Leonen attends SC flag raising

Posted at | Updated as of 11/26/12 6:59 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Newly installed Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen attended his first flag raising ceremony at the high court Monday.

In a brief welcome speech, Leonen paid tribute to the Bangsamoro people whom he helped forge a framework peace agreement with government.

He said he will serve the high court with "passion for justice."

Present during the flag raising were Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, and Associate Justices Presbitero Velasco, Jr., Arturo Brion, Mariano Del Castillo, Roberto Abad, Martin Villarama, Jose Mendoza, and Jose Perez. Also present was Philippine Judicial Academy Chancellor and retired SC Justice Adolfo Azcuna.