Leonardo A. Quisumbing

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Leonardo Alto Quisumbing

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Son of Elias F. Quisumbing and Andrea Alto
Widower of Purificacion Valera-Quisumbing
Father of <private> Quisumbing; <private> Quisumbing; <private> Quisumbing and <private> Quisumbing
Brother of <private> Quisumbing; Porfirio A. Quisumbing; <private> Quisumbing; <private> Quisumbing; <private> Quisumbing and 1 other

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About Leonardo A. 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

November 6, 1937