Justice Jose Midas P. Marquez Takes Oath as 192nd SC Associate Justice

November 16, 2021

Justice Jose Midas P. Marquez takes his oath as the 192nd Associate Justice of the Supreme Court before Chief Justice Alexander G. Gesmundo at the En Banc Session Hall this afternoon. Looking on are (from left) his brother-in-law Ed Lingao; his sister Esther Lingao; his son Augusto Luis; and his daughter Marinela Andrea. Justice Marquez’s appointment completes the 15- member roster of the SC. (Masks removed for photo purposes.)

Prior to his appointment as Associate Justice of the SC, Justice Marquez served as Court Administrator for more than a decade, having held the position since January 2010.

A homegrown SC Justice, Justice Marquez began his career in the SC in February 1991 as an apprentice in the Office of Associate Justice Abraham F. Sarmiento. He then rose from the ranks, serving as Executive Assistant IV in the Office of Senior Associate Justice Ameurfina A. Melencio-Herrera in November 1991; and in the Office of Senior Associate Justice Josue N. Bellosillo in June 1992 and until he became Court Attorney VI in March 1995.

In September 1999, Justice Marquez was promoted and detailed as the Deputy Secretary at the Office of the Chair of the Senate Electoral Tribunal, a position he held until December 2006. He then served as Chief Justice Reynato S. Puno’s Chief of Staff from December 2006 to May 2010. He was once concurrently the Court Administrator, Spokesperson of the Supreme Court and Chief of its Public Information Office (PIO), and Chief of Staff of the Office of Chief Justice Reynato S. Puno.

After serving as Assistant Court Administrator and Chief of the PIO from March 2007, Justice Marquez was appointed Deputy Court Administrator in August 2009, then as the 14th Court Administrator in January 2010, a position he served until his appointment as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court on November 16, 2021. Born on February 16, 1966, Justice Marquez was admitted as a member of the Philippine Bar in March 1994. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics in 1987 and Juris Doctor degree in 1993, both from the Ateneo de Manila University.