Dante Tiñga

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Dante O. Tiñga
154th Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines
In office
July 4, 2003 – May 10, 2009
Appointed byGloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Preceded byVicente V. Mendoza
Succeeded byRoberto A. Abad
Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Pateros-Taguig City's Lone District
In office
June 30, 1987 – June 30, 1998
Preceded byPost created
Succeeded byAlan Peter S. Cayetano
Personal details
Born (1939-05-11) May 11, 1939 (age 81)
Tagig, Rizal, Commonwealth of the Philippines
Spouse(s)Ma. Asuncion Rodriguez-Tiñga (deceased)

Dante O. Tiñga (born May 11, 1939)[1] is a Filipino politician and jurist. He served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines from 2003 to 2009.


In 1960 Tiñga obtained his law degree at the University of the East College of Law, serving as Dean of the university from 1989 to 1993, and again in 2014. From 1987 to 1998, Tiñga served as a three-term congressman representing the Taguig-Pateros district. 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.

Tiñga earned his Master of Laws degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1970.

He is the father of former Taguig City Representative and Former City Mayor Sigfrido R. Tiñga.

Tinga ran for mayor of Taguig in 1998 and 2010, but lost to Ricardo Papa and Lani Cayetano.


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House of Representatives of the Philippines
Preceded by
Newly established
Representative of Taguig-Pateros
1987 – 1998
Succeeded by
Alan Peter Cayetano
Legal offices
Preceded by
Vicente V. Mendoza
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines
Succeeded by
Roberto A. Abad