Pedro Yap

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Pedro L. Yap
17th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines
In office
April 19, 1988 – June 30, 1988
Appointed by Corazon Aquino
Preceded by Claudio Teehankee, Sr.
Succeeded by Marcelo Fernan
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines
In office
April 8, 1986 – April 18, 1988
Appointed by Corazon Aquino
Preceded by Ramon Aquino
Succeeded by Leo Medialdea
Personal details
Born (1918-07-01)July 1, 1918
San Isidro, Leyte, Philippines
Died November 20, 2003(2003-11-20) (aged 85)
California, United States
Spouse(s) Flora Yap
Children Emmanuel, Pedro Jr., Janette, and Stephen

Pedro Yap (July 1, 1918 - November 20, 2003) was the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines in 1988. He briefly served for two and a half months from April 19, 1988 to June 30, 1988.

Yap, a bar topnocher, served as secretary of the United Nations Human Rights Commission and was one of the 16 delegates who refused to sign the 1973 Philippine Constitution. He was appointed to the Presidential Commission on Good Government in 1986 before being appointed associate justice.

He was a law professor specialized in International Law.

References[edit]

  • Cruz, Isagani A. (2000). Res Gestae: A Brief History of the Supreme Court. Rex Book Store, Manila
Preceded by
Claudio Teehankee
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines
April 19-June 30, 1988
Succeeded by
Marcelo Fernan
Preceded by
Eugenio Angeles
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines
1967–1979
Succeeded by
Leo Medialdea