RETIRED Supreme Court Associate Justice Florenz D. Regalado has passed away, the SC Public Information Office announced on Twitter on Friday.
Regalado was 87 years old. He served the high court for 10 years from 1988 to 1998 as the 123rd justice. Regalado, who was dean of San Beda College of Law before his appointment, holds the record for the highest-ever Bar exam average. He topped the Bar examinations in 1954 with a mark of 96.7 percent.
Regalado was a member of the 1986 Constitutional Commission, which drafted the 1987 Philippine Constitution.