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Associate Justice Jose P. Bengzon


Tenure: September 12, 1964 - May 05, 1968
Appointed by: D. Macapagal

Birthdate: May 05, 1898
Died: February 24, 1990

Place of Birth: Lingayen, Pangasinan

Children: Felicidad B. Gonzalez, Luisa (Sister Antoinette of St. Joseph), Jose Jr., Alfredo, and Gonzalo Plaridel.

Name of Spouse :
Antonia Jimenez

Name of Parents :
Jose Bengzon and Felicidad Acosta

Education:
  1. Bachelor of Arts, Ateneo de Manila (cum laude)
  2. Bachelor of Laws, University of the Philippines


Professional Career:
  1. Assistant to Former Justice Mariano H. de Joya;
  2. Municipal Councilor, Lingayen;
  3. Deputy Provincial Fiscal;
  4. Congressman, Pangasinan;
  5. Malacañang’s Liaison Office to Congress;
  6. City Fiscal, Manila, 1947;
  7. Undersecretary of Justice;
  8. Head, Immigration Commission;
  9. Secretary of Justice
  10. Chief, Reparations Mission, Tokyo, Japan, 1962
  11. Presiding Justice, Court of Appeals;
  12. Associate Justice, Supreme Court;
  13. Retired at age of 70, 1968

    Awards:


    Professional and Civil Organizations:
    1. Member, Knights of Columbus for over 26 years and was twice elected Grand Knight;
    2. Knight, St. Sylvester with the Grand Cross;
    3. Active Member, Catholic Action of the Philippines, Sodality of Our Lady and Apostleship of Prayer
    4. Representative, Second Vatican Ecumenical Council in Rome
    5. Awardee, Code of Kalantiao, 1968
    6. Professional & Civic Organizations:
    7. Member, Integrated Bar of the Philippines
    8. Vice-President & Board Member, Philippine Bar Association
    9. Member, Philippine Society of International Law
    10. Member & Delegate, Instituto Hispano-Luso-Americano-Filipino de Derecho Internacional
    11. Chairman, Faura Research Center
    12. Member, Philippine Constitution Association


    Books:
    1. The Caseload of the Supreme Court
    2. The Philippine Judicial System. Manila: G. Rangel & Sons, 1968. 127p.
    3. Speeches of Admission, 1964 Bar Examination, in Speeches on Bar Admission in the Philippines; Delivered Before New Lawyers at Oath-taking Ceremonies Before the Supreme Court. Manila: Supreme Court, 1966. p. 161-165.


    Periodicals:
    1. Bengzon, Jose P. Euloquims to the late Justice Edmundo S. Piccio. 30 Lawyers J No. 11, 350 ( Nov. 30, 1965)
    2. Law as a Function of the Social Order. 43 PLJ No. 5, 699 (Dec. 1968)
    3. Persuasive Personality. 7 JIBP No. 2, 95 (second quarter 1979)
    4. The Role of the Judiciary in Preserving Merit System in the Philippines. 31 Lawyers J No. 10, 331 ( Oct. 31, 1966)
    5. The Judiciary Needs Justice Jose P. Bengzon. 30 Lawyers J No. 4, 98 ( April 30, 1965).
    6. Justice Jose P.Bengzon’s Priceless Legacy. 33 Lawyers J No. 5, 145 ( May 31, 1968)
    7. The Philippine Bench and Bar in News. 13 Lawyers J No. 12, 622 (Dec. 1948)
    8. A Worthy Secretary of Justice. 15 Lawyers J No. 9, 417 ( Sept. 30, 1950)

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