Retired SC Associate Justice Flerida Ruth Romero dies at 88
Retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Flerida Ruth P. Romero died on Friday, Dec. 8, at the age of 88, according to SC Public Information Office.
The SC PIO has yet to provide details on Romero’s wake following its announcement of the retired justice’s death on Twitter.
The SC mourns the passing of its 125th AJ, Hon. Flerida Ruth P. Romero (appointed Oct. 21, 1991; retired August 1, 1999). She served as Secretary General of the 1986 Constitutional Commission, taught at the UP, and was Director of the UP Law Center. Wake details to follow.
— Supreme Court PIO (@SCPh_PIO) December 8, 2017
Romero was born in Tondo, Manila on Aug. 1, 1929.
She received her law degree from the University of the Philippines College of Law in 1952, and her Master of Laws from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law in 1955.
Prior to her appointment to the SC, Romero served as director and dean of the UP School of Labor and Industrial Relations from 1962 to 1963.
Romero became a special assistant of former President Corazon Aquino following the 1986 EDSA Revolution.
She served as secretary general of the 1986 Constitutional Commission.
Aquino then appointed Romero to the high court as a replacement of Associate Justice Abraham Sarmiento in 1991.
Romero retired on Aug. 1, 1999 after reaching the compulsory retirement age of 70. /atm