Atty. Marvic Leonen is new Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, youngest appointed to SC since 1938

Marvic Leonen, the government’s chief peace negotiator with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, made history again on Wednesday when he was appointed an associate justice of the Supreme Court, the youngest appointee since 1938.

Marvic Leonen, the government’s chief peace negotiator with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, made history again on Wednesday when he was appointed an associate justice of the Supreme Court, the youngest appointee since 1938.

 

Ina Reformina of ABS-CBNnews.com reports "Leonen now holds the record of being the youngest appointee to the high court since 1938. Forty-nine-year old Leonen will be turning 50 on Dec. 29." Before his appointment to the Supreme Court, Leonen helped pave the way for a framework peace agreement between the government and the MILF. The framework agreement is expected to lead to a final peace deal in Mindanao.

 

According to the report, Leonen was admonished by the Supreme Court in 2011 over a statement that he and other members of the U.P. College of Law "which maintained the view that the high court’s decision in Vinuya vs. Executive Secretary, penned by sitting Associate Justice Mariano Del Castillo, was plagiarized." Leonen was dean of the U.P. College of Law at the time.

 

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