|Appointed by Corazon Aquino|
Succeeded by Camilo Sabio
Preceded by Hilario Davide, Jr.
|Succeeded by Christian Monsod|
Name Haydee Yorac
Preceded by Jorge V. Sarmiento
Role Filipino Politician
|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.
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.
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.
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.