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Associate Justice Emilio A. Gancayco

Tenure: January 12, 1987 - August 22, 1997
Appointed by: C. Aquino

Birthdate: August 20, 1921
Place of Birth: Orion, Bataan

  1. Jose Rizal Institue, High School (Highest honors)
  2. Bachelor of Arts, University of the Philippines
  3. Bachelor of Laws, University of the Philippines
  4. Passed the Bar Exam in 1947
Professional Career:
  1. Claims Attorney, Judge Advocate General Office, AFP, 1947
  2. Private Practice, 1949
  3. Special Prosecutor, Assistant Chief Prosecutor and Chief State Prosecutor, Prosecution Division , 1954
  4. Associate Justice, Court of Appeals, June 19, 1972
  5. Bar Examiner in Remedial Law, 1975
  6. Presiding Justice, Court of Appeals, July 31, 1986
  7. Associate Justice, Supreme Court, January 5, 1987
  8. Chairman of the 1990 Bar Examinations
  9. Professor in Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure, Colleges of Law, University of the Philippines, University of the East and University of Santo Tomas
  10. Special Lecturer, U.P. Law Center
  11. Gancayco Law Offices, 1991 (after retirement)
  12. Chairman,Presidential Fact-Finding and Policy Advisory Commission for the Protection of Overseas Filipinos in 1995, thereafter dubbed the Gancayco Commission.
  13. Died, July 28, 2009
  1. Papal Award as Knight of St. Gregory the Great
  2. Leadership and Achievement Award
  3. Gold Medal of Honor
  4. Silver Jubilee Award of Merit (Catholic Action of the Philippines), 1975
  5. Special Prosecutor of the Year 1960, by the Justice and Court Reporters Association of the Philippines
  6. Slated to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the UP Alumni Homecoming for 2009 when he was confined at the Philippine Heart Center.

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