Chief Justice Diosdado M. Peralta (ret.)

Independent Director

Chief Justice Peralta was elected as ICTSI’s Independent Director on August 6, 2021 and likewise appointed Chairman of the Environmental, Social and Governance Sub-Committee. He was also appointed as Member of Corporate Governance Committee, Board Risk Oversight Committee and Related Party Transactions Committee.

Chief Justice Peralta was appointed by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court from October 23, 2019 until his retirement on March 27, 2021. He served as Associate Justice of the Philippines from 2009 to 2019; Presiding Judge of the Sandiganbayan from 2008 to 2009; Associate Justice of the Sandiganbayan on from 2002 to 2008; and Judge in the Regional Trial Court – Branch 95 Quezon City from 1994 to 2000.

Before serving in the Judiciary, Chief Justice Peralta was an active member of the academe. He was a guest Lecturer in Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila Graduate School of Law and in San Beda College Graduate School of Law; a member of the Corp of Professor – Department of Criminal Law and Lecturer at Philippine Judicial Academy; and a Professor and Reviewer in Criminal Law/Criminal Procedure at University of Santo Tomas, Ateneo De Manila, San Beda College, University of the East, Philippine Christian University, San Sebastian College, and other review centers. He also served as a City Fiscal in Manila and in Laoag; a Barangay Councilman in Barangay Fairview; and a Legal Consultant for Metro Manila Commission. Chief Justice Peralta also provided work in the private sector as a General Manager for Ace Agro Development Corp.; a Senior Assistant Personnel Manager and Assistant Personnel Manager for Cosmos Bottling Corp.; and an Operations Supervisor for Wisdom Management, Inc.

Chief Justice Peralta finished his Bachelor of Science degree in San Juan de Letran in 1974 and his Bachelor of Laws degree in University of Santo Tomas in 1979. He passed the Bar Examination in 1980. On April 9, 2010, he received his Doctor of Laws degree, honorus causa, from Northwestern University, Laoag City, Ilocos Norte.

Moreover, Chief Justice Peralta is the recipient of several commendations. He received the Special Centennial Award in the Field of Criminal Law given by the Integrated Bar of the Philippines and the Supreme Court during the latter’s Centennial Celebration on June 6, 2001, as well as the Judicial Excellence Awards 2002 (Chief Justice Ramon Avanceña Award for Outstanding Regional Trial Court Judge). In recognition of his vast contribution in the field of law, he was also the recipient of the Outstanding Thomasian Alumni Awards for Law (TOTAL Awardee in Law/Justice) on August 2, 2008, which was the highest award bestowed by the University of Santo Tomas to an alumnus.

In addition, Chief Justice Peralta received the following accolades:

  • Ulirang Ama Award on Law and Judiciary, Ulirang Ama Foundation, Inc. (Jun. 18, 2006)
  • Nominee for the Filipino of the Year 2007, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  • Knight of Letran for Outstanding Professional Awardee in Jurisprudence, Colegio de San Juan de Letran (Mar. 9, 2005)
  • Hall of Fame Awardee in Government and Law, City of Laoag (Feb. 7, 2004)
  • Award of Distinction, University of Santo Tomas Law Alumni Foundation (Nov. 23, 2002)
  • Presidential Service Citation, President of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (Dec. 7, 2000)
  • Annual Pillars of the Criminal Justice System Awardee (Aug. 28, 1999)
  • Plaque of Commendation, Integrated Bar of the Philippines- Quezon City Chapter (Feb. 11, 1999)
  • Outstanding Citizen of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte (Feb. 5, 1998)
  • Most Outstanding Prosecutor Public Award, City of Manila (Jun. 9, 1994)
  • Finalist for Outstanding Prosecutor Public Award, Awards for Judicial Excellence (1993)
  • Outstanding Prosecutor Public Award of Manila 1990-1991 (Jun. 21, 1991)