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Idol! Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan all praises for his father retired SC Justice Velasco

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Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Jay Velasco has expressed his admiration to his father retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco as the latter celebrated his 70th birthday.

Velasco also retired from public service yesterday after a 20 year stint in the judiciary. He was the SC’s 147th associate justice.

The younger Velasco said that his father is a “devoted family man” who has served the country well.

“To my idol – a devoted family man and an exemplary lawyer who has devoted his prime years to public service;

… whose sharp ponencias demonstrate not just his mastery of the written laws but a deeply ingrained commitment to serving justice and the upliftment of the Filipino Nation;

… whose hardwork is evidenced in deciding all the judicial cases assigned to his docket as well as disposing all his administrative and disbarment cases;

… whose legal expertise affirms the principles of social justice with his significant contribution to the IBP legal aid program and the rule on community legal aid service for new lawyers;

… who successfully chaired the 2016 bar examinations which set one of the highest passing percentage of 59.6% and produced a total of 3,747 bar passers,” the Marinduque solon said.

Lord Allan also thanked his father for his service to the country and his “successful stint” in the judiciary

“HAPPY BDAY PAPA! WISHING YOU MORE POWER AND SUCCESS IN ALL YOUR FUTURE ENDEAVORS!,” said the solon.