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Leila de Lima

B.A. History and Political
Science, De La Salle
University (1980)
Bachelor of Law, San Beda
College of Law (1985)
Work Experienceii
Secretary, DOJ (2010-2015)
Chairperson, Commission of
Human Rights (2008-2010)
Lawyer, Professor of Law
DOJs rate of case
disposition has increased
from 75 percent in 2010 to
80 percent in 2014, and that
prosecution rate also
improved from 68 percent in
2010 to 73 percent in 2014.

Reforms in justice system

and rehabilitation programs
were instituted by DOJ under
her leadership: modernized
systems, constructed
correctional institute,
improved security measures
for Alien Registrationiv
Major Awardsv

Madame Helen D. de los

Santos Memorial Medallion
of Honor and Scroll of
Commendation (2012)
Most Outstanding Bedan
Alumna (2010, 2011)
Rokyaw Ibalnong Bikol
Achievement Awardee in the
field of Government Service
Gawad Justice Felix Angelo
Bautista Awardee in
recognition of services and


DOJ accused of
probe of
Accused by Sandra
Cam of having had
multiple affairs with
married men not
Accused of defying
the Supreme Court
TRO to allow former
president GMA to
leave the country for
medical treatmentviii
Accused of defying
TRO of Court of
Appeals against
implementation of
suspension of Mayor
Junjun Binayix
Actions to Improve Ethics
Oversaw the filing of
pork barrel misuse
Investigated and
filed cases against
Muslim rebels over
the death of the
national polices 55th
Special Action
Company (SAC)
during Oplan

Did not back down

from upholding case
against INC leaders,
despite massive

achievements in the field of

Criminal Justice (2011)
2nd Orgullo Kan Bikol
Awards for Government
Service (2011)
Gawad Lingkod Masa
Awardee (2010)
2010 Metrobank Foundation
Professorial Chair for Public
Service and Governance
Excellent Public Servant
Award, Defender of Peoples
Rights, Agent of Change
Awardee (2010)
Philippine Quality Service
Award of Excellence (2009)
Sumagang Award for
Outstanding Achievements
in Government Service
3rd Bayi Citation (2009)
Raul S. Roco Award for
Public Service Excellence
Urban Poor Person of the
Year Award (2008)

protests from

i Profile. Judicial and Bar Council. Retrieved on 11 January 2016, from
ii Ibid.
iii Meruenas, Mark. De Lima Bids DOJ Goodbye in Founding Anniversary Speech. GMA
News, September 24, 2015.
iv Torres-Tupas, T. (2015). De Lima bids adieu to DOJ. INQUIRER. NET. Retrieved on 11
January 2016, from
v Biography. Leila de Lima Official Website. Retrieved on 11 January 2016, from
vi Aning, J. (2015). Read 2nd Mamasapano report before mouthing offDe Lima.
INQUIRER.NET.Retrieved on 11 January 2016, from
vii Ager, M. (2014). Cam bares De Limas illicit affairs. INQUIRER.NET.Retrieved on 11
January 2016, from
viii Torres, T. (2015). I didnt defy TRO favouring Arroyo- De Lima. INQUIRER.NET. Retrieved on 11
January 2016, from

ix Ibid
x DOJ Chief Leila de Lima Resigns, Joins LP. Rappler, October 9, 2015.
xi Ibid
xii Emasquel, Paterno III. Why de Lima is Target of Iglesia ni Cristos Anger. Rappler,
August 29, 2015.