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Associate Justice Jose A. R. Melo


Tenure: August 10, 1992 - May 30, 2002
Appointed by: Ramos

Birthdate: May 30, 1932
 

Place of Birth: Manila

Children: Olivia Ann, Jaime Alberto and Jorge Alfonso

Name of Spouse :
Norma Cruz Melo

Education:
  1. Elementary : Sta. Ana Elementary School, 1946
  2. High School : Mapa High School, 1950
  3. Bachelor of Laws (Ll. B.), Manuel L. Quezon University, 1956
  4. Graduate: Master of Laws (Ll. B.) "Meritissimus" University of Santo Tomas, 1960
  5. Member, Philippine Bar (Weighted Average – 85.5%1956 Bar Examinations)


Professional Career:
  1. Associate Justice, reorganized Court of Appeals, 1986 to 1992;
  2. Associate Justice, Intermediate Appellate Court, 1983-1986;
  3. Associate Justice, Court: of Appeals, 1979-1983;
  4. Commissioner, Civil Service Commission, 1975-1979; Member, Executive Committee on the Revision of the Administrative Code, 1977;
  5. Vice-Chairman, Executive Committee on the Revision of the Administrative Code, 1978-1979;
  6. Member, Appeals Committee which reviewed the dismissal ofhundreds of civil service employees who were purged in 1976;
  7. Solicitor, Office of the Solicitor General, 1971-1975;
  8. Associate Commissioner, Professional Regulation Commission, 1974-1975;
  9. Commissioner of the Civil Service Commission (1974-1975);
  10. Staff Member, Legal Office, Office of the President, rising from the lowly position of Executive Assistant and attaining the second highest position of Junior Presidential Staff Assistant now Junior Presidential Staff Director 1962-1971;
  11. Confidential Assistant to the Chairman, Presidential Anti-Graft Committee 1963-1965;
  12. Legal Adviser, Board of Censors for Motion Picture, 1969-1975;
  13. Staff Member, Diokno Law Office 1957;
  14. Law Practitioner 1957-1962.


Awards:
  1. Bar Reviewer, San Beda College of Law, 1973-1974
  2. Professor in Commercial Law, University of the East, 1962-1964
  3. Editor, M.L.Q Law Quarterly, 1955-1956
  4. Business Manager, M.L.Q. Law Quarterly, 1954-1955
  5. Outstanding Alumnus, M.L.Q. University, 1977
  6. Outstanding Angeleño (Angeles City), 1980
  7. Colombo Plan Scholar on National Government Administration, Tokyo, Japan, 1969
  8. Outstanding Alumnus (Mapa High School, 1992).


Professional and Civil Organizations:


Books:


Periodicals:
  1. Awards of Distinction to be given to Former CA Justices. 1 Court of Appeals J No. 1, 8 ( Sept. 23, 1999)
  2. Melo, Justice Jose A.R. A Brief Review of Cardozo’s “Nature of Judicial Process” 13 JIBP No. 3 & 4, 10 (Sept.-Dec. 1985)

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