Manuel Moran

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Manuel Morán
7th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines
In office
July 9, 1945 – March 20, 1951
Appointed by Sergio Osmeña
Preceded by José Yulo
Succeeded by Ricardo Parás
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines
In office
1938 – July 9, 1945
Appointed by Manuel Quezon
Personal details
Born (1893-10-27)October 27, 1893
Binalonan, Pangasinan, Captaincy General of the Philippines
Died August 23, 1961(1961-08-23) (aged 67)

Manuel Morán (October 27, 1893 - August 23, 1961) was the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines from July 9, 1945 until March 20, 1951.

Career[edit]

He graduated from his Bachelor of Laws degree at Escuela de Manila, 1913, and was admitted to the Bar in 1913.

He started out as an auxiliary judge of Iloilo and Pampanga before being promoted as a full judge, and later, an Associate Justice of the Court of Appeals. He was appointed as Supreme Court Associate Justice in 1938 then elevated to the post as Chief Justice in July 1945.

After leaving office, he became the first Philippine Ambassador to Spain and the Holy See. Hoping to be appointed again to the Supreme Court, he was extended an ad interim appointment of outgoing president Elpidio Quirino in 1953, but Morán backed out, for he felt that President-elect Ramón Magsaysay would fill such vacancy. His reinstatement never materialized.

Accomplishments[edit]

He was considered the Father of Philippine Remedial Law, evidenced by his six-volume Commentaries on the Rules of Court.

References[edit]

  • Cruz, Isagani A. (2000). Res Gestae: A Brief History of the Supreme Court. Rex Book Store, Manila
Preceded by
José Yulo
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines
1945-1951
Succeeded by
Ricardo Parás