Bernardo P. Pardo

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Bernardo Pardo
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Bernardo P. Pardo
142nd Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines
In office
September 30, 1998 – February 11, 2002
Appointed by Joseph Estrada
Chairman of the Commission on Elections
In office
February 17, 1995 – October 8, 1998
Appointed by Fidel Ramos
Preceded by Christian Monsod
Succeeded by Luzviminda Tancangco
Personal details
Born (1932-02-11) February 11, 1932 (age 85)
Manila, Philippine Islands
Spouse(s) Zenaida C. de Dios
Occupation Associate Justice
Profession Lawyer
Religion Roman Catholic

Bernardo Pardo (February 11, 1932) is a former Philippine Supreme court Associate justice and a former Comelec Chairman. He was appointed by former Philippine President Joseph Estrada. He was born in Manila, to San Isidro, Nueva Ecija natives, Dr. and Mrs. Leopoldo G. Pardo, and is married to Zenaida C. De Dios, with whom he has 4 children: Lourdes, Bernardita, Mercedes Patricia, and Victor.[1][2]


He graduated high school at Letran College, with honors, in 1950. He was a graduate of Law from the University of Santo Tomas in 1955, and passed the bar examinations with a bar rating of 81.55%, on March 6, 1956. He was a fellow at the Academy of American and International Law, at the University of Texas, USA in 1978.[2]

Associate Justice[edit]

He practiced law, by having been a lawyer in Jose W. Diokno Law Office, 1955-1961. He was Solicitor, in the Office of the Solicitor General, 1971-1974. He was Acting City Judge, Manila, 1965-1967. He was CFI Judge of Caloocan City, from 1974-1983, RTC Judge of Manila, Br. 43, from 1983-1993, and CA Justice from 1993 to 1995. He was promoted Chair of the COMELEC from 1995 until his appointment to the Supreme Court in 1998.[3]

He was appointed by Joseph Estrada on September 30, 1998. He retired on the 11th of February 2002.

See also[edit]



  1. ^ Philippine Panorama, Sunday, January 13, 2001, page 10
  2. ^ a b Philippine Panorama, Manila Bulletin, 19 March 1995
  3. ^ Philippine Panorama, Sunday, January 10, 2001, page 10
Preceded by
Christian S. Monsod
COMELEC Chairman
February 1995– October 1998
Succeeded by
Luzviminda Tancangco