Sandiganbayan

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Sandiganbayan
Peoples Advocate
Sandiganbayan - Anti-Graft Court of the Philippines.svg
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 (Filipino; 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]

Flag of the Sandiganbayan
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Name of Sandiganbayan Justices Position Date of Appointment Date of Birth Date of Retirement Division Position
Hon. Amparo M. Cabotaje-Tang October 7, 2013 as Presiding Justice June 11, 2012 as Associate Justice November 8, 1954 November 8, 2024 3 Division Chairperson
Hon. Efren N. de la Cruz Associate Justice October 10, 2003 June 18, 1954 June 18, 2024 1 Division Chairperson
Hon. Alex L. Quiroz Associate Justice December 11, 2008 May 27, 1957 May 27, 2027 4 Division Chairperson
Hon. Rafael R. Lagos Associate Justice December 9, 2010 December 22, 1954 December 22, 2024 5 Division Chairperson
Hon. Oscar C. Herrera, Jr. Associate Justice April 26, 2011 May 23, 1954 May 23, 2024 2 Division Chairperson
Hon. Ma. Theresa C. Gómez-Estoesta Associate Justice June 20, 2014 March 17, 1967 March 17, 2037 7 Division Chairperson
Hon. Sarah Jane T. Fernandez Associate Justice May 5, 2015 May 14, 1969 May 14, 2039 6 Division Chairperson
Hon. Michael Frederick Musngi Associate Justice January 20, 2016 April 14, 1965 April 14, 2035 2 Division Member
Hon. Reynaldo P. Cruz Associate Justice January 20, 2016 July 8, 1955 July 8, 2025 4 Division Member
Hon. Geraldine Faith A. Econg Associate Justice January 20, 2016 August 6, 1967 August 6, 2037 1 Division Member
Hon. Ma. Theresa V. Mendoza-Arcega Associate Justice January 20, 2016 December 18, 1965 December 18, 2035 5 Division Member
Hon. Karl B. Miranda Associate Justice January 20, 2016 October 9, 1957 October 9, 2027 6 Division Member
Hon. Zaldy V. Trespeses Associate Justice January 20, 2016 December 30, 1972 December 30, 2042 7 Division Member
Hon. Bernelito R. Fernandez Associate Justice October 28, 2016 June 9, 1955 June 9, 2025 3 Division Member
Hon. Lorifel L. Pahimna Associate Justice March 1, 2017 February 10, 1961 February 10, 2031 2 Division Member
Hon. Edgardo M. Caldona Associate Justice March 10, 2017 February 12, 1970 February 12, 2040 1 Division Member
Hon. Bayani H. Jacinto Associate Justice May 29, 2017 April 30, 1969 April 30, 2039 4 Division Member
Vacant Associate Justice
Vacant Associate Justice
Vacant Associate Justice
Vacant Associate Justice

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

No. Name of Sandiganbayan Presiding Justices Start of Term End of Term Position
1 Manuel R. Pamaran June 11, 1978 March 31, 1986 Presiding Justice
2 Francis E. Garchitorena APRIL 18, 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 Present Presiding Justice

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

No. Name of Sandiganbayan Justices Start of Term End of Term Position End Year-Month-Day
1 Manuel R. Pamaran June 11, 1978 March 31, 1986 Presiding Justice 1986-03-31
2 Bernardo P. Fernández June 11, 1978 June 11, 1981 Justice 1981-06-11
3 Romeo M. Escareal June 11, 1978 March 5, 1996 Justice 1996-03-05
4 Buenaventura J. Guerrero DECEMBER 8, 1980 May 16, 1986 Justice 1986-05-16
5 Conrado M. Molina DECEMBER 8, 1980 July 18, 1992 Justice 1992-07-18
6 Moises C. Kallos DECEMBER 8, 1980 December 15, 1983 Justice 1983-12-15
7 Ramon V. Jabson NOVEMBER 20, 1981 May 18, 1988 Justice 1988-05-18
8 Fidel P. Purísima AUGUST 4, 1982 March 10, 1984 Justice 1984-03-10
9 Francisco Z. Consolación AUGUST 4, 1982 March 10, 1984 Justice 1984-03-10
10 Romulo S. Químbo AUGUST 4, 1982 May 16, 1986 Justice 1986-05-16
11 Augusto M. Amores OCTOBER 7, 1984 July 5, 1995 Justice 1995-07-05
12 Amante Q. Alconcel OCTOBER 7, 1984 May 16, 1986 Justice 1986-05-16
13 Bienvenido C. Vera Cruz OCTOBER 7, 1984 May 16, 1986 Justice 1986-05-16
14 Francis E. Garchitorena APRIL 18, 1986 January 16, 2002 Presiding Justice 2002-01-16
15 Regino C. Hermosísima, Jr. May 16, 1986 July 18, 1995 Justice 1995-07-18
16 Luciano A. Jóson May 21, 1986 March 17, 1990 Justice 1990-03-17
17 Jose S. Balajádia MAY 30, 1986 February 14, 1998 Justice 1998-02-14
18 Cipriano A. del Rosario MAY 22, 1986 March 15, 2001 Justice 2001-03-15
19 Nathanael M. Grospe DECEMBER 2, 1988 January 16, 1993 Justice 1993-01-16
20 Sabino R. de León Jr. MARCH 13, 1990 October 11, 1999 Justice 1999-10-11
21 Narciso T. Atienza SEPTEMBER 14, 1992 December 17, 1993 Justice 1993-12-17
22 Minita Chico-Nazario MAY 10, 1993 January 16, 2002 Justice 2002-01-16
23 Roberto M. Lagmán NOVEMBER 28, 1994 February 14, 1998 Justice 1998-02-14
24 Harriet Demetriou AUGUST 28, 1995 February 14, 1998 Justice 1998-02-14
25 Edilberto G. Sandóval March 11, 1996 April 5, 2010 Justice 2010-04-05
26 Leonardo I. Cruz March 11, 1996 March 11, 1997 Justice 1997-03-11
27 Teresita de Castro September 8, 1997 December 15, 2004 Justice 2004-12-15
28 Narciso S. Nario, Sr. September 8, 1997 January 15, 2002 Justice 2002-01-15
29 Anacleto Bádoy, Jr. September 8, 1997 March 11, 2002 Justice 2002-03-11
30 Catalino R. Castañeda, Jr. September 8, 1997 January 15, 2002 Justice 2002-01-15
31 German G. Lee, Jr. September 8, 1997 December 17, 1998 Justice 1998-12-17
32 Godofredo L. Legaspí September 8, 1997 September 8, 2006 Justice 2006-09-08
33 Alfredo J. Gustillo OCTOBER 5, 1998 March 3, 1999 Justice 1999-03-03
34 Gregory S. Ong October 5, 1998 September 23, 2014 Justice 2014-09-23
35 Ricardo M. Ilarde OCTOBER 7, 1998 March 3, 2001 Justice 2001-03-03
36 Rodolfo G. Palattao OCTOBER 9, 1998 March 3, 2003 Justice 2003-03-03
37 Ma. Cristina Cortéz-Estrada OCTOBER 19, 1998 January 14, 2009 Justice 2009-01-14
38 Raoul V. Victorino JANUARY 31, 2000 February 15, 2005 Justice 2005-02-15
39 Nicodemo T. Ferrer JANUARY 31, 2000 February 15, 2002 Justice 2002-02-15
40 Francisco Villaruz, Jr. October 2, 2001 October 5, 2011 Justice 2011-10-05
41 Diosdado M. Peralta JUNE 14, 2002 March 28, 2008 Justice 2008-03-28
42 Norberto Y. Geraldez JANUARY 21, 2003 February 28, 2010 Justice 2010-02-28
43 Roland B. Jurado October 3, 2003 February 1, 2017 Justice 2017-02-01
44 Efren N. de la Cruz October 10, 2003 June 18, 2024 Justice 2024-06-18
45 Teresita V. Díaz-Baldos October 17, 2003 July 22, 2016 Justice 2016-07-22
46 José R. Hernández March 9, 2004 November 22, 2016 Justice 2016-11-22
47 Rodolfo A. Ponferrada August 23, 2004 September 13, 2017 Justice 2017-09-13
48 Alexander G. Gesmundo October 15, 2005 August 14, 2017 Justice 2017-08-14
49 Samuel R. Martires October 15, 2005 March 2, 2017 Justice 2017-03-02
50 Napoleón E. Inoturan April 4, 2008 August 1, 2016 Justice 2016-08-01
51 Alex L. Quíroz December 11, 2008 May 27, 2027 Justice 2027-05-27
52 Ma. Cristina J. Cornejo May 1, 2010 March 1, 2017 Justice 2017-03-01
53 Rafael R. Lagos December 9, 2010 December 22, 2024 Justice 2024-10-22
54 Oscar C. Herrera, Jr. April 26, 2011 May 23, 2024 Justice 2024-05-23
55 Amparo M. Cabotaje-Tang June 11, 2012 October 7, 2013 Justice 2013-10-07
56 Ma. Theresa C. Gómez-Estoesta June 20, 2014 March 17, 2037 Justice 2037-03-17
57 Sarah Jane T. Fernández May 5, 2015 May 14, 2039 Justice 2039-05-14
58 Michael Frederick Musngi January 20, 2016 April 14, 2035 Justice 2035-04-14
59 Reynaldo P. Cruz January 20, 2016 July 8, 2025 Justice 2025-07-08
60 Geraldine Faith A. Econg January 20, 2016 August 6, 2037 Justice 2037-08-06
61 Ma. Theresa V. Mendóza-Arcega January 20, 2016 December 18, 2035 Justice 2035-12-18
62 Karl B. Miranda January 20, 2016 October 9, 2027 Justice 2027-10-09
63 Zaldy V. Trespeses January 20, 2016 December 30, 2042 Justice 2042-12-30
64 Bernelito R. Fernandez October 28, 2016 June 9, 2025 Justice 2025-06-09
65 Lorifel L. Pahimna March 1, 2017 February 10, 2031 Justice 2031-02-10
66 Edgardo M. Caldona March 10, 2017 February 12, 2040 Justice 2040-02-12
67 Bayani H. Jacinto May 29, 2017 April 30, 2039 Justice 2039-04-30
68 Vacante
69 Vacante
70 Vacante
71 Vacante

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