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by wkipilipinas
on 1/3/17
#WikiPinoy of the Day: Cayetano Arellano (b. March 2, 1847– d. December 23, 1920) was the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines under the American Civil Government. He was Chief Justice from 1901 until his retirement on April 12, 1920, making him the longest serving Chief Justice.

Born in Orion, Bataan, he obtained a degree in philosophy from the University of Santo Tomas in 1862. During the Spanish regime, he was appointed Magistrado Suplente of the Audiencia Tribunal de Manila. He later become the Chief Justice of the Provisional Supreme Court created by the military government in 1899.