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Associate Justice Cancio C. Garcia

Tenure: October 07, 2004 - October 20, 2007
Appointed by: G. Arroyo

Birthdate: October 30, 1937

Place of Birth: Alitagtag, Batangas

Children: Nerissa, Bernadette, Victoria, Rodrigo

Name of Spouse:Emerteria Reyes

  1. P. Gomez Elementary Schop
  2. Arellano High School, Manila
  3. Bachelor of Laws, University of the Philippines, 1961
  4. Master of Public Administration, University of Santo Tomas, 1967
  5. Special Course in Harvard Law School, 2000

Professional Career:
  1. Assistant, Macapagal Alafriz & Mutuc Law Offices, 1961-1962
  2. Legal Officer, then Junior Presidential Staff Assistant, Legal Office, Malacanang, February 1962-June 30, 1972
  3. Solicitor, Office of the Solicitor General, September 1, 1972-February 16, 1974
  4. City Judge, Caloocan, February 17, 1974-January 17, 1983
  5. Judge, Regional Trial Court, Angeles City, January 18, 1983-November 4, 1986
  6. Judge, Regional Trial Court, Caloocan City, mNove,ber 15, 1986-March 8, 1988
  7. Assistant Executive Secretary for Legal Affairs, March 9, 1988 to December 16, 1990
  8. Associate Justice, Court of Appeals, December 17, 1990-April 8, 2003
  9. Presiding Justice, Court of Appeals, April 9, 2003-October 14, 2004
  10. Associate Justice, Supreme Court, October 15, 2001

  1. Most Outstanding Judge, IBP CAMANAVA Chapter, 1972
  2. Outstanding Judge, Media Writers Association of the Philippines, October 23, 1985
  3. Paque of Appreciation for Judicisious and Expeditious Implementation of the Dangerous Drugs Law, Philippine Constabulary Narcotics Command, February 1, 1986
  4. Certificate of Merit for Distinguished and Meritorious Service as Presiding Judge, Angeles City Lawyers’ League, January 5, 1989
  5. Plaque of Recognition as one of the Ten Outstanding Citizens of Alitagtag, Club Alitagtag, Batangas, May 5, 1989
  6. Plaque of Recognition for his promotion to the Court of Appeals, IBP CAMANAVA Chapter, November 15, 1991
  7. Plaque of Recognition as Intellectual Giant, True Nationalist, and Advocate of the Rights and Welfare of the Marginalized Sectors of Philippine Society, Kapatirang Plebian Foundation, June 24, 2991
  8. Outstanding Jurist award, Consumers’ Union of the Philippines, 13th Annual National Consumers Award, May 31, 2002
  9. Ulirang Ama Sectoral Awardee for Law and the Judiciary, National Mother’s Day and Father’s Day Foundation of the Philippines, June 16, 2002
  10. Caloocan’s Best for Law and Judiciary, Caloocan 41st Foundation Day, February 16, 2003
  11. Parangal ng Bayan Award in Law and Judiciary, 18th Annual Parangal ng Bayan Awards, May 24, 2003

Professional and Civil Organizations:
  1. Member, Board of Judges, Ramon Ozaeta Awards, Philippine Bar Association, 2003
  2. Member, Board of Judges, Committee on Judicial Excellence, 2003
  3. Member Order of Purple Feather Honor Society, University of the Philippines College of Law
  4. Member, U.P. Law Alumni Association
  5. Member, Knights of Columbus
  6. Member, Philippine Bar Association
  7. Member, Philippine Judges Association
  8. Director, City Judges Association of the Philippines



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