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SolGen Jardeleza is New SC Justice

August 20, 2014

Solicitor General Francis H. Jardeleza was named today by Malacañang as the 173rd Associate Justice of the Supreme Court to complete the 15-man High Tribunal.

Justice Jardeleza headed the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) for more than two years, having been appointed in February 2012. Prior, he served as the Deputy Ombudsman for Luzon.

Before joining public service, he engaged in private legal practice having served, among others, as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for San Miguel Corporation, and working in his own law firms – Roco Bunag Kapunan Migallos & Jardeleza and Jardeleza Sobrvinas Dias Hayudini and Bodegon Law Offices. He also used to be with Angara Abello Concepcion Regala and Cruz (ACCRALAW).

Justice Jardeleza graduated salutatorian/cum laude from the UP College of Law in 1974 and placed third in the Bar Examinations given the same year. He later took his Masters of Law from the Harvard Law School.

He is a professorial lecturer in Constitutional Law at the University of the Philippines (U.P.) College of Law and a lecturer at the U.P. Law Center in Commercial Law, and in various Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) forums on governance. ###