Ramon Aquino

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Ramon C. Aquino
15th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines
In office
November 20, 1985 – March 6, 1987
Appointed by Ferdinand E. Marcos
Preceded by Felix Makasiar
Succeeded by Claudio Teehankee, Sr.
90th Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines
In office
October 29, 1973 – November 19, 1985
Appointed by Ferdinand E. Marcos
Preceded by Newly created seat
Succeeded by Pedro Yap
Personal details
Born (1917-08-31)August 31, 1917
Lemery, Batangas, Philippine Islands
Died March 31, 1993(1993-03-31) (aged 75)
Manila, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Spouse(s) Carolina Griño
Alma mater University of the Philippines

Ramon C. Aquino (August 31, 1917 – March 31, 1993) was the 15th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines.

He was appointed on November 20, 1985, the last Chief Justice appointed by President Ferdinand Marcos.

Personal life[edit]

He was born on August 31, 1917 in Lemery, Batangas. He obtained his Bachelor of Laws from the University of the Philippines in 1939 and placed sixth in the 1939 bar exam, with a grade of 89.1%.

He was the husband of Carolina Griño-Aquino, who is also a Bar topnotcher, and who would be later appointed as associate justice during the Aquino administration in 1988.[1] Grino-Aquino served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court from February 2, 1988 until her retirement on October 22, 1993.[1]

He was a law professor and author of several books in civil, criminal and commercial laws. He held several government positions before being appointed as Associate Justice to the Philippine Supreme Court on October 29, 1973.

He resigned on March 6, 1987, following the request of the new Aquino government.

Role[edit]

A classmate of President Marcos, he would put 'no part' in the decisions involving the government.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "SC Justice Carolina Griño-Aquino passes away". Sun.Star. 2012-12-24. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  • Cruz, Isagani A. (2000). "Res Gestae: A Brief History of the Supreme Court". Rex Book Store, Manila

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Preceded by
Felix Makasiar
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines
1985 – 1987
Succeeded by
Claudio Teehankee, Sr.
Preceded by
Newly created seat
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines
1973–1985
Succeeded by
Pedro Yap