Farewell to a Legal Luminary, Champion of Human Rights and Civil Liberties: Retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Abraham F. Sarmiento
MANILA, Philippines - Retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Abraham F. Sarmiento was born in Sta. Cruz, Ilocos Sur, on October 8, 1921. He was five days away from celebrating his 89th Birth Anniversary when he died on October 3, 2010, from multiple organ failure in Prague, Czech Republic. He was 88.At the time of his demise, he was the President of the Association of Retired Justices of the Supreme Court of the Philippines and Regent of the University of the Philippines (UP).Justice Sarmiento completed his primary and secondary education with honors in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, graduating at the top of his high school class. He finished Bachelor of Laws at UP in 1949 while working as a law clerk at Paredes and Poblador Law Offices. He was admitted to the Philippine Bar on May 16, 1950, and began his private law practice in the same law office, in the start of an illustrious legal career.He was managing partner of former Senators Gerardo M. Roxas and Justiniano S. Montano from 1951 to 1972, after which he set up his law firm.Before becoming a lawyer, he had joined the United States Army Forces in the Far East (USAFFE) during the …
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Publication information: Article title: Farewell to a Legal Luminary, Champion of Human Rights and Civil Liberties: Retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Abraham F. Sarmiento. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Manila Bulletin. Publication date: October 11, 2010. Page number: Not available. © 2009 Manila Bulletin Publishing Corp. COPYRIGHT 2010 Gale Group.
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