Leila de Lima

Birth Name: Leila Norma Eulalia Josefa Magistrado de Lima

Place of Birth: Iriga, Camarines Sur, Philippines

Date of Birth: August 27, 1959

Ethnicity: Filipino [Bicolano]

Leila de Lima is a Filipina lawyer, human rights activist, politician, and law professor. She has served as Secretary of Justice, from June 30, 2010 to October 12, 2015, and Senator of the Philippines, from June 30, 2016 to June 30, 2022, among other duties.

Her father, Vicente Bagaporo de Lima, Sr., was the Commissioner of the Commission on Elections. Her mother is Norma Estrada Magistrado. She was previously married to lawyer Plaridel Samuel Jaboli Bohol II.

Leila’s paternal aunt, Julieta “Julie” Bagaporo de Lima, was the wife of Communist Party of the Philippines founder Jose Maria Sison.

Leila’s paternal grandfather was named Agapito de Lima.

Leila’s paternal grandmother was named Felicísima Bagaporo.

Leila’s maternal grandfather was named Lázaro Magistrado.

Leila’s maternal grandmother was named Patrocinio Estrada.

Source: Genealogy of Leila de Lima – https://www.geni.com

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