Serafin R. Cuevas

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Serafin R. Cuevas
106th Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines
In office
1 June 1984 – 16 April 1986
Appointed by Ferdinand Marcos
Secretary of Justice
In office
July 1, 1998 – February 15, 2000
President Joseph Estrada
Preceded by Silvestre H. Bello III
Succeeded by Artemio Tuquero
Personal details
Born (1928-06-25)25 June 1928
Bacoor, Cavite, Philippine Islands
Died 9 February 2014(2014-02-09) (aged 85)
Manila, Philippines
Spouse(s) Angelica Vecino
Children Serafin Jr.
Maria Leonora
Maria Angelica
Ana Lisa
Alma mater University of the Philippines
Far Eastern University
Profession Lawyer

Serafin R. Cuevas (25 June 1928 – 9 February 2014) was a Filipino lawyer and an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines appointed during the government of Ferdinand Marcos.

Serafin R. Cuevas (extreme left) at Malacanang

Early life and education[edit]

Cuevas was born on 25 June 1928 in Bacoor, Cavite.[2] He went to Las Piñas Elementary School for his elementary education and to the University of Manila for his secondary education. He obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the Philippines in 1952 and passed the bar examination the same year.


Cuevas started his career as a professorial lecturer at the College of Law of the University of the Philippines and at the Institute of Law of the Far Eastern University. Afterwards, he became an Assistant Fiscal of the City of Manila and then a Judge to the Court of First Instance.

Before his appointment as an Associate Justice to the Supreme Court of the Philippines on May 31, 1984, he was an Associate Justice of the Intermediate Appellate Court.

In 2012, Justice Cuevas was the lead counsel of the defense panel against the impeachment of former Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona.


Justice Cuevas died at the age of on 9 February 2014 due to liver cancer.[3] He was 85.


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  2. ^ "Associate Justice Serafin R. Cuevas". Supreme Court E-Library. 2012. Archived from the original on 19 April 2012. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
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