Justice Bienvenido L. Reyes was born on July 6, 1947 in Obando, Bulacan to spouses Fidel Reyes and Timotea Lorenzo Reyes. He is married to Teresita Jacinta Reyes with whom he has two sons.

He obtained his Ll.B Degree from San Beda College in 1971 and passed the Bar examinations in the same year with a rating of 81.6%.

He worked as Vice-President for legal and Corporate Affairs of R.C. Silverio Group of Companies from 1975 to 1981. In 1982, he founded a Makati based law firm, Reyes Daway Lim Bernardo Lindo and Rosales. He acted as Chairman, Director, President and/or Corporate Secretary of various private corporations; the Board Secretary of National Home Mortgage Finance Corporation and Chairman of the Board of Celebrity Sports Plaza.

He joined the judiciary sometime in July 1990 as Presiding Judge, RTC of Malabon. He was appointed Associate Justice to the Court of Appeals on August 8, 2000.

Justice Reyes was a recipient of the most outstanding alumnus award in 1998 from his high school Alma Mater, Colegio de San Pascual Baylon; and most outstanding Obandeño in the field of Law in 2003. He was also a finalist in the 1997 Awards for Judicial Excellence.



REYES, Bienvenido L.


Date of Birth: July 6, 1947

Place of Birth: Obando, Bulacan


Provincial: no data

Metro Manila: #16 South Lawin Ave., Philam Homes, Quezon City


Civil Status: married

Spouse: Teresita Jacinta B. Reyes

Position: Staff assistant

Office: Asian Development Bank



Educational Attainment


Level School Year Graduated
Elementary education no data no data



Level School Year Graduated
Secondary education no data no data



Degree School Year Graduated
Bachelor of Laws San Beda College 1971

Career History

Position Office Years
Associate justice Court of Appeals up to present
Presiding judge Regional Trial Court, National Capital Judicial Region July 1990-?
Chairman of the board Celebrity Sports Plaza Inc. 1990-1996
Board secretary and vice president National Home Mortgage Finance Corp. 1988-1990
Managing partner Reyes Daway Lim Bernardo Lindo and Rosales Law Offices 1981-1990
Various positions in different corporations Core Finance and Leasing Corp.; Triple One Management and Development Corp.; Intra-Strata Assurance Corp.; Best Security Agency, Inc; Sterling Properties, Inc.; Intent Pacific Management Corp.; Dupels Inc.; Autorama, Inc.; Railwayana, Inc.: 1977-1990
Vice president for corporate and legal affairs R.C. Silverio Group of Companies (Sterling Life Insurance Corp.; Filwriters Guaranty Assurance Corp.; Philippine Underwriters’ Finance Corp.; Silver Lines, Inc.; Philfinance Securities Corp.; Silvertrade, Inc.; and Celebrity Sports Plaza) 1976-1981
Media specialist Department of Public Information, Malacañang 1975
Partner AlbanoReyes and Sansano Law Offices 1972-1974


Organization Position
Philipppine Judges Association Member
Integrated Bar of thePhilippines Member
Rotary Club Member
Knights ofColumbus Member
LexTalionisFraternitas-SanBedaCollegeof Law Member
Capitol Hills Golf and Country Club Member
Celebrity Sports Plaza Inc. Member





Incidental Intelligence

PNoy’s buddy

Justice Bienvenido Reyes of the Court of Appeals will go to the Supreme Court to fill one of the two vacancies to be left this month by the retirement of Associate Justices Conchita Carpio Morales and Antonio Eduardo Nachura. In a straw vote by the justices of the Supreme Court, Reyes got 10. That should normally be considered as a sign of respect for the integrity and competence of Reyes.

The candidates in the top four in the straw votes are also all from the Court of Appeals. They are justices Jose Reyes, Noel Tijam and Magdangal de Leon. Based on academic excellence, the most qualified should be Estela Perlas Bernabe.

Ms. Bernabe was salutatorian of the Ateneo law class of 1976. But she is not as close to the President as Justice Bienvenido Reyes.

Reyes’ background

Many lawyers say that Justice Bienvenido Reyes is eminently qualified for the Supreme Court. He is possessed with honor and integrity and is well-lettered in the law. Setting all that aside, Justice Reyes is said to be a partner of the security agency of then citizen Benigno Simeon Cojuangco Aquino when his mother was president.

That is as good a qualification as any, considering the particular preference of the President to pick friends to serve his government.

Justice Reyes is an old friend of Len Oreta, husband of former senator Teresa Aquino Oreta, sister of the late Sen. Benigno Aquino.

We have to see the friendship of Justice Reyes with the family of President Aquino.

The main point to consider is he got 10 votes from the members of the Supreme Court.