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Chief Justice Roberto R. Concepcion


Tenure: June 17, 1966 - April 18, 1973
Appointed by: Magsaysay

Birthdate: June 07, 1903
Died: April 03, 1987

Place of Birth: Manila

Children: Catalina, Carmen, Roberto, Jr. and Jesus

Name of Spouse:
Dolores Concepcion

Name of Parents:
Isidro Concepcion and Catalina Reyes

Education:
  1. Associate in Business, San Beda College
  2. Bachelor of Laws, University of Sto, Tomas, summa cum laude
  3. Doctor of Civil Laws, honoris causa, University of Santo Tomas, 1966
  4. Doctor of Civil Laws, honoris causa, St. Louis University, 1967
  5. Doctor of Civil Laws, honoris causa, University of the Philippines, 1968
  6. Doctor of Civil Laws, honoris causa, San Beda College, 1971
  7. Doctor of Civil Laws, honoris causa, Angeles University, 1972
  8. Topped the Bar exam, 1924


Professional Career:
  1. Private Law Practice, 1925 � 1929
  2. Assistant Attorney, Bureau of Justice, 1929
  3. Assistant Solicitor-General, 1938 � 1940
  4. Judge, Court of First Instance, 1940 � 1945
  5. Undersecretary of Justice, 1946
  6. Associate Justice in the Court of Appeals, 1946 � 1954
  7. Associate Justice in the Supreme Court, 1954 � 1966
  8. Chief Justice, Supreme Court of the Philippines, June1966 � 1973
  9. Dean of Law and faculty member, University of Sto. Tomas


Awards:
  1. Awardee, Professional Chair, Jose P. Laurel Foundation, 1963


Professional and Civil Organizations:
  1. President, Philippine Society of International Law
  2. Member, World Association of Judges, 1967
  3. Chairman, Executive Committee, Asian Institute of International Studies
  4. Executive Council then President, Philippine Commission of Jurists
  5. Member, International Commission of Jurists
  6. Vice-Chairman, Standing Committee on Legal Aid to the Poor, LAWASIA, 1975
  7. Chairman, Standing Committee on Legal Aid, Integrated Bar of the Philippines
  8. Advisory Council, World Peace Through Law Center
  9. President, Philippine Association of Law Deans
  10. President Philippine Mental Health
  11. Knight Commander with Star in the Equestrian Order, Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, 1970


Books:
  1. Address on the Politicalization of the People as the Cornerstone of Democracy.* Manila: UST Press, 1966. 60p.
  2. Advise to New Lawyers, in Oath-Taking Ceremonies for the Successful 1974 Bar Candidates, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila, June 5, 1975. p. 3
  3. Chief Justice Roberto Concepcion and His Separate Concurring and Dissenting opinions.
  4. Chief Justice Roberto Concepcion Lecture Series on Constitutional Issues (1984). Edited by F. R. P. Romero. QC: UP Law Complex, 1984.
  5. The Celebrated and Far-reaching Habeas Corpus Decisions in Teodoro Lansang, et. al. Vs. Brigadier General Eduardo M. Garcia, G.R. No. L-33964, December 11, 1971.
  6. The Constitution and the Proposed Amendments, in Philconsa Reader on Constitutional and Policy Issues; An Anthology of Writings from the Official Publication of the Philippine Constitution Association Concerning the National Polity. QC: UP Law Center, 1979. p. 42-50.
  7. Democracy and its Demands Upon the Citizen and the State, in Lectures on Constitutional Reforms. Manila: Gregorio Araneta Memorial Foundation, 1970. p. 10-40.
  8. Economic Weapons and the Labor Injunction, in Aspects of Philippine Labor Relations Law; lectures and discussions. QC: UP Law Center, 1965. p.53-108.
  9. Foreword, in Perspective on Constitutional Development. QC: Central Lawbook Pub., 1971. 214p.
  10. Gems and wisdom; A Compilation of Speeches Delivered by his Honor Chief Justice Roberto Concepcion During the Years 1966-1969. Manila: Supreme Court, 1973. 349p.
  11. The Legal Aid Program of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines, in Dimensions of Law Practice; Advocacy-Counseling-Public service. QC: UP Law Center, 1976. p. 18-26.
  12. The Professional Code of Ethics in ALA 1982 General Assembly; Workshop II Legal Profession, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 25-29 October 1982. Malaysia: ASEAN Law Association, 1982. ALA/W2/T1/P1
  13. Reply to the Address Given at the Farewell Dinner by the President of the Supreme Court of Thailand, in Record of the Third Asian Judicial Conference. Bangkok, 19th-27th November 1967. Bangkok: Supreme Court, 1963. p.402.
  14. The Situation in the Philippines, in Record of the Third Asian Judicial Conference. Bangkok, 19th-27th November 1967. Bangkok: Supreme Court, 1963. p.360.
  15. Speeches of Admission, 1956 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. 157-160.
  16. Toast and Speech, in Record of the Fourth Asian Judicial Conference, Canberra, April 1970. Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service, 1971. p.475.


Periodicals:
  1. Asa, Leon L. Chief Justice Roberto Concepcion and the Supreme Court. 10 Lawyers Rev. No. 5, 7 (May 31, 1996).
  2. The Bench and the Bar News. 15 Lawyers J. No. 1, 45 (Jan. 31, 1950).
  3. Chief Justice Concepcion Leaves a Void (editorial). 38 Lawyers J. No. 7, 261 (July 31, 1973).
  4. Chief Justice Roberto Concepcion. 22 Decision Law J. No. 6,. 401 (June 30, 1966).
  5. Concepcion, Roberto. Amending the Constitution. 36 Lawyers J. No. 2, 38 (Feb. 28, 1971).
  6. Amendments to our Constitution. 38 Lawyers J. No. 4, 97 (Apr. 30, 1963).
  7. Angel H. Mojica - a Paragon of Justice. 34 Lawyers J. No. 9, 298 (Sept. 30, 1969).
  8. The Bar and the Administration of Justice. 23 Lawyers J. No. 7, 221 (July 31, 1958).
  9. The Challenge to the New Officers of the IBP. 3 JIBP No. 2, 96 (second quarter, 1975).
  10. Closing Remarks. 4 Phil. Yearbook of International Law 151 (1975).
  11. Commitment to Democracy. 29 ALJ No. 2, 1 (Mar. 1984).
  12. The Constitution of the Philippines and the Proposed Amendments Thereto. 33 PLJ No. 5, 603 (Nov. 1958).
  13. Human Rights and Legal Aid Perspective. 1 Lawyers Rev. No. 5, 13 (May 31, 1987).
  14. The Integrated Bar of the Philippines and the Road to Normalcy. 6 JIBP No. 4, 303 (fourth quarter 1978).
  15. International Law and Human Rights. 2 PILJ No. 4, 572 (1963).
  16. JBL: a Champion of Justice. 3 JIBP No. 2, 81 (second quarter, 1975).
  17. Keynote Address. 1 Phil. Yearbook of Legal Education 3 (1978).
  18. The Lawyer�s Role in Society. 4 JIBP No. 2, 89 (second quarter, 1978).
  19. Legal Aid and the Rule of Law. 1 JIBP No. 2, 86 (Sept. 1973).
  20. Loyalty to the Law. 1 Lawyers Rev. No. 5, 45 (May 31, 1987).
  21. Our Constitution. 28 Lawyers J. No. 2, 34 (Feb. 28, 1963).
  22. Perspectives and Dimensions of Constitutional Reforms. 35 Lawyers J. No. 12, 402 (Dec. 31, 1970).
  23. The Philippine Bar. 1 JIBP No. 3, 152 (Dec. 1973).
  24. Politicalization of the People. 25 UST Law Rev. No. 1, 45 (Aug.-Sept. 1964).
  25. The Primacy of the Law Depends Upon the People�s Political Maturity. 33 Lawyers J. No. 9, 293 (Sept. 30, 1968).
  26. Some Reflections on International Order Through Law and the Role of Small States. 1 PILJ No. 1, 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1962).
  27. The Supreme Court and the Rule of Law. 31 Lawyers J. No. 11, 366 (Nov. 30, 1966).
  28. The Supreme Court: its Responsibilities and Membership. 24 UST Rev. No. 1, 69 (July-Aug. 1973); 38 Lawyers J. No. 7, 264 (July 31, 1973)
  29. There Can Be No Justice Without Truth, No Liberty Without Justice and No Democracy Without Liberty. 23 Lawyers J. No. 4, 113 (Apr. 30, 1958)
  30. The U.P. College of Law and its Heritage. 46 PLJ No. 3, 426 (July 1971).
  31. War and Peace and International Law. 2 PILJ No. 4, 515 (Oct.-Dec. 1963).
  32. The Young Lawyer and Loyalty to the Law. 22 Lawyers J. No. 4, 166 (Apr. 30, 1957).
  33. Curriculum Vitae: Mr. Chief Justice Roberto Concepcion. 14 JIBP Nos. 3 & 4, 151 (1986).
  34. Fernando, Enrique M. Chief Justice Concepcion: Fragment of a Tribute. 38 Lawyers J No. 7, 262 (July 31, 1973).
  35. Fernando, Enrique M. Of Chief Roberto Concepcion:Suaviter in Modo, Fortiter in re. 47 PLJ No. 4, 537 (Sept. 1972).
  36. Fernando, Enrique M. Roberto Concepcion : Suaviter in Modo, Fortiter in re. 2 JIBP No. 1, 16 (Mar. 1974).
  37. A Guiding Beacon (President�s page). 2 JIBP No. 1, 2 (Mar. 1974).
  38. In Memorian (editorial). 1 Lawyers Rev. No. 5, 1 (May 31, 1987).
  39. Makalintal, Querube. The Chief Retires. 2 JIBP No. 1, 14 (Mar. 1974).
  40. A Matter of Justice. 32 Lawyers J. No. 4, 109 (Apr. 30, 1967).
  41. Message from Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberto Concepcion. 38 Lawyers J. No. 9, 334 (Sept. 30, 1973).
  42. Message of Chief Justice Roberto Concepcion. 38 Lawyers J. No. 10, 372 (Oct. 31, 1973).
  43. The 1979-1981 IBP National Officers. 7 JIBP Nos. 3 & 4, 207 (third and fourth quarters, 1979).
  44. On New Supreme Court Justices Diokno and Concepcion. 10 Decision Law J. No. 2, 81 (Feb. 28, 1954).
  45. Profile. 1 Lawyers Rev. No. 5, 16 (May 31, 1987).
  46. Reyes, Jose B. L. Chief Justice Roberto Concepcion: A Great Jurist and Perfect Gentleman. 24 UST Law Rev. No. 1, 20 (July-Aug. 1973); 38 Lawyers J. No. 7, 262 (July 31, 1973).
  47. SC Head to US for Surgery. 33 Lawyers J. No. 2, 71 (Feb. 29, 1968).
  48. Teehankee, Claudio. Tribute to C.J. Roberto Concepcion: A Lifetime Dedication to the Rule of Law. 14 JIBP Nos. 3 & 4, 151 (third and fourth quarters, 1986).
  49. Teehankee, Claudio. Roberto Concepcion: Champion of the Rule of Law. 24 UST Law Rev. No. 2, 3 (Sept.-Oct. 1973).
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