was taken, her father Diosdado was the President of the Philippines. ... The Ateneo de Manila University (also called Ateneo de Manila or simply the Ateneo) is a private university run by the Society of Jesus in the Philippines. ... Dante O. Tinga (born May 11, 1939) is an incumbent Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. ... The young Gloria Macapagal (far right) and her family; when this picture was taken, her father Diosdado was the President of the Philippines. ... The University of the East (UE, UE-Manila or UE Main Campus) is a private nonsectarian university in University Belt Area Manila, Philippines. ... Minita Chico-Nazario (born December 5, 1939) is an incumbent Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. ... The young Gloria Macapagal (far right) and her family; when this picture was taken, her father Diosdado was the President of the Philippines. ... The University of the Philippines (Filipino: Unibersidad ng Pilipinas) or U.P. or State U is the premiere state university of the Philippines. ... Cancio C. Garcia (born October 20, 1937) is an incumbent Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. ... The young Gloria Macapagal (far right) and her family; when this picture was taken, her father Diosdado was the President of the Philippines. ... The University of the Philippines (Filipino: Unibersidad ng Pilipinas) or U.P. or State U is the premiere state university of the Philippines. ... Presbitero J. Velasco, Jr. ... The young Gloria Macapagal (far right) and her family; when this picture was taken, her father Diosdado was the President of the Philippines. ... The University of the Philippines (Filipino: Unibersidad ng Pilipinas) or U.P. or State U is the premiere state university of the Philippines. ... PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES Fidel V. Ramos Fidel Valdez Ramos (born March 18, 1928), military hero of the 1986 People Power Revolution that toppled the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos, became the 12th President of the Republic of the Philippines on June 30, 1992. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... The young Gloria Macapagal (far right) and her family; when this picture was taken, her father Diosdado was the President of the Philippines. ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

The Philippine Court System

Judicial regions
Judicial regions
  • Court of Appeals
    • Regional Trial Courts
      • Metropolitan Trial Courts
      • Municipal Trial Courts in Cities
      • Municipal Trial Courts
      • Municipal Circuit Trial Courts
    • Shari'a District Courts
      • Shari'a Circuit Courts
  • Sandiganbayan
  • Court of Tax Appeals

Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2000x3120, 195 KB) Judicial regions of the Philippines (Regional Trial Courts) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2000x3120, 195 KB) Judicial regions of the Philippines (Regional Trial Courts) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice: Reynato Puno Court of Appeals Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1986 | 1984 1981 | 1978 | 1969 | 1965 1961 | 1957 | 1953 | 1949 1946 | 1941 | 1935 Foreign relations Human rights Other countries â€¢ Politics Portal      The Philippine Court...

See also

The Chief Justice of the Philippines is the head of the Judicial Branch of the government of the Philippines, and presides over the Supreme Court of the Philippines. ... An Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines is one of 15 members of the Philippine Supreme Court, the highest court in the Philippines. ... The political history of the Philippines as a unified archipelago begins with the rule of the Spanish monarchs of the Philippines. ... The Constitution of the Philippines (Saligang Batas ng Pilipinas in Filipino) is the supreme law of the Philippines. ...

External links

  • Philippines: Gov.Ph: About the Philippines – Justice category
  • The Supreme Court of the Philippines – Official website
  • i-site.ph – Personal information on the Justices of the Supreme Court

References

  • History of the Supreme Court
The Puno Court Seal of the Supreme Court of the Philippines
Reynato S. Puno (2006-present)
December 8, 2006 – present: L. Quisumbing | C. Ynares-Santiago | A. Sandoval-Gutierrez | A. Carpio | A. Austria-Martinez | R. Corona | C. Carpio-Morales | R. Callejo,Sr. | A. Azcuna | D. Tinga | M. Chico-Nazario | C. Garcia | P. Velasco, Jr. | vacant

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