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CHAIRPERSON LEILA M. DE LIMA
 

Born in 27 August 1959, at Iriga City

Eldest daughter of former COMELEC Commissioner Vicente B.

De Lima and Norma E. Magistrado

With two (2) sons, Israel and Vincent Joshua

Provincial Address: San Agustin, Iriga City

E-mail Address: chr.delima@yahoo.com

PRESENT OCCUPATION :
Chairperson, Commission on Human Rights (CHR)
PLACED EIGHT (8) IN THE 1985 BAR EXAM.

SCHOLASTIC BACKGROUND:
Degree School/University Year

Bachelor of Laws San Beda College 1980-1985

A.B. History – De La Salle University 1976-1980
Political Science

Secondary School La Consolacion Academy, 1972-1976
Iriga City
(now La Consolacion College )

Primary School La Consolacion Academy, 1965-1972
Iriga City
(now La Consolacion College )

AWARDS/DISTINCTIONS OBTAINED:
Law : Class Salutatorian

Faculty Award
Code of Kalantiaw Award

Editor-in-Chief, San Beda
Law Journal (1984-1985)

Associate Editor, the Barrister
(1981-1982)

Pre-Law : Dean’s Medalist

High School : Class Valedictorian
Gerry Roxas Leadership Award
Insular Life Gold Eagle Award
MLGCD (Ministry of Local Government and Community Development)
Special Leadership Award

Elementary : Class Valedictorian

MEMBERSHIP IN ORGANIZATIONS:
Member, LAWASIA, 2006 to date.

Founding Member, Aksyon Demokratiko, 1985.

Member, Philippine Association of Law Professors (PALP), 1988 to date.

Member, Integrated Bar of The Philippines ( Cam . Sur Chapter), 1986 to date.

Founding Member, Association of Law Journal Editors of the
Philippines (ALJEP), 1984 to date.

Co-founder and Member, Lambda Rho Sigma Sorority of San Beda College of Law, 1984 to date.

Member, ASEAN Parliamentarian Organization ( APO ), 1979-1980.

Member, Batasang Bayan (Youth Sectoral Representative representing the Bicol Region), 1976-1978.

President, City Federation of Kabataang Barangays of
Iriga City , 1976-1980.

Member, Sangguniang Panglunsod of Iriga City
(KB representative), 1976-1978.


WORK/CAREER EXPERIENCE :
Chairperson, Commission on Human Rights, appointed on 7 May 2008.

Managing Partner, DE LIMA LAW FIRM, April 2007 to May 2008.

Founding and Managing Partner, DE LIMA & MEÑEZ
Law Offices, July 1998 to March 2007.

Junior Partner, ROCO BUÑAG KAPUNAN & MIGALLOS
Law Offices, April 1995 to June 1998.

Clerk/Secretary of the Tribunal, House of Representatives
Electoral Tribunal, 1993 to 1995.

Junior Associate, Jardeleza Law Offices, 1991-1992.

Junior Associate, JARDELEZA, SOBREVIÑAS, DIAZ, HAYUDINI and BODEGON Law Offices, 1989-1991.

Legal Staff (Confidential Attorney), Office of Justice Isagani A.Cruz, Supreme Court, July 1986 to 1989.

Professor of Law, San Beda College of Law,
1986 to 1994, 2006 to 2007.
Subjects taught:
Election Laws, Business Organizations II, Persons and Family Relations, Transportation Laws, Statutory Construction and Introduction To Law.

Tax Assistant I, Sycip, Gorres, Velayo and Co., April to June 1986.

OTHER ACTIVITIES:
Regular Lecturer on Election-Related Matters in various fora.
Among the more recent ones are: Leadership and Campaign Seminar, “Leading People and Winning Elections”, sponsored by the Ateneo School of Government (ASG) in partnership with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), assigned topic“Legal Framework of the Electoral Process and the Campaign” , held on 17-21 December 2006; Political Campaigns Series II, sponsored by PUBLICUS, assigned Topic “Knowing Your Election Law”, held on 7 December 2006; Seminar on Election Laws For The Philippine National Police, sponsored by the Institute of Government and Law Reform, U.P. Law Center , assigned topic, “Pre- Election Activities and the PNP” , held on 15 February 2007 ; Election Series: “Election 2007, Election Processes, Practices and Procedures: A Comprehensive Review” , held on
20 February 2007; IBP Camarines Sur Lecture Series: Election Laws and Jurisprudence held on 6 May 2007 ; A Forum on the “State of the Electoral Adjudication System” in the Philippines sponsored by the LIBERTAS, IFES and USAID, held on 12 December 2007 .

MCLE (Mandatory Continuing Legal Education) Lecturer – Lectured on “How to Detect and Counter Electoral Fraud” at UP Law Center, 28 April 2007 ; “Updates and Trends in Election Law”, LEGAL ADVANTAGE MCLE Lecture Series, 4 May 2007.

Regular Resource Speaker/Guest at ANC (ABS-CBN News Channel) on election-related issues since 2004.

Conducts Pollwatchers’ (precinct-level and canvassing level) training for clients and non-clients during election periods since 1998.

Member, Supreme Court’s Sub-Committee On Election Rules which proposed new rules of procedure in election contests before the courts of general and limited jurisdiction involving elective municipal and barangay officials.

REFERENCES :
Former Chief Justice Hilario G. Davide, Jr., Supreme Court
Former Associate Justice Florentino P. Feliciano, Supreme Court
(also former Chairman, HRET)
Former Associate Justice Isagani A. Cruz, Supreme Court
(also former Chairman, HRET)
Former Associate Justice Florenz D. Regalado, Supreme Court
(also former Dean, San Beda College of Law)
Former COMELEC Chairman and Solgen Alfredo L. Benipayo
Atty. Francis H. Jardeleza, General Counsel, San Miguel Corp