STAUNCHED President Duterte supporter and known opposition of the current provincial administrator, lawyer Victor S. de la Serna has been elevated to the Hall of Fame by the San Beda Law Alumni Association (SBLAA).
In a letter provided to the media by de la Serna’s camp on Saturday, the SBLAA said the board of trustees has unanimously chosen the provincial stalwart to be elevated to the Hall of Fame.
The SBLAA will be awarding de la Serna during ceremonies on November 24, at the Manila Peninsula.
The recognition is being given to Bedans who left an important legacy to the professional sector through their unceasing passion for service, thus becoming a source of great pride and inspiration for other Bedan students, alumni, and the Filipino race.
De la Serna was chosen for leading a purposeful life in pursuit of a notable mission to be an advocate of true service in the professional world; significantly helping shape the professional world through noted vision, talent, responsible leadership, commitment and dedicated service and conducting himself in accordance with the Benedictine and Christian principles, serving as a role model to the youth and society.
The stalwart graduated from San Beda College of Law in 1965. In the same year, de la Serna topped the bar examinations together with fellow Bedan and former Commission on Elections chairman SixtoBrillantes who landed in 7th place.
He was once the professor of President Duterte in the San Beda College of Law.
During the height of the campaign, the then candidate Duterte managed to visit several areas in Bohol, and made sure to have a pitstop at de la Serna’s place before attending a huge rally in Tagbilaran and in Panglao after.
Known as a stanched opposition of the Chatto administration, de la Serna has effectively positioned himself as a fiscalizer, as he produces a daily radio program.
In politics, de la Serna once served as OIC governor of Bohol during the transition period of the first Aquino administration after the EDSA revolution.
De la Serna is one among two Boholano lawyers who made it as number one top-notcher of the Philippine bar examinations. The other Boholano was Oscar Glovasa of Holy Name University.
The firebrand lawyer was once a delegate from Bohol to the 1971 Constitutional Convention.
Early this year, he was touted to be one of the 25 legal luminaries who will form the committee that supposedly will draft the proposed new Constitution of the country.
The former Makati-based lawyer was known for his no non-sense stance against graft and corruption and was once linked to the giant billboard that denounced the alleged corruption happening during the Arroyo administration. The billboard was placed on the old Agora market, said the late Loy Palapos on his column that ran in the old Bohol Sunday Post.
His voice resonates as the conscience of the Boholano populace, especially against erring government officials and attacking activities seen as an affront to the interests of the people.