Victorino Mapa

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Victorino Mapa
2nd Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines
In office
July 1, 1920 – October 31, 1921
Nominated by William McKinley
Preceded by Cayetano Arellano
Succeeded by Manuel Araullo
Secretary of Finance and Justice
In office
November 1, 1913 – June 30, 1920
Appointed by Governor-General Francis Burton Harrison
Preceded by Gregorio S. Araneta
Succeeded by Quintin Paredes
Personal details
Born (1855-02-25)February 25, 1855
Kalibo, Aklan
Died April 12, 1927(1927-04-12) (aged 72)

Victorino Mapa (February 25, 1855 - April 12, 1927) was the second Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines.


He was homeschooled during his childhood. [1] Later on, he graduated his Bachelor of Arts in Colegio de San Juan de Letran and subsequently, he earned his degree of Bachelor of Laws and Jurisprudence from the University of Santo Tomas at the age of 25.

He was chosen as one of the Associate Justices of the newly created Supreme Court of the Philippines in 1901, together with Cayetano Arellano and Florentino Torres. He then left the Supreme Court to be Secretary of Justice in 1913. He was called to be Chief Justice in 1920, upon Arellano's retirement.

His tenure was brief, as his frail health forced him to retire early.

He died April 12, 1927. On April 29, or 17 days later, his fellow retired Justice, Florentino Torres, also died.They were both given necrological services by the Supreme Court.

Victorino Mapa High School in Manila is named after him. The nearby V. Mapa LRT Station is named after him.


  1. ^ Sevilla, Victor J. Justices of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. QC: New Day Publishers, 1984. Vol. I, p. 16-17. 17.
  • Cruz, Isagani A. (2000). Res Gestae: A Brief History of the Supreme Court. Rex Book Store, Manila
  • Philippine Reports, Volume 49 (In Memoriam)
Legal offices
Preceded by
Cayetano Arellano
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines
Succeeded by
Manuel Araullo