Supreme Court Ermita Manila
The highest court in the country is the Supreme Court of the Philippines.
The Supreme Court is part of its own building complex in Padre Faura St., Ermita, Manila. The main building was designed by renowned Architect Antonio Toledo, following the 1905 Burnham Plan of Manila. The court was formerly part of the University of the Philippines-Manila Campus.
The current Supreme Court building was originally the University Hall of the University of the Philippines Manila Campus. William Parsons designed the building, following the 1905 Burnham Plan of Manila.
The Supreme Court complex covers three buildings: the former University Hall; the centennial building; and the former UP Manila Main Library as the Annex Building. Soon, the Supreme Court will move to its new home in Taguig City.
The four pillars of the facade of represent the hierarchy of the Philippine judicial branch. Ar each side of the entrance are bronze statues of former Chief Justices Cayetano Arellano and Jose Abad Santos.
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