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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

Education:
  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
Awards:
  1. Presidential Medal of Merit, President Fidel V. Ramos

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