Image via WikipediaVillarama is new Supreme Court justice
By Atty. Rey Cartojano
Nominated nine times by the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) as Justice of the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals Justice Martin Villarama finally made it and took his oath as the 166th justice of the Supreme Court before Chief Justice Reynato Puno last 07 November 2009, replacing Justice Consuelo Ynares-Santiago who retired last month.
The 63-year-old Villarama is the husband of SC En Banc Clerk of Court Ma. Luisa Dizon-Villarama.
Villarama obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree from Manuel L. Quezon University (MLQU) after graduating from De la Salle University with a degree on business administration.
Born on April 14, 1946, Villarama and Ma. Luisa Dizon have two children - Dr. Clarissa D. Villarama-Cellona, a dermatologist, and Carlo Villarama, who recently took the Bar exams.