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ASSOCIATE JUSTICE RAMON PAUL L. HERNANDO
RAMON PAUL L. HERNANDO

Justice Ramon Paul Hernando y Layugan is a native of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan. He finished primary schooling at the Tuguegarao East Central School in 1978 and earned his diploma in high school from St. Louis College of Tuguegarao City in 1982. He then enrolled for college at the University of Sto. Tomas and completed the degree of Bachelor of Arts in English in 1986. In 1990, he gained his Bachelor of Laws degree from San Beda College of Law.

Prior to his elevation to the Court of Appeals as an Associate Justice on February 16, 2010 at the age of 43, Justice Hernando was a trial court judge for close to seven years. He was Executive Judge of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) of San Pablo City, Laguna from 2003 to 2006 and Presiding Judge of the RTC, Branch 93 (Special Commercial Court) of Quezon City from 2006 until his appointment to the appellate court. He began service in the government in 1991 when he was taken in by Justice Edgardo L. Paras of the Supreme Court as a Confidential Assistant. Upon the retirement of Justice Paras in 1992, Justice Hernando transferred to the office of Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Florenz D. Regalado, where he served in various capacities, from Executive Assistant, Chief Legislative Staff Officer (when Justice Regalado was a member of the House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal and Senate Electoral Tribunal) and Court Attorney VI. In 1998, he became a State Prosecutor in the Department of Justice, his immediate position before joining the Bench in 2003.

Apart from government service, Justice Hernando is a respected member of the Academe. Since 1993, he has taught various subjects ranging from Commercial Law, Civil Law and Remedial Law in several law schools including the Angeles University Foundation School of Law, FEU Institute of Law, UST Faculty of Civil Law, San Beda College of Law, San Sebastian College of Law and Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan School of Law. He was Examiner in Commercial Law in 2009 Bar Examinations and is co-author of the book "Notes and Cases on the Law on Transportation and Public Utilities."

He has also been the recipient of a number of short study grants and training courses from the University of Strasbourg in France, National University of Singapore, World Intellectual Property Academy in Geneva, Switzerland and Global Intellectual Property Academy in Washington, DC, USA. In 2006, he was part of a delegation of Executive Judges from the Philippines that was sent by the Supreme Court to Sydney, Australia upon the invitation of the Australian Government to study management for court administrators. He is currently a member of the Supreme Court Sub-Committee on the Revision of the Rules on Civil Procedure.

Born on August 27, 1966, Justice Hernando is fifth of six children of the late Judge Teodoro Lasam Hernando, Sr. of Solana, Cagayan and Priscilla Balisi Layugan of Ilagan, Isabela. He is happily married to Atty. Cherry Chiara L. Hernando, a fellow Bedan graduate and presently a Graft Investigation and Prosecution Officer in the Office of the Ombudsman.






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