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Assistant Solicitor General
Direct Line: 893-1679
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SADAS V Dixie A. Caidic

Direct Line: 893-4685
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About ASG Madamba:

Assistant Solicitor General John Emmanuel F. Madamba
received his degree of Bachelor of Laws from the University of
Santo Tomas in 1990 and was admitted to the Bar in 1991.
Immediately, he joined the OSG as an Associate Solicitor II
and steadily rose from the ranks until his appointment to the
coveted position of Assistant Solicitor General in 2005. ASG
Madamba ably handled significant and sensitive cases affecting
public interest. Among the significant cases where he took active
part were the ill-gotten wealth recovery cases instituted by the
Presidential Commission on Good Governance (PCGG), including
cases litigated abroad, such as Republic vs. Mariano Pimentel,
where the Federal Supreme Court of the United States Of America
upheld the sovereign interest of the Republic over the valuable
Arelma assets subject of the interpleader suit. He also took active
part in the recovery of billions worth of shares in a leading
telecommunications company (PTIC).
Moreover, he also championed the Martial Law declaration in
Mindanao and Martial Law extension in Mindanao. He was also part
of the team who was able to recover the Marcos’ paintings under
Civil Case No. 141. And, he took active part in prosecuting the case
of De Lima.
Even with this wealth of knowledge and experience gained as
government counsel, ASG Madamba constantly endeavors to fulfill
the institutions quest to achieve its mission of integrity in advocacy
and social justice through advocacy.
Solicitor General (1906-1908)
Attorney General (1908-1914)

Ignacio B. Villamor was born in Bangued, Abra on February 2,

1860. He started schooling in his hometown’s public school and
completed his secondary education in the Seminary of Vigan, Ilocos
Sur. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1885 at San Juan de
Letran. In 1887, he obtained his Master of Arts degree at University
of Santo Tomas. He earned his Licentiate in Laws in 1893 and his
Master of Laws in 1894.
As a member of the Malolos Congress, he took active part in
the framing of the Philippines’ educational policies. He was
appointed Provincial Fiscal of Pangasinan on February 16, 1901 and
Judge of the Sixth District on June 30, 1901. He was Solicitor
General from 1906 to 1908 and Attorney General from July 1908
until 1913. He was appointed Chief of Executive Bureau on
December 16, 1913 – the first Filipino to serve in this position
under the Americans. He was appointed President of the University
of the Philippines on June 7, 1915 and was also the first Filipino to
serve in that capacity. In 1918, he was appointed Director of the
Bureau of Census and in 1920, he was appointed an Associate
Justice of the Supreme Court.
As a jurist, he received national and international fame. The
Spanish Royal Academy made him an honorary member, the first
Filipino thus recognized. He wrote Criminality in the Philippine
Islands, Commentaries on the Election Law, Election Frauds and
their Remedies, Japan’s Educational Development, Slavery in the
Philippines’ Industrious Men, Ancient Filipino Writing and The
University of Santo Tomas in her Third Century.