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|
August 27, 1959 |
Iriga, Camarines Sur
|Political party||Liberal Party|
|Spouse(s)||Plaridel Bohol (annulled)|
|Alma mater||De La Salle University
San Beda College
|Profession||Lawyer, Cabinet Secretary|
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 and the Iglesia ni Cristo
On August 27, 2015, de Lima assisted Isaias Samson, former Minister of Iglesia Ni Cristo who was expelled by the Church due to his alleged expose about the anomailies in the sect, to file a case against some prominent leaders in the sect due to illegal detention, a non-bailable offense, the INC members protested at the DOJ office the next day (her 56th birthday), and few days later some members of the INC occupied EDSA in Mandaluyong to urge De Lima to resign, and give focus of Mamasapano Massacre who 2 members of INC where killed. Bro. Eli Soriano of Members Church of God International or the Ang Dating Daan, who the INC had a longtime conflict, defended De Lima.
- 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
- Gamil, Jaymee; Yee, Jovic; Quismundo, Tarra (29 August 2015). "Iglesia Ni Cristo protesters occupy Edsa". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 30 August 2015.
|Philippine Justice Secretary
2010 – Present
|Order of precedence|
as Secretary of Finance
|Philippine presidential line of succession
as Secretary of Justice
as Secretary of Agriculture