Leila de Lima
|Leila de Lima|
|Secretary of the Philippine Department of Justice|
June 30, 2010
|President||Benigno Aquino III|
|Preceded by||Alberto Agra|
|Chairperson of the Philippine Commission on Human Rights|
May 2008 – June 30, 2010
|Preceded by||Purificacion Quisumbing|
|Succeeded by||Etta Rosales|
|Born||August 27, 1959|
|Spouse(s)||Plaridel Bohol (annulled)|
|Alma mater||De La Salle University
San Beda College
Leila Magistrado de Lima (born on August 27, 1959) is the secretary of Philippine Department of Justice under the Administration of President Benigno S. Aquino III.
She is the eldest daughter of the former Philippine COMELEC Commissioner Vicente de Lima and Norma Magistrado. She was born and raised in Iriga City of the province of Camarines Sur, Philippines.  She has two sons, Israel and Vincent Joshua.
She graduated in 1980 from the De La Salle University with an AB History degree. She finished her Bachelor of Laws (Salutatorian) degree at the San Beda College of Law in 1985. She placed 8th in the 1985 Philippine Bar Examinations with an 86.26% rating.
Commission on Human Rights
Under then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Leila de Lima was appointed Chairperson of the Philippine Commission on Human Rights. When Benigno Aquino III took over, de Lima was tapped as Secretary of the Department of Justice under the President-elect's new Cabinet.
Secretary of Justice
On July 2, 2010, De Lima took over the helm of the Philippine Department of Justice. In her speech, she said that "the marching orders of President Benigno Aquino III were not mere election promises...Reform is a fundamental theme of this administration: first to rid ourselves of corruption and second to shore up our competence."
De Lima Speaking at the hearing of the House of Representatives on the Mamasapano mission mounted to arrest suspected terrorists Zulkifli Bin Hir (alias Marwan) and Basit Usman in an MILF camp, De Lima said, “We have a witness who can identify which forces from MILF, BIFF, armed groups, who were seen there and participated in the shooting.”
- http://www.chr.gov.ph/MAIN%20PAGES/about%20us/member%20profile/LMDL_profile.htm Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Profile
- http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakingnews/nation/view/20100702-278780/New-DoJ-chief-Get-rid-of-corruption-shore-up-competence New DoJ chief: Get rid of corruption, shore up competence
- DJ Yap (April 8, 2015). "De Lima: DOJ witness to identify SAF killers". Inquirer.net. Retrieved April 8, 2015.
|Philippine Justice Secretary
2010 – Present
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