Presidential appointments for Cebu in 1955
CEBUPEDIA - Clarence Paul Oaminal (The Freeman) - February 21, 2020 - 12:00am

President Ramon Magsaysay made the following appointments for Cebu:

Rosalio D. Macrohon as Provincial Treasurer of Cebu, May 13, 1955.

Alejandro Mendoza as Justice of the Peace of Mandaue, Cebu, March 11, 1955 (admitted to the Bar on March 28, 1949).

Gavino Melgar as Justice of the Peace of Alcantara, Cebu, September 26 (of Dumanjug, Cebu and admitted to the Bar on June 1, 1950)

Pedro Clavano as acting mayor of Cebu City, November 16.

Cipriano Villordon as Third Assistant Fiscal of Cebu City (he became a lawyer on June 10, 1938), June 14.

Rafael Ybañez as Third Assistant Fiscal of Cebu City, July 6, 1955.

What is a Justice of the Peace?

REPUBLIC ACT No. 296

June 17, 1948

THE JUDICIARY ACT OF 1948

Section 68. Appointment and distribution of justices of the peace. - There shall be one justice of the peace and one auxiliary justice of the peace in each municipality and municipal district, and if the public interest shall so require, in any minor political division or unorganized territory in the Philippines, and such Judges of Municipal Courts in each chartered city as their respective charters provide

REPUBLIC ACT No. 3828

AN ACT TO AMEND CERTAIN SECTIONS OF REPUBLIC ACT NUMBERED TWO HUNDRED NINETY-SIX, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS "THE JUDICIARY ACT OF 1948," AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

Section 1. Paragraph (c), Section forty-four of Republic Act Numbered Two hundred ninety-six, as amended, is hereby further amended to read as follows:

"(c) In all cases in which the demand, exclusive of interest, or value of the property in controversy, amounts to more than ten thousand pesos;"

Section 2. Section seventy-one of the same Act, as amended, is further amended to read as follows:

"Sec. 71. Qualifications for the Office of Justice of the Peace. No person shall be eligible for appointment as justice of the peace or auxiliary justice of the peace unless he is (1) at least twenty-five years of age; (2) a citizen of the Philippines; (3) of good moral character and has not been convicted of any felony; (4) has been admitted by the Supreme Court to the practice of law; and (5) has practiced law in the Philippines for a period of not less than five years or has held during a like period, within the Philippines, an office requiring admission to the practice of law in the Philippines as an indispensable requisite."

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