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Consuelo Ynares-Santiago

Consuelo Ynares-Santiago 02Consuelo Ynares-Santiago (born October 5, 1939) is an incumbent Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. She was appointed to the Court by President Joseph Estrada.

Appointed on April 6, 1999, Justice Ynares-Santiago is the first female member of the Supreme Court who rose from the ranks, having begun her career as a Municipal Judge.

A product of the UP College of Law where she graduated in 1962, Justice Santiago started her career in the judiciary in 1973 when she was appointed Municipal Judge of Cainta, Rizal, a position she held for thirteen years. In November 1986, she was appointed Regional Trial Court Judge of Makati where she remained until her appointment to the Court of Appeals in 1990.

A native of Binangonan, Rizal, where she was born on October 5, 1939, Justice Santiago received from that city in 1994 the Pambayang Gawad Palosebo, the highest municipal award given to outstanding citizens of Binangonan who have excelled in their professions and are role models for the youth.

Other Information

  • Name : Consuelo Ynares-Santiago
  • Birthday :  October 5, 1939
  • Birthplace : Binangonan, Rizal
  • Schools Attended :
    • UP College of Law (1962)
  • Father : Casimiro Ynares, Sr
  • Mother : Consolacion Y. Martin
  • Spouse : Atty. Francisco B. Santiago
  • Children :
    • Atty. Pura Angelica Y. Santiago
    • Dr. Jonas Francisco
    • Regina Carmela
    • Jennylind Allison

Career Highlights

  • Associate Justice of the Philippine Supreme Court, Incumbent (April 6, 1999)
  • Municipal Judge of Cainta, Rizal (1973)

Notable Events

  • Bribery allegations (2007)

Awards and Recognitions

  • Pambayang Gawad Palosebo, Binangonan, Rizal (1994)


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