Diosdado Peralta Biography

Diosdado Peralta is a Filipino lawyer and retired government official. On October 23, 2019, he was appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte as the 26th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court succeeding Lucas Bersamin who retired on October 18, 2019.

Diosdado Peralta
Diosdado Peralta (Credit: Supreme Court)

Personal Information
Complete Name –> Diosdado Madarang Peralta
Nickname –> Dado
Birth Date –> March 27, 1952 (age 69)
Birth Place –> Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines
Fraternity –> Gamma Delta Epsilon

Note: The Marcos family which includes current Senator Imee Marcos and his brother former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. comes from the same province of Ilocos Norte. Bongbong has a pending electoral protest against Vice President Leni Robredo.

Father –> Elviro Lazo Peralta, a Manila judge from Digos City, Davao Del Sur
Mother –> Catalina Madarang, a public school teacher
Spouse –> Fernanda Lampas-Peralta ( an Associate Justice of the Philippine Court of Appeals)
Children –> 3

College – Colegio de San Juan de Letran (1974)
Course – Economics
Law School – University of Santo Tomas (1979)

Work Experiences
2019-2021 – Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte)
2009-2019 – Associate Justice of the Supreme Court (appointed by then President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo)
2008-2009 – Sandiganbayan Presiding Justice
2002-2008 – Sandiganbayan Justice
1994 – Judge of the Regional Trial Court, Branch 95, Quezon City (Designated as Special Criminal Court on Heinous Crimes and, later, Drugs Cases)
1994 – Assistant Chief of the Investigation Division, Prosecutor’s Office, Manila
1988 – Prosecutor in the City of Manila
1987 – Assistant city prosecutor in Laoag City
* Private lawyer
* Vice president of Cypress Agricultural Development Corporation
* General manager for Ace Agro Development Corporation
1975 – Supervisor at Widsom Management Inc
1974 – Production analyst at Cosmos Bottling Corporation (CBC)

Achievements and Awards
2008 – Outstanding Thomasian Alumni Awards for Law (TOTAL Awardee in Law/Justice) by the University of Santo Tomas
2002 – Judicial Excellence Award by Chief Justice Ramon AvanceƱa Award for Outstanding Regional Trial Court Judge
2001 – Special Centennial Awards in the Field of Criminal Law by the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP)
1994 – Most Outstanding Public Prosecutor of the City of Manila by the Department of Justice
1991 – Most Outstanding Public Prosecutor of Manila by the city government

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