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NUPL mourns passing of ‘selfless people’s lawyer’

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The National Union of People’s Lawyers remembers Emilio “Emil” Deleverio as dedicated, untiring and selfless people’s lawyer—that’s why his recent passing deeply saddened the group.

“A good man who makes you laugh, feel good and inspired. simpleng tao at very human,” NUPL describes Deleverio.

“Atty. Emil” was a founding member of both the Union of Peoples’ Lawyers in Mindanao and the NUPL, and was also a member of the Free Legal Assistance Group.

“A lawyer to a countless number of political prisoners and other human rights victims in Mindanao, from the time of the Marcos dictatorial regime and up to the present, Atty. Emil will be fondly remembered by his jovial disposition, despite receiving his own share of threats to his life as a human rights defender,” the group said.

What a great loss for the legal profession.

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