Delfin Jaranilla
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Delfin Jaranilla

Delfín J. Jaranilla
Attorney General of Philippines

July 1, 1927 - June 30, 1932
Secretary of Justice, Agriculture, and Commerce

February 27, 1945 - July 12, 1945
Personal details
Born(1883-12-24)24 December 1883
La Paz, Iloilo, Captaincy General of the Philippines
Alma materState University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Tennessee
Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
The judges at the International Military Tribunal for the Far East Ichigaya Court

Delfín J. Jaranilla (December 24, 1883 - 1980) served as a judge in the Philippines. He served as the Attorney General of the Philippines from 1927 to 1932, as part of the American colonial Insular Government.[2] He was named Judge Advocate General and after the Japanese conquest of the Philippines was forced on the Bataan Death March. He served as Secretary of Justice, Agriculture, and Commerce in 1945. After the conclusion of World War II, he was picked to serve as a Justice of the Philippines on the International Military Tribunal for the Far East.[2][3]

In popular culture

Jaranilla was portrayed by Bert Matias in the NHK miniseries Tokyo Trial (2016).


  1. ^ "The Tokyo War Crimes Trial A Digital Exhibition". Archived from the original on 20 March 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Hon. Delfin J. Jaranilla, Attorney General, 1927 - 1932". Republic Of The Philippines, Office Of The Solicitor General. Archived from the original on April 30, 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  3. ^ Robert Cryer, Neil Boister, ed. (Sep 25, 2008). Documents on the Tokyo International Military Tribunal: Charter, Indictment, and Judgments, Volume 1. 1. Oxford University Press. pp. LV. ISBN 0199541922.

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