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CJ’S SPEECHES Panganiban, A.V. (2016). Icons of Entrepreneurship and Nation Building. Retrieved from https://cjpanganiban.com/2016/04/19/icons-of-entrepreneurship-and-nation-building/ Panganiban, A.V. (2015). Unleashing Entrepreneurial Ingenuity. Retrieved from https://cjpanganiban.com/2015/02/26/unleashing-entrepreneurial-ingenuity/ Panganiban, A.V. (2014). Safeguard Liberty, Conquer Poverty, Share Prosperity (Part Three — for the Business Community). Retrieved from https://cjpanganiban.com/2014/09/19/safeguard-liberty-conquer-poverty-share-prosperity-part-three-for-the-business-community/ Panganiban, A.V. (2014). Safeguard Liberty, Conquer Poverty, Share Prosperity (Part Two – For the Legal Profession). Retrieved from https://cjpanganiban.com/2014/03/26/safeguard-liberty-conquer-poverty-share-prosperity-2/ Panganiban, A.V. (2014). Safeguard Liberty, Conquer Poverty, Share Prosperity (Part One – For the Alumni of Mapa High). Retrieved from https://cjpanganiban.com/2014/02/23/safeguard-liberty-conquer-poverty-share-prosperity/ Panganiban, A.V. (2012). To a Higher Level. Retrieved from https://cjpanganiban.com/2012/09/19/to-a-higher-level/ Panganiban, A.V. (2012). A Matter of Legal Philosophy. Retrieved from https://cjpanganiban.com/2011/08/05/a-matter-of-legal-philosophy/ Panganiban, A.V. (2012). Towards a Just World Society. Retrieved from…

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Liberty and Prosperity towards a People-Centered Approach

By: Ma. Vida Malaya M. Villarico Polytechnic University of the Philippines   Changing places has been one way to see hidden things in the world.1 Liberty and prosperity are universal concepts. Both are grand narratives in their own right encompassing philosophical borders. But universalities are not ends themselves. In a social context, the concepts of liberty and prosperity evolve depending on the platform one stands in, on the lens one sees through, on the position one stands for. We live in a society with deep-rooted injustices interwoven in different dimensions of our identity not only in the economic structures but…

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Liberty and Prosperity – The Puzzle Pieces to the Rule of Law

By: Althea A. Vergara University of San Carlos             The philosophy of the Foundation is the safeguarding of liberty and nurturing of prosperity under the rule of law. To be able to comprehend this philosophy, allow me to break down the statement. Safeguarding of liberty           The common notion is, liberty is about being able to do just about anything, but that is not what liberty actually means. Liberty is the state of being free within society from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority on one's behaviour or political views1. In simpler…

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TALES OF A DREAMER: Revisiting My Stories on Liberty, Prosperity, and Hope

By: Jose Angelo C. Tiglao De La Salle University   “We all want to change the world for the better. But the person who prayed must be emulated. He said, ‘God, preserve this country, and begin with me.” - Miriam Defensor-Santiago (2016) If there is one lesson in life which I kept close to my heart, it would be that if one would dream to change the world, the change must begin with him. What is the dream? Well, beyond wanting to become a lawyer, I have always wanted to help change and improve our legal system. I want Filipinos…

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The Hoist of Justice: Elevating Prosperity with the Weight of Liberty

By: George Mariano A. Soriano University of the Philippines   “The best way to conquer poverty, to create wealth and to share prosperity is to unleash the entrepreneurial genius of people by granting them the freedom and the tools to help themselves and society.[1]”- Chief Justice Artemio Panganiban   I. Why a Hoist? For the longest time, members of the legal community and the public at large ascribe the mechanics of justice to a scale. In discussing the idea of liberty and prosperity, Chief Justice Panganiban states that “eventually and inevitably, all the peoples of the world need and deserve…

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RULE OF LAW: The Way & The Light

By: Julienne Therese V. Salvacion San Beda University - Manila             The sun has risen. The coffee is brewing. It is a brand new day and the newspaper is waiting. Flipping through the pages, catching the headlines, reading the columns and wondering: what is happening? Several sunrises ahead, the newspapers now are contained in the four corners of technological device where pages are no longer flipped but instead, scrolled up and down. Little taps here and there and the news would instantly pop out. Technology is indeed spectacular. It is amazing how what used to…

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Leaving a Trail Towards Liberty and Prosperity for the Filipinos

By: Jun Dexter H. Rojas Polytechnic University of the Philippines             What would we do without freedom? Perhaps the best way to appreciate the meaning of a concept is to imagine life without it. Imagine life without cellular phones or the internet or electricity. Certainly, feelings of discomfort, anxiety and even fear are quick to come in. Now imagine living in a society without human rights, without liberty, where rule of law is absent and fear reigns supreme. A deep sense of helplessness is sure to touch one’s soul.           Filipinos…

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Realigning with the Essentials: The Fundamental Duties in the Legal Profession

By: Nigel Carmelo Q. Reago De La Salle University   Safeguarding Liberty and Nurturing Prosperity under the Rule of Law           The legal profession has been sometimes referred to as the oldest profession and it has taken various forms throughout time – from the representatives of the kin group in ancient Greece, the legal advisors and advocates of 5th and 6th century Rome, the barristers of England during the Middle Ages and Post-Medieval period, and the lawyers as we know today.1           The practice of law, as a progressive science, continuously develops…

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“Breaking the Barriers of Society and Holding the Fort of Law for Liberty and Prosperity”

By: Josiah David F. Quising Far Eastern University             Through passing eras and changing times, the definition of liberty has been clouded by different ideologies. At one point, it merely meant the opposite of being in chains; for some, it was equality; for others, it was to do anything as they pleased without external opposition. For me, true liberty is the ability to do what is right and prosperity is the product of its utilization. Liberty is not a single right, but a bundle of rights that cannot be dissected or invoked in isolation. A…

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