MORALESHON. CONCHITA CARPIO-MORALES

Ombudsman, Republic of the Philippines

After graduating from the University of the Philippines (UP) School of Law n 1968, Conchita Carpio-Morales worked at the Atienza Tabora and Del Rosario Law Offices. In 1971, she joined the Department of Justice as special assistant to then justice secretary Vicente Abad Santos.
After almost 12 years at the Department of Justice, she joined the Judiciary in 1983 when President Ferdinand Marcos appointed her as regional trial court judge in Pili, Camarines Sur. In 1986, President Corazon Aquino appointed her as RTC judge in Pasay City. In 1994, President Fidel V. Ramos appointed her to the Court of Appeals where she eventually headed its 7th Division. And in 2002, Conchita was elevated to the Supreme Court by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
A reform-oriented member of the Judiciary, she acted as the chairperson of the Supreme Court’s committee on gender responsiveness. She is also a member of the committee on knowledge sharing and exchange and a chairperson of the 2010 Bar Examinations Committee.
In 2011, she was adjudged as one of the Ten Outstanding Manilans and on October 12, 2013, the Quezon City government adjudged her as one of the City’s Ten Most Outstanding Citizens for 2013.