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 (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]

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 Early Retirement February 1, 2017
Hon. Efren N. de la Cruz Associate Justice October 10, 2003 June 18, 1954 June 18, 2024
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. Alex L. Quiroz Associate Justice December 11, 2008 May 27, 1957 May 27, 2027
Hon. Ma. 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. Michael Frederick Musngi Associate Justice January 20, 2016 April 14, 1965 April 14, 2035
Hon. Reynaldo P. Cruz Associate Justice January 20, 2016 July 8, 1955 July 8, 2025
Hon. Geraldine Faith A. Econg Associate Justice January 20, 2016 August 6, 1967 August 6, 2037
Hon. Ma. Theresa V. Mendoza-Arcega Associate Justice January 20, 2016 December 18, 1965 December 18, 2035
Hon. Karl B. Miranda Associate Justice January 20, 2016 October 9, 1957 October 9, 2027
Hon. Zaldy V. Trespeses Associate Justice January 20, 2016 December 30, 1972 December 30, 2042
Hon. Bernelito R. Fernandez Associate Justice October 28, 2016 June 9, 1955 June 9, 2025
Vacant Associate Justice
Vacant Associate Justice

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 Last Name
1 Bernardo P. Fernández June 11, 1978 - 1981 Justice Fernández
2 Romeo M. Escareal June 11, 1978 - 1996 Justice Escareal
3 Buenaventura J. Guerrero 1980 - 1986 Justice Guerrero
4 Conrado M. Molina 1980 - 1992 Justice Molina
5 Moises C. Kallos 1980 - 1983 Justice Kallos
6 Ramon V. Jabson 1981 - 1988 Justice Jabson
7 Fidel P. Purísima 1982 - 1984 Justice Purísima
8 Francisco Z. Consolación 1982 - 1984 Justice Consolación
9 Romulo S. Químbo 1982 - 1986 Justice Químbo
10 Augusto M. Amores 1984 - 1995 Justice Amores
11 Amante Q. Alconcel 1984 - 1986 Justice Alconcel
12 Bienvenido C. Vera Cruz 1984 - 1986 Justice Vera Cruz
13 Regino C. Hermosísima, Jr. May 16, 1986 – July 18, 1995 Justice Hermosísima, Jr.
14 Jose S. Balajádia 1986 - 1998 Justice Balajádia
15 Luciano A. Jóson 1986 - 1990 Justice Jóson
16 Cipriano A. del Rosario 1986 - 2001 Justice del Rosario
17 Nathanael M. Grospe 1988 - 1993 Justice Grospe
18 Sabino R. de León Jr. March 28, 1990 - October 11, 1999 Justice de León Jr.
19 Narciso T. Atienza 1992 - 1993 Justice Atienza
20 Minita Chico-Nazario 1993 - 2002 Justice Chico-Nazario
21 Roberto M. Lagmán 1994 - 1998 Justice Lagmán
22 Harriet Demetriou 1995 - 1998 Justice Demetriou
23 Edilberto G. Sandóval March 11, 1996 - April 5, 2010 Justice Sandóval
24 Leonardo I. Cruz 1996 - 1997 Justice Cruz
25 Narciso S. Nario, Sr. 1997 - 2002 Justice Nario, Sr.
26 Anacleto Bádoy, Jr. 1997 - 2002 Justice Bádoy, Jr.
27 Catalino R. Castañeda, Jr. 1997 - 2002 Justice Castañeda, Jr.
28 German G. Lee 1997 - 1998 Justice Lee
29 Godofredo L. Legaspí September. 8, 1997 - 2006 Justice Legaspí
30 Teresita de Castro September 23, 1997 - December 15, 2004 Justice de Castro
31 Alfredo J. Gustillo 1998 - 1999 Justice Gustillo
32 Ricardo M. Ilarde 1998 - 2001 Justice Ilarde
33 Ma. Cristina Cortéz-Estrada March 3, 1998 – January 14, 2009 Justice Cortéz-Estrada
34 Rodolfo G. Palattao 1998 - 2003 Justice Palattao
35 Gregory S. Ong October 5, 1998 – September 23, 2014 Justice Ong
36 Raoul V. Victorino 2000 - 2005 Justice Victorino
37 Nicodemo T. Ferrer February 2000 - 2002 Justice Ferrer
38 Francisco Villaruz, Jr. October 2, 2001 – October 5, 2011 Justice Villaruz, Jr.
39 Diosdado M. Peralta 2002 - March 28, 2008 Justice Peralta
40 Norberto Y. Geraldez 2002 - February 28, 2010 Justice Geraldez
41 Roland B. Jurado October 3, 2003 – February 1, 2017 Justice Jurado
42 Efren N. de la Cruz October 10, 2003 – June 18, 2024 Justice de la Cruz
43 Teresita V. Díaz-Baldos October 17, 2003 – July 22, 2016 Justice Díaz-Baldos
44 José R. Hernández March 9, 2004 – November 22, 2016 Justice Hernández
45 Rodolfo A. Ponferrada August 23, 2004 – September 13, 2017 Justice Ponferrada
46 Alexander G. Gesmundo October 15, 2005 – November 6, 2026 Justice Gesmundo
47 Samuel R. Mártires May 10, 2006 – January 2, 2019 Justice Mártires
48 Napoleón E. Inoturan April 4, 2008 – August 1, 2016 Justice Inoturan
49 Alex L. Quíroz December 11, 2008 – May 27, 2027 Justice Quíroz
50 Ma. Cristina J. Cornejo May 1, 2010 – December 13, 2020 Justice Cornejo
51 Rafael R. Lagos December 9, 2010 – December 22, 2024 Justice Lagos
52 Oscar C. Herrera, Jr. April 26, 2011 – May 23, 2024 Justice Herrera, Jr.
53 Amparo M. Cabotaje-Tang June 11, 2012 - October 7, 2013 Justice Cabotaje-Tang
54 Ma. Theresa C. Gómez-Estoesta June 20, 2014 – March 17, 2037 Justice Gómez-Estoesta
55 Sarah Jane T. Fernández May 5, 2015 – May 14, 2039 Justice Fernández
56 Michael Frederick Musngi January 20, 2016 – April 14, 2035 Justice Musngi
57 Reynaldo P. Cruz January 20, 2016 – July 8, 2025 Justice Cruz
58 Geraldine Faith A. Econg January 20, 2016 – August 6, 2037 Justice Econg
59 Ma. Theresa V. Mendóza-Arcega January 20, 2016 – December 18, 2035 Justice Mendóza-Arcega
60 Karl B. Miranda January 20, 2016 – October 9, 2027 Justice Miranda
61 Zaldy V. Trespeses January 20, 2016 – December 30, 2042 Justice Trespeses
62 Bernelito R. Fernandez October 28, 2016 – June 9, 2025 Justice Fernandez

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