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Haydee Yorac

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Appointed by  Corazon Aquino
Succeeded by  Camilo Sabio
Preceded by  Hilario Davide, Jr.
Nationality  Filipino

Succeeded by  Christian Monsod
Name  Haydee Yorac
Preceded by  Jorge V. Sarmiento
Role  Filipino Politician
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Born  March 4, 1941 Saravia, Negros Occidental, Commonwealth of the Philippines (1941-03-04)
Died  September 13, 2005, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Education  University of the Philippines

Haydee Bofill Yorac (March 4, 1941 — September 13, 2005) was a Filipino public servant, law professor and politician.


Early life

Yorac was born on March 4, 1941 in the municipality of Saravia (now E. B. Magalona), Negros Occidental. She earned a Bachelor of Laws from the University of the Philippines in 1962. She placed 8th in the 1962 Philippine Bar Examinations with an 86.95% rating. She was a member of Purple Feather( Law Honor Society while a student of law. She also earned a Master of Laws major in Public International Law, minor in Anthropology from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut in 1981.

Private career

Yorac taught and served in the Admissions Screening Committee of the University of the Philippines College of Law. She was an Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of the Philippines Diliman and a Senior Researcher of the University of the Philippines Law Center. She also became the chief legal counsel of the University of the Philippines for a few years.

Public career

She was appointed by then President Corazon Aquino to serve as Commissioner of the Philippine Commission on Elections (COMELEC) in 1986.

Yorac vied for a seat in the Philippine Senate in the 1998 national elections through the Reporma–LM party of Renato de Villa but lost.


Yorac battled with ovarian cancer and died on September 13, 2005 in Chicago, aged 64. Her remains were buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. She was succeeded as PCGG Chairperson by veteran lawyer and constitutionalist Camilo Sabio.


  • "Legal Status of Mercenaries"
  • "Preventive Detention and Metaphysics of Repression"
  • "Child Custody Determinations: A Reappraisal"
  • "The Philippine Claim to the Spratly Island Group," Philippine Law Journal
  • Philippine Treaty Series, Vols. 1-4, 6-7 (editor)
  • Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • Integrated Bar of the Philippines
  • Philippine Society of International Law
  • American Society of International Law
  • Free Legal Assistance Group (National Board Member)
  • U.P. Alpha Phi Omega Sorority (Formerly U.P. Kappa Phi Omega Sorority)
  • References

    Haydee Yorac Wikipedia