|Dante O. Tiñga|
of the Philippine Supreme Court
July 4, 2003 – May 10, 2009
|Appointed by||Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo|
|Preceded by||Vicente V. Mendoza|
|Succeeded by||Roberto A. Abad|
|Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Pateros-Taguig City's Lone District|
June 30, 1987 – June 30, 1998
|Preceded by||Post created|
|Succeeded by||Alan Peter S. Cayetano|
May 11, 1939 |
|Spouse(s)||Ma. Asuncion Rodriguez-Tiñga (deceased)|
From 1987 to 1998, Tiñga served as a three-term congressman representing the Taguig-Pateros district. From 1989 to 1993, he was the Dean of the University of the East College of Law,and once again in 2014, from where he earned his law degree in 1960. From 2001 until his appointment to the Supreme Court, he was the Dean of the College of Law of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines. Justice Tiñga also maintained an extensive private practice prior to his elevation to the Court.
Tinga run for the mayoralty race in Taguig in 2010 Elections but lost to Lani Cayetano. However, there is a case filed to the Commission on Elections [(COMELEC)] due to alleged massive election fraud done by Cayetano's camp since Lani Cayetano was the only one who had won from her local party in Taguig.
Some notable opinions
- Disomangcop v. Secretary of DPWH (2004) — on scope of political autonomy in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao
- Southern Cross v. Phil. Cement Corp I (2004) and II (2005) — on requisites for imposition of tariffs under trade laws passed after adoption of GATT
- City of Manila v. Hon. Laguio (2005) — on legality of a local ordinance banning establishment of motels in order to promote public morality
- Constantino v. Cuisia (2005) — on power of the President to renegotiate foreign debt agreements.
- Republic v. Hon. Gingoyon (2005) — on expropriation proceedings over the NAIA Terminal 3
- Antonio v. Reyes (2006) — on legal standards for "psychological incapacity" as ground for annulment of marriage.
- David v. Ermita (2006) — Dissenting - on constitutionality of declaration of February 2006 declaration of state of emergency (joined by J. Corona & Velasco, Jr.).
- MIAA v. City of Parañaque (2006) — Dissenting — on exemption of government agencies in payment of local government taxes. (joined by J. Austria-Martinez & Callejo, Sr.)
- Rufino v. Endriga (2006) — Dissenting — on presidential appointing power over officials of government agencies established by Congress (joined by J. Puno and Quisumbing)
- B/Gen. Gudani v. Lt/Gen. Senga (2006) — on court-martial investigation of generals who attended Senate inquiry in contravention of a directive by the Commander-in-Chief/President.
- People v. Cabalquinto (2006) — on non-disclosure of identities of rape or sexual abuse victims named in Supreme Court decisions.
- People v. Bon (2006) — on effects of the 2006 abolition of the death penalty on the graduated scale of penalties under the Revised Penal Code.
|House of Representatives of the Philippines|
|Representative of Taguig-Pateros
1987 – 1998
Alan Peter Cayetano
Vicente V. Mendoza
|Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines
Roberto A. Abad