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Antonio Eduardo Nachura
Antonio Eduardo B. Nachura
|158th Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines|
February 7, 2007 – June 13, 2011
|Appointed by||Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo|
|Preceded by||Reynato Puno|
|Succeeded by||Bienvenido L. Reyes|
|Solicitor General of the Philippines|
April 3, 2006 – February 7, 2007
|Preceded by||Alfredo Benipayo|
|Succeeded by||Agnes Devanadera|
|Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Samar's 2nd District|
June 30, 1998 – June 30, 2004
|Preceded by||Catalino V. Figueroa|
|Succeeded by||Catalino V. Figueroa|
|Born|| (1941-06-13) June 13, 1941
Catbalogan, Commonwealth of the Philippines
Antonio Eduardo Bermejo Nachura (born June 13, 1941) is a former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. He took his oath of office as Associate Justice on February 7, 2007, and occupied the position until his mandatory retirement on June 13, 2011. Previously, Nachura had been Solicitor-General of the Philippines at the time his appointment to the Court was announced on January 31, 2007 by then-Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
Born in Catbalogan City, Nachura is a graduate of the San Beda College of Law. He placed 7th in the 1967 bar examinations. In addition, he holds a Doctor of Public Management from the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila.
From his years as a professor of law and a bar reviewer, Nachura has earned wide respect as an expert in political law. He was the Dean of the Arellano Law School from 1992 to 1994. He resigned as Dean in 1994 to accept an appointment as Undersecretary of the Department of Education, Culture and Sports.
In 1998, Nachura was elected congressman in the House of Representatives, representing the 2nd District of Samar. He served in the 11th Congress and the 12th Congress. He was an unsuccessful candidate for re-election to the 13th Congress.
In February 2006, Nachura was named Chief Presidential Legal Counsel by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. The following month, Nachura was appointed Solicitor-General by on March 17, 2006, replacing Alfredo Benipayo. In his capacity as Solicitor-General, Nachura has represented the Republic of the Philippines in various cases pending before the courts, including such high-profile cases before the Supreme Court as the People's Initiative cases decided in October, 2006.
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