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Chief Justice Andres R. Narvasa


Tenure: December 08, 1991 - November 30, 1998
Appointed by: Aquino

Birthdate: November 30, 1928
 

Place of Birth: Manila

Children: Andres, Jr., Raymundo, Gregorio II, Socorro, Martin and Regina

Name of Spouse :
Janina Yuseco

Education:
  1. Elementary : Colegio de San Juan de Letran, 1938 (salutatorian)
  2. Secondary : Arellano High School, 1945 (valedictorian)
  3. Bachelor of Laws, University of the Philippines, 1951 (magna cum laude)
  4. 2nd Place, Bar Exam of 1951
  5. Doctor of Laws (honoris causa), Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, April 15, 1992
  6. Doctor of Laws (honoris causa), University of Santo Tomas, November 21, 1992
  7. Doctor of Laws (honoris causa), Angeles University Foundation, April 1, 1993


Professional Career:
  1. Law Practitioner since 1952
  2. Head, Andres R. Narvasa & Associates
  3. Professor of Law, 1952
  4. Bar Reviewer, 1959
  5. Legal Counsel, University of Santo Tomas, 1973
  6. Dean, Faculty of Civil Law, University of Santo Tomas, 1967 – 1973
  7. Vice-Rector for Student Affairs, University of Santo Tomas, 1969 – 1972
  8. Member of the Board of Trustees, University of Santo Tomas, 1974
  9. President of the Faculty Club, University of Santo Tomas, 1969
  10. Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the Philippines, April 11, 1986
  11. Chief Justice, Supreme Court of the Philippines, December 8, 1991


Awards:
  1. Award of Distinction, University of Santo Tomas, February 28. 1972
  2. Award for Outstanding Achievements in Legal Education, Faculty of Civil Law, University of Santo Tomas, September 2, 1981
  3. Appreciation Certificate, UST College of Nursing, 1970
  4. Certificate of Appreciation and Recognition, 1st Summer Seminar on Educational Management, University of Santo Tomas, May 1972
  5. Appreciation Certificate, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Santo Tomas, August 11, 1973
  6. Plaque of Appreciation, Faculty Association of UST, October 18, 1978
  7. Award for Meritorious Service, Faculty of Civil Law, September 2, 1981 & September 4, 1982
  8. Plaque of Appreciation, 1953 Law Class of UST, March 26, 1983
  9. Award as Most Outstanding Honor Graduate for 1983 – 1984 for exemplary public service, July 28, 1984
  10. Plaque of Merit as Most Outstanding Alumnus of Faculty of Civil Law, UST Alumni Foundation, Inc., September 1, 1984
  11. Papal Award Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice, May 1977
  12. Human Rights Award, Concerned Women of the Philippines, December 9, 1984
  13. Ninoy Aquino Movement for Freedom, Justice, Peace and Democracy of the United States of America, August 1985
  14. Knight Grand Cross of Rizal, June 19, 1992
  15. Outstanding Manilan ’93, 422nd Araw ng Maynila Executive Committee, June 24, 1993


Professional and Civil Organizations:


Books:
  1. Address on the Book Launching of the Jose P. Laurel Biographies. National Museum, April 24, 1992, in Jose P. Laurel 1891-1959; Centennial Lectures and Tributes. Manila: Jose P. Laurel Memorial Corp., 1995. p. 26-29.
  2. After-Dinner Speech, in Proceedings of the Third Biennial Conference; Equality Through Law – Commitments to Keep. Implementing of International Conventions as they Relate to the Protection of Human Rights of Women and Children – Judicial Perspectives, Manila Hotel, February 21-26, 1996. Manila: Philippine Women Judges Association(PWJA) /International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ)/International Women Judges Foundation (IWJF), 1996. p. 3-6.
  3. Ang Mga Hukmanan - Kag Ang Sistema Sang Hustisya Kriminal. Linubad sa Ilonggo ni Atty. Rex S. Sevilla. Manila: Supreme Court, 1996. 33p.
  4. Annual Report of the Supreme Court, 1993-1994. Manila: Supreme Court, 1994. 147p.
  5. Annual Report of the Supreme Court of the Philippines, 1994. Manila: Supreme Court, 1994. 147p.
  6. Annual Report of the Supreme Court of the Philippines, 1995. Manila: Supreme Court, 1996. 173p
  7. Annual Report of the Supreme Court of the Philippines, 1996 Manila: Supreme Court, 1997. 173p.
  8. Annual Report of the Supreme Court of the Philippines, 1997 Manila: Supreme Court. 1998. 177p.
  9. Challenge and Triumph (Reflections on Law and Justice, part III). Manila: Supreme Court Historical Society, 1995. 213p.
  10. The Chief Justices in Philippine history. First of the Supreme Court Centenary Lecture Series Delivered at the Supreme Court Session Hall on July 11, 2000. 50p.
  11. Closing Remarks. Proceedings of the Third National Conference Seminar on Filipino Women in the 1990s: Assessment, Remedies and Directions, Manila Midtown (Ramada) Hotel, February 25-27, 1993. Manila: Philippine Women Judges, 1993. p. 87-92.
  12. Epiphany and Covenant: The Thoughts of Chief Justice Andres R. Narvasa on Law and Justice. Compiled and edited by the Supreme Court Historical Society. Manila: Supreme Court, 1998. 682p.
  13. Faith and Trust – the Bedrock of the Justice System (Reflections on Law and Justice, part II). Manila: Supreme Court Historical Society, 1993. 296p.
  14. For Effective Delivery of Justice, in Proceedings of the 1991 National Conference Seminar on Judicial Objectives and Approaches, Fiesta Pavilion, Manila Hotel, September 13-14, 1991. Manila Philippine Women Judges Association, 1991. p.17-22.
  15. Hail to the Chief by Rina N. Batungbacal. Manila: The Author, 1998. 176p.
  16. Handbook on the Courts, and the Criminal Justice System. 1996. 37p.
  17. The 91st Year of the Supreme Court June 11, 1992: The Narvasa Court.
  18. Manwal sa Mga Hukmanan ug Ang Sistema sa Justisya Kriminal. 1996. 42p.
  19. Odyssey and Legacy: the Chief Justice Andres R. Narvasa Centennial Lectures Series. Compiled and edited by Antonio M. Elicano. Manila, Supreme Court, 1998. 333p.
  20. Per Legem Terrae (By the Law of the Land): Significant Opinions of Mr. Chief Justice Andres R. Narvasa. Manila: Philippine Bar Association, 1992. 1123p.
  21. Practical Problems in the Trial of Civil Cases in Law Practice for Young Lawyer, 1969. QC: UP Law Center, 1969. p. 125-166.
  22. Preparing for a Civil Case – Theory, Pleadings, Including Motion to Dismiss, Modes of Discovery and Pre-trial, in Trial Techniques and Procedure; Proceedings of the Institute on Trial Techniques and Procedure, 1981. QC: UP Law Center, 1983. p. 1-44.
  23. Proceedings of the Preparatory Commission on Constitutional Reforms. 1999. (CD)
  24. Public Relations in Law, in Law Practice for the Young Lawyer, 1970. QC: UP Law Center, 1970. p. 50-96.
  25. Reflections of Law and Justice. Manila: Supreme Court, 1992. v.
  26. Renewal of Commitment to the Rule of Law and Judicial Independence: 1992-1993 Annual report of the Supreme Court. Manila: Supreme Court, 1993. 166p.
  27. Reports of the Fact-Finding Board on the Assasination of Senator Benigno S. Aquino. Makati: Mr. & Ms. Publishing Co., 1984. 412p.
  28. Response, in Odyssey and Legacy: the Chief Justice Andres R. Narvasa Centennial Lectures Series. Compiled and edited by Antonio M. Elicano. Manila, Supreme Court, 1998. p. 323.
  29. Restatements and Refinements in the Justice system: Annual Report of the Supreme Court July 1, 1991 – June 30, 1992 Manila: Supreme Court, 1992.
  30. The Supreme Court : Its Present Powers and Functions. Delivered during the 1998 Jorge A. Bocobo Memorial Lecture at the Malcolm Theater, University of the Philippines on February 20, 1998. 40p.
  31. Third Senator Jose Roy Memorial lecture. Delivered at Angeles University on October 7, 2000. 23p.


Periodicals:
  1. Asa, Atty. Leon L. Philippine Judicial Academy. 13 Lawyers Rev No. 7, 9 (July 31, 1999)
  2. Bellosillo, Justice Josue N. A Tribute to the Chief Justice. (An Introduction to the Chief Justice Andres R. Narvasa Centennial Lecture Series) 12 Lawyers Rev No. 10, 72 (Oct. 31, 1998)
  3. Cruz, Justice Isagani A. and Cynthia Cruz Datu. A Brief History of the Supreme Court During Martial Rule. 7 Kilosbayan No. 12, 34 (July 2000)
  4. Cruz, Neal H. Shooting the Bearers of Bad News; On Narvasa and Other Retired Justices. 6 Kilosbayan No. 11, 43 (June 1999)
  5. Doronilla, Amado. Charter Change or Political Re-Engineering? 7 Kilosbayan No. 6, 19 (Jan. 2000).
  6. Herrera, Justice Ameurfina A. Melencio. Legal and Judicial Education Reforms and the Narvasa Court. 43 ALJ No. 2, 367 (May 1999)
  7. Javellana, Juliet L. Must Narvasa Body Recommend Amendments? 7 Kilosbayan No. 2, 10 (Sept. 1999)
  8. Narvasa, Hon. Andres R. The Beijing Statement of Principles on the Independence of the Judiciary: Concordancy with Philippine Law. Court Systems Journal (special ed.) 23, (Sept. 1997)
  9. Christianity at Stake. 6 Lawyers Rev No. 12, 1 (Dec. 31, 1992)
  10. Circular No. 37-93. 7 Lawyers Rev No. 8, 43 (Aug. 31, 1993)
  11. Closing Remarks. Court Systems J (special ed.), 162, (Sept. 1997)
  12. The Courts and the Criminal Justice System. 24 IBP Law and Mag Nos. 2-3, 78 (2nd and 3rd quarter 1998); 1 Jurist Millennium News Mag No. 1, 15 (July-Sept. 2000)
  13. The Courts and the Criminal Justice System. 9 Lawyers Rev No. 12, 69 (Dec. 31, 1995); 13 PLG No. 1, 45 (1996)
  14. Development Thrusts of the Judiciary. 11 CJJ No. 2, 1 (3rd and 4th quarter)
  15. Do Not Talk Without Thinking or Argue With All the Valor of Ignorance. 12 PLG No. 4, 1 (1995)
  16. The IBP in the Asian Century. 2 Court Systems J No. 1, 1 (Mar. 1997)
  17. The IBP in the Judicial System. 7 Lawyers Rev No. 6, 48 (June 30, 1993)
  18. Inspirational Message. 12 Lawyers Rev No. 9, 76 (Sept. 30, 1998)
  19. Judicial Power in the Philippines: its Governance, Structure and Independence. 42 ALJ No. 2, 213 (June 1998)
  20. The Judiciary and the Law Profession. 7 Lawyers Rev No. 6, 48 (June 30, 1993)
  21. The Judiciary in Changing Times. Court Systems J (special ed.) 81, (Sept. 1997)
  22. The Lawyer as Peacemaker. 33 SBL J 1 (Dec. 1992)
  23. Lecture on the Malolos Constitution. 1 Siglo No. 1, 58 (April-June 1998)
  24. The Malolos Constitution. 1 Court Systems J No. 2, 1 (Dec. 1996)
  25. Nature of the Judicial Function. 7 Lawyers Rev No. 10, 53 (Oct. 31, 1993)
  26. Opening Remarks. Court Systems J (special ed.) 11 (Sept. 1997)
  27. The Origins of the Legal Profession. 24 IBP Law J and Mag No. 2-3, 19 (2nd and 3rd quarter 1998); 1 Jurist Millennium News Mag No. 1, 10 (July-Sept. 2000)
  28. The Philippine Justice System: Present Problems and Growth Programs. 1 Court Systems J No. 1, 1 (July 1996)
  29. A Profile of the Supreme Court. 6 Lawyers Rev No. 8, 56 (Aug. 31, 1992)
  30. A Re-Examination of the Law Curriculum and Bar Examinations. 8 JIBP 8 (1980)
  31. The Responsibilities of Press Freedom. 29 ALJ No. 2, 11 (March 1985)
  32. Revisiting the Law on the Right to Silence and to Counsel. 9 PLG Nos. 10-11, 1 (Jan.-Feb. 1988); 61 PLG No. 2, 194 (June 1986)
  33. The Rule of Law. 8 Lawyers Rev No. 9, 66 (Sept. 30, 1994).
  34. Speech. 4 Lawyers Rev No. 10, 53 (Oct. 31, 1990)
  35. Strengthening the Justice System. 9-10 CJJ Nos. 3 & 1, 10 (4th quarter 1992)
  36. Pagdilao, Rosella P. Chief Justice Andres R. Narvasa : A Profile. 12 PLG No. 1, 11 (Jan.-Mar. 1993)
  37. Panganiban, Justice Artemio V. A Toast to Chief Justice Narvasa. 13 Lawyers Rev No. 2, 69 (Feb. 28, 1999)
  38. Quiason, Justice Camilo D. The Juristic Thought of Chief Justice Andres R. Narvasa. 13 Lawyers Rev No. 4, 6 (April 30, 1999)
  39. Santiago, Senator Miriam Defensor. The Charter Commission is Unconstitutional. 13 Lawyers Rev No. 3, 77 (Mar. 1999)
  40. Sayang (or trickery will not work). 7 Kilosbayan No. 2, 27 (Sept. 1999)
  41. A Symposium on “Justice for Judges”. 2 Court Systems J No. 1, 87 (Mar. 1977)
  42. Tresvalles, Anthony Noel C. Revelations of Justice Teodoro Padilla. 23 IBP Law and Mag No. 3, 30 (Sept. 1997)
  43. Umali, Mariano M. Resolution No. 97-012: Resolution Condemning the Recent Attacks Against the Honorable Supreme Court Particularly Against the Honorable Chief Justice Andres R. Narvasa and his Family. 2 Court Systems J No. 1, 101 (March 1997)

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