Court of Appeals of the Philippines

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The Court of Appeals (Filipino: Hukuman ng Apelasyon) is an appellate collegiate court in the Philippines. The Court of Appeals consists of one presiding justice and sixty-eight 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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Seal of the Court of Appeals
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Flag of the Court of Appeals of the Philippines
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 of the Philippines 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 five 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 from 1941 to 1944. However, in March 1945, due to abnormal conditions at the time,[clarification needed] 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 of Appeals, with a presiding justice and fourteen associate justices. The court was composed of five divisions of three justices each.

On August 23, 1956, the membership of the court was expanded to eighteen justices per Republic Act No. 1605. The number was hiked to twenty-four justices as decreed by Republic Act No. 5204 approved on June 15, 1968. Ten years later, the unabated swelling of the court's dockets called for a much bigger court of forty-five 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 Ferdinand Marcos. The court was renamed the Intermediate Appellate Court, and its membership was enlarged to fifty-one justices. However, only thirty-seven justices were appointed to this court.

On July 28, 1986, President Corazon Aquino issued Executive Order No. 33, which restored the original name of the appellate court to the Court of Appeals and its presiding justice and fifty associate justices.

On February 23, 1995, Republic Act No. 7902 was passed, which expanded 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—three for the Visayas and three 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, the president of the Cebu City Chapter of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines, Atty. Briccio Joseph Boholst, opposed the abolition of the court in Cebu City, as he claimed that it would cause inconvenience for both litigants and lawyers. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruben Reyes was tasked to investigate and submit his recommendations to the High Tribunal regarding the alleged massive graft and corruption of justices, especially in the issuance of temporary restraining orders.[2]

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

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 associate justice, with a tenure of 6,758 days (18 years, 183 days) as of August 11, 2022; the most recent justice to enter the court are John Lee and Eleutherio Bathan whose respective tenure began on May 19, 2022.

Name of Incumbent Birthdate Position Appointed by Date of appointment Date of Retirement
(70 years old)[4]
Succeeding
Remedios Salazar-Fernando (1953-09-02) September 2, 1953 (age 68)
Remedios Austria Salazar
Presiding Justice Duterte November 25, 2020
(1 year, 259 days)
September 2, 2023 Barza
Associate Justice Estrada May 21, 1999

November 25, 2020
(21 years, 178 days)
Elbinias
Fernanda Lampas-Peralta (1960-06-26) June 26, 1960 (age 62)
Fernanda C. Lampas
Senior Associate Justice Macapagal Arroyo February 9, 2004
(18 years, 183 days)
June 26, 2030 Adefuin de la Cruz
Mariflor Punzalan-Castillo (1954-09-21) September 21, 1954 (age 67)
Mariflor P. Punzalan
Associate Justice March 15, 2004
(18 years, 149 days)
September 21, 2024 Mabutas, Jr.
Ramon Bato Jr. (1958-08-27) August 27, 1958 (age 63)
Ramon M. Bato Jr.
March 15, 2004
(18 years, 149 days)
August 27, 2028 Regino
Apolinario Bruselas Jr. (1956-05-06) May 6, 1956 (age 66)
Apolinario Dado Bruselas Jr.
August 1, 2005
(17 years, 10 days)
May 6, 2026 Brawner, Sr.
Ramon Garcia (1954-05-10) May 10, 1954 (age 68)
Ramon Del Rosario Garcia
August 31, 2005
(16 years, 345 days)
May 10, 2024 Rivera
Marlene Gonzales-Sison (1956-02-28) February 28, 1956 (age 66)
Marlene Biag Gonzales
May 8, 2006
(16 years, 95 days)
February 28, 2026 Pine
Manuel Barrios (1952-11-29) November 29, 1952 (age 69)
Manuel Mejorada Barrios
June 15, 2009 (13 years, 57 days) November 29, 2022 Dizon
Edwin Sorongon (1954-10-29) October 29, 1954 (age 67)
Edwin Dan-anoy Sorongon
October 30, 2009
(12 years, 285 days)
October 29, 2024 Tagle
Ramon Cruz (1957-08-25) August 25, 1957 (age 64)
Ramon Alcejola Cruz
October 30, 2009
(11 years, 285 days
August 25, 2027 Bersamin
Myra Garcia-Fernandez (1963-06-24) June 24, 1963 (age 59)
Myra V. Garcia
February 16, 2010
(12 years, 176 days)
June 24, 2033 del Castillo
Eduardo Peralta Jr. (1962-09-29) September 29, 1962 (age 59)
Eduardo Basa Beralta Jr.
February 16, 2010
(12 years, 176 days)
September 29, 2032 Villarama Jr.
Nina Antonio-Valenzuela (1963-12-13) December 13, 1963 (age 58)
Nina G. Antonio
February 24, 2010
(12 years, 168 days)
December 13, 2033 Dimaranan-Vidal
Victoria Isabel Paredes (1954-07-01) July 1, 1954 (age 68)
Victoria Isabel Alvarez
Aquino March 1, 2011
(11 years, 163 days)
July 1, 2024 Marella, Jr.
Pamela Ann Abella Maxino (1956-10-03) October 3, 1956 (age 65)
Pamela Ann Abella
March 1, 2011
((11 years, 163 days))
October 3, 2026 A Reyes, Jr.
Zenaida Galapate-Laguilles (1962-12-16) December 16, 1962 (age 59)
Zenida T. Galapate
March 15, 2011
(11 years, 149 days)
December 16, 2032 Romilla-Lontok
Pedro Corales (1957-04-29) April 29, 1957 (age 65)
Pedro A. Corales
November 11, 2011
(10 years, 273 days)
April 29, 2027 Aliño-Hormachuelos
Marilyn Lagura-Yap (1957-05-29) May 29, 1957 (age 65)
Marilyn B. Lagura
February 3, 2012
(10 years, 189 days)
May 29, 2027 B. Reyes
Maria Elisa Sempio-Diy (1966-04-25) April 25, 1966 (age 56)
Maria Elisa Sempio
February 16, 2012
(10 years, 176 days
April 25, 2036 Perlas-Bernabe
Marie Christine Azcarraga-Jacob (1956-01-15) January 15, 1956 (age 66)
Marie Chriestine Azcrraga
September 14, 2012
(9 years, 331 days)
January 15, 2026 Guevara-Salonga
Oscar Badelles (1954-04-20) April 20, 1954 (age 68)
Oscar V. Badelles
September 14, 2012
(9 years, 331 days)
April 20, 2024 Villamor
Pablito Perez (1957-01-15) January 15, 1957 (age 65)
Pablito Alhambra Perez
March 13, 2014
(8 years, 151 days)
January 15, 2027 Alberto-Gacutan
Rafael Antonio Santos (1960-02-16) February 16, 1960 (age 62)
Rafael Antonio Magat Santos
March 13, 2014
(8 years, 151 days)
February 16, 2030 Abarintos
Germano Francisco Legaspi (1969-01-29) January 29, 1969 (age 53)
Germano Francisco G. Legaspi
January 8, 2015
(7 years, 215 days)
January 29, 2039 Tolentino
Ronaldo Roberto Martin (1964-10-08) October 8, 1964 (age 57)
Ronaldo Roberto Baquizal Martin
May 5, 2015
(7 years, 98 days)
October 8, 2034 Veloso III
Geraldine Fiel-Macaraig (1963-03-25) March 25, 1963 (age 59)
Geraldine C. Fiel
November 6, 2015
(6 years, 278 days)
March 25, 2033 de Guia-Salvador
Gabriel Robeniol (1961-06-07) June 7, 1961 (age 61)
Gabriel T. Robenioll
November 6, 2015
(6 years, 278 days)
June 7, 2031 Dicdican
Perpetua Atal-Paño (1956-09-30) September 30, 1956 (age 65)
Perpetua Susan T. Atal
November 6, 2015
(6 years, 278 days)
September 30, 2026 Abdulwahud
Ruben Reynaldo Roxas (1962-03-30) March 30, 1962 (age 60)
Ruben Reynaldo G. Roxas
November 6, 2015
(6 years, 278 days)
March 30, 2032 M. Elbinas
Louis Acosta (1961-06-21) June 21, 1961 (age 61)
Louis P. Acosta
Duterte March 2, 2017
(5 years, 162 days)
June 21, 2031 Reyes-Carpio
Tita Marilyn Payoyo-Villordon (1959-09-16) September 16, 1959 (age 62)
Tita Marilyn B. Payoyo
June 28, 2017
(5 years, 44 days)
September 16, 2029 F. Acosta
Walter Ong (1968-10-13) October 13, 1968 (age 53)
Walter Santos Ong
November 28, 2017
(4 years, 256 days)
October 13, 2038 Tijam
Emily Aliño-Geluz (1971-10-05) October 5, 1971 (age 50)
Emily R. Aliño
April 30, 2018
(4 years, 103 days)
October 5, 2041 Reall-Dimagiba
Evalyn Arellano-Morales (1956-02-02) February 2, 1956 (age 66)
Evalyn M. Arellano
June 19, 2018
(4 years, 53 days€)
February 2, 2026 Sandang
Loida Posadas-Kahulugan (1953-01-19) January 19, 1953 (age 69)
Loida S. Posadas
August 22, 2018
(3 years, 354 days)
January 19, 2023 Barza
Florencio Mamauag Jr. (1960-02-14) February 14, 1960 (age 62)
Florencio Mallano Manauag Jr.
October 10, 2018
(3 years, 305 days)
February 14, 2030 S. Inting
Alfredo Ampuan (1954-06-03) June 3, 1954 (age 68)
Alfredo D. Ampuan
July 8, 2019
(3 years, 34 days)
June 3, 2024 Macalino
Lily Joy Villareal- Biton (1961-10-14) October 14, 1961 (age 60)
Lily Joy Villareal
July 8, 2019
(3 years, 34 days
October 14, 2031 J. Reyes Jr.
Angelene Mary Quimpo-Sale (1963-01-21) January 21, 1963 (age 59)
Angeline Mary W. Quimpo
July 8, 2019
(3 years, 34 days)
January 21, 2033 M. de Leon
Carlito Calpatura (1963-01-02) January 2, 1963 (age 59)
Carlito B. Capaltura
July 8, 2019
(3 years, 34 days
January 2, 2033 Francisco
Raymond Reynold Lauigan (1968-09-27) September 27, 1968 (age 53)
Reymond Reynold Reyes Lauigan
March 2, 2020
(2 years, 162 days)
September 27, 2038 Borja
Lorenza Bordios (1965-08-23) August 23, 1965 (age 56)
Lorenza Redulla Bordios
March 2, 2020
(2 years, 162 days)
August 23, 2035 Carandang
Richard Mordeno (1966-11-29) November 29, 1966 (age 55)
Richard Daniot Moderno
March 2, 2020
(2 years, 162 days)
November 29, 2036 Lazaro-Javier
Bonifacio Pascua (1970-11-18) November 18, 1970 (age 51)
Bonifacio Sison Pascua
March 2, 2020
(2 years, 162 days)
November 18, 2040 Hernando
Anisah Amanodin-Umpa (1961-07-10) July 10, 1961 (age 61)
Anisa Bagul Amanodin
April 13, 2020
(2 years, 90 days)
July 10, 2031 Contreras
Bautista Corpin Jr. (1965-09-07) September 7, 1965 (age 56)
Bautista Gler Corpin Jr.
April 13, 2020
(2 years, 90 days)
September 7, 2035 Salandnan-Manahan
Roberto Quiroz (1974-08-12) August 12, 1974 (age 47)
Roberto Patdu Quiroz
April 13, 2020
(2 years, 90 days)
August 12, 2034 H. Inting
Nancy Rivas-Palmones (1968-09-11) September 11, 1968 (age 53)
Nancy C. Rivas
April 15, 2020
(2 years, 118 days)
September 11, 2038 Villon
Alfonso Ruiz II (1971-03-10) March 10, 1971 (age 51)
Alfonso Carbonell Ruiz II
May 20, 2021
(1 year, 83 days)
March 10, 2041 M. Lopez
Jennifer Joy Ong (1978-10-12) October 12, 1978 (age 43)
Jennifer Joy Chua Ong
May 20, 2021
(1 year, 83 days)
October 12, 2048 Quijano-Padila
Michael Ong (1975-12-18) December 18, 1975 (age 46)
Michael Pastores Ong
May 20, 2021
(1 year, 83 days)
December 18, 2045 Gaerlan
Maximo De Leon (1965-11-10) November 10, 1965 (age 56)
Maximo Mercado de Leon
May 24, 2021
(1 year, 79 days)
November 10, 2035 Lantion
Jacinto Fajardo Jr. (1955-03-30) March 30, 1955 (age 67)
Jacinto Gaviño Fajrdo Jr.
May 24, 2021
(1 year, 79 days)
March 30, 2025 Zalameda
Ana Marie Mas (1970-01-30) January 30, 1970 (age 52)
Ana Marie Train Mas
May 24, 2021
(1 year, 79 days)
January 30, 2040 Delos Santos
Mercedita Dadole-Ygnacio (1977-10-15) October 15, 1977 (age 44)
Mercedita Gozo Dadole
March 7, 2022
(157 days)
October 15, 2047 Baltazar-Padilla
Jaime Fortunato Caringal (1977-10-10) October 10, 1977 (age 44)
Jaime Fortunato Abat Caringal
March 7, 2022
(157 days)
October 10, 2047 Rosario
Eduardo Ramos Jr. (1979-10-23) October 23, 1979 (age 42)
Eduardo Sustento Ramos Jr.
March 7, 2022
(157 days)
October 23, 2049 Librea-Leagogo
Jill Rose Jaugan-Lo (1972-03-09) March 9, 1972 (age 50)
Jill Rose Solier Jaugan
March 7, 2022
(157 days)
March 9, 2042 J. Lopez
Jose Lorenzo Dela Rosa (1973-01-22) January 22, 1973 (age 49)
Jose Lorenzo Relova de la Rosa
March 7, 2022
(157 days)
January 22, 2043 Lloren
Rex Bernardo Pascual (1966-10-06) October 6, 1966 (age 55)
Rex Bernardo Leaño Pascual
March 7, 2022
(157 days)
October 6, 2036 Ybañez
Emily San Gaspar-Gito (1973-01-19) January 19, 1973 (age 49)
emily Laderas San Gaspar
March 7, 2022
(157 days)
January 19, 2043 Diamante
Ronald Tolentino (1966-07-13) July 13, 1966 (age 56)
Ronald Suva Tolentino
March 8, 2022
(156 days)
July 13, 2036 Cruz
Rogelio Largo (1973-05-27) May 27, 1973 (age 49)
Rogelio Gilzano Largo
March 8, 2022
(156 days)
May 27, 2043 Bueser
Mary Charlene Hernandez-Azura (1966-02-19) February 19, 1966 (age 56)
Mary Charlene Villas Hernandez
March 8, 2022
(156 days)
February 19, 2036 Salazar-Fernando
Eleutherio Bathan (1971-04-27) April 27, 1971 (age 51)
Eleutherio Larisma Bathan
May 19, 2022
(84 days)
April 27, 2049 Dimaampao
John Lee (1980-02-24) February 24, 1980 (age 42)
John Zubrito Lee
May 19, 2022
(84 days)
February 24, 2050 Montejo-Gonzaga
Vacant Marcos, Jr. Ingles
Vacant Singh
Vacant Camello

Shortlist of NomineesEdit

DivisionsEdit

In view of the recent appointment of Justice Singh as an Associate justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines and the respective appointments of Justices Bathan and Lee on May 19, 2022, Court of Appeals Presiding Justice Remedios Salazar-Fernando issued a reorganization document via Office Order No. 231-22-RSF on May 19, 2022, effective June 1, 2022.

Division Chairperson Members
1st Remedios Salazar-Fernando
    • Marie Christine Azcarraga-Jacob
    • Bonifacio S. Pascua
2nd Fernanda Lampas-Peralta
    • Pablito Perez
    • Raymond Reynold Lauigan
3rd Mariflor Punzalan-Castillo
    • Rafael Antonio Santos
    • Lorenza Bordios
4th Ramon Bato Jr.
    • Germano Francisco Legaspi
    • Roberto Quiroz
5th Apolinario Bruselas Jr.
    • Ronaldo Roberto Martin
    • Alfonso Ruiz II
6th Ramon Garcia
    • Geraldine Fiel-Macaraig
    • Jennifer Joy Ong
7th Marlene Gonzales-Sison
    • Gabriel Robeniol
    • Michael Ong
8th Manuel Barrios
    • Perpetua Susana Atal-Paño
    • Maximo De Leon
9th Edwin Sorongon
    • Ruben Reynaldo Roxas
    • Eduardo Ramos Jr.
10th Ramon Cruz
    • Louis Acosta
    • Jaime Fortunato Caringal
11th Myra Garcia-Fernandez
    • Tita Marilyn Payoyo-Villordon
    • Rex Bernardo Pascual
12th Eduardo Peralta
    • Walter Ong
    • Emily San Gaspar-Gito
13th Nina Antonio-Valenzuela
    • Emily Aliño-Geluz
    • Jose Lorenzo Dela Rosa
14th Victoria Isabel Paredes
    • Florencio Mamauag Jr.
    • Mary Charlene Hernandez-Azura
15th Zenaida Galapate-Laguilles
    • Alfredo Ampuan
    • Emily San Gaspar-Gito (acting)
16th Pedro Corales
    • Carlito Calpatura
    • Jose Lorenzo Dela Rosa (acting)
17th Maria Elisa Sempio-Diy
    • Angelene Mary Quimpo-Sale
    • Mary Charlene Hernandez-Azura (acting)
18th Pamela Ann Abella Maxino
    • Nancy Palmones
    • Ronald Tolentino
19th Marilyn Lagura-Yap
    • Jacinto Fajardo Jr.
    • Rogelio Largo
20th Bautista Corpin Jr.
    • Mercedita Dadole-Ygnacio
    • Eleutherio Bathan
21st Loida Posadas-Kahulugan
    • Anisah Amanodin-Umpa
    • Ana Marie Mas
22nd Oscar Badelles
    • Lily Biton
    • Jill Rose Jaugan-Lo
23rd Evalyn Arellano-Morales
    • Richard Mordeno
    • John Lee

DemographicsEdit

By appointing presidentEdit

President Number (Percentage) Justices
Duterte 37 (53.62%)
L. Acosta
E. Aliño-Geluz
A. Amanodin-Umpa
A. Ampuan
E. Arellano-Morales
E. Bathan
L. Biton
L. Bordios
C. Calpatura
J. Caringal
B. Corpin Jr.
M. Dadole-Ygnacio
J. Dela Rosa
M. De Leon
J. Fajardo Jr.
M. Hernandez-Azura
J. Jaugan-Lo
R. Largo
R. Lauigan
J. Lee
F. Mamauag Jr.
A. Mas
R. Moderno
J. Ong
M. Ong
W. Ong
B. Pascua
R. Pascual
T. Payoyo-Villordon
L. Posadas-Kahulugan
A. Quimpo-Sale
R. Quiroz
# E. Ramos Jr.
N. Rivas-Palmones
A. Ruiz II
E. San Gaspar-Gito
R. Tolentino
Aquino III 16 (23.19%)
P. Abella-Maximo
P. Atal-Paño
M. Azcarraga-Jacob
O. Badelles
P. Corales
G. Fiel-Macaraig
Z. Galapate-Laguelles
M. Lagura-Yap
G. Legaspi
R. Martin
V. Paredes
P. Perez
G. Robeniol
R. Roxas
R. Santos
M. Sempio-Dy
Macapagal-Arroyo 12 (17.39%)
N. Antonio-Valenzuela
M. Barrios
R. Bato, Jr.
A. Bruselas, Jr.
R. Cruz
R. Garcia
M. Garcia-Fernandez
M. Gonzales-Sison
F. Lampas-Peralta
E. Peralta, Jr.
M. Punzalan-Castillo
E. Sorongon
Estrada 1 (1.45%)
R. Salazar-Fernando
Vacant 3 (4.35%)

By GenderEdit

Gender Total (Percentage) Justices
Male 37 (53.62%)
L. Acosta
A. Ampuan
O. Badelles
M. Barrios
E. Bathan
R. Bato, Jr.
A. Bruselas, Jr.
C. Calpatura
J. Caringal
P. Corales
B. Corpin Jr.
R. Cruz
J. Dela Rosa
M. De Leon
J. Fajardo Jr.
R. Garcia
R. Largo
R. Lauigan
J.Lee
G. Legaspi
F. Mamauag, Jr.
R. Martin
R. Mordeno
M. Ong
W. Ong
B. Pascua
R. Pascual
E. Peralta, Jr.
P. Perez
R. Quiroz
E. Ramos Jr .
R. Robeniol
R. Roxas
A. Ruiz II
R. Santos
E. Sorongon
R. Tolentino
Female 29 (42.03%)
P. Abella-Maxino
M. Antonio-Valenzuela
E. Aliño-Geluz
A. Amanodin-Umpa
E. Arellano-Morales
P. Atal-Paño
M. Azcarraga-Jacob
L. Biton
L. Bordios
G. Dadole-Ygnacio
G. Fiel-Macaraig
Z. Galapate-Laguelles
M. Garcia-Fernandez
M. Gonzales-Sison
M. Hernandez-Azura
J. Jaugan-Lo
M. Lagura-Yap
F. Lampas-Peralta
A. Mas
J. Ong
V. Paredes
T. Payoyo-Villordon
L. Posadas-Kahulugan
M. Punzalan-Castillo
A. Quimpo-Sale
N. Rivas-Palmones
R. Salazar-Fernando
E. San Gaspar-Gito
M. Sempio-Dy
Vacant 3 (4.35%)

By tenureEdit

Year Total Retiring Justices
2022 1 M. Barrios
2023 2 L. Posdas-Kahulugan
R. Salazar-Fernando (Presiding Justice)
2024 6 O. Bdelles
R. Garcia
A. Aampuan
V. Paredes
M. Punzalan-Castillo
E. Sorongon
2025 1 J. Fajardo
2026 6 M. Azcarraga-Jacob
E. Arellano-Morales
M. Gonzales-Sison
A. Buselas Jr.
P. Atal-Paño
p. Abell-Maximo
2027 4 P. Perez
P. Corales
M. Lagura-yap
R. Cruz
2028 1 R. Bato, Jr.
2029 1 T. Payoyo-Villordon
2030 3 F. Manauag Jr.
R. Santos
F. Lampas-Peralta
2031 4 G. Robeniol
L. Acosta
A. Amanodin-Umpa
L. Biton
2032 3 R. Roxas
E. Peralta
Z. Galapate-Laguiles
2033 5 C. Capaltura
A. Quimpo-Sale
G. Econg
M. Garcia-Fernandez
N. Antonio-Valenzuela
R. Martin
2034 1 R. Quiroz
2035 3 L. Bordios Jr.
B. Corpin Jr.
M de Leon
2036 5 R. Pascual
M. Sempio-Diy
R. Tolentino
R. Moderno
2038 3 N. Rivas-Palmones
R. Lauigan
W. Ong
2039 2 R. Legazpi
2040 3 A. Mas
M. Dadole-Ygnacio
B. Pascua
2041 2 E. Aliño-Geluz
A. Ruiz II
2042 1 J. Jaugan-Lo
2043 2 E. San Gaspar-Gito
J. dela Rosa
R. Largo
2044 1 M. Hernandez-Azura
2045 2 M. Ong
2047 1 J. Caringal
2048 1 J. Chua Ong
2049 1 E. Bathan
E. Ramos
2050 1 J. Lee

Former justicesEdit

Name Position Date of appointment Date of retirement Reason for termination
Arturo B. Buena Associate justice August 1, 1986 January 27, 1998
Presiding justice January 27, 1998 January 5, 1999 Appointed Supreme Court justice
Minerva P. Gonzaga-Reyes Associate justice March 25, 1987 January 5, 1999
Jorge S. Imperial Associate justice January 13, 1987 January 5, 1999
Presiding justice January 5, 1999 February 4, 1999
Jesus M. Elbinias Associate justice February 4, 1987 February 5, 1999
Presiding justice February 5, 1999 October 15, 1999
Artemon D. Luna Associate justice October 30, 1989 October 8, 1999
Jainal D. Rasul Associate justice October 30, 1989 October 16, 1999
Presiding justice October 16, 1999 December 6, 1999
Salome A. Montoya Associate justice January 25, 1990 December 7, 1999
Presiding justice December 7, 1999 March 14, 2001
Consuelo M. Ynares-Santiago Associate justice November 26, 1990 April 6, 1999 Appointed Supreme Court justice
Cancio C. Garcia Associate justice November 26, 1990 April 11, 2003
Presiding justice March 15, 2001 June 30, 2001
Presiding justice April 11, 2002 October 6, 2004 Appointed Supreme Court justice
Quirino D. Abad Santos, Jr. Associate justice November 26, 1990 August 20, 2003
Fermin A. Martin, Jr. Associate justice November 26, 1990 August 31, 2003
Angelina Sandoval-Gutierrez Associate justice October 9, 1991 December 22, 2000 Appointed Supreme Court justice
Ma. Alicia Austria-Martinez Associate justice March 5, 1992 July 27, 2001
Presiding justice July 1, 2001 April 9, 2002
Corona Ibay-Somera Associate justice March 30, 1993 May 14, 2000
Buenaventura J. Guerrero Associate justice March 30, 1993 September 10, 2003
Ramon Mabutas, Jr. Associate justice March 30, 1993 September 30, 2003
Eubulo G. Verzola Associate justice March 30, 1993 October 6, 2004
Presiding justice October 6, 2004 January 27, 2005
Ramon A. Barcelona Associate justice March 22, 1994 October 10, 2003
Hector L. Hofileña Associate justice March 22, 1994 December 30, 1999
Godardo A. Jacinto Associate justice March 22, 1994 August 2, 2007
Presiding justice September 16, 2005 December 23, 2005
Eugenio S. Labitoria Associate justice March 22, 1994 December 13, 2005
Delilah Vidallon-Magtolis Associate justice March 22, 1994 November 29, 2006
Conchita C. Carpio-Morales Associate justice March 22, 1994 August 26, 2002 Appointed Supreme Court justice
Ruben T. Reyes Associate justice March 22, 1994 December 23, 2005
Presiding justice December 23, 2005 August 2, 2007
Conrado M. Vasquez, Jr. Associate justice March 22, 1994 August 2, 2007
Presiding justice August 2, 2007 January 6, 2010
Bernardo L. Salas Associate justice March 22, 1994 October 20, 2003
Romeo J. Callejo, Sr. Associate justice November 9, 1994 August 26, 2002 Appointed Supreme Court justice
Bennie A. Adefuin de la Cruz Associate justice November 9, 1994 October 30, 2003
Romeo A. Brawner, Sr. Associate justice August 28, 1995 January 28, 2005
Presiding justice January 28, 2005 September 16, 2005
Portia Aliño-Hormachuelos Associate justice August 28, 1995 July 23, 2011
Presiding justice January 7, 2010 February 21, 2010
Oswaldo D. Agcaoili Associate justice August 28, 1995 November 10, 2003
Salvador J. Valdez, Jr. Associate justice August 28, 1995 April 30, 2006
Hilarion L. Aquino Associate justice November 3, 1995 October 21, 2002
Artemio Tuquero Associate justice April 15, 1996 February 26, 2000
Demetrio G. Demetria Associate justice October 8, 1996 November 30, 2003
Omar U. Amin Associate justice October 8, 1996 December 3, 1999
Roberto A. Barrios Associate justice September 10, 1997 October 31, 2006 Early Retirement
Marina L. Buzon Associate justice September 10, 1997 March 19, 2008
Rodrigo V. Cosico Associate justice September 10, 1997 July 4, 2008
Bernardo P. Abesamis Associate justice April 22, 1998 October 31, 2004
Eloy R. Bello, Jr. Associate justice April 22, 1998 January 31, 2006
Teodoro P. Regino Associate justice April 22, 1998 November 20, 2003
Candido V. Rivera Associate justice April 22, 1998 April 11, 2005
Mariano M. Umali Associate justice April 22, 1998 December 10, 2003
Presbitero J. Velasco, Jr. Associate justice April 22, 1998 August 8, 2003
Martin S. Villarama, Jr. Associate justice April 22, 1998 November 6, 2009 Appointed Supreme Court justice
Renato C. Dacudao Associate justice April 22, 1998 June 19, 2007
Andres B. Reyes, Jr. Associate justice May 21, 1999 February 22, 2010 Appointed Supreme Court justice
Presiding justice February 22, 2010 July 12, 2017
Wenceslao I. Agnir, Jr. Associate justice May 21, 1999 December 20, 2003
Elvi John S. Asuncion Associate justice May 21, 1999 February 17, 2006
Mercedes Gozo-Dadole Associate justice May 21, 1999 December 20, 2005
Jose L. Sabio, Jr. Associate justice May 21, 1999 May 25, 2009
Eriberto U. Rosario, Jr. Associate justice May 21, 1999 September 20, 2003
Edgardo P. Cruz Associate justice May 21, 1999 May 12, 2009
Bienvenido L. Reyes Associate justice August 22, 2000 August 20, 2011 Appointed Supreme Court justice
Alicia L. Santos Associate justice August 22, 2000 July 30, 2003
Eliezer R. Delos Santos Associate justice August 22, 2000 August 31, 2005
Perlita J. Tria-Tirona Associate justice August 22, 2000 October 15, 2005
Josefina Guevara-Salonga Associate justice August 22, 2000 February 14, 2012
Rebecca De Guia-Salvador Associate justice August 22, 2000 January 31, 2015 Early Retirement
Juan Q. Enriquez, Jr. Associate justice August 22, 2000 June 20, 2012
Mariano C. del Castillo Associate justice August 27, 2001 July 29, 2009 Appointed Supreme Court justice
Amelita G. Tolentino Associate justice August 27, 2001 July 4, 2014
Mario L. Guariña III Associate justice August 27, 2001 November 11, 2011
Sergio Pestaño Associate justice August 27, 2001 October 15, 2004
Danilo Pine Associate justice April 15, 2002 December 27, 2005
Regalado E. Maambong Associate justice April 15, 2002 January 2, 2009
Edgardo F. Sundiam Associate justice April 15, 2002 February 28, 2007
Lucas P. Bersamin Associate justice April 15, 2002 April 3, 2009 Appointed Supreme Court justice
Rosmari Carandang Associate justice March 10, 2003 November 26, 2018
Hakim S. Abdulwahid Associate justice March 10, 2003 June 12, 2015
Noel G. Tijam Associate justice March 10, 2003 March 8, 2017 Appointed Supreme Court justice
Arsenio J. Magpale Associate justice March 10, 2003 July 3, 2007
Jose C. Mendoza Associate justice July 4, 2003 January 4, 2010 Appointed Supreme Court justice
Rosalinda Asuncion-Vicente Associate justice July 16, 2003 November 23, 2013
Arturo D. Brion Associate justice July 16, 2003 March 17, 2008 Appointed DOLE Secretary
Jose C. Reyes, Jr. Associate justice July 18, 2003 August 10, 2018 Appointed Supreme Court justice
Aurora Santiago-Lagman Associate justice February 9, 2004 January 16, 2008
Vicente Q. Roxas Associate justice February 9, 2004 June 12, 2008
Magdangal M. De Leon Associate justice February 9, 2004 August 19, 2018
Vicente S. E. Veloso III Associate justice February 9, 2004 January 7, 2015
Isaias P. Dicdican Associate justice March 15, 2004 July 4, 2015
Santiago J. Ranada, Jr. Associate justice March 15, 2004 November 20, 2006
Arcangelita M. Romilla-Lontok Associate justice March 15, 2004 March 18, 2010
Lucenito N. Tagle Associate justice March 15, 2004 June 26, 2008
Japar Dimaampao Associate justice March 15, 2004 July 2, 2021 Appointed Supreme Court justice
Celia C. Librea-Leagogo Associate justice March 15, 2004 December 15, 2020
Monina Arevalo-Zenarosa Associate justice March 15, 2004 August 22, 2009
Pampio A. Abarintos Associate justice March 15, 2004 December 14, 2013
Estela Perlas-Bernabe Associate justice March 15, 2004 September 16, 2011 Appointed Supreme Court justice
Teresita Dy-Liacco Flores Associate justice March 15, 2004 March 31, 2011
Arturo G. Tayag Associate justice March 15, 2004 March 2, 2010
Sesinando E. Villon Associate justice March 15, 2004 July 16, 2019
Vicente L. Yap Associate justice March 15, 2004 August 22, 2006
Romulo V. Borja Associate justice March 15, 2004 September 11, 2018
Edgardo A. Camello Associate justice March 15, 2004 May 19, 2022
Rodrigo F. Lim, Jr. Associate justice March 15, 2004 October 25, 2011
Enrico A. Lanzanas Associate justice January 24, 2005 April 19, 2008
Myrna Dimaranan-Vidal Associate justice January 24, 2005 December 20, 2009
Normandie B. Pizarro Associate justice January 24, 2005 February 7, 2018 Early Retirement
Ricardo R. DRosario Associate justice September 12, 2005 October 8, 2020 Appointed Supreme Court justice
Sixto Marella, Jr. Associate justice May 4, 2006 February 1, 2010
Romeo F. Barza Associate justice May 4, 2006 December 8, 2017
Presiding justice December 8, 2017 August 2, 2019
Antonio Villamor Associate justice May 4, 2006 July 4, 2012
Agustin S. Dizon Associate justice May 4, 2006 June 24, 2008
Priscilla Baltazar-Padilla Associate justice May 31, 2006 July 16, 2020 Appointed Supreme Court justice
Mario V. Lopez Associate justice May 31, 2006 December 3, 2019
Stephen C. Cruz Associate justice December 14, 2006 August 3, 2020
Jane Aurora C. Lantion Associate justice December 14, 2006 January 28, 2020
Francisco P. Acosta Associate justice December 14, 2006 April 2, 2017
Michael P. Elbinias Associate justice December 14, 2006 November 26, 2014 Died November 26, 2014
Elihu Ybañez Associate justice May 15, 2007 November 2, 2021
Franchito Diamante Associate justice August 8, 2007 May 5, 2021 Died May 5, 2021
Amy C. Lazaro–Javier Associate justice August 29, 2007 March 6, 2019 Appointed Supreme Court justice
Florito S. Macalino Associate justice January 4, 2008 December 7, 2017 Died December 7, 2017
Edgardo Lloren Associate justice January 4, 2008 August 8, 2021
Ruben C. Ayson Associate justice May 5, 2008 March 2, 2011
Edgardo L. Delos Santos Associate justice May 5, 2008 December 3, 2019 Appointed Supreme Court justice
Rodil V. Zalameda Associate justice September 5, 2008 August 5, 2019
Leoncia Real-Dimagiba Associate justice June 15, 2009 December 1, 2017
Samuel H. Gaerlan Associate justice June 15, 2009 January 8, 2020 Appointed Supreme Court justice
Danton Q. Bueser Associate justice June 15, 2009 March 4, 2021
Agnes Reyes-Carpio Associate justice October 30, 2009 December 1, 2016
Socorro B. Inting Associate justice October 30, 2009 April 17, 2018 Appointed Commission on Elections commissioner
Angelita D. Alberto-Gacutan Associate justice October 30, 2009 December 3, 2013 Early Retirement
Ramon Paul L, Hernando Associate justice February 16, 2010 October 10, 2018 Appointed Supreme Court justice
Gabriel T. Ingles Associate justice February 23, 2011 February 27, 2022
Abraham B. Borreta Associate justice March 1, 2011 August 23, 2012 Died August 23, 2012
Carmelita Salandanan-Manahan Associate justice March 15, 2011 March 22, 2019
Melchor Quirino C. Sadang Associate justice March 15, 2011 January 6, 2017 Early retirement
Ma. Luisa Quijano-Padilla Associate justice May 17, 2012 January 18, 2020
Jhosep Y. Lopez Associate justice May 17, 2012 January 26, 2021 Appointed Supreme Court justice
Renato C. Francisco Associate justice May 17, 2012 August 20, 2018
Henri Jean Paul B. Inting Associate justice September 14, 2012 May 27, 2019 Appointed Supreme Court justice
Edward B. Contreras Associate justice February 26, 2013 July 9, 2019
Maria Filomena D. Singh Associate justice March 13, 2014 May 18, 2022 Appointed Supreme Court justice
Dorothy P. Montejo-Gonzaga Associate justice June 19, 2018 November 3, 2021 Early Retirement

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 Supreme Court 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 Supreme Court 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 6, 2004 – January 27, 2005
(47) Cancio C. Garcia April 9, 2002 – October 6, 2004 Appointed Supreme Court justice
48 Ma. Alicia Austria-Martinez July 1, 2001 – April 9, 2002
47 Cancio C. Garcia March 15, 2001 – June 30, 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 5, 1999 – February 4, 1999
42 Arturo B. Buena January 27, 1998 – January 5, 1999 Appointed Supreme Court justice
41 Fidel P. Purisima August 4, 1997 – January 26, 1998
40 Nathanael P. De Pano, Jr. June 11, 1994 – August 3, 1997
39 Vicente V. Mendoza January 11, 1994 – June 10, 1994 Appointed Supreme Court justice
(36) Santiago M. Kapunan August 17, 1993 – January 10, 1994
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 Supreme Court 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 Supreme Court 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 Appointed Supreme Court Justice
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 Appointed Supreme Court justice
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
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
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
08 Alejo Labrador October 20, 1950 – April 22, 1952 Appointed Supreme Court Justice
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. ^ Rey, Aika (January 8, 2020). "Where Will the Money Go?". Rappler. Archived from the original on June 21, 2020. 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
  4. ^ "Article VIII, Sec. 11 of the Constitution of the Philippines". Retrieved August 6, 2021.
Sources
  • History of the Court of Appeals

External linksEdit

  • Philippines: Gov.Ph: About the Philippines – Justice category
  • The Philippines Court of Appeals – Official website