Hon. Arturo A. Alafriz
Solicitor General
1961 - 1966




Born in Vigan, Ilocos Sur on 11 March 1907 to Cirilo Alfariz and Matilde Alfariz, Arturo Alfariz finished his primary schooling at the Rosales Primary School, his elementary at the Tarlac Elementary School and his high school at the Manila East High. In 1931, he obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree at the Philippine Law School and was admitted to the bar that same year. He enrolled in the University of Santo Tomas and earned his Masters of Law degree, meritissimus, in 1939. He continued his studies in the same school and obtained his Doctors of Law degree in 1952.


He served as chairman of the advisory board of the Pasay City government in 1952, coordinator of the legal affairs of the National Movement for Free Elections (NAMFREL) in 1950, and was chairman of the board of directors of the Pasay City Chapter of the Philippine Red Cross. He was a member of the New York State Bar Association and was appointed as member of the three-man presidential investigating committee which looked into the alleged anomalies in the Bureau of Customs. He served as Solicitor General from 1961 up to 1966.


Arturo Alfariz was married to Adelaida D. Seron with whom he had four children.

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