ADB Law and Policy Reform Program
Asian Development Bank

Maria Filomena Singh

Associate Justice, Supreme Court of Philippines


Hon. Justice Maria Filomena D. Singh earned her Juris Doctor degreefrom the Ateneo de Manila University School of Law with Second Honors distinction. She practiced law for 10 years before joining the Judiciary in October 2002 as the Presiding Judge of Branch 31 of the Metropolitan Trial Court of Quezon City. In 2021, Justice Singh was appointed as the Expert Resource Person of the Legal Education Board Curriculum Revision Committee, in the crafting of the Revised Model Curriculum for legal education. On 18 May 2022, Justice Singh took her oath before Chief Justice Alexander G. Gesmundo as the 194th Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, replacing Senior Associate Justice Estela M. Perlas-Bernabe. Currently, Justice Singh is the Chairperson of the Technical Working Group on the Compilation of the Rules of Pleading, Practice and Procedure; the Co-Chairperson of the Committee of Gendern Responsiveness in the Judiciary; and the Vice Chairperson of the Sub-Committee for the Revision of the Code of Professional Responsibility. Justice Singh is also the Working Vice Chairperson of the Sub-Committee for the Revision of the Rules of Civil Procedure, and a member of the Technical Working Group on Electronic Notarization.

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