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Chief Justice Teresita J. Leonardo-de Castro

Tenure: August 25, 2018 - October 10, 2018
Appointed by: Rodrigo Roa Duterte

Birthdate: October 10, 1948

Place of Birth: Manila

Children: Christine Genevieve, Eduardo, Ma. Cherell Edouardo Antony

Name of Spouse:Eduardo A. De Castro

  1. Elementary (1960) and High School(1964, valedictorian), St. Paul College
  2. Bachelor of Arts in Political Science , University of the Philippines, 1968 (cum laude)
  3. Bachelor of Laws, University of the Philippines, 1972
  4. Passed the Bar, 1972 with a rating of 80.9%
  5. Law courses: International Law Institute, Washington D.C.; Harvard Law School Program of Instruction of Lawyers; National Judicial Institute

Professional Career:
  1. Law Clerk, Supreme Court, 1973
  2. Legal/Judicial Assistant and technical staff of Chief Justice Fred Ruiz Castro, 1975-November 1978
  3. State Counsel I, Department of Justice, 1978
  4. Senior State Legal Counsel, 1985
  5. Chief, Legal Staff, 1988
  6. Associate Justice, Sandiganbayan, September 23, 1997
  7. Presiding Justice, , Sandiganbayan, December 15, 2004
  8. Associate Justice, Supreme Court, 2007

  1. Presidential Medal of Merit, President Fidel V. Ramos

Professional and Civil Organizations:
  1. Vice- Chancellor and consistent member, Order of Purple Feather Honor Society, 1969-1972
  2. Staff member, Philippine Law Journal
  3. Member, Phi Kappa Phi International Honor Society
  4. Phi Gamma Mu International Honor Society



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