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List of notable or famous judges from Philippines, with bios and photos, including the top judges born in Philippines and even some popular judges who immigrated to Philippines. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Filipino judges then this list is the perfect resource for you. These judges are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known judge from Philippines is included when available.

List is made up of many different people, including Miriam Defensor Santiago and Claudio Teehankee, Sr..

This historic judges from Philippines list can help answer the questions "Who are some Filipino judges of note?" and "Who are the most famous judges from Philippines?" These prominent judges of Philippines may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Filipino judges.

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Abdulwahid Bidin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Judges from Philippines
Dec. at 74 (1925-1999)
Abdulwahid A. Bidin was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. Appointed by President Corazon Aquino in 1987, he was the first Filipino Muslim named to the country's High
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Adolfo Azcuna is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Judges from Philippines
age 80
Adolfo S. Azcuna is a Filipino jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines from 2002 to 2009. He was appointed to the Court by President Gloria ...more
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Alfredo Benipayo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Judges from Philippines
age 80
Alfredo Logronio Benipayo is the former Dean of the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Civil Law, the oldest law school in the Philippines. He is a former magistrate and a respected law ...more
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Alicia Austria-Martinez is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Judges from Philippines
age 78
Ma. Alicia Austria-Martinez is a Filipino jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines from 2002 to 2009. She was appointed to the Court by President Gloria ...more
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Ameurfina Melencio-Herrera is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Judges from Philippines
age 96
Ameurfina Aguinaldo Melencio-Herrera served as an Associate Justice of the Philippine Supreme Court from 1979 until 1992. She was the second woman appointed to the Supreme Court, filling the ...more
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Anacleto Díaz is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Judges from Philippines
Dec. at 67 (1878-1945)
Anacleto Díaz was a Filipino jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
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Andres Narvasa is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Judges from Philippines
Dec. at 85 (1928-2013)
Andres dela Rosa Narvasa was the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines from December 1, 1991 to November 30, 1998. He served as Chairman of the Preparatory Commission for ...more
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Angelina Sandoval-Gutierrez is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Judges from Philippines
age 81
Angelina Sandoval-Gutierrez is a Filipino jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines from 2000 to 2008. She was the last appointment to the Court made by ...more
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Antonio Carpio is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Judges from Philippines
age 69
Antonio Tirol Carpio is an incumbent Senior Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. He was appointed to the Court by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and assumed office on ...more
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Antonio Eduardo Nachura is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Judges from Philippines
age 77
Antonio Eduardo B. Nachura was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines until his mandatory retirement in June 13, 2011. He had been Solicitor-General of the Philippines at ...more
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Antonio Villa-Real is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Judges from Philippines
Dec. at 65 (1880-1945)
Antonio Villa-Real was a Filipino jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
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Artemio Panganiban is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Judges from Philippines
age 82
Artemio V. Panganiban, "The Renaissance Jurist of the 21st Century" was the 21st Supreme Court Chief Justice of the Philippines.
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Arturo Brion is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Judges from Philippines
age 72
Arturo D. Brion is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. He took his oath as a member of the Supreme Court on March 17, 2008. From 2006 until his appointment to the ...more
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Cancio Garcia is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Judges from Philippines
Dec. at 76 (1937-2013)
Cancio C. Garcia was a Filipino lawyer and jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. He was appointed to the Court on October 6, 2004 by President Gloria ...more
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Carmelino Alvendia, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Judges from Philippines
Dec. at 76 (1906-1982)
Justice Carmelino Gomez Alvendia, Sr. was a justice of Court of Appeals of the Philippines, a founder of Quezon City Academy and a co-founder of the Manuel L. Quezon University, formerly Manuel ...more
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Cecilia Muñoz-Palma is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Judges from Philippines
Dec. at 93 (1913-2006)
Cecilia Muñoz-Palma was a Filipino jurist and the first woman appointed to the Supreme Court of the Philippines. She was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Ferdinand Marcos on ...more
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César Bengzon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Judges from Philippines
Dec. at 96 (1896-1992)
César Bengzon was the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines from April 28, 1961 until May 29, 1966. In November 1966, a few months after his retirement, he became the ...more
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Claudio Teehankee, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Judges from Philippines
Dec. at 71 (1918-1989)
Claudio Teehankee, PLH was the 16th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines from 1986 to 1988. He was also the most senior associate justice and chairman of the First Division of ...more
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Conchita Carpio-Morales is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Judges from Philippines
age 77
Conchita Carpio-Morales is the current Ombudsman of the Philippines. She was previously an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. Carpio-Morales is married to Eugenio T. ...more
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Conrado M. Vasquez is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Judges from Philippines
Dec. at 93 (1913-2006)
Conrado M. Vasquez was the first Ombudsman of the Philippines and an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines.
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Consuelo Ynares-Santiago is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Judges from Philippines
age 79
Consuelo Ynares-Santiago is a former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. She was appointed to the Court by President Joseph Estrada.
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Dante Tiñga is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Judges from Philippines
age 79
Dante O. Tiñga is a Filipino politician and jurist. He served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines from 2003 to 2009.
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Enrique Fernando is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Judges from Philippines
Dec. at 89 (1915-2004)
Enrique M. Fernando was the 13th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. A noted constitutionalist and law professor, he served in the Supreme Court for 18 years, including 6 ...more
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Felix Makasiar is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Judges from Philippines
Dec. at 77 (1915-1992)
Félix Valencia Makasiar was the 14th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines, serving in that capacity for four months in 1985. His 85-day stint as Chief Justice, ...more
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Florentino Floro is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Judges from Philippines
age 65
Florentino V. Floro, Jr. is a former Filipino judge who achieved notoriety after being suspended from the Philippine judiciary in 2006 due to mental illness. Floro made several statements that ...more