Ex-CJ Andres Narvasa dies
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Former Chief Justice Andres Narvasa has died, the Supreme Court announced Thursday, October 31. He was 84.
"With deep regret, the [Supreme Court] announces the passing of the Hon. Andres R. Narvasa, the 19th Chief Justice, at 6:05 this morning," the SC Public Information Office (PIO) announced via its official Twitter account.
No official cause of death has been announced yet.
Narvasa was cremated Thursday afternoon. His remains were brought to the Mt Carmel Church, New Manila, Quezon City, where masses will be held every day at 6 pm until Sunday, November 3. His ashes will be brought to the Supreme Court on Monday, Novermber 4.
Narvasa was appointed Associate Justice on April 10, 1986, and was appointed Chief Justice by President Corazon Aquino on Dec 8, 1991. He served as Chief Justice until his retirement on Nov 30, 1998.
He was also the general counsel of the Agrava Fact-finding Commission, which investigated the assassination of Sen Benigno Aquino Jr.
After his retirement, President Joseph Estrada tapped him to head the Preparatory Commission for Constitutional Reform. In Nov 2000, Narvasa served as a counsel for Estrada during the former president's impeachment trial.
Narvasa was also a law professor who taught at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Civil Law. He also served as its Dean.
The PIO said details of Narvasa's wake will be made public as soon as it is available. – Rappler.com