Jose Feria

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Jose Y. Feria
109th Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines
In office
April 7, 1986 – January 10, 1987
Appointed by Corazon Aquino
Preceded by Felix Makasiar
Succeeded by Irene Cortes
Personal details
Born (1917-01-11)January 11, 1917
Pasay, Rizal, Philippine Islands
Died May 8, 2008(2008-05-08) (aged 91)
Makati, Philippines

Jose Y. Feria (January 11, 1917 – May 8, 2008) was a Filipino lawyer and jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines from 1986 to 1987. He was among the first appointees to the Supreme Court of President Corazon Aquino.

Biography[edit]

Jose Y. Feria was born in Pasay City. His father, Felicisimo R. Feria, would serve as a Justice of the Supreme Court during the 1940s and 1950s.

Jose Y. Feria earned his undergraduate degree in Commerce from the De La Salle College in 1936, and his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Santo Tomas in 1940. He taught law at the Lilian College of Law (1936–1940). He then joined the faculty of the University of Santo Tomas College of Law (1940–1984). He became known for several textbooks he authored on procedural law. He would also lecture at the Instituto de Derecho Processal, Colegio de Abogados in Madrid, Spain. In 1960, he was elected to the municipal council of Makati. He was also a lecturer at the University of the Philippines Law Center.

In 1971, Jose Y. Feria was elected as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention,[1] representing the First District of Rizal. From 1978 to 1980, he was elected as President of the Philippine Bar Association. In 1979, he was appointed Dean of the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Law, and he served in that capacity until 1985.

Jose Y. Feria was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Aquino in April 1986. He served as an Associate Justice of the Court until he reached the mandatory retirement age of 70 on January 11, 1987. Upon his retirement, he rejoined private practice.

He authored books on Civil Procedure, Provisional Remedies & Special Civil Action and several articles on Constitutional Law, an Annotation on the Judiciary Reorganization Act, Interim Rules of Court, and the 1985 Rules on Criminal Procedure.[2]

Justice Jose Y. Feria died peacefully Makati City on May 8, 2008.[1] He left behind his wife Concepcion and his four children: Maria Martha F. Carcereny, Felicisimo Jose A. Feria, Ma. Lucia F. Reyes-Cuerva, and Jose A. Feria Jr., along with 18 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

References[edit]

  • Supreme Court of the Philippines (1987). The Supreme Court of the Philippines (1987 Informational Brochure, 2nd ed.). Manila. pp. 20–21. 
  • "Associate Justice Jose Y. Feria - Memorabilia Room". Supreme Court E-Library. Supreme Court of the Philippines. Retrieved 2008-05-09. 

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Leila Salaverria (2008-05-08). "Former SC Justice Feria; 91". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2008-05-09. 
  2. ^ "SC Holds Necrological Services for Justice Feria". Court News Flash. Supreme Court of the Philippines. 2008-05-12. Retrieved 2008-05-29. 
Preceded by
Felix Makasiar
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines
1986–1987
Succeeded by
Irene Cortes