Leila

I FIRST MET Leila when I was in high school. She was one of my Dad’s students in the San Beda College of Law and I occasionally proctored her class. Daddy’s students then knew him as Dean Isagani A. Cruz – constitutionalist, political law expert, lawbook author, tough mentor – “terror.” To excel in his

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I DIDN’T ALWAYS AGREE with my Father, though he was brilliant. I was steeped in his libertarian thought and I shared his vista, yet we had our subtle differences. He trained all six of us children to think for ourselves and to express our opinions, even if it clashed with his. Table talk in our