Court of Appeals of the Philippines

The Court of Appeals (Filipino: Hukuman ng Apelasyon) is an appellate collegiate court in the Philippines. The Court of Appeals consists of 1 Presiding Justice and 68 Associate Justices. Pursuant to the Constitution, the Court of Appeals "reviews not only the decisions and orders of the Regional Trial Courts nationwide but also those of the Court of Tax Appeals, as well as the awards, judgments, final orders or resolutions of, or authorized by twenty-one quasi-judicial agencies exercising quasi-judicial functions mentioned in Rule 43 of the 1997 Rules of Civil Procedure, plus the National Amnesty Commission (Pres. Proclamation No. 347 of 1994) and the Office of the Ombudsman (Fabian v. Desierto, 295 SCRA 470). Under Republic Act No. 9282, which elevated the Court of Tax Appeals to the same level of the Court of Appeals, en banc decisions of the Court of Tax Appeals are update subject to review by the Supreme Court instead of the Court of Appeals (as opposed to what is currently provided in Section 1, Rule 43 of the Rules of Court). Added to the formidable list are the decisions and resolutions of the National Labor Relations Commission which are now initially reviewable by the Court of Appeals, instead of a direct recourse to the Supreme Court, via petition for certiorari under Rule 65 (St. Martin Funeral Homes v. National Labor Relations Commission, 295 SCRA 414)".

Court of Appeals
Hukuman ng Apelasyon
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EstablishedFebruary 1, 1936
LocationManila, Cebu City and Cagayan de Oro City
Composition methodPresidential appointment from the short-list submitted by the Judicial and Bar Council
Authorized byCommonwealth Act No. 3, Batas Pambansa Blg. 129, Republic Act No. 7902, Republic Act No. 8246, Republic Act No. 9160, Republic Act No. 9372
Appeals toSupreme Court of the Philippines
Appeals fromRegional Trial Court
Number of positions69
Annual budget₱3.09 billion (2020)[1]
Websiteca.judiciary.gov.ph
Presiding Justice
CurrentlyRemedios A. Salazar-Fernando
SinceNovember 25, 2020

The Court of Appeals building is located at Ma. Orosa Street, Ermita in Manila, on the grounds of the University of the Philippines Manila.

HistoryEdit

Organized on February 1, 1936, the Court of Appeals was initially composed of Justice Pedro Concepcion, as the first Presiding Judge, and ten Appellate Judges appointed by the President with the consent of the Commission on Appointments of the National Assembly. It had exclusive appellate jurisdiction of all cases not falling under the original and exclusive appellate jurisdiction of the seven-man Supreme Court. Its decisions in those cases were final, except when the Supreme Court upon petition for certiorari on questions of law required that the case be certified to it for review. It had also original jurisdiction to issue writs of mandamus, prohibition, injunction, certiorari, habeas corpus and all other auxiliary writs in aid of its appellate jurisdiction. The Court then sat either en banc or in two divisions, one of six and another of five Judges. The appellate Judges had the same qualifications as those provided by the Constitution for Supreme Court Justices.

In March 1938, the appellate Judges were named Justices and their number increased from eleven to fifteen, with three divisions of 5 under Commonwealth Act No. 259. On December 24, 1941, the membership of the Court was further increased to nineteen Justices under Executive Order No. 395.

 
Court of Appeals

The Court functioned during the Japanese occupation, 1941–44. But in March 1945, due to abnormal conditions at the time, the Court was abolished by President Sergio Osmeña through Executive Order No. 37. The end of World War II restored the democratic processes in the country. On October 4, 1946, Republic Act No. 52 was passed recreating the Court with a Presiding Justice and fourteen Associate Justices. They composed 5 divisions of 3 Justices each.

On August 23, 1956, the Court membership was expanded to 18 Justices per Republic Act No. 1605. The number was hiked to 24 Justices as decreed by Republic Act No. 5204 approved on June 15, 1968. Ten years later, the unabated swelling of its dockets called for a much bigger Court of 45 Justices under Presidential Decree No. 1482 of June 10, 1978. Then came the Judiciary Reorganization on January 17, 1983 through Executive Order No. 864 of President Marcos. The Court was renamed Intermediate Appellate Court and its membership enlarged to 51 Justices. However, only thirty-seven Justices were appointed.

On July 28, 1986, President Aquino issued Executive Order No.33 restoring the original name of the Court of Appeals with a Presiding Justice and fifty Associate Justices.

On February 23, 1995, Republic Act No. 7902 was passed expanding the jurisdiction of the Court effective March 18, 1995. On December 30, 1996, Republic Act No. 8246 created six more divisions in the Court, thereby increasing its membership from fifty-one to sixty-nine Justices. These additional divisions – 3 for Visayas and 3 for Mindanao paved the way for the appellate court's regionalization. The Court in the Visayas sits in Cebu City while Cagayan de Oro City is home to the Court for Mindanao.

On August 18, 2007, Atty. Briccio Joseph Boholst, President of Integrated Bar of the Philippines — Cebu City Chapter, opposed the abolition of the Court in Cebu City, for it will cause inconvenience for both litigants and lawyers. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruben Reyes was tasked to investigate and submit recommendation to the High Tribunal because of the alleged massive graft and corruption of justices, especially in the issuance of temporary restraining orders (TROs).[2]

On February 1, 2018, the Court celebrated its 82nd Anniversary.[3]

The current President of the Association of The Court of Appeals Employees (ACAE) is Edwin S. Avanceña.

Incumbent JusticesEdit

The Court of Appeals consists of a Presiding justice and sixty-eight associate justices. Among the current members of the Court, Fernanda Lampas-Peralta is the longest-serving justice, with a tenure of 6,302 days (17 years, 92 days) as of May 12, 2021; the most recent justices to enter the court are Raymond Reynold Lauigan, Bonifacio Pascua, Lorenza Bordios and Richard Moreno whose respective tenures began on March 2, 2020.

Name of Court of Appeals Justices Birthdate Position Date of Appointment Appointed by Succeeding
Remedios Salazar-Fernando (1953-09-02) September 2, 1953 (age 67) Presiding Justice November 25, 2020 – present (168 days) Duterte Romeo Barza
Associate Justice May 21, 1999 – November 25, 2020
(21 years, 178 days)
Estrada Elbinias
Fernanda Lampas-Peralta (1960-06-26) June 26, 1960 (age 60) Senior Associate Justice February 9, 2004 – present
(17 years, 92 days)
Macapagal-Arroyo
Japar Dimaampao (1963-12-27) December 27, 1963 (age 57) Associate Justice March 15, 2004 – present
(17 years, 58 days)
Austria-Martinez
Mariflor Punzalan-Castillo (1954-09-21) September 21, 1954 (age 66) March 15, 2004 – present
(17 years, 58 days)
Velasco Jr.
Ramon Bato Jr. (1958-08-27) August 27, 1958 (age 62) March 15, 2004 – present
(17 years, 58 days)
Mariano Umali
Edgardo Camello (1952-05-19) May 19, 1952 (age 68) March 15, 2004 – present
(17 years, 58 days)
Alicia Santos
Apolinario Bruselas Jr. (1956-05-06) May 6, 1956 (age 65) August 1, 2005 – present
(15 years, 284 days)
Bernardo Abesamis
Ramon Garcia (1954-05-10) May 10, 1954 (age 67) August 31, 2005 – present
(15 years, 254 days)
Candido Rivera
Marlene Gonzales-Sison (1956-02-28) February 28, 1956 (age 65) May 8, 2006 – present
(15 years, 4 days)
Edgardo Sundiam
Elihu Ybañez (1951-11-02) November 2, 1951 (age 69) May 15, 2007 – present
(13 years, 362 days)
Renato Dacudao
Franchito Diamante (1951-10-04) October 4, 1951 (age 69) August 8, 2007 – present
(13 years, 277 days)
Arsenio Magpale
Edgardo Lloren (1951-08-08) August 8, 1951 (age 69) January 4, 2008 – present
(13 years, 128 days)
Contado Vasquez Jr.
Manuel Barrios (1952-11-29) November 29, 1952 (age 68) June 15, 2009 – present (11 years, 331 days) Agustin Dizon
Edwin Sorongon (1954-10-29) October 29, 1954 (age 66) October 30, 2009 – present
(11 years, 194 days)
Mariano del Castillo
Ramon Cruz (1957-08-25) August 25, 1957 (age 63) October 30, 2009 – present
(10 years, 194 days
Monina Arevalo Zenarosa
Myra Garcia-Fernandez (1963-06-24) June 24, 1963 (age 57) February 16, 2010 – present
(11 years, 85 days)
Martin Villarama Jr.
Eduardo Peralta (1962-09-29) September 29, 1962 (age 58) February 16, 2010 – present
(11 years, 85 days)
Myrna Dimaranan-Vidal
Nina Antonio-Valenzuela (1963-12-13) December 13, 1963 (age 57) February 24, 2010 – present
(11 years, 77 days)
Jose C. Mendoza
Gabriel Ingles (1952-02-27) February 27, 1952 (age 69) February 23, 2011 – present
10 years, 78 days
Aquino Portia Aliño-Hormachouellos
Victoria Isabel Paredes (1954-07-01) July 1, 1954 (age 66) March 1, 2011 – present
(10 years, 72 days)
Archanghelita Romilla-Lontok
Pamela Ann Abella Maxino (1956-10-03) October 3, 1956 (age 64) March 1, 2011 – present
((10 years, 72 days))
Sixto Marella Jr.
Zenaida Galapate-Laguilles (1962-12-16) December 16, 1962 (age 58) March 15, 2011 – present
(10 years, 58 days)
Arsenio Tayag
Pedro Corales (1957-04-29) April 29, 1957 (age 64) November 11, 2011 – present
(9 years, 182 days)
Estela Perlas-Bernabe
Marilyn Lagura-Yap (1957-05-29) May 29, 1957 (age 63) February 3, 2012 – present
(9 years, 98 days)
Ruben Ayson
Maria Elisa Sempio-Diy (1966-04-25) April 25, 1966 (age 55) February 16, 2012 – present
(9 years, 85 days
Mario Guariña III
Marie Christine Azcarraga-Jacob (1956-01-15) January 15, 1956 (age 65) September 14, 2012 – present
(8 years, 240 days)
Antonio Villamor
Oscar Badelles (1954-04-20) April 20, 1954 (age 67) September 14, 2012 – present
(8 years, 240 days)
Abraham Boretta
Maria Filomena Singh (1966-06-25) June 25, 1966 (age 54) March 13, 2014 – present
(7 years, 60 days)
Rosalinda Asuncion Vicente
Pablito Perez (1957-01-15) January 15, 1957 (age 64) March 13, 2014 – present
(7 years, 60 days)
Angelita Alberto-Gacutan
Rafael Antonio Santos (1960-02-16) February 16, 1960 (age 61) March 13, 2014 – present (7 years, 60 days) Pampio Abarintos
Germano Francisco Legaspi (1969-01-29) January 29, 1969 (age 52) January 8, 2015 – present
(6 years, 124 days)
Amelita Tolentino
Ronaldo Roberto Martin (1964-10-08) October 8, 1964 (age 56) May 5, 2015–present
(6 years, 7 days)
Vicente S.E. Veloso
Geraldine Fiel-Macaraig (1963-03-25) March 25, 1963 (age 58) November 6, 2015 – present
(5 years, 187 days)
Rebecca De Guia-Salvador
Gabriel Robeniol (1961-06-07) June 7, 1961 (age 59) November 6, 2015 – present
(5 years, 187 days)
Isaias Dicdican
Perpetua Atal-Paño (1956-09-30) September 30, 1956 (age 64) November 6, 2015 – present
(5 years, 187 days)
Hakim Abdulwahud
Ruben Reynaldo Roxas (1962-03-30) March 30, 1962 (age 59) November 6, 2015 – present
(5 years, 187 days)
Michael Elbinas
Louis Acosta (1961-06-21) June 21, 1961 (age 59) March 2, 2017 – present
(4 years, 71 days)
Duterte Agnes Carpio
Tita Marilyn Payoyo-Villordon born (1959-09-16) September 16, 1959 (age 61) June 28, 2017 – present
born (3 years, 318 days)
Francisco Acosta
Walter Ong (1968-10-13) October 13, 1968 (age 52) November 28, 2017 – present (3 years, 165 days) Noel Tijam
Emily Aliño-Geluz (1971-10-05) October 5, 1971 (age 49) April 30, 2018 – present
(3 years, 12 days)
Leoncia Dimagiba
Dorothy Montejo-Gonzaga (1973-06-02) June 2, 1973 (age 47) June 11, 2018 – present
(2 years, 335 days)
Melchor Quirino Sadang
Evalyn Arellano-Morales (1956-02-02) February 2, 1956 (age 65) June 19, 2018 – present
(2 years, 327 days€)
Florito Macalino
Loida Posadas-Kahulugan (1953-01-19) January 19, 1953 (age 68) August 22, 2018 – present
(2 years, 263 days)
Romeo Barza
Florencio Mamauag Jr. (1960-02-14) February 14, 1960 (age 61) October 10, 2018 – present
(2 years, 214 days)
Soccoro Inting
Alfredo Ampuan (1954-06-03) June 3, 1954 (age 66) July 8, 2019–present
(1 year, 308 days)
Jose Reyes Jr.
Lily Biton (1961-10-14) October 14, 1961 (age 59) July 8, 2019-pressnt
(1 year, 308 days
Magdangal de Leòn
Angelene Mary Quimpo-Sale born (1963-01-21) January 21, 1963 (age 58) July 8, 2019– present
(1 year, 308 days)
Renato Francisco
Carlito Calpatura (1963-01-07) January 7, 1963 (age 58) July 8, 2019 – present
(1 year, 308 days
Romulo Borja
Raymond Reynold Lauigan (1968-09-27) September 27, 1968 (age 52) March 2, 2020 – present
(1 year, 71 days)
Ramon Paul Hernando
Bonifacio Pascua (1970-11-18) November 18, 1970 (age 50) March 2, 2020 – present
(1 year, 71 days)
Rosmari Carandang
Lorenza Bordios (1965-08-23) August 23, 1965 (age 55) March 2, 2020 – present
(1 year, 71 days)
Sesinando Villon
Richard Mordeno (1966-11-29) November 29, 1966 (age 54) March 2, 2020 – present
(1 year, 71 days)
Amy Lazaro-Javier
Anisah Amanodin-Umpa (1962-05-10) May 10, 1962 (age 59) April 13, 2020 – present

(364 days)

Henri Jean Paul Inting
Bautista Gler Corpin Jr. (1965-02-07) February 7, 1965 (age 56) April 13, 2020 – present

(364 days)

Carmelita S. Manahan
Roberto Quiroz (1963-04-13) April 13, 1963 (age 58) April 13, 2020 – present

(364 days)

Normandie Pizzaro
Nancy Rivas-Palmones (1968-09-11) September 11, 1968 (age 52) April 7, 2021 – present

(35 days)

Edward Contreras
Vacant Rodil Zalameda
Vacant Mario Lopez
Vacant Samuel Gaerlan
Vacant Edgardo Delos Santos
Vacant Ma. Luisa Quijano-Padilla
Vacant Jane Aurora Lantion
Vacant Priscilla Baltazar-Padilla
Vacant Stephen Cruz
Vacant Ricardo Rosario
Vacant Remedios Salazar-Fernando
Vacant Celia Librea-Leagogo
Vacant Jhosep Lopez
Vacant Danton Bueser

DivisionsEdit

On April 25, 2021, Presiding Justice Remedies Salazar-Fernando reorganised the Court divisions which took effect on April 26, 2021.

Division Chairperson Members
1st Remedios Salazar-Fernando
    • Zenaida Galapate-Laguilles
    • Dorothy Montejo-Gonzaga
2nd Fernanda Lampas-Peralta
    • Pedro Corales
    • Evalyn Arellano-Morales
3rd Japar Dimaampao
    • Maria Elisa Sempio-Diy
    • Loida Posadas-Kahulugan
4th Mariflor Punzalan-Castillo
    • Marie Christine Azcarraga-Jacob
    • Florencio Mamauag Jr.
5th Ramon Bato Jr.
    • Maria Filomena Singh
    • Alfredo Ampuan
6th Apolinario Bruselas Jr.
    • Pablito Perez
    • Lily Biton
7th Ramon Garcia
    • Rafael Antonio Santos
    • Angelene Mary Quimpo-Sale
8th Marlene Gonzales-Sison
    • Germano Francisco Legaspi
    • Carlito Calpatura
9th Elihu Ybañez
    • Ronaldo Roberto Martin
    • Walter Ong (acting)
10th Franchito Diamante
    • Geraldine Fiel-Macaraig
    • Emily Aliño-Geluz (acting)
11th Manuel Barrios
    • Gabriel Robeniol
    • Emily Aliño-Geluz (acting)
12th Edwin Sorongon
    • Perpetua Atal-Paño
    • Dorothy Montejo-Gonzaga (acting)
13th Ramon Cruz
    • Ruben Reynaldo Roxas
    • Dorothy Montejo-Gonzaga (acting)
14th Myra Garcia-Fernandez
    • Louis Acosta
    • Lily Biton (acting)
15th Eduardo Peralta
    • Tita Marilyn Payoyo-Villordon
    • Lily Biton (acting)
16th Nina Antonio-Valenzuela
    • Walter Ong
    • Angelene Mary Quimpo-Sale (acting)
17th Victoria Isabel Paredes
    • Emily Aliño-Geluz
    • Angelene Mary Quimpo-Sale (acting)
18th Gabriel Ingles
    • Raymond Reynold Lauigan
    • Richard Mordeno
19th Pamela Ann Abella Maxino
    • Bonifacio Pascua
    • Richard Mordeno (acting)
20th Marilyn Lagura-Yap
    • Lorenza Bordios
    • Richard Mordeno (acting)
21st Edgardo Camello
    • Anisah Amanodin-Umpa
    • Nancy C. Rivas-Palmones
22nd Edgardo Lloren
    • Bautista Gler Corpin Jr.
    • Nancy C. Rivas-Palmones (acting)
23rd Oscar Badelles
    • Roberto Quiroz
    • Nancy C. Rivas-Palmones (acting)

DemographicsEdit

By appointing PresidentEdit

President Total Percentage Justices
Duterte 20 28.99% L. Acosta
E. Aliño-Geluz
A. Amanodin-Umpa
A. Ampuan
E. Arellano-Morales
L. Biton
L. Bordios
C. Calpatura
B. Corpin, Jr.
R. Lauigan
F. Mamauag
R. Mordeno
D. Montejo-Gonzaga
W. Ong
B. Pascua
L. Posadas-Kahulugan
T. Payoyo-Villordon
A. Quimpo-Sale
R. Quiroz
N. Rivas-Palmones
Aquino III 18 26.09% P. Abella-Maximo
P. Atal-Paño
M. Azcarraga-Jacob
O. Badelles
P. Corrales
G. Fiel-Macaraig
Z. Galapate-Laguelles
G. Ingles
M. Lagura-Yap
G. Legaspi
R. Martin
V. Paredes
P. Perez
G. Robeniol
R. Roxas
R. Santos
M. Sempio-Dy
M. Singh
Macapagal-Arroyo 17 24.64% N. Antonio-Valenzuela
M. Barrios
R. Bato, Jr.
A. Bruselas, Jr.
E. Camello
R. Cruz
F. Diamante
J. Dimaampao
R. Garcia
M. Garcia-Fernandez
M. Gonzales-Sison
F. Lampas-Peralta
E. Lloren
E. Peralta, Jr.
M. Punzalan-Castillo
E. Sorongon
E. Ybañez
Estrada 1 1.45% R. Salazar-Fernando
Vacant 13 18.84%

By GenderEdit

Gender Total Percentage Justices
Male 33 47.83% L. Acosta
A. Ampuan
O. Badelles
M. Barrios
R. Bato, Jr.
A. Bruselas, Jr.
E. Camello
C. Calpatura
P. Corales
B. Corpin Jr.
R. Cruz
F. Diamante
J. Dimaampao
R. Garcia
G. Ingles
R.. Lauigan
G. Legaspi
E. Lloren
J. Lopez
F. Mamauag, Jr.
R. Martin
R. Mordeno
R. Morales
W. Ong
B. Pascua
E. Peralta, Jr.
P. Perez
R. Quiroz
R. Robeniol
R. Roxas
R. Santos
E. Sorongon
E. Ybañez
Female 25 36.23% P. Abella-Maxino
M. Antonio-Valenzuela
E. Aliño-Geluz
A. Amanodin-Umpa
E. Arellano-Morales
E. Atal-Paño
M. Azcarraga-Jacob
L. Biton
L. Bordios
G. Fiel-Macaraig
Z. Galapate-Laguelles
M. Garcia-Fernandez
M. Gonzales-Sison
M. Lagura-Yap
F. Lampas-Peralta
L. Posadas-Kahulugan
G. Montejo-Gonzaga
V. Paredes
T. Payoyo-Villordon
L. Posadas-Kahulugan
M. Punzalan-Castillo
A. Quimpo-Sale
N. Rivas-Palmones
R. Salazar-Fernando
M. Sempio-Dy
M. Singh
Vacant 13 18.84%

Former JusticesEdit

Name Position Date of Appointment Date of Retirement Reason for termination
Hon. Ma. Alicia Austria-Martinez Associate Justice March 5, 1992 April 9, 2002 Appointed SC Justice
Presiding Justice July 27, 2001
Hon. Ruben T. Reyes Associate Justice March 22, 1994 August 2, 2007 Appointed SC Justice
Presiding Justice January 2006
Hon. Conrado M. Vasquez, Jr. Associate Justice March 22, 1994 January 6, 2010
Presiding Justice November 28, 2007
Hon. Portia Aliño-Hormachuelos Associate Justice August 28, 1995 July 23, 2011
Presiding Justice January 6, 2010
Hon. Bernardo P. Abesamis Associate Justice April 22, 1998
Hon. Eloy R. Bello, Jr. Associate Justice April 22, 1998 December 27, 2005
Hon. Teodoro P. Regino Associate Justice April 22, 1998
Hon. Candido V. Rivera Associate Justice April 22, 1998 April 11, 2005
Hon. Mariano M. Umali Associate Justice April 22, 1998
Hon. Presbitero Velasco, Jr. Associate Justice April 22, 1998 July 7, 2001
Hon. Martin S. Villarama, Jr. Associate Justice April 22, 1998 November 6, 2009 Appointed SC Justice
Hon. Renato C. Dacudao Associate Justice April 22, 1998 June 19, 2007
Hon. Andres B. Reyes, Jr. Associate Justice May 21, 1999 July 12, 2017 Appointed SC Justice
Presiding Justice February 22, 2010
Hon. Bienvenido L. Reyes Associate Justice August 22, 2000 August 20, 2011 Appointed SC Justice
Hon. Alicia L. Santos Associate Justice August 22, 2000
Hon. Eliezer R. Delos Santos Associate Justice August 22, 2000 August 31, 2005
Hon. Perlita J. Tria-Tirona Associate Justice August 22, 2000 October 15, 2005
Hon. Josefina Guevara-Salonga Associate Justice August 22, 2000 February 14, 2012
Hon. Rebecca De Guia-Salvador Associate Justice August 22, 2000 January 31, 2015 Early Retirement
Hon. Juan Q. Enriquez, Jr. Associate Justice August 22, 2000 June 20, 2012
Hon. Mariano C. del Castillo Associate Justice August 27, 2001 July 29, 2009 Appointed SC Justice
Hon. Amelita G. Tolentino Associate Justice August 27, 2001 July 4, 2014
Hon. Mario L. Guariña III Associate Justice August 27, 2001 November 11, 2011
Hon. Sergio Pestaño Associate Justice August 27, 2001 October 15, 2006
Hon. Danilo Pine Associate Justice April 15, 2002 December 27, 2005
Hon. Regalado E. "Dodong" Maambong Associate Justice April 15, 2002 January 2, 2009
Hon. Edgardo F. Sundiam Associate Justice April 15, 2002 February 28, 2007
Hon. Lucas P. Bersamin Associate Justice April 15, 2002 April 3, 2009 Appointed SC Justice
Hon. Rosmari Carandang Associate Justice March 10, 2003 November 26, 2018
Hon. Hakim S. Abdulwahid Associate Justice March 10, 2003 June 12, 2015
Hon. Noel G. Tijam Associate Justice March 10, 2003 March 8, 2017 Appointed SC Justice
Hon. Arsenio J. Magpale Associate Justice March 10, 2003 July 16, 2007
Hon. Jose C. Mendoza Associate Justice July 4, 2003 January 4, 2010 Appointed SC Justice
Hon. Rosalinda Asuncion-Vicente Associate Justice July 16, 2003 November 23, 2013
Hon. Arturo D. Brion Associate Justice July 16, 2003 March 17, 2008 Appointed DOLE Secretary
Hon. Jose C. Reyes, Jr. Associate Justice July 18, 2003 August 10, 2018 Appointed SC Justice
Hon. Aurora Santiago-Lagman Associate Justice February 9, 2004 January 16, 2008
Hon. Vicente Q. Roxas Associate Justice February 9, 2004 June 12, 2008
Hon. Magdangal M. De Leon Associate Justice February 9, 2004 August 19, 2018
Hon. Vicente S. E. Veloso Associate Justice February 9, 2004 January 7, 2015
Hon. Isaias P. Dicdican Associate Justice March 15, 2004 July 4, 2015
Hon. Santiago J. Ranada, Jr. Associate Justice March 15, 2004 November 20, 2006
Hon. Arcangelita M. Romilla-Lontok Associate Justice March 15, 2004 March 18, 2010
Hon. Lucenito N. Tagle Associate Justice March 15, 2004 June 26, 2008
Hon. Celia Librea-Leagogo Associate Justice March 15, 2004 December 15, 2020
Hon. Monina Arevalo-Zenarosa Associate Justice March 15, 2004 August 22, 2009
Hon. Sesinando E. Villon Associate Justice March 15, 2004 July 16, 2019
Hon. Pampio A. Abarintos Associate Justice March 15, 2004 December 14, 2013
Hon. Estela Perlas-Bernabe Associate Justice March 15, 2004 September 16, 2011 Appointed SC Justice
Hon. Teresita Dy-Liacco Flores Associate Justice March 15, 2004 March 31, 2011
Hon. Arturo G. Tayag Associate Justice March 15, 2004 March 2, 2010
Hon. Vicente L. Yap Associate Justice March 15, 2004 August 22, 2006
Hon. Romulo V. Borja Associate Justice March 15, 2004 September 11, 2018
Hon. Rodrigo F. Lim, Jr. Associate Justice March 15, 2004 October 25, 2011
Hon. Enrico A. Lanzanas Associate Justice January 24, 2005 April 19, 2008
Hon. Myrna Dimaranan-Vidal Associate Justice January 24, 2005 December 20, 2009
Hon. Normandie B. Pizarro Associate Justice January 24, 2005 February 7, 2018 Early Retirement
Hon. Ricardo D. Rosario Associate Justice September 12, 2005 October 8, 2020 Appointed SC Justice
Hon. Sixto Marella, Jr. Associate Justice May 4, 2006 February 1, 2010
Hon. Romeo F. Barza Associate Justice May 4, 2006 August 2, 2019
Presiding Justice December 8, 2017
Hon. Antonio Villamor Associate Justice May 4, 2006 July 4, 2012
Hon. Agustin S. Dizon Associate Justice May 4, 2006 June 24, 2008
Hon. Priscilla Baltazar-Padilla Associate Justice May 31, 2006 July 16, 2020 Appointed SC Justice
Hon. Mario V. Lopez Associate Justice May 31, 2006 December 3, 2019 Appointed SC Justice
Hon. Stephen C. Cruz Associate Justice December 14, 2006 August 3, 2020
Hon. Jane Aurora C. Lantion Associate Justice December 14, 2006 January 28, 2020
Hon. Francisco P. Acosta Associate Justice December 14, 2006 April 2, 2017
Hon. Michael P. Elbinias Associate Justice December 14, 2006 November 26, 2014 Died November 26, 2014
Hon. Amy C. Lazaro–Javier Associate Justice August 29, 2007 March 6, 2019 Appointed SC Justice
Hon. Florito S. Macalino Associate Justice January 4, 2008 December 7, 2017 Died December 7, 2017
Hon. Ruben C. Ayson Associate Justice May 5, 2008 September 19, 2011
Hon. Edgardo L. Delos Santos Associate Justice May 5, 2008 December 3, 2019 Appointed SC Justice
Hon. Rodil V. Zalameda Associate Justice September 5, 2008 August 5, 2019
Hon. Leoncia Real-Dimagiba Associate Justice June 15, 2009 December 1, 2017
Hon. Samuel H. Gaerlan Associate Justice June 15, 2009 January 8, 2020 Appointed SC Justice
Hon. Danton Bueser Associate Justice June 15, 2009 March 4, 2021
Hon. Agnes Reyes-Carpio Associate Justice October 30, 2009 December 1, 2016
Hon. Socorro B. Inting Associate Justice October 30, 2009 April 17, 2018 Appointed COMELEC Commissioner
Hon. Angelita D. Alberto-Gacutan Associate Justice October 30, 2009 December 3, 2013 Early Retirement
Hon. Ramon Paul Hernando Associate Justice February 16, 2010 October 10, 2018 Appointed SC Justice
Hon. Abraham B. Borreta Associate Justice March 1, 2011 August 23, 2012 Died August 23, 2012
Hon. Carmelita Salandanan-Manahan Associate Justice March 15, 2011 March 22, 2019
Hon. Melchor Quirino C. Sadang Associate Justice March 15, 2011 January 6, 2017 Early Retirement
Hon. Ma. Luisa Quijano-Padilla Associate Justice May 17, 2012 January 18, 2020
Hon. Renato C. Francisco Associate Justice May 17, 2012 August 20, 2018
Hon. Henri Jean Paul B. Inting Associate Justice September 14, 2012 May 27, 2019 Appointed SC Justice
Hon. Edward B. Contreras Associate Justice February 26, 2013 July 9, 2019
Hon. Jhosep Y. Lopez Associate Justice May 17, 2012 January 26, 2021 Appointed SC Justice

Court of Appeals Presiding Justices of the PhilippinesEdit

No. Name of Court of Appeals Presiding Justice Term of Office Reason for termination
(56) Remedios A. Salazar-Fernando August 3, 2019 – Present
57 Romeo F. Barza December 8, 2017 – August 2, 2019
56 Remedios A. Salazar-Fernando July 12, 2017 – December 8, 2017
55 Andres B. Reyes, Jr. February 22, 2010 – July 12, 2017 Appointed SC Justice
54 Portia Aliño-Hormachuelos January 7, 2010 – February 21, 2010
53 Conrado M. Vasquez, Jr August 2, 2007 – January 6, 2010
52 Ruben T. Reyes December 23, 2005 – August 1, 2007 Appointed SC Justice
51 Godardo A. Jacinto September 17, 2005 – December 22, 2005
50 Romeo A. Brawner, Sr. January 28, 2005 – September 16, 2005
49 Eubulo G. Verzola October 15, 2004 – January 27, 2005
(47) Cancio C. Garcia April 11, 2002 – October 14, 2004 Appointed SC Justice
48 Ma. Alicia Austria-Martinez June 30, 2001 – April 11, 2002 Appointed SC Justice
47 Cancio C. Garcia March 15, 2001 – June 29, 2001
46 Salome A. Montoya December 7, 1999 – March 14, 2001
45 Jainal D. Rasul October 16, 1999 – December 6, 1999
44 Jesus M. Elbinias February 5, 1999 – October 15, 1999
43 Jorge S. Imperial January 4, 1999 – February 4, 1999
42 Arturo B. Buena January 27, 1998 – January 3, 1999 Appointed SC Justice
41 Fidel P. Purisima August 4, 1997 – January 26, 1998 Appointed SC Justice
40 Nathanael P. De Pano, Jr. June 11, 1994 – August 3, 1997
39 Vicente V. Mendoza January 11, 1994 – June 10, 1994 Appointed SC Justice
(36) Santiago M. Kapunan August 17, 1993 – January 10, 1994 Appointed SC Justice
38 Serafin E. Camilon May 21, 1993 – August 16, 1993
(36) Santiago M. Kapunan February 27, 1993 – May 20, 1993
37 Lorna S. Lombos-De La Fuente December 3, 1992 – February 26, 1993
36 Santiago M. Kapunan August 13, 1992 – December 1, 1992
35 Jose A.R. Melo December 3, 1991 – August 12, 1992 Appointed SC Justice
34 Rodolfo A. Nocon October 18, 1988 – December 2, 1991
(32) Oscar R. Victoriano April 20, 1988 – October 17, 1988
33 Carolina Griño-Aquino January 31, 1987 – April 19, 1988 Appointed SC Justice
32 Oscar R. Victoriano January 13, 1987 – January 30, 1987
31 Emilio A. Gancayco August 1, 1986 – January 12, 1987
(29) Ramon G. Gaviola, Jr. February 22, 1984 – July 31, 1986
30 Buenaventura S. De La Fuente January 18, 1983 – February 21, 1984
29 Ramon G. Gaviola, Jr. April 22, 1980 – January 17, 1983
28 Lourdes P. San Diego September 4, 1979 – April 21, 1980
27 Andres C. Reyes, Sr. January 2, 1978 – September 3, 1979
26 Magno S. Gatmaitan April 29, 1976 – January 1, 1978
25 Antonio G. Lucero May 7, 1973 – April 28, 1976
24 Juan P. Enriquez July 1, 1972 – May 6, 1973
23 Salvador V. Esguerra January 17, 1970 – July 1, 1972
22 Julio D. Villamor September 16, 1968 – January 24, 1970
21 Francisco Capistrano July 5, 1967 – September 16, 1968
20 Eugenio Angeles July 1, 1966 – July 4, 1967
19 Fred Ruiz Castro January 23, 1966 – June 30, 1966 Appointed SC Justice
18 Conrado V. Sanchez September 12, 1964 – January 23, 1966
17 Jose P. Bengzon May 24, 1962 – September 12, 1964
16 Querube Makalintal April 29, 1961 – May 23, 1962 Appointed SC Justice
15 Dionisio De Leon August 19, 1960 – April 28, 1961
14 Jose Ma. Paredes August 15, 1959 – August 18, 1960
13 Jose Gutierrez David July 25, 1956 – August 14, 1959
12 Alfonso Felix April 18, 1956 – July 24, 1956
11 Pastor Endencia February 15. 1954 – April 18, 1956
10 Pompeyo Diaz November 10, 1952 – February 14. 1954
09 Roberto Concepcion April 23, 1952 – November 9, 1952 Appointed SC Justice
08 Alejo Labrador October 20, 1950 – April 22, 1952
07 Fernando Jugo August 21, 1949 – October 20, 1950
06 Luis P. Torres August 21, 1948 – August 20, 1949
05 Marcelino R. Montemayor November 2, 1946 – August 20, 1948
04 Jose G. Generoso December 28, 1941 – May 10, 1943
03 Ricardo Parás July 1940 – December 28, 1941
02 Antonio Horrilleno February 15, 1937 – July 1940
01 Pedro Concepción January 20, 1936 – February 14, 1937

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Aika Rey (January 8, 2020). "Where will the money go?". Rappler. Retrieved May 29, 2020.
  2. ^ Manila Bulletin, IBP Cebu City opposes abolition of CA Cebu[dead link]
  3. ^ mb.com.ph, Court of Appeals 75th Anniversary Archived July 21, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
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