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Associate Justice Florentino P. Feliciano

Tenure: August 08, 1986 - December 13, 1995
Appointed by: Aquino

Birthdate: March 14, 1928

Place of Birth: Manila

Children: Josephine Ana, Regina Stella and Roberto Emmanuel

Name of Spouse :
Virginia Toralballa

  1. Secondary : De La Salle College, 1946
  2. Bachelor of Arts, University of the Philippines (summa cum laude)
  3. Bachelor of Law, University of the Philippines (magna cum laude), 1952
  4. Masters of Laws (LLM), Yale University, 1953
  5. Doctor of Juridical Science (JSD), Yale University, 1955; Yale Law Fellow, 1952-1955
  6. Admitted to the Philippine Bar in 1953

Professional Career:
  1. Partner, Sycip, Salazar, Feliciano and Hernandez Law Office, 1962 – Aug. 17, 1986; Co-Managing Partner, Jan. 1, 1981 – Oct. 21, 1983; Managing Partner, Oct. 22, 1983 – Aug. 17, 1986
  2. Associate Justice, Supreme Court, Aug. 18, 1986
  3. Member, House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal, July 7, 1988


Professional and Civil Organizations:
  1. Membre, Institut de Droit International
  2. Member, Board of Directors, International Development Law Institute (Rome), 1986
  3. Member, International Institute of Humanitarian Law (San Remo)
  4. Vice Chairman, Academic Council, ICC Institute of International Business Law and Practice (Paris)
  5. President, Philippine Society of International Law, 1975 – 1983; Member, Executive Council, 1961 – 1989
  6. Member, Executive Council, American Society of International Law, 1987-1990
  7. Member, Philippine Branch, International Law Association
  8. Editor-in-Chief, Philippine International Law Journal, 1964-1975
  9. Member, Editorial Board, Philippine Yearbook of International Law, 1978-1987
  10. Member, Board of Trustees, Philippine Council for Foreign Relations, 1985
  11. Member, Editorial Board, Foreign Relations Journal, 1985
  12. Corresponding Contributor, UNIDROIT, 1990
    Professional and Academic Activities:
  13. Special Attorney, later Head Executive Assistant, Department of Justice, Manila, 1954-1960
  14. Research Associate and Lecturer in Law, Yale University School of Law, 1957-1960
  15. Lecturer, International Law Program, United States Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island, U.S.A., 1959
  16. Professorial Lecturer in Law, University of the Philippines, Q.C., 1955-1957; 1962-1982
  17. Legal Consultant, Consultative Committee on Establishment of the Asian Development Bank, United Nations Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East; and Preparatory Committee on the Asian Development Bank – Bangkok, Tokyo, New York, 1965-1966
  18. Visiting Scholar, New York University School of Law, 1966
  19. Lecturer, Hague Academy of International Law, Peace Palace, The Hague: “Legal Problems of Private International Business Enterprises,” 1966
  20. Lecturer, Public International Law, First Asian Foreign Service Course, Eastern Regional Organization for Public Administration (EROPA) and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Manila, July – August, 1967
  21. Member, Philippine Government Panel of Negotiators on the North Borneo Claim, Bangkok, June-July, 1968
  22. Member, Committee of Experts on Human Rights in Armed Conflicts, United Nations, New York, April, 1970
  23. Lecturer, Hague Academy of International Law External Session: “Legal Regulation of Multinational Business Corporations,” Bangkok, February, 1974
  24. Lecturer, Hague Academy of International Law External Session: “Some Legal Problems of Multinational Enterprises,” Tokyo, Japan, March, 1978
  25. Director of Studies (English Speaking Section), Center for International Studies and Research, Hague Academy for International Law, August – September, 1980
  26. Lecturer, “The Status of Foreign Corporations under the New Corporation Code,” University of the Philippines Law Center, 1982
  27. Lecturer, Symposium on the “Adaptation of Contracts and Government Investment Agencies in Developing Countries,” University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Federal Republic of Germany, June, 1983
  28. Lecturer, Symposium on International Commercial Arbitration, March 28, 1985, of the ICC and Korean Commercial Arbitration Board, Seoul; delivered paper on “ The ICC Institute: Its Role in the Development of International Business Law and International Commercial Arbitration”
  29. Lecturer, Symposium on Joint Development of Natural Resources, Section on Energy and Resources, International Bar Association, Singapore, September 1985; delivered paper on “The Joint Development of Mineral Resources in the Philippines”
  30. Lecturer, International Symposium on Pacific Basin Dispute Resolution (San Francisco, California, 26-28 May 1987); delivered paper on “Criteria for Arbitral Decision, Applicable Law and Reasoned Awards”
  31. Lecturer, First Canada – Australiasia Law Conference Canadian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Canberra, April 1988; delivered paper on “The Problem of Delay in the Philippine Court System.”
  32. 1990 Sherill Lecturer, Yale Law School – “The Application of Laws: Some Recurring Problems of Judicial Review and Judicial Decision Making.”
  33. 1992 Director, English Speaking Group of the 1992 Session of the Center for Studies and Research at The Hague Academy of International Law, The Hague, The Netherlands, entitled “The External Debt,” from August 17 – September 12, 1992

  1. The Dispute Settlement System of the World Trade Organization: Institutions, Process and Practice by F.P. Feliciano and Peter L.H. Van den Bossche. Reprinted from the Philippine Law Journal, vol. 75, no.1, September 2000. 46p.
  2. Dispute Settlement Under Aegis of the World Trade Organization, in Odyssey and Legacy: the Chief Justice Andres R. Narvasa Centennial Lectures Series. Compiled and edited by Antonio M. Elicano. Manila , Supreme Court, 1998. p.179-204.
  3. The Doctrine of Sovereign Immunity From Suit in a Developing and Liberalizing Economy: Philippine Experience and Case-Law, in Japan and International Law; Past, Present and Future; International Symposium to Mark the Centennial of the Japanese Association of International Law. Edited by Nisule Ando. The Hague: Kluwer Law International, 1999. p. 173-190.
  4. Foreword, in Negotiating for International Development; A Practitioner's Handbook. Dordrecht: Martinus Nijhoff Pub., 1990. p. xix
  5. International Coercion and World Public Order: The General Principles of the Law of War, in Studies in World Public Order by Myres S. McDougal & Associates. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1960. P. 237-237-334.
  6. International Humanitarian Law and Coerced Movements of Peoples Across State Boundaries, in International Law: Critical Choices for Canada 1985-2000, Kingston: Queen's Law Journal, 1986. p. 526-550.
  7. The International Law of War; Transnational Coercion and World Public Order By Myres S. McDougal and F. P. Feliciano. New Haven: New Haven Press, 1994. 872p.
  8. Law and Minimum World Public Order; the Legal Regulation of International Coercion by Myres S. McDougal and F.P. Feliciano. Yale, 1961. 872p.
  9. Legal Problems of Private International Business Enterprises: An Introduction to the International Law of Private Business Associations and Economic Development, in Recueil des Cours 1966 II; Tome 118 de la collection. Leyde: A.W. Sijthoff, 1958. P. 213-312.
  10. Marine Pollution and Spoliation of Natural Resources as War Measures: A Note on Some International Law Problems in the Gulf War, in Essays In Honor of Wang Tieya. Edited by Ronald St. John Macdonald. Dordrecht: Martinus Nijoff Pub., 1994. p.285-310.
  11. The Principle of Non-Refoulement: A Preliminary Inquiry into Content, Function and Normative Status, in Humanitarian Law; A Felicitation Volume in Honor of Professor Jovica Patrnogic. New Delhi: Oxford & IBH Pub., 1991. p. 27-38.
  12. Reflections on Good Governance, Development and Judicial Reform: Some Perspectives on the Problem of Judicial Corruption. Reprinted from the Asian Yearbook of International Law, vol. 7, p. 3-19.
  13. Report of the Director of Studies of the English-speaking Section of the Center, in The External Debt. Edited by Dominique Carreau and Malcolm N. Shaw. Dordrecht: Martinus Nijhoff Pub., 1995. p.25-52.
  14. The Role of Investment Agencies in Developing Countries in the Negotiation and Management of Contracts, in Adaptation and Renegotiation of Contracts in International Trade and Finance. Edited by Norbert Horn. Antwerp: Kluwer-Deventer, 1985. p.141-148.
  15. Section 13(5) Problems: The Consequences of Obsolescence, in Aspects of Philippine Corporate Practice; Proceedings of 1967. QC: UP Law Center, 1967. p. 165-26.
  16. Some Reflections on the Development of an International Law for a New World Order by F. Feliciano and Estrellan D. Solidum, in The Spirit of Uppsala; Proceedings of the Joint UNITAR-Uppsala University Seminar on International Law and Organization for a New World Order (JUS 81), Uppsala 9-18 June 1981. Edited by Atle Grahl-Madsen and Jiri Toman. New York: Walter de Gruyter, 1984. p. 217-221.

  1. Feliciano, Florentino P. The Application of Law: Some Recurring Aspects of the Process of Judicial Review and Decision Making. American J of Jurisprudence, 17 (1992)
  2. The Belligerent Occupant and the Returning Sovereign: Aspects of the Philippine Law of Belligerent Occupation. 28 PLJ No. 5, 645 (Oct. 1953).
  3. Coerced Movements of People Across State Boundaries: Some Problems of International Humanitarian Law. 58 PLJ 3rd quarter, 256 (Sept. 1983).
  4. Comments on Territorial Waters of Archipelagos. 1 PILJ No. 1, 157 (Jan.-Mar. 1962).
  5. Community Prohibitions of International Coercion and Sanctioning Process: The Technique of World Public Order. 35 PLJ 1256 (Nov. 1960).
  6. Effect of Joint Wills. 25 PLJ No. 4, 629 (Oct. 1950).
  7. International Law and the Establishment of a New International Economic Order. 5 Phil. Yearbook of International Law 66 (1976).
  8. On the Shareholder’s Right of Preemption: Law and Practice. 28 PLJ No. 4, 443 (Sept. 1953)
  9. Pledges and Mortgages of Shares of Stock. 25 PLJ No. 5, 660 (Nov. 1950).
  10. The Principle of Non-refoulement: a Note on International Legal Protection of Refugees and Displaced Persons. 57 PLJ 598 (Dec. 1982).
  11. Process and Culture in Development Negotiations : the Management of Consent. 5 Foreign Relations J No. 3, 84 (1990)
  12. Refugees in Southeast Asia: A Note on Philippine Practice and Recent Developments. 6 World Bul. No. 6, 1 (Nov.-Dec. 1990).
  13. Qualities of a Good Judge. 8 Lawyers Rev. No. 2, 68 ( Feb. 28, 1994).
  14. Some Aspects of Judicial Review. 7 Lawyers Rev. No. 8, 1 ( Aug. 31, 1993).
  15. Some Aspects of the Dispute Settlement Provisions of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. 8 Foreign Relations J No. 2, 67 (June 1998)

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