Supreme Court Decisions on the Economic Provisions of the Constitution

Incumbent Chancellor of the Philippine Judicial Academy (PhilJA) and retired Supreme Court Justice Adolfo S. Azcuna fulfilled his first commitment to the Foundation for Liberty and Prosperity as a professorial chair holder by delivering his lecture on Thursday, 18 April 2013. Aptly titled “Supreme Court Decisions on the Economic Provisions of the Constitution“, Chancellor Azcuna’s lecture contributed to the Foundation’s goal of trailblazing discussions and debates on the role of the judiciary in economic progress—especially in terms of businesses, investments, jobs, and livelihood. The PhilJA Chancellor was the fourth to deliver the Chief Justice Artemio V. Panganiban Professorial Chairs on Liberty and Prosperity, and the first and only to deliver outside a law school setting. Apart from former Chief Justices Hilario G. Davide, Jr. and Artemio V. Panganiban, the event was attended by retired Supreme Court justices, judges, government officials, lawyers, law school deans, professors, and students alike.

The event was successfully organized by the Philippine Judicial Academy in partnership with the Metrobank Foundation and the Claudio Teehankee Foundation, in cooperation with the Ateneo School of Law in its Rockwell Campus.

Supreme Court Decisions on the Economic Provisions of the Constitution

By Justice Adolfo S. Azcuna
Chancellor, Philippine Judicial Academy

April 18, 2013
Justitia, 4th Floor, Ateneo Professional Schools

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FLP’s Trustees Chief Justices Artemio V. Panganiban and Hilario G. Davide, Jr.
with Justice Adolfo S. Azcuna, PhilJA Chancellor and FLP Professorial Chair holder


Retired Justices Ameurfina A. Melencio-Herrera (PhilJA’s Founding Chancellor)
and Bernardo P. Pardo (MCLE Office Chairperson) gracing the event 


Retired Justice Pardo delivering the Opening Remarks


Metrobank Foundation’s President and former Cabinet Secretary
Mr. Aniceto M. Sobrepeña delivering his message of support


The Ateneo Law School’s Dean Sedfrey M. Candelaria
introducing the lecturer and professorial chair holder


Retired Justice Azcuna delivering his lecture “Supreme Court Decisions on the
Economic Provisions of the Constitution” and answering engaging questions from the audience


Acceptance of endowment and token of appreciation (left to right):
Dr. Edilberto De Jesus (Committee Chair and Trustee, FLP), Chief Justice Artemio V. Panganiban (Chairman and Trustee, FLP), Justice Adolfo Azcuna (Chancellor, PhilJA), Mr. Aniceto M. Sobrepeña (President and Trustee, Metrobank Foundation), and 
Dr. Placido L. Mapa, Jr.(Vice Chairman and Trustee, Metrobank Foundation)