He's the second youngest Filipino justice to be appointed to the Supreme Court. And he will stay there for 21 years. President Benigno Aquino III has named government peace panel chief and former UP Law dean Marvic Leonen associate justice of the Supreme Court to fill in the vacancy left by now Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Leonen helped craft a difficult Framework Agreement with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front that sets the stage for the creation of a Bangsamoro region. The President said he hopes Leonen's appointment would be the Aquino administration's "lasting legacy" in ensuring an independent judiciary.
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