Leonardo Alto Quisumbing MP

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Immediate Family

    • Purificacion
      wife
    • Rina
      daughter
    • Josefa Lourdes
      daughter
    • Cecilia Rachel
      daughter
    • Rosemary Amparo
      daughter
    • Andrea
      mother
    • Elias
      father
    • Antolin
      brother
    • Porfirio
      brother
    • Azucena
      sister
    • Mercedes
      sister
    • Teofila
      sister

About Leonardo Alto Quisumbing

Appointed Supreme Court Associate Justice in 1998 by President Ramos.

Served as Labor Secretary since March l996 and also served as senior deputy executive secretary and defense undersecretary.

A 1965 graduate of the University of the Philippines College of Law; placed 12th in the l966 bar examinations. A native of Masbate, he was a prominent student leader at the state university where he was Student Council Chair and Philippine Collegian editor in chief. Attended Pre-Law course at MLQU.

Valedictorian of Masbate HS; BA MLQU magna cum laude 1959; LL.M. degree from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1968 where he was a government pensionado (N.E.C-A.I.D.) in both public law and public administration. Grant was due to Sec. Rafael Salas’ recommendation, who was the Executive Secretary of President Marcos, while Leo was a legal assistant.

Considered an adopted brother of Nelia Quisumbing Sanchez whose parents were Vicente M. Quisumbing (son of Agaton Legaspi Qusiumbing & Rosario Magbalon) and Beila Ribas. Beila walked with Leo Q when he graduated HS valedictorian.

As of 2005, Mrs. Quisumbing (nee Purificacion Valera) is Chairperson of the Phil. Commission on Human Rights, after her retirement as Director of the Human Rights Office of the United Nations in New York City.

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Leonardo A. Quisumbing's Timeline

1937
November 6, 1937
2007
2007
- 2008
Age 69
Philippines
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