10 Surprising Things You May Not Know About Leila de Lima

10 Surprising Things You May Not Know About Leila de Lima

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Leila Norma Eulalia Josefa Magistrado de Lima or more commonly known as Leila de Lima is  natural born Filipino. She is further known for being a lawyer and a Senator. Today, she has been one of the most talked about personalities because of numerous controversies about her and yes, her personal life. So, here’s 10 things you should know about her that will make you love her even more!

  1. She’s a bar 8th placer!

Yes, she passed the bar in 1985 and was among the topnotchers. She has secured the 8th spot with a total grade of 86.26%. From that, she worked her way to the country’s judiciary system. She said that being the 8th placer is one of the glorious moments of her life.

  1. She once served on the Commission of Human Rights!

Maybe she got caught on that stage. She was appointed by the former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo as the Chairperson of the Commission in 2008 and has only stayed there until 2011. During that three-year term, no big progress or improvement was reported. Some said that it was due to the fact that there were no big news, ‘like this’ back then.

  1. She is an active member of the Liberal Party!

By ‘active’, it means not just a legal member but a strong supporter of the party. Last election, she was under the party so she was bound to support and embrace the ideologies being held by the party. And that being said, it can be assumed that the ideologies or even her way of thinking, is ‘influenced’ by the party.

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