Sandiganbayan

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Sandiganbayan
Peoples Advocate
Sandiganbayan Seal.png
Seal of the Sandiganbayan
Country Philippines
Location Quezon City
Composition method Presidential appointment from the short-list submitted by the Judicial and Bar Council
Authorized by Constitution of the Philippines
Website sb.judiciary.gov.ph
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The Sandiganbayan (Tagalog; glossed as "people's advocate") is a special appellate collegial court in the Philippines. The special court was established by Presidential Decree No. 1486, as subsequently modified by Presidential Decree No. 1606 and by Republic Acts numbered 7975 and 8249.[1][2][3][4] It is equal in rank to the Court of Appeals, and consists of fourteen Associate Justices and one Presiding Justice.[5]

The Sandiganbayan is housed in the Centennial Building, Commonwealth Avenue, National Government Center, Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila.

Incumbent Justices[edit]

Name of Sandiganbayan Justices Position Date of Appointment Date of Birth Date of Retirement
Hon. Amparo M. Cabotaje-Tang October 7, 2013 as Presiding Justice June 11, 2012 as Associate Justice November 8, 1954 November 8, 2024
Hon. Roland B. Jurado Associate Justice October 3, 2003 January 31, 1953 January 31, 2023
Hon. Efren N. de la Cruz Associate Justice October 10, 2003 June 18, 1954 June 18, 2024
Hon. Teresita V. Díaz-Baldos Associate Justice October 17, 2003 July 22, 1946 July 22, 2016
Hon. José R. Hernández Associate Justice March 9, 2004 November 22, 1946 November 22, 2016
Hon. Rodolfo A. Ponferrada Associate Justice August 23, 2004 September 13, 1947 September 13, 2017
Hon. Alexander G. Gesmundo Associate Justice October 15, 2005 November 6, 1956 November 6, 2026
Hon. Samuel R. Mártires Associate Justice May 10, 2006 January 2, 1949 January 2, 2019
Hon. Napoleón E. Inoturan Associate Justice April 4, 2008 July 27, 1948 July 27, 2018
Hon. Alex L. Quiroz Associate Justice December 11, 2008 May 27, 1957 May 27, 2027
Hon. María Cristina J. Cornejo Associate Justice May 1, 2010 December 13, 1950 December 13, 2020
Hon. Rafael R. Lagos Associate Justice December 9, 2010 December 22, 1954 December 22, 2024
Hon. Oscar C. Herrera, Jr. Associate Justice April 26, 2011 May 23, 1954 May 23, 2024
Hon. Ma. Theresa C. Gómez-Estoesta Associate Justice June 20, 2014 March 17, 1967 March 17, 2037
Hon. Sarah Jane T. Fernandez Associate Justice May 5, 2015 May 14, 1969 May 14, 2039
Hon. Reynaldo P. Cruz Associate Justice January 20, 2016 July 8, 1955 July 8, 2025
Hon. Geraldine Faith Econg Associate Justice January 20, 2016 August 6, 1967 August 6, 2037
Hon. Maria Theresa Mendoza-Arcega Associate Justice January 20, 2016 December 18, 1965 December 18, 2035
Hon. Karl Miranda Associate Justice January 20, 2016 October 9, 1957 October 9, 2027
Hon. Michael Frederick Musngi Associate Justice January 20, 2016 April 14, 1965 April 14, 2035
Hon. Zaldy V. Trespeses Associate Justice January 20, 2016 December 30, 1972 December 30, 2042

Sandiganbayan Presiding Justices Since June 11, 1978 to Present[edit]

No. Name of Sandiganbayan Presiding Justices Term Position
1 Manuel R. Pamaran June 11, 1978-1986 Presiding Justice
2 Francis E. Garchitorena 1986-January 16, 2002 Presiding Justice
3 Minita V. Chico-Nazario January 16, 2002-February 10, 2004 Presiding Justice
1 Edilberto G. Sandoval February 11, 2004 - December 14, 2004 Acting Presiding Justice
4 Teresita J. Leonardo-de Castro December 15, 2004 - December 3, 2007 Presiding Justice
2 Edilberto G. Sandoval December 4, 2007 - March 27, 2008 Acting Presiding Justice
5 Diosdado M. Peralta March 28, 2008-January 14, 2009 Presiding Justice
6 María Cristina Cortez-Estrada January 14, 2009 - February 27, 2010 Presiding Justice
7 Norberto Y. Geraldez February 28, 2010 - April 4, 2010 Presiding Justice
8 Edilberto G. Sandoval April 5, 2010 - October 4, 2011 Presiding Justice
9 Francisco H. Villaruz, Jr. October 5, 2011 - June 8, 2013 Presiding Justice
3 Gregory S. Ong June 9, 2013 - October 6, 2013 Acting Presiding Justice
10 Amparo M. Cabotaje-Tang October 7, 2013 - November 8, 2024 Presiding Justice

Sandiganbayan Justices Since June 11, 1978 to Present[edit]

No. Name of Sandiganbayan Justices Term Position
1 Bernardo P. Fernandez June 11, 1978 - 1981 Justice
2 Romeo M. Escareal June 11, 1978 - 1996 Justice
3 Buenaventura J. Guerrero 1980 - 1986 Justice
4 Conrado M. Molina 1980 - 1992 Justice
5 Moises C. Kallos 1980 - 1983 Justice
6 Ramon V. Jabson 1981 - 1988 Justice
7 Fidel P. Purisima 1982 - 1984 Justice
8 Francisco Z. Consolacion 1982 - 1984 Justice
9 Romulo S. Quimbo 1982 - 1986 Justice
10 Augusto M. Amores 1984 - 1995 Justice
11 Amante Q. Alconcel 1984 - 1986 Justice
12 Bienvenido C. Vera Cruz 1984 - 1986 Justice
13 Regino C. Hermosisima, Jr. May 16, 1986 – July 18, 1995 Justice
14 Jose S. Balajadia 1986 - 1998 Justice
15 Luciano A. Joson 1986 - 1990 Justice
16 Cipriano A. Del Rosario 1986 - 2001 Justice
17 Nathanael M. Grospe 1988 - 1993 Justice
18 Sabino R. De Leon Jr. March 28, 1990 - October 11, 1999 Justice
19 Narciso T. Atienza 1992 - 1993 Justice
20 Minita Chico-Nazario 1993 - 2002 Justice
21 Roberto M. Lagman 1994 - 1998 Justice
22 Harriet Demetriou 1995 - 1998 Justice
23 Edilberto G. Sandoval March 11, 1996 - April 5, 2010 Justice
24 Leonardo I. Cruz 1996 - 1997 Justice
25 Narciso S. Nario, Sr. 1997 - 2002 Justice
26 Anacleto Badoy, Jr. 1997 - 2002 Justice
27 Catalino R. Castañeda, Jr. 1997 - 2002 Justice
28 German G. Lee 1997 - 1998 Justice
29 Godofredo L. Legaspi September. 8, 1997 - 2006 Justice
30 Teresita De Castro September 23, 1997 - December 15, 2004 Justice
31 Alfredo J. Gustillo 1998 - 1999 Justice
32 Ricardo M. Ilarde 1998 - 2001 Justice
33 María Cristina Cortez-Estrada March 3, 1998-January 14, 2009 Justice
34 Rodolfo G. Palattao 1998 - 2003 Justice
35 Gregory S. Ong October 5, 1998 – September 23, 2014 Justice
36 Raoul V. Victorino 2000 - 2005 Justice
37 Nicodemo T. Ferrer February 2000 - 2002 Justice
38 Francisco Villaruz, Jr. October 2, 2001 – October 5, 2011 Justice
39 Diosdado M. Peralta 2002 - March 28, 2008 Justice
40 Norberto Y. Geraldez 2002 - February 28, 2010 Justice
41 Roland B. Jurado October 3, 2003-January 31, 2023 Justice
42 Efren N. de la Cruz October 10, 2003-June 18, 2024 Justice
43 Teresita V. Díaz-Baldos October 17, 2003-July 22, 2016 Justice
44 José R. Hernández March 9, 2004-November 22, 2016 Justice
45 Rodolfo A. Ponferrada August 23, 2004-September 13, 2017 Justice
46 Alexander G. Gesmundo October 15, 2005-November 6, 2026 Justice
47 Samuel R. Mártires May 10, 2006-January 2, 2019 Justice
48 Napoleón E. Inoturan April 4, 2008-July 27, 2018 Justice
49 Alex L. Quiroz December 11, 2008-May 27, 2027 Justice
50 María Cristina J. Cornejo May 1, 2010-December 13, 2020 Justice
51 Rafael R. Lagos December 9, 2010-December 22, 2024 Justice
52 Oscar C. Herrera, Jr. April 26, 2011-May 23, 2024 Justice
53 Amparo M. Cabotaje-Tang June 11, 2012 - October 7, 2013 Justice
54 Ma. Theresa C. Gómez-Estoesta June 20, 2014-March 17, 2037 Justice
55 Sarah Jane T. Fernandez May 5, 2015-May 14, 2039 Justice
56 Reynaldo P. Cruz January 20, 2016-July 8, 2025 Justice
57 Geraldine Faith Econg January 20, 2016-August 6, 2037 Justice
58 Maria Theresa Mendoza-Arcega January 20, 2016-December 18, 2035 Justice
59 Karl Miranda January 20, 2016-October 9, 2027 Justice
60 Michael Frederick Musngi January 20, 2016-April 14, 2035 Justice
61 Zaldy V. Trespeses January 20, 2016-December 30, 2042 Justice

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