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Chief Justice Ramon C. Aquino


Tenure: November 20, 1985 - March 06, 1986
Appointed by: Marcos

Birthdate: August 31, 1917
Died: March 31, 1993

Place of Birth: Lemery, Batangas

Children: Edna, Sonia, Carmen and Manuel

Name of Spouse :
Justice Carolina Grino Aquino

Education:
  1. Lemery Elementary School, Valedictorian, 1929
  2. Batangas High School, Salutatorian, 1933
  3. Bachelor of Laws, University of the Philippines, 1939
  4. Bar Examination, 1939, 6th Place, with a grade of 89.1%


Professional Career:
  1. Clerk – stenographer, librarian and action clerk in the Law Division of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), 1936
  2. Law clerk of the Law and Income Tax Division of the BIR, 1940-1944
  3. Associate editor of the Manila Post, the first newspaper to rise from the rubble of the Second World War
  4. Private Practice in 1945 with Subido & Aquino Law Office, then later with Sevilla, Aquino & Paras Law Office.
  5. Assistant Professor, University of the Philippines College of Law faculty, 1947-1962
  6. Central Bank Administrator of the Marine Corps Administrative Case, Monetary Board, 1960
  7. Member, Presidential Investigating Committee, 1971-1973
  8. Associate Justice, Supreme Court, October 29, 1973 – November 19, 1985
  9. Chief Justice, November 20, 1982-March 6, 1986


Awards:
  1. First prize for his essay entitled, “The Filipino Dream: National Progress through Law since the Inauguration of the Republic” on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee of the U.P. College of Law, 1961
  2. First prize for his book-length biography of Chief Justice Jose Abad Santos entitled “A Chance to Die”, published by Phoenix Press, 1967. The Contest was sponsored by the Jose Abad Santos Memorial Society Inc., The book was later reissued as “Chief Justice Jose Abad Santos, A Biography” (Phoenix Press, 1985).


Professional and Civil Organizations:


Books:
  1. A Chance to Die; A Biography of Jose Abad Santos, the Late Chief Justice. Q.C.: Alemars-Phoenix, 1967. 248p.
  2. Chief Justice Jose Abad Santos, 1886-1942: A Biography. Q.C.: Phoenix Pub. House, 1985. 251p.
  3. The Civil Code of the Philippines: Arts. 1 to 413; Law of Persons and Family Relations. Manila: Central Book Supply Inc., 1958. vol.1 (680p.)
  4. The Civil Code of the Philippines and Family Code: RA No. 386 and E.O. No. 209, series of 1987 by R.C. Aquino and Carolina C. Griño-Aquino. Central Lawbook Pub., Co., 1990. 3vols.
  5. The Judiciary Act of 1948: Annotated (R.A. No. 296 as amended). Manila, Community Pub., 1956. 170p.
  6. The Judiciary Act of 1948: Annotated (TR No. 296 up to Jan. 1971): With Allied Special Laws. Manila: CBSI, 1972. 141p. ()
  7. The Law of Persons and Family Relations: Book I; Civil Code Book the Philippines RA No. 386, embracing Act 1 to 413. 1958. Manila: Central Book Supply, 958 680p.
  8. Notes on Philippine Revised Penal Code. Manila: Philaw Pub., Co., 1953.
  9. Philippine Transportation, Admiralty, Customs, Public Service and Aviation Laws. Manila, P.C.F., Pub., 1949. 600p.
  10. Revised Penal Code: Act No. 3815, as Amended . Q.C., Central Book Supply, 1961, v.
  11. Revised Penal Code: Act No. 3815, as Amended up to RA No. 7659. Q.C., Central Professional Book, 1976-1997. 3 vols.
  12. Revised Penal Code: Act No. 3815, as Amended up to RA No. 7659. Q.C., Central Professional Book, 1986- 1987). 3 vols.


Periodicals:
  1. Aquino, Ramon C..Annual Survey in Civil Law – 1956. 32 PLJ Supp. to No. 2, 1 (March 1957)
  2. Annual Survey in Civil Law – 1957. 33 PLJ No. 2, 165 (Mar. 1958)
  3. Annual Survey of 1958 Supreme Court Decisions Part II: Civil Law – 1958. 34 PLJ No. 2, 151 (Mar. 1959)
  4. The Filipino dream or national progress through law since the inauguration of the Republic. 36 PLJ 314 (July 1961)
  5. Observations on the Proposed Code of Crimes. 35 PLJ 1015 (1960)
  6. Philippine Antichretic Law. 24 PLJ No. 4, 205 (Aug. 1949)
  7. Review of 1954 Decisions in Civil Law. 30 PLJ No. 2, 173 (April 1955)
  8. Scope of Criminal Liability. 34 PLJ No. 3, 299 (July 1959)
  9. Survey of 1955 in Civil Law. 31 PLJ No. 2, 185 (April 1956)
  10. Cruz, Isagani A. A Brief History of the Supreme Court During Martial Rule. 7 Kilosbayan No. 12, 34 (June 2000)
  11. The Supreme Court Through the Years. 1 Barrister Bul No. 3, 1 (June 1989)

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