Samuel Reyes Martires (born January 2, 1949) is a Filipino lawyer and a former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. President Rodrigo Duterte appointed him on March 2, 2017. Prior to his appointment, he had served as Associate Justice of Sandiganbayan from 2005 to 2017.[1] On May 11, 2018, Samuel Martires was one of the eight justices who voted in favor of the quo warranto petition filed by Solicitor General Jose Calida against then-Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.[2]

Samuel Martires
Ombudsman of the Philippines
Assumed office
6 August 2018
PresidentRodrigo Duterte
Preceded byConchita Carpio-Morales
175th Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines
In office
6 March 2017 – 31 July 2018
Appointed byRodrigo Duterte
Preceded byJose Perez
Succeeded byRamon Paul Hernando
Personal details
Born (1949-01-02) 2 January 1949 (age 71)
EducationSan Beda University (LLB)
University of Santo Tomas (LLM)

On July 26, 2018, he was appointed as the 6th Ombudsman by President Rodrigo Duterte, replacing then-outgoing Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales.[3]


  1. ^ "Sandiganbayan Incumbent Justices". Retrieved 2017-05-19.
  2. ^ Punay, Edu (May 12, 2018). "Supreme Court Ousts Sereno". The Philippine Star. Retrieved May 13, 2018.
  3. ^ "Duterte appoints Samuel Martires as Ombudsman". Rappler. July 26, 2018. Retrieved July 26, 2018.
Legal offices
Preceded by
Jose P. Perez
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines
Succeeded by
Ramon Paul Hernando
Government offices
Preceded by
Conchita Carpio-Morales
Ombudsman of the Philippines