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Renato Corona
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23rd Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines
In office
May 17, 2010 – May 29, 2012
Appointed by Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Preceded by Reynato Puno
Succeeded by Maria Lourdes Sereno
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
In office
April 9, 2002 – May 17, 2010
Appointed by Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Preceded by Arturo Buena
Succeeded by Maria Lourdes Sereno
Presidential Chief of Staff
In office
January 20, 2001 – April 9, 2002
President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Preceded by Aprodicio Laquian
Succeeded by Rigoberto Tiglao
Personal details
Born
Renato Tirso Antonio Coronado Corona

(1948-10-15)October 15, 1948
Santa Ana, Manila, Philippines
Died April 29, 2016(2016-04-29) (aged 67)
Pasig, Philippines
Spouse(s) Cristina Roco
Alma mater Ateneo de Manila University
Harvard University
University of Santo Tomas

Renato Tirso Antonio Coronado Corona (October 15, 1948 – April 29, 2016) was a Filipino jurist. He was the 23rd Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. He served as chief from 2010 until his resignation in 2012.

Early life

Corona was born on October 15, 1948 in the Santa Ana area of Manila. He studied at Ateneo de Manila University, at Harvard University and at the University of Santo Tomas.

Career

He served as an Associate Justice after being appointed by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on April 9, 2002. He was appointed as Chief Justice on May 12, 2010 after the retirement of Chief Justice Reynato Puno.

Corona was a law professor and member of the Cabinet under two Presidents, Fidel V. Ramos and Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, before being appointed to the court.

Impeachment

On December 12, 2011, he was impeached by the House of Representatives. On May 29, 2012, he was found guilty by the Senate of violating some laws of the Constitution of the Philippines. He resigned as a result.

Death

Corona died on April 29, 2016 at The Medical City in Pasig due to complications of a heart attack, aged 67. He suffered from kidney disease.



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