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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

  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
  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).

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