Davao-native Antonio may be next SC CJ

INQUIRER: Senior Associate Justice Antonio T. Carpio. Born: Oct. 26,1949. Date of Appointment: Oct. 26, 2001. Retirement: Oct. 26, 2019

Carpio is a native of Davao City. He graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Law and ranked sixth in the 1975 Bar Examination. He founded the influential Carpio, Villaraza and Cruz Law Firm.

He was a former professor of law teaching Tax and Corporate Law as well as Negotiable Instruments at UP Law until he was appointed Presidential Legal Counsel in 1992 by then President Fidel Ramos.

When President Joseph Estrada assumed office, he returned to private practice working in several industries–telecommunications, insurance, civil aviation and wrote a regular column at the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

He was the first appointee of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

Carpio was part of the team that argued before the Permanent Court of Arbitration that won in the territorial dispute with China.

To date, Carpio has been going around the country giving lectures on the country’s territorial dispute with China. He does not mince words when it comes to expressing his opinions on how the President is handling the issue with China.

Carpio earlier said that the country’s fight for its territory is more important than any position.

SOURCE: Torres (2018. Know your next Chief Justice. Tetch Torres - Reporter. @T2TupasINQ. INQUIRER.net. 01:21 PM November 24, 2018. https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1056735/know-your-next-chief-justice. Follow us: @inquirerdotnet on Twitter | inquirerdotnet on Facebook.

Antonio Tirol Carpio is an incumbent Senior Associate Justice and acting Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines, following Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's ouster by quo warranto that voided her appointment as illegal and declared her term of office as de facto tenure.

SOURCE: Antonio Carpio. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Carpio

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