Malacañan Palace
21 November 2012

President Benigno S. Aquino III sworn into office government’s chief peace talk negotiator Marvic Leonen as the newly appointed Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, a position vacated by Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno after her promotion last August.

He is the youngest member of the high tribunal, turning 50 years old on December 29.

Prior to his appointment, Leonen led the crafting of the 2012 Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), and had been the GPH panel chairman since 2010. He also served as Dean of the University of the Philippines College of Law.

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