FLP Sponsors Ten Scholarships and a Dissertation Contest

The Foundation for Liberty and Prosperity (FLP), in cooperation with the Philippine Association of Law Schools, is sponsoring ten scholarships and a dissertation contest for the school year 2016-2017.

Co-sponsored by the Tan Yan Kee Foundation, the FLP Scholarship Program aims to reward the best and the brightest law students who believe in the vision, mission, values and legal philosophy of the FLP.

Co-sponsored by the Ayala Group, the FLP Dissertation Contest will choose the thesis/dissertation (or its equivalent in law schools not offering the Juris Doctor program) that best explains and espouses FLP’s philosophy of liberty and prosperity under the rule of law.



Five years after the successful Global Forum on Liberty and Prosperity (18-20 October 2006)—which advanced the philosophy and justification of “Safeguarding the Liberty and Nurturing the Prosperity for the Peoples of the World”—the Foundation for Liberty and Prosperity (FLP) was formally organized. Thus, it is now committed to perpetuate the principle that jurists and lawyers should not only safeguard the liberty of people but must also nurture their prosperity under the rule of law.

The Foundation was formally and publicly launched on the 75th Birthday Celebrations of the retired Chief Justice, during which an original musicale titled “Ageless Passion” was staged at the Meralco Theater in Pasig City on December 20, 2011. Joining Chief Justice Panganiban in FLP’s Board of Trustees are his wife Elenita C. Panganiban, retired Chief Justice Hilario G. Davide Jr., Washington Z. Sycip, Edilberto C. De Jesus, Jennifer J. Manalili, Maria Elena P. Yaptangco, Maria Theresa P. Mañalac, and Joel Emerson J. Gregorio.



The Foundation’s VISION is a society that fully appreciates the necessity of “Liberty & Prosperity” and their essential interdependence and mutual inclusiveness.  The Foundation’s MISSION is to educate the people, especially the members of the judicial and legal profession, on this fundamental and essential inter- relation between liberty and prosperity by supporting projects aimed at promoting, developing, assisting and protecting liberty and prosperity under the rule of law.

The Foundation aims to perpetuate the core judicial philosophy of retired Chief Justice Artemio V. Panganiban that jurists and lawyers should not only safeguard the liberty of our people but must also nurture their prosperity under the rule of law. To him, justice and jobs; freedom and food; ethics and economics; democracy and development; nay, liberty and prosperity must always go together; one is useless without the other. The attainment of this dual goal involves an understanding of the intertwining relationship of law and business; and of regulation and entrepreneurship

Accordingly, to achieve its goals, the foundation shall organize, undertake, and/or support the following projects and activities: (1) legal assistance, legal research, and legal aid; (2) seminars, workshops, trainings, classes, debates, moot courts, oratorical jousts, and other forms of instruction; (3) professorial chairs, educational scholarships and fellowships; (4) curricula on liberty and prosperity under the rule of law; and (5) a Center for Liberty and Prosperity.



Chief Justice Panganiban’s Speeches
on Liberty and Prosperity


Icons of Entrepreneurship and Nation Building


Keynote Address delivered at the General Membership Meeting of the Junior Chamber International Manila (JCI-Manila) on April 19, 2016 at the Tower Club, Philamlife Center, Paseo de Roxas, Makati City. Continue reading

Unleashing Entrepreneurial Ingenuity


Address delivered during the Opening Luncheon on February 26, 2015 of the 12th General Assembly of the Asean Law Association (ALA) held at the Makati Shangri-la Hotel, Makati City, Philippines. The three-day ALA General Assembly was held on February 26-28, 2015, and followed by the Summit of Asean Chief Justices on March 1-3, 2015 in Boracay Island, Philippines. Continue reading

Safeguard Liberty, Conquer Poverty, Share Prosperity
(Part Three — for the Business Community)


Address delivered during the 4th INTEGRITY SUMMIT held on September 19, 2014 at the Dusit Thane Hotel, Makati City, sponsored by the Makati Business Club and the European Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Continue reading

Safeguard Liberty, Conquer Poverty, Share Prosperity
(Part Two – For the Legal Profession)


Address delivered during the monthly Luncheon Fellowship of the Philippine Bar Association held at the Tower Club, Makati City on March 26, 2014. Continue reading

Safeguard Liberty, Conquer Poverty, Share Prosperity
(Part One – For the Alumni of Mapa High)


Address delivered during the Grand Alumni Homecoming of the Mapa High School held on February 23, 2014 at the Metro Tent, Ortigas Center, Pasig City. Continue reading

To a Higher Level


Transcript of the extemporaneous Closing Remarks of retired Chief Justice Artemio V. Panganiban after Dean Sedfrey Candelaria’s Public Lecture as the holder in the Ateneo de Manila of the “CJ Panganiban Professorial Chair on Liberty and Prosperity”, held on September 19, 2012, at Justitia Room, 4th Floor, Ateneo Law School, Rockwell, Makati City. Continue reading

A Matter of Legal Philosophy


Address delivered during a Forum sponsored by the Institute of Government and Law Reform of the University of the Philippines College of Law on August 5, 2011 at the UP Malcolm Hall, Diliman, Quezon City. Continue reading

Towards a Just World Society


Address delivered before the Asia Field Representatives Meeting (FRM) of the Canadian International Development Agency on May 8, 2008 at the EDSA Shangri-La Hotel Ballroom, Mandaluyong City. Continue reading

Visionary Leadership By Example


Keynote address delivered on the opening day of the 9th National Ayala Young Leaders Congress (AYLC 2007) on February 7-9, 2007, at the San Miguel Corporation Management Training Center, Alfonso, Cavite. Continue reading

Safeguarding the Liberty and Nurturing the Prosperity
of the Peoples of the World


Keynote address delivered during the opening ceremonies on October 18, 2006, of the three-day Global Forum on Liberty and Prosperity, at the Shangri-La Makati Hotel, Metro Manila, Philippines. Continue reading

Spreading the Gospel of Liberty and Prosperity


Keynote address delivered by Chief Justice Artemio V. Panganiban during the National Forum on “Liberty and Prosperity”, held on August 24-25, 2006, at the Manila Hotel. Continue reading