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An Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines is one of 15 members of the Philippine Supreme Court, the highest court in the Philippines.

The Chief Justice is in charge over the High Court, but carries only one of the 15 votes in the court.

Until 1973, only men were appointed as Associate Justices to the Court. Cecilia Muñoz-Palma, an appointee of President Ferdinand Marcos, was the first woman to sit on the Court.

Since then, 15 other women have been appointed as Associate Justices of the Supreme Court.

Cecilia Muñoz-Palma 2009 stamp of the Philippines
2009 Commemorative stamp honoring Cecilia Munoz-Palma


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