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NOEL G. TIJAMJustice NOEL G. TIJAM was born on January 5, 1949 in San Miguel, Manila. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from San Beda College in 1967, with a degree in Bachelor of Arts, Major in Philosophy and Political Science. At the young age of 20, while earning his Bachelor of Laws degree on full scholarship, he was already a lecturer at the Philippine School of Business Administration. In 1971, he graduated Cum Laude and Class Salutatorian from the San Beda College of Law. He passed the Bar Examinations of 1971 at age 22.

He was Legal Consultant at the Philippine Senate representing senator Victor Ziga in the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee, the Senate Economic Affairs Committee, the Senate Committee on National Defense and Security, the Senate Ways and Means Committee, and the Senate Committee on Ethics and Privileges. He was Assistant Vice President and Deputy Corporate Secretary of the GSIS, and became Legal Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the Manila Hotel Corporation and the Westin Philippine Plaza, and Board Director of Comsavings Bank.

In 1994, he was appointed Presiding Judge of the RTC of Quezon City, Branch 221. He served as President of the Quezon City RTC Judges Association. He was finalist in the most outstanding Regional Trial Court Judges Award in 1999 given by the Foundation for Judicial Excellence. He was a recipient of the Most Outstanding JAYCEE Award from the Philippine Jaycees, and the 1997 Junior Chamber International Senatorship Award.

In 2003 he was promoted to the Court of Appeals, where he is presently a senior member of the Eleventh Division.

He represented the Court of Appeals at the World Jurist Conference on economic development, alternative dispute resolution and democracy-building, in Kiev, Ukraine, in September 2004.

He is a professorial lecturer at the Phillippine Judicial Academy, Supreme Court, assigned to the Remedial Law Department. He lectures on the subjects of Pre-trial and Trial Skills, Legal Ethics, Oral Advocacy, Legal Writing and Remedial Law, in seminars organized by the Philippine Judicial Academy, and the U.P. Law Center, the Integrated Bar of the Philippines and several law firms, under the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Program.

Married to Ma. Cynthia Cornejo Tijam, he has three children and four grandchildren.

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