Maria Lourdes Aranal Sereno” is a Filipino lawyer. She is the 24th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines.

Career Highlights

  • March 2018: She is on indefinite leave after Supreme Court en banc arrived at a consensus that the Chief Justice should take an indefinite leave. While awaiting impeachment proceedings.

Quick Facts

  • Complete Name: Maria Lourdes Punzalan Aranal
  • Nicknames:
  • Birthday: July 2, 1960, Manila, Philippines
  • Occupation:
    • Chief Justice, Supreme Court of the Philippine (2012 – present)
    • Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the Philippines (August 13, 2010- 2012)
    • Executive Director, AIM (2009)
    • Professor, University of the Philippines College of Law (1986 to 2002)
    • President, ACCESSLAW, Inc. (2000 – present)
    • Director, UP Institute of Legal Studies (1996 – 1999)
    • legal Counsel, various Government Offices(1994 – 2008)
    • Junior associate, Sycip Salazar Feliciano and Hernandez law firm (1986)
  • Profession:
    • Lawyer
    • Educator
  • Political party:
  • Relationships:
    • Father: Margarito Aranal, Siasi, Sulu
    • Mother: Soledad Punzalan
    • Spouse: Mario Jose E. Sereno, Davao City
    • Children:
      • Maria Sophia
      • Jose Lorenzo
  • Parents:
  • Education:
    • Post Graduate:
      • Master of Laws, University of Michigan Law School (1993)
    • College:
      • A.B. Economics, Ateneo de Manila University (1980)
      • Class Valedictorian and cum laude, University of the Philippines College of Law (1984)
    • High School: with Honors, Quezon City High (1976)
    • Elementary:  Salutatorian, Kamuning Elementary School (1972)

Awards

  • 1998 Outstanding Women in the Nation’s Service
  • 2000 Most Outstanding Alumna Award, Quezon City High School
  • 2003 Most Oustanding Alumna Award, Kamuning Elementary School
  • 1991 Provincial Citation, Camarines Sur

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