The Universidad de Manila is greatly honored to have an outstanding public servant as member of the Board of Regents. Supreme Court Justice Arturo Brion is a lawyer-mathematician, a bar first placer, an experienced educator, a labor expert, and one among few great men to have served all three branches of the government at the top level.
Justice Brion earned his Bachelor of Law from the Ateneo Law School graduating as cum laude and class valedictorian. He also holds a Master of Law from the prestigious Osgoode Hall Law School of York University in Canada. He began his career as a private lawyer specializing in labor law. In 1984, he entered government service as an elected member of the National Assembly.
In the Executive Department, Justice Brion served as Undersecretary of the Department of Labor and Employment in 2001, and as Undersecretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs in 2002. In 2006, he accepted the task of leading the Department of Labor and Employment as cabinet secretary, his last executive position.
His career in the Judiciary began with his appointment as Associate Justice of the Court of Appeals. In 2008, he was appointed Associate Justice to complete the fifteen-seat Supreme Court of the Philippines. Although he retired from the Judiciary in 2016, Justice Brion continues to dedicate his service to the Filipino people. On February 02 this year, UDM welcomed him as the newest member of the Board of Regents.