List of University of the Philippines College of Law alumni


List of University of the Philippines College of Law alumni

This is a list of alumni notable in their own right of the University of the Philippines College of Law (U.P. College of Law), having obtained their LL.B. [Beginning 2008, graduates of the College were conferred a Juris Doctor degree] from the College. For a list of notable University of the Philippines graduates, see University of the Philippines people.

Government of the Philippines

Executive branch


=Presidents=

*Jose P. Laurel, "'15", (1943-1945) [Also served as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, 1936-1942; 1948 presidential candidate; Elected Senator, 1951-1957]
*Ferdinand Marcos, "'39", (1965-1986) [Also elected Senator, 1959-1965; Senate President, 1962-1965]
*Elpidio Quirino, "'15", (1948-1953) [Also elected as Vice-President, 1945-1948; Senator, 1925-1931]
*Manuel Roxas, "'13", (1945-1948) [Also served as Speaker of the House of Representatives, 1922-1933]


=Vice Presidents=

*Salvador Laurel, "'52", (1986-1992) [Also elected Senator, 1970-1972]
*Arturo Tolentino, "'34", (1986) [Also elected Senator, 1957-1972, 1992-1995; Senate President, 1966-1967]


=Cabinet officials=

[
Salvador Laurel,
Class of 1952.]
*Avelino Cruz, "'77"; Secretary of National Defense (Arroyo)
*Simeon Datumanong, "'59"; Secretary of Justice (Arroyo) [Also elected Representative from Maguindanao]
*Fulgencio Factoran, "'67"; Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources (Aquino)
*Jose Leido, "57"; Minister of Environment and Natural Resources (Marcos)
*Josefina Lichauco, "'57"; Secretary of Trade and Industry (Ramos)
*Rafael Lotilla, "'84"; Secretary of Energy (Arroyo)
*Catalino Macaraig, Jr., "'52", Executive Secretary (Aquino)
*Rogaciano Mercado, "'41"; Secretary of Public Works and Highways (Aquino) [ Also elected as Representative of Bulacan]
*Aurelio Montinola, Sr., "'13"; Secretary of Finance (Quirino)
*Oscar Orbos, "'76"; Executive Secretary and DOTC Secretary (Aquino) [Also elected as Representative of Pangasinan, Governor of Pangasinan. Vice-presidential candidate, 1998]
*Teodoro Peña, "'55"; Minister of Environment and National Resources (Marcos)
*Troadio Quiazon, Sr., "'47"; Minister of Trade (Marcos)
*Gilbert Teodoro, "'89"; Secretary of National Defense (Arroyo) [Also elected as Representative of Tarlac, 1998-2007]

olicitors-General

*Francisco Chavez, "'71", (1986-1992)
*Pompeyo Diaz, "'26", (1950-1952)
*Ricardo Galvez, "'56", (1998-2001)
*Manuel M. Lim, "'21", (1947-1948)
*Estelito Mendoza, "'52", (1972-1986) [Also served as Governor of Pampanga]

Diplomatic corps

*Lauro L. Baja, Jr., "'60", Ambassador to the United Nations (2003-2007)
*Willy Gaa, "'70", Ambassador to the United States (2006-present)
*Jose Ingles, "'32", United Nations official
*Rafael M. Salas, "'53", first head of United Nations Population Fund [Also served as Executive Secretary during Marcos administration]

Other Executive Branch officials

*Fe B. Barin, "'56", Chairperson, Securities and Exchange Commission (2004-present)
*Corazon Juliano-Agrava, "'38", Chairperson, Agrava Fact-Finding Commission
*Ronald O. Solis, "'85", Chairperson, National Telecommunications Commission (2004-2006)
*Jorge B. Vargas, "'14", Presiding Officer of the Philippine Executive Commission during Japanese Occupation
*Perfecto Yasay, "'72", Chairperson, Securities and Exchange Commission (1995-2000)
*Haydee Yorac, "'63"; former Chairperson, Presidential Commission on Good Government (Arroyo) [Also served as Commissioner, Commission on Elections]

Judicial branch


=Chief Justices of the Supreme Court=

*Ramon Aquino, "'39", (1985-1986) [Also served as Associate Justice, 1973-1985]
*Cesar Bengzon, "'19", (1961-1966) [Also served as Associate Justice, 1945-1961; Judge of the International Court of Justice, 1967-1976)]
*Fred Ruiz Castro, "'36", (1975-1979) [Also served as Associate Justice, 1966-1975]
*Hilario Davide, Jr., "'59", (1998 -2005) [Also served as Associate Justice, 1991-1998; COMELEC Chairperson, 1988-1991; incumbent Ambassador to the United Nationa]
*Marcelo Fernan, "'52", (1988-1991) [Also served as Associate Justice, 1986-1988; elected to Philippine Senate, 1995-1999 and served as Senate President, 1998-1999]
*Enrique Fernando, "'38", (1979-1985) [Also served as Associate Justice, 1967-1979]
*Querube Makalintal, "'33", (1973-1975) [Also served as Associate Justice, 1962-1975, and as Speaker of the Batasang Pambansa, 1978-1984]
*Felix Makasiar, "'39", (1985) [Also served as Associate Justice, 1970-1985]
*Ricardo Paras, "'13", (1951-1961) [Also served as Associate Justice, 1941-1951]
*Reynato Puno, "'62", (2006 – present) [Also served as Associate Justice, 1993-2006]
*Pedro Yap, "'46", (1988) [Also served as Associate Justice, 1986-1988; PCGG Commissioner, 1986]
*Jose Yulo, "'14", (1942-1944) [Also served as Speaker of the National Assembly, 1939]

Associate Justices of the Supreme Court

*Vicente Abad Santos, "'40", (1979-1986) [Also served as Secretary of Justice; U.P. Law Dean]
*Nestor Alampay, "'41", (1985-1987)
*Eugenio Angeles, "'18", (1967-1968)
*Felix Angelo Bautista, "'18", (1950-1956)
*Felix Antonio, "'35", (1972-1980)
*Alicia Austria-Martinez, "'62", (2002- present)
*Antonio Barredo, "'36", (1968-1982)
*Jesus Barrera, "'21", (1959-1966)
*Josue Bellosillo, "'57", (1991-2003)
*Jose Bengzon, "'21", (1964-1968)
*Abdulwahid Bidin, "'53", (1987-1997)
*Jose Campos, Jr., "'49", (1992-1993)
*Francisco Capistrano, "'24", (1968-1969)
*Antonio Carpio, "'75", (2001 - present)
*Conchita Carpio-Morales, "'68", (2004 - present)
*Minita Chico-Nazario, "'62", (2004 - present)
*Hermogenes Concepcion, Jr., "'41", (1975-1986) [Also elected to House of Representatives, 1987-1998]
*Irene Cortes, "'48", (1987-1990) [Also served as U.P. Law Dean]
*Serafin Cuevas, "'52", (1984-1986) [Also served as Secretary of Justice]
*Dionisio de Leon, "'19", (1961-1962)
*Buenaventura dela Fuente, "'36", (1984-1986)
*Arsenio Dizon, "'23", (1960-1971)
*Vicente Ericta, "'39", (1981-1982)
*Salvador Esguerra, "'31", (1972-1976)
*Jose Espiritu, "'13", (1945) [Also served as U.P. Law Dean]
*Florentino Feliciano, "'52", (1986-1995)
*Estanislao Fernandez, "'33", (1973-1975) [Also elected to Philippine Senate, 1959-1965]
*Ramon C. Fernandez,"'39", (1977-1982)
*Emilio Gancayco, "'47", (1987-1991)
*Cancio Garcia, "'61", (2004-2007)
*Minerva Gonzaga-Reyes, "'54", (1999-2001)
*Carolina Grino-Aquino, "'50", (1988-1993)
*Juvenal Guerrero, "'38", (1977-1984) [Also elected governor of La Union, 1968-1977]
*Hugo Gutierrez, Jr., "'52", (1982-1993)
*Emilio Hilado, "'13", (1945-1948)
*Fernando Jugo, "'14", (1950-1956)
*Santiago Kapunan, "'56", (1994-2004)
*Alejo Labrador, "'18", (1952-1964)
*Teresita Leonardo-De Castro, "'72", (2007 - present)
*Ameurfina Melencio-Herrera, "'47", (1979-1992)
*Vicente Mendoza, "'57", (1994-2002)
*Marcelino Montemayor, "'15", (1948-1960)
*Cecilia Munoz-Palma, "'37", (1973-1978) [Also President of 1986 Constitutional Convention, M.P. from Quezon City, 1984-1986]
*Rodolfo Nocon, "'50", (1991-1994)
*Sabino Padilla, "'15", (1946-1964)
*Teodoro Padilla, "'51", (1987-1997)
*Lino Patajo, "'39", (1985-1986)
*Efren Plana, "'54" (1981-1986)
*Camilo Quiazon, "'50", (1993-1995)
*Leonardo Quisumbing, "'64", (1998 - present) [Also served as Secretary of Labor, 1996-1998]
*Roberto Regala, "'23", (1962-1975)
*Alexander Reyes, "'14", (1948-1959)
*J.B.L. Reyes, "'22", (1954-1972) [Also elected as first president of the IBP; appointed to Commission on Human Rights, 1986-1987]
*Flerida Ruth Romero, "'52", (1991-1999)
*Guillermo Santos, "'48", (1977-1980)
*Abraham Sarmiento, "'49", (1987-1991)
*Conrado Vasquez, "'37", (1982-1983) [Also served as Ombudsman, 1988-1995]
*Presbitero Velasco, Jr., "'71", (2006 - present)
*James Vickers, "'13", (1932-1936)
*Julio Villamor, "'26", (1970-1972)
*Consuelo Ynares-Santiago, "'62", (1999 - present)
*Calixto Zaldivar, "'28", (1964-1974) [Also elected Antique governor, 1951-1955; Executive Secretary during Macapagal administration]

Legislative branch


=Senate Presidents =

*Edgardo Angara, "'58", (1995) [Member of Senate, 1987-1998, 2001-present. Also served as Executive Secretary, Secretary of Agriculture]
*Franklin Drilon, "'69", (1999-2000, 2004-2006) [Member of Senate, 1995-2007. Also served as Secretary of Labor, Secretary of Justice, and Executive Secretary during Aquino and Ramos administrations]
*Jovito Salonga, "'46", (1987-1992) [Member of Senate, 1966-1973, 1987-1992; 1992 presidential candidate]


=Senators=

*Joker Arroyo, "'52", (2001 - present)
*Pia Cayetano, "'91", (2004 - present)
*Rene Cayetano, "'59", (1998-2003)
*Miriam Defensor-Santiago, "'69", (1995-2001, 2004- present) [Also served as Secretary of Agrarian Reform, 1998 presidential candidate]
*Francis Escudero, "'93", (2007 - present)
*Richard Gordon, "'75", (2004 - present)
*Sotero Laurel, "'40" (1987-1992)
*Joey Lina, "'79", (1987-1995)
*Juan Liwag, "'32", (1963-1969) [Also served as Secretary of Justice]
*Justiniano Montano, "'29", (1949-1955) [Also served as Representative of Cavite]
*Ambrosio Padilla, "'34", (1957-1973)
*Francis Pangilinan, "'93", (2001 - present)
*Salipada Pendatun, "'38", (1946-1951, 1969-1972)
*Leonardo B. Perez, "51", (1966-1973) [Also served as COMELEC Chairman (1973-1980), Representative from Nueva Vizcaya]
*Juan Ponce Enrile, "'53", (1987-1992, 1995-2001, 2004 - present) [1998 presidential candidate; Secretary of National Defense, 1970-1986; Secretary of Justice, 1968-1970; Representative from Cagayan, 1978-1986, 1992-1995]
*Francisco Rodrigo, "'38", (1955-1972)
*Decoroso Rosales, "'32", (1955-1961)
*Gerardo Roxas, "'49", (1963-1972)
*Jose Roy, "'30", (1962-1972)
*Proceso Sebastian, "'15", (1941-1947)
*Tecla San Andres-Ziga, "'30", (1963-1969)
*Lorenzo Sumulong, "'29", (1949-1972)
*Lorenzo Tañada, "'24", (1947-1972)
*Mamintal Tamano, "'53", (1987-1992)


=Speakers of the House of Representatives=

*Arnulfo Fuentebella, "'70", (2000-2001); Representative from Camarines Sur
*Jose B. Laurel, Jr., "'36", (1953-1957, 1971); Representative from Batangas
*Eugenio Perez, "'22", (1946-1953); Representative from Pangasinan
*Daniel Romualdez, "'31", (1957-1962); Representative from Leyte
*Nicanor Yñiguez, "'39", (1984-1986); M.P. from Leyte


=Representatives=

*Aguedo Agbayani, "'48"; 1st District, Pangasinan (1957-1972) [Also elected Governor of Pangasinan] ,
*Jose Aldeguer, "'33"; 5th District, Iloilo (1949-1972)
*Bellaflor Angara-Castillo, "'62"; Lone District, Aurora (1995-2004)
*Juan Edgardo Angara, "'99"; Lone District, Aurora (2004 - present)
*Eladio Balite, "'38"; 1st District, Samar (1957-1965)
*Eugenio Baltao, "'15"; 1st District, Nueva Ecija (1957-1965)
*Manuel Concordia, "'33"; 1st District, Laguna (1949-1953, 1965-1969)
*Floro Crisologo, "'32"; 1st District, Ilocos Sur (1946-1957, 1961-1970)
*Arthur Defensor, "'63"; 3rd District, Iloilo (2001 - present) [Also elected Governor of Iloilo]
*Matias Defensor, "'71"; 3rd District, Quezon City (2004 - present)
*Pio Duran, "'23"; 3rd District, Albay (1949-1961)
*Ramon B. Felipe, "'19"; 1st District, Camarines Sur (1922-1928)
*Constantino Jaraula, "'60"; Lone District, Cagayan de Oro City (1998-2007)
*Simeon Kintanar, "'59"; 2nd District, Cebu (1998-2007) [ Also served as Chairman, National Telecommunications Commission]
*Edcel Lagman, "'66"; 1st District, Albay (1987-1998, 2004 - present)
*Roan Libarios, "'84"; 2nd District, Agusan del Norte (1998-2001)
*Elias B. Lopez, "'54"; 3rd District, Davao City (1992-1998)
*Ruy Elias C. Lopez, "'85"; 3rd District, Davao City (1998-2007)
*Lamberto Macias, "'27"; 2nd District, Negros Oriental (1953-1972)
*Imee Marcos, "'83"; 2nd District, Ilocos Norte (1984-1986, 1998-2007)
*Jacinto Paras, "'85"; 1st District, Negros Oriental (1998-2007)
*Vicente Peralta, "'38"; 2nd District, Sorsogon (1953-1969)
*Amadeo Perez, "'38"; 4th District, Pangasinan (1949-1969)
*Crispin Remulla, "'87"; 3rd District, Cavite (2004 - present)
*Rufus Rodriguez, "'80"; 2nd District, Cagayan de Oro City (2007 - present)
*Roman Romulo, "'94"; Lone District, Pasig City (2007 - present)
*Melanio Singson, "'40"; Lone District, Isabela (1965-1969)
*Victor Sumulong, "'73"; 2nd District, Antipolo City (1998-2007)
*Rolex Suplico, "'89"; 5th District, Iloilo (1998-2007)
*Luis Villafuerte, "'59"; 2nd District, Camarines Sur (2004 - present) [Also elected Governor of Camarines Sur]
*Wenceslao Vinzons, "'33"; Lone District, Camarines Norte (1941-1942)
*Liwayway Vinzons-Chato, "'68"; Lone District, Camarines Norte (2007 - present)
*Salud Vivero-Parreño, "'41"; 2nd District, Leyte (1965-1972)
*Ronaldo Zamora, "'69"; Lone District, San Juan City (1987-1998, 2004 - present) [Also served as Executive Secretary]
*Isidro Zarraga, "'51"; 3rd District, Bohol (1987-1998)

Heads of Constitutional Offices

*Romeo Brawner, "'59", COMELEC Acting Chairperson (2008)
*Aniano Desierto, "'57", Ombudsman (1995-2002)
*Simeon Marcelo, "'79", Ombudsman (2002-2005)
*Christian Monsod, "'60", COMELEC Chairperson (1991-1995)
*Purificacion Quisumbing, "'64", Chairperson, Commission on Human Rights
*Victorino Savellano, "'54", COMELEC Chairperson (1985-1986)

Notable local government executives

*Jejomar Binay, "'67"; Makati City mayor (1986-1998, 2001 - present)
*Cesar Climaco, "'41"; Zamboanga City mayor
*Carmen Planas, "'40", first woman elected to a city council (Manila)
*Isidro Rodriguez, "'38", former Rizal governor
*Juanito Remulla, "'56"; former Cavite governor
*Braulio Yaranon, "'53"; former Baguio City mayor
*Oscar Gozos, "76"; Lipa City mayor

Other national political figures

*Leonor Ines-Luciano, "'41"; 1992 Senatorial candidate, expert in juvenile and family law
*Aquilino Pimentel III, "'89"; 2007 Senatorial candidate

Academe

*Pacifico Agabin, "'60"; constitutional law expert, former U.P. Law Dean
*Carmelino Alvendia, Sr., "'30"; founder of Quezon City Academy, co-founder of MLQU
*Bienvenido Ambion, "'40"; criminal law expert, law professor
*Froilan Bacungan, "'52"; former U.P. Law Dean, COMELEC commissioner
*Ruben Balane, "'67"; law professor, civilist
*Araceli Baviera, "'54"; law professor, civilist
*Conrado Benitez, "'16"; co-founder, Philippine Women's University
*Manuel O. Chan, "31"; co-founder, MLQU
*Myrna Feliciano, "'73"; law professor, legal editor
*Perfecto Fernandez, "'57"; constitutional law professor
*Antonio La Viña, "'89"; Dean of Ateneo School of Government
*Katrina Legarda, "'83"; family law specialist; former Manila Times publisher; author; former television host
*Marvic Leonen, "'86"; environmental law practitioner, law professor
*Ma. Clara Lopez-Campos, "'48"; law professor
*Merlin Magallona, "'58"; international law expert, former U.P. Law Dean
*Raul Pangalangan, "'83" – law professor and newspaper columnist, former U.P. Law Dean
*Vicente Sinco, "'21" - University of the Philippines President, former U.P. Law Dean
*Dr. Pedro P. Solis, "'45"; former NBI Forensic Head, author of Legal Medicine & Medical Jurisprudence
*Theodore Te, "'90"; human rights lawyer, law professor

ocial activism

*Clarence Agarao, "'81"; human rights lawyer
*Cipriano Cid, "'26"; labor leader
*Romeo Capulong, "'57"; human rights lawyer
*Voltaire Garcia, "'67"; student activist
*Nasser Marohomsalic, "'81"; human rights lawyer, Commissioner on Human Rights
*Antonio Oposa, "'82"; environmental activist
*Charito Planas, "'60"; human rights lawyer, environmental activist
*Arno Sanidad, "'80"; human rights lawyer
*Pablito Sanidad, "'67"; human rights lawyer
*Evalyn Ursua, "'90"; women's rights advocate

Industry

*Jose L. Africa, "'38", PHILCOMSAT executive
*Roberto Benedicto, "'39", sugar magnate, founder of IBC-13
*Felipe Gozon, "'62", Chairman and CEO, GMA Network
*Potenciano Ilusorio, "'36"; President of PHILCOMSAT and Baguio Country Club
*Eugenio Lopez, Sr., "'23"; founder of Chronicle Broadcasting Network and Manila Chronicle
*Loida Nicolas-Lewis, "'68"; CEO, TLC Beatrice
*Francisco Ortigas, Jr., "'31"; real estate magnate
*Antonio Quirino, "'32"; founder of Alto Broadcasting System, first television station in the Philippines
*Felipe Ysmael, "'17"; Steel industrialist

Arts

Literature

*Stevan Javellana, "'48"; novelist ("Without Seeing the Dawn")
*Linda Ty Casper, "'55"; novelist ("The Peninsulares", "DreamEden")

News and entertainment industry

Film

*Anna Teresa Gozon-Abrogar, "'97", President, GMA Films

Television

*Zorayda Ruth Andam, "'04"; Binibining Pilipinas-Universe 2001; television host; commercial endorser
*Anna Theresa Licaros - Binibining Pilipinas-Universe 2007; commercial endorser
*Gabby Roldan-Concepcion, "'90"; television newscaster and host with GMA and RPN
*Jose Mari Velez, "'70"; television newscaster with ABC and GMA

Print journalism

*Billy Balbastro, "'62"; entertainment columnist
*Daisy C.L. Mandap, '85, print and broadcast journalist, Manila and HK

Footnotes

References

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*List of Graduates of the UP College of Law, 1999 Souvenir Program of the Silver Jubilarians


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