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REMEDIOS SALAZAR FERNANDOJustice REMEDIOS SALAZAR-FERNANDO hails from Guagua, Pampanga. She was born on September 2, 1953. She is the youngest of five daughters of Mariano Salazar and Pelagia Austria. She is married to Judge Jose Ener S. Fernando and blessed with two children.

After graduating from high school at the Guagua National College (GNC), she took up Bachelor of Arts at the College of the Holy Spirit. She obtained her Bachelor of Laws degree at the Ateneo de Manila University and passed the bar examinations in the same year.

She started as law clerk in the Supreme Court in 1977 and joined the Presidential Management Staff (PMS) in 1978. In 1983, she was appointed Judge of MTC Sta. Rita, Pampanga with additional designations in a concurrent capacity, in the Municipal Trial Courts of Lubao, Sasmoan, Floridablanca and Guagua from 1983 to 1987.

She was named Chairman of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board in July 1987 where she concurrently held directorship posts at the Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) and the Office of Transport Cooperatives. In the latter part of 1991, she held the position of Officer-in-Charge/Assistant Secretary of the Land Transportation Office in a concurrent capacity.

In 1992, she was appointed Commissioner of the COMELEC. On May 21, 1999, she was appointed Associate Justice of the Court of Appeals, being one of the youngest to have been appointed to the position. She received several awards from both private and public sectors, such as Ten Outstanding Young Men given by the Jerry Roxas Foundation, Most Outstanding Capampangan, Woman of Distinction Award by the Soroptimist International, etc. When she retired from the COMELEC, she received an Award for Outstanding Service from the Senate of the Philippines.

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