|Associate Justice of the Supreme Court|
October 26, 2001
|Appointed by||Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo|
|Preceded by||Minerva Gonzaga-Reyes|
|Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
May 29, 2012 – August 25, 2012
|Appointed by||Benigno Aquino III|
|Preceded by||Renato Corona|
|Succeeded by||Maria Lourdes Sereno|
October 26, 1949 |
Davao City, Philippines
|Alma mater||Ateneo de Manila University
University of the Philippines, Diliman
Antonio Tirol Carpio (born October 26, 1949) is an incumbent Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. He was appointed to the Court by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and assumed office on October 26, 2001, his 52nd birthday.
Born in Davao City, Carpio finished grade school and high school at the Ateneo de Davao University. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Economics from the Ateneo de Manila University, and his law degree from the University of the Philippines. He went into private practice and soon emerged as one of the more prominent and successful legal practitioners in the country. Carpio also taught law subjects at the U.P. College of Law from 1983 to 1992.
In 1992, he joined the administration of President Fidel Ramos as Chief Presidential Legal Counsel of the Office of the President. During the presidency of Joseph Estrada, Carpio returned to private practice and penned a regular opinion column published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer.
Carpio was the first appointee of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to the Supreme Court of the Philippines after her assumption into office in January 2001. At 52, he was one of the youngest ever appointees to the Supreme Court, the youngest Justice since Claudio Teehankee, Sr. was appointed at the age of 50 in 1968.
As of December 2009, as Senior Associate Justice, Carpio is chairperson of the Court's Second Division. He also chairs the Senate Electoral Tribunal.
Being the Senior Associate Justice, he assumed the post as the Acting Chief Justice in May 29, 2012 until the President will appoint a new chief justice coming from the list of candidates released by the Judicial and Bar Council although he is a prospect of being the new Chief Justice. He assumed the post after his predecessor, Renato Corona was convicted by the Senate Impeachment court for his failure to disclose in his Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth, dollar accounts that led to his removal in office, a penalty authorized by the 1987 Constitution
- MVRS Publications v. Islamic Da'Wah Council (2003) – Dissenting — on distinction between criminal libel and libel as a tort (joined by J. Panganiban)
- Estrada v. Escritor I and II – Dissenting opinions — on right of free exercise of religion as shield from administrative sanction for bigamous relations (joined by J. Panganiban, Callejo, Sr., and Carpio-Morales)
- Feliciano v. COA (2004) – on legal personality of local water districts
- Tenebro v. CA (2004) – Dissenting — on whether the annulment of the second marriage affects criminal liability for bigamy (joined by J. Quisumbing, Austria-Martinez, Carpio-Morales, and Tinga)
- Central Bank Employees v. BSP (2004) – Dissenting — on claims for wage increases of government employees in accordance with equal protection clause even absent enabling legislation
- Sonza v. ABS-CBN (2004) – on employment relationship between a television presenter and the television network
- MIAA v. City of Parañaque (2006) — on exemption of government agencies in payment of local government taxes
- Rufino v. Endriga (2006) — on presidential appointing power over officials of government agencies established by Congress
- Lambino v. COMELEC (2006) — on people's initiative as a mode to amend the Constitution
- G.R. No. 180643, Romulo L. Neri Vs. Senate Committee(2008) – Separate Opinion, on The limits of executive privilege
- Indirect Bribery case of Jake Macasaet (2008)- Dissenting opinion on Jake Macasaet case
- Carpio is acting chief justice while Aquino searches for Corona replacement | GMA News Online | The Go-To Site for Filipinos Everywhere. Gmanetwork.com (2012-05-30). Retrieved on 2012-07-15.
- Senate convicts Corona 20-3. InterAksyon.com. Retrieved on 2012-07-15.
- Requejo, Rey E. (30 May 2012). "Carpio to serve as acting chief justice". Manila Standard Today. Retrieved 30 May 2012.
- Justice Antonio T. Carpio (Official Supreme Court Webpage)
- Carpio acts as Chief Justice
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|Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
|Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
Maria Lourdes Sereno