BAGUIO EVENT: ASSOCIATE JUSTICE MARVIC M.V.F. LEONEN VISITS BAGUIO CITY JUSTICE HALL AND HOW I DEALT WITH THE LIMELIGHT

April 15, 2015 – It was supposed to be an ordinary busy day at the Baguio City Justice Hall and as part of my routine, I have to go up and down the stairways of the “bulwagan”, greet colleagues, attend to clients, shake hands, throw a quick smile and wave here and there.

As a model (in its showbiz sense) Public Attorney, I see to it that I play the part very very well. From my court hearing, I was about to get some records from the office when suddenly, yes, it was very abrupt, I saw someone familiar. It was my good friend (disclaimer: he knows that he is good, but he doesn’t know that I am his friend) Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Marvic Mario Victor F. Leonen – in the flesh. Thus, my normal schedule went haywire! (To our valued taxpayers, I assure you that no Public Attorney duties were neglected during this time)

selfie with justice
Justice was busy talking to my other friends so we first decided to have a group selfie which he unintentionally photobombed. Kainis.

People in Baguio love “Justice Marvic”, as I fondly call him (as if), because just like me, he grew up here in the City of Pines. In fact, he graduated valedictorian from Saint Louis University – Boy’s High School. What makes me prouder is that he is the youngest to hold the Associate Justice position since Manuel V. Moran in 1938. I think I already said enough about my friend.  Let me just share to you some of the pictures taken during Justice Marvic’s surprise visit to me (I was surprised, really surprised) at Baguio City Justice Hall. To prove that we really are friends and that I am rubbing elbows with Justice Mavic, Here is a pic. FIRST PIC WITH JUSTICE Justice Mavic, however noticed that there was a space between us so he requested for another shot.  He asked if we could also do jump shot but I reminded him that we are in the justice hall.  Here is the second pic:

SECOND PIC WITH JUSTICE
This one is close to perfect because the gap between us has been bridged (parang ngipin lang?). I was wanting to rub elbows with him but the shoulders will do. Caption: Atty. Dexter Duclan Diwas with Associate Justice Marvic Mario Victor F. Leonen, friends – for life.

After our pictures were taken, the who’s who of the Baguio City Justice Hall gathered around us:

GROUP PIC
From left to right: Clerk of Court VI & Ex-Officio Sheriff, RTC, of Baguio City Atty. Linda G. Montes –Loloy, Judge Ma. Ligaya V. Itliong-Rivera, Judge Jeanylene T. Isip-Fukai, Judge Mona Lisa T. Tabora, Judge Glenda T. Ortiz-Soriano, my friend Associate Justice Marvic Mario Victor F. Leonen, Atty. Dexter D. Diwas, Atty. Althea Rosanna V. Alberto, Atty. Clifford Chan, Lawyer-in-the-making Ms. Marnelli A. Bejar.

If you observe the pic above, parang may balak si Atty. Linda na i-crop ang kanyang picture at kakaiba ang posing niya.  Si Ms. Marnelli naman, kahit hindi mo ipagsiksikan ang sarili mo diyan e hagip ka parin ng camera so okay din kung nagrelax ka, tignan mo kami, mukhang alta. After the picture taking, I sensed that I achieved an instant celebrity status. People from different walks of life started to request a photo with me and forgot about Justice Marvic. Here are the photos:

JUDGE G, DEAN BARLIS, JUDGE ISIP FUKAI
While waiting for me, my official photographer took a photo of Judge Glenda T. Ortiz-Soriano, SLU School of Law Dean Atty. Jason Barlis, and Judge Jeanylene T. Isip-Fukai. With their smiles, it shows how excited they are for my arrival.

Finally, I arrived after a few minutes for the photo shoot:

JUDGE G, DEXTER, DEAN JAYSON
with Judge Glenda T. Ortiz-Soriano who looks stunning with her pearl necklace and Dean Jason Barlis with his pearly white teeth.
SOLO PIC WITH JUDGE JEN
with IBP Baguio-Benguet Chapter First Lady, Judge Jeanylene T. Isip-Fukai.
WITH JUDGE DEBBIE G. DULAY-DEL VAL
with the ever powerful and passionate Judge Debbie G. Dulay-Del Val.
SOLO PIC WITH DEAN JAYSON
with the SLU School of Law Dean Atty. Jason Barlis who now looks like Coco Martin from this angle.
WITH ATTY. JULIET F. TOMA-AC-CAMUYOT, ATTY. IMMANUEL B. AWISAN AND PAO LAWYER OF THE YEAR IN THE CITY OF BAGUIO ATTY. DAISY G. PADOLINA-LIMOS
After work photos with the Family Court Public Attorney, ATTY. JULIET F. TOMA-AC-CAMUYOT, Drugs Court Public Attorney, ATTY. IMMANUEL B. AWISAN and Midland PAO LAWYER OF THE YEAR 2014, ATTY. DAISY G. PADOLINA-LIMOS.
WITH ZANNY RYAN L. QUIROZ, IBP DIRECTOR ATTY. FRANCIS WILLIAM M. ESPINOLA AND ATTY. ANA CRISTINA N. CAWED
with ZANNY RYAN L. QUIROZ, IBP DIRECTOR ATTY. FRANCIS WILLIAM M. ESPINOLA AND ATTY. ANA CRISTINA N. CAWED. Behind us is Atty. Cawed’s Montero named Blackie.  They patiently waited for me outside the justice hall for a photo.
WITH ATTY. RUBIE LORRAINE B. LICTAO AND ATTY. LOUELLA B. NAVARRO
with ATTY. RUBIE LORRAINE B. LICTAO AND ATTY. LOUELLA B. NAVARRO. Wala po kaming madilim na binabalak, sadyang kulang lang ito sa lighting effects.
WITH DEPUTY PUBLIC ATTORNEY OF TUBA BENGUET, ATTY. EDUARD H. RILLORTA
with DISTRICT PUBLIC ATTORNEY OF TUBA BENGUET, ATTY. EDUARD H. RILLORTA. He was my teacher before, and now a boss and a fan. He visited all the way from Tuba, Benguet for this precious photo. “wink wink”
ELMER G. SAYAN, ADMIN BOSS AT PAO OFFICE
with Sir ELMER G. SAYAN of the Public Attorney’s Office. Di ko sana i-pi-post ito kasi ginagaya niya posing ko but what can i do, nandyan na yan.
WITH RONALD %22BROWNIE%22 FROM THE PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
with Boss Ronald from the Prosecutor’s Office, also known as Kuya Brownie. I asked him if he was a fan before I agreed for a photo. He said yes, so we agreed to reduce it into writing.
WITH THE SHY SECURITY GUARD OF BAGUIO CITY JUSTICE HALL
The Security Guard who has no idea that he is a fan.

I could not post all the photos but believe you me, there is more! After my Justice Hall appearances, I decided to just retreat to my office and take a photo with myself, just me.  Alone, no crowd, away from the limelight and no media.  I needed some time to internalize what just happened.

DEXTER DIWAS ALONE IN THE OFFICE
with myself.

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Anyways, until my next article.  Who knows, it might be the Chief Justice visiting next time! 🙂

7 thoughts on “BAGUIO EVENT: ASSOCIATE JUSTICE MARVIC M.V.F. LEONEN VISITS BAGUIO CITY JUSTICE HALL AND HOW I DEALT WITH THE LIMELIGHT

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  1. With your unbelievable wit and humour, i see only the brightest prospects on your hosting stint for the Alumni, marking your showbiz relaunch with much fanfare. I am certain you will not disappoint your eager fans and i am just extremely fortunate to have discovered and uncovered your creative genius, one banter after another….i bestow you with the privilege of using my mantra…escribo ergo sum….

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  2. Hi Atty. Daisy,
    Si Lee ito from Papaya. Kung naalala mo pa. Sana magkita ulet tayo. try kita sadyain sa opisina mo pag umakyat ako. God Bless!

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