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The Supreme Court will honor its 130th Associate Justice, the late Retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Camilo D. Quiason, tomorrow, September 10, 2014, at 6 p.m. in necrological services at the Christ the King Parish, Greenmeadows Avenue, Quezon City, where his body lies in state.
Justice Quiason, 89, died of a lingering illness early morning of Sunday, September 7, 2014. He is now reunited with his late wife Felicisima Quiason, who predeceased him many years ago.
Retired Chief Justice Hilario G. Davide, Jr. and retired Justices Jose C. Vitug and Jose A.R. Melo will eulogize the late magistrate. The response on behalf of his family will be given by one of Justice Quiason’s children, Atty. Enrique I. Quiason. The other children are Celeste, Matilde, and Vicente.
The SC Choir will render songs.
In keeping with tradition, the Philippine flag at the SC compound in Faura, Manila is at half mast.
Mr. Justice Quiason was an appointee of President Fidel V. Ramos and he served from February 1, 1993 to July 17, 1995. He finished his Bachelor of Laws from the University of the Philippines (UP) College of Law in 1950, and placed 15th in the Bar examinations given the same year. He took his Master of Laws also from his alma mater, and was a Fullbright Scholar and SLC Fellow in Southwestern Legal Center in Dallas, Texas, USA.
His professional career includes the following: Solicitor, Office of the Solicitor General, 1956-1966; Acting Judge, Municipal Court of Manila, 1958-1964; Special Prosecutor, Department of Justice, 1963-1964; Senior Partner, Vice President & General Counsel, Meralco Securities Corporation, 1974-1973; and Partner, Quiason De Guzman Makalintal and Veneracion Law Offices. He also taught at the Adamson University, College of Law and University of the East, and was a lecturer at the UP Law Center.
He was also former Corporate Secretary of several firms, namely, ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corp., Benpres Corporation, Lopez Foundations, Inc., Manila Chronicle Publishing Corp., Manila Electric Company, and Warner Barnes, Inc. Likewise, he was former Director of ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation, Benpres Corporation, First Philippine Holdings Corp., and Tarlac Reforestation & Environmental Enterprises, Inc. He was also a member of the Jurisprudence and Legal Philosophy Department of the Philippine Judicial Academy from 2004-2006. During his stint at the Office the Solicitor General, he was awarded as Solicitor of the Year by the Justice and Court Reporters Association in 1965.
The late justice also has published several journals, case digests, and books which include, among others, Correct Choice of Words which he co-authored with the late SC Justice Isagani A. Cruz, and the Labor and Social Legislation, and the Labor Standards and Welfare Legislation, both of which he co-authored with Perfecto V. Fernandez. ###