Estela Perlas-Bernabe

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Estela Perlas-Bernabe
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines
Incumbent
Assumed office
September 16, 2011
Appointed by Benigno Aquino III
Preceded by Conchita Carpio-Morales
Associate Justice of the Philippine Court of Appeals
In office
March 15, 2004 – September 16, 2011
Appointed by Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Regional Trial Court Judge for Branch 142 of Makati City
In office
2000–2004
Appointed by Joseph Ejercito-Estrada
Metropolitan Trial Court Judge for Branch 66 of Makati City
In office
1996–2000
Appointed by Fidel V. Ramos
Personal details
Born (1952-05-14) May 14, 1952 (age 61)
Plaridel, Bulacan, Philippines
Spouse(s) Atty. Ricardo C. Bernabe, Jr
Religion Roman Catholicism

Estela Perlas-Bernabe (born May 14, 1952) is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines and the third appointee to the High Court of Philippine President Benigno Aquino III.[1]

Background[edit]

Justice Estela Perlas-Bernabe was born in Plaridel, Bulacan. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Commerce major in Banking and Finance magna cum laude at St. Paul College of Manila and earned her law degree from the Ateneo Law School graduating as Class Salutatorian in 1976. She passed the bar examination in 1977 with a bar rating of 85.156%.

Early Judicial Posts[edit]

Justice Perlas-Bernabe has served the Judiciary as Regional Trial Court Judge of Makati City from January 2000 to March 2004, Metropolitan Trial Court Judge of the same City from March 1996 to January 2000, and as Technical Assistant in the Office of the Court Administrator, Supreme Court of the Philippines from 1977 to 1979. She also worked in various private and government offices, namely, as Legal Assistant, Legal Department of China Banking Corporation (1979–1980); Senior Manager, Legal Department of Paramount Finance Corp. (1980–1987); Legal Manager and Corporate Secretary/ Legal Consultant of the National Home Mortgage and Finance Corp. (1990–1993); and Senior Partner of Bernabe Perlas Morte and Associates (1993–1996).[2]

Associate Justice (2011-present)[edit]

Bernabe was the third appointee of President Benigno Aquino III to the Supreme Court of the Philippines as an associate justice on September 16, 2011. She replaced then Justice Conchita Carpio Morales, who retired from the Bench on June 19, 2011 to assume the position of Ombudsman of the Philippines.

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Preceded by
Conchita Carpio-Morales
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines
September 16, 2011–present
Incumbent