SC Associate Justice Leonen denies walking out of The Hague event


Marvic Leonen file photo

MANILA, Philippines—Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen denied reports that he made an “outburst” during the 10th International Judicial Colloquium on Insolvency in The Hague, Netherlands last month.

High Court’s Information Chief Theodore Te, who was authorized by Justice Leonen to speak on the matter, said Monday the report was “totally wrong and there were gross factual inaccuracies in the report.”

Based on the report, Leonen allegedly had an outburst after he was erroneously referred to as an Associate Justice of the Court of Appeals in the application and registration of documents at the event.

The report said Leonen walked out of the event and boycotted all succeeding conferences.

There was really an error, Te said over the phone, but there was no outburst.

“There was a clerical error in the position attributed to him. It was pointed out by his staff. By the time the conference started, the error has been corrected and that was that. He attended the conference, there was no further issue,” Te said.

“His staff sent an email to the American Bar Association (ABA) and informed them of the error,” Te said adding that it was later on corrected.

He said Justice Leonen attended all sessions except for one because he has a migraine.

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  • Miguel37

    sobra naman etong baklang eto. namali lang ang sulat ng designation nagwala na. Sus ang laki agad ng ulo. Sister, pareho lang tayong berde kaya mag behave ka diyan hinay hinay sa pagtataray.

    • dani77777

      Meron ngang denial e. Why so hasty making conclusions. In most likelihood, Justice Leonen did not do it. Not of a man his stature.
      If you have anything against gays, you don’t belong to this world. You and your mother.

      • 1GeorgeTolentino2

        Excuse me no, maybe you mean a Woman of stature!

      • dani77777

        You are excused.

    • HoyGago

      Tarush. Papa, reread ze article.

  • asman

    “He said Justice Leonen attended all sessions except for one because he has a migraine.”
    – kawawa naman, hanggang ngayon may migraine siya… hoy inquirer! mag-edit naman kayo!

  • NoWorryBHappy

    Any man who has to say ‘I am the king’ is no true king.– Tywin Lannister, Game of Thrones

  • kingkongbundy

    Nang okray ang beki

  • regd

    Hehehe…egos hurt.

  • Hey_Dudes

    A natural Filipino trait at work and why not? This magnificent piece of a man traveled a long way only to be at the end of a very egregious human error que barbaridad don’t ever do such a thing to a Filipino or Filipina individuals specially when they do not commit any mistakes in their own country. In essence, why expect a supreme court of professionalism when even when out of the country, they have none?

  • clanwolf

    When a mongoloid is president, expect him to appoint schizos, sociopaths and lunatics.

  • kilabot

    the gay lion justice is sensitive like a pimple.
    in fairness to leonen,
    he is right to assert himself
    the first gay among equals;
    primus homo inter pares.

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