AS AN alumnus of the UP College of Law, I join my co-alumni and well-wishers in jubilating over the well-deserved appointment of two alumni to positions of responsibility in our country—Marvic Fomorca Leonen as the new associate justice of the Supreme Court, and Raul Cano Pangalangan as the new publisher of the Philippine Daily Inquirer. [...]
By Rina Jimenez-David
The youngest appointee to the Supreme Court in over 80 years, Marvic Leonen brings to the tribunal not just youth but also experience—forged from his stint in the academe and in landmark cases in behalf of indigenous communities (he is himself a native Cordilleran), human rights victims and the environment.
We welcome the historic meeting between President Aquino and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim in Tokyo. This unprecedented move, assisted by the Japanese government, brings us leagues closer to a just peace. The government’s chief negotiator Marvic Leonen has stated that the meeting was at the behest of the President [...]