Francis E. Garchitorena

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Francis E. Garchitorena (born January 8, 1938 Kobe, Japan - 25 February 2005) was a Filipino Sandiganbayan Presiding Judge from 1986 to 2002.[1]

Francis studied in Ateneo de Naga University and graduated from the Law School of Ateneo de Manila University in 1962.[2] He was one of the leading lawyers during his time. He was appointed Sandigan Bayan Justice. Minita V. Chico Nazario was appointed to fill his place.[3]

In 2001, he quarreled with Associate Justice Anacleto Badoy, but engaged in dialogue.[4]


His mother of Spanish-French descent, Flor C. Garchitorena, came from Tigaon, Camarines Sur. He was the grandson of Don Andres Garchitorena, a revolutionary mason and member of Aguinaldo's Hong Kong Junta. His mother is the sister of Don Mariano Garchitorena, governor of Camarines Sur, secretary of Agriculture and commerce, and Minister to Spain.


  1. ^ "Farewell to a man of conviction and integrity, Former Sandiganbayan Presiding Justice Francis E. Garchitorena.". Manila Bulletin | 2005-03-01. Retrieved 2010-10-26. 
  2. ^ "Ateneo de Manila University". Retrieved 2010-10-26. 
  3. ^ "Associate Justice Minita V. Chico Nazario retires from the Supreme Court". The Manila Bulletin Newspaper Online. Retrieved 2010-10-26. 
  4. ^ "Supreme Court moves to patch up Sandigan quarrel". Manila Bulletin Newspaper; BNET. 2001-11-07. Retrieved 2010-10-26.