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Chief Justice Victorino M. Mapa

Tenure: July 01, 1920 - October 31, 1921
Appointed by: William Mckinley

Birthdate: February 25, 1852
Died: April 12, 1927

Place of Birth: Kalibo, Capiz


  1. Bachelor of Arts, University of Santo Tomas (at the age of 13)
  2. Bachelor of Philosophy, Bachelor of Laws & Jurisprudence, University of Santo Tomas, 1877
  3. Admitted to the Bar in 1881
  4. Doctor of Law, University of the Philippines, 1921

Professional Career:
  1. Register of Deeds of Iloilo
  2. Vice-Mayor, Iloilo
  3. Member, Reform Council
  4. President, Revolutionary Tribunal of Justice in Panay Island
  5. Ex-Officio Counselor, Federal Government for the Visayas
  6. Chairman, Peace Committee, 1900
  7. Associate Justice, Supreme Court, June 17 1901 – October 30, 1913
  8. Secretary of Finance & Justice, 1913
  9. Secretary of Justice, 1916 (under the Jones Law)
  10. Chief Justice, Supreme Court of the Philippines, April 23, 1920


Professional and Civil Organizations:

  1. Batacan, Delfin. The Supreme Court in Philippine History - From Arellano to Concepcion. QC: Central Lawbook Pub., Co., 1972. p12.
  2. Illustration, in Encyclopedia of the Philippines. Edited by Zoilo Galang. Manila: Exequiel Flow, 1950. Vol. III, p. 385.
  3. Paras, Corazon and Ramon Ricardo A. Roque. The Chief Justices of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. Pasig City, Anvil Pub., 2000. p. 62-64.
  4. Paras, Corazon De Leon and Ma. Corona Salcedo-Romero. The Justices of the Supreme Court of the Philippines (A Biographical Directory). Manila: Rex Book Store, 1971. p. 26.
  5. Sevilla, Victor J. Justices of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. QC: New Day Publishers, 1984. Vol. I, p. 16-19.

  1. Gloria, Celedonio P. The Cover : Victorino Mapa. 5 Lawyers J 47 (Jan. 31, 1937)
  2. Meer, Antonio M. Notes and Comments : The Juristic Philosophy of Justice Victorino Mapa. 24 PLJ 399 (Dec. 1949)

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