Forums in San Carlos and San Beda
Dean Joan Sarausos-Largo of the University of San Carlos College of Law

Forums in San Carlos and San Beda

By: Artemio V. Panganiban First published by the Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:08 AM October 21, 2018 Last Wednesday, I spoke in two legal forums. The first was at the top-notch School of Law and Governance of the University of San Carlos in Cebu, where I seconded Dean Joan S. Largo’s pivotal lecture on how our economic rights trumpeted by the 1987 Constitution can be enforced by the judiciary. Having just returned from a “learning visit on clinical education” in the United States, the young and energetic dean, one of the 13 holders of the “Chief Justice Panganiban Professorial Chairs on Liberty…

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How the SC can advance the principles of Liberty and Prosperity

On May 12, 2018, newly-appointed professorial chair holder Dean Gemy Lito L. Festin of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines College of Law delivered his very first lecture titled “Tutelary Rules Principle’ as Legal Tool for Easing Economic Rights’ Access to Justice in the Philippines”. For finally bringing the FLP philosophy into the PUP limelight, Dean Festin garnered positive reactions and accolades from students and faculty alike. Dean Festin’s lecture revolved around the present condition of access to justice concerning the enforceability of Constitutionally-guaranteed economic rights in the Philippine legal system. According to him, for the longest time, the legal…

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Wanted Writ of Prosperity
Retired Chief Justice Artemio V. Panganiban and Dean Gemy Lito L. Festin with PUP College of Law students

Wanted Writ of Prosperity

* Transcript of the extemporaneous Closing Remarks delivered by retired Chief Justice ARTEMIO V. PANGANIBAN after the Public Lecture of Polytechnic University of the Philippines Law Dean Gemy Lito L. Festin held on May 12, 2018 at the Bulwagang Bonifacio, A. Mabini Campus, PUP, Anonas Street, Sta. Mesa, Manila.   I have three points to share tonight. First, let me congratulate Dean Gemy Lito L. Festin, our featured chair holder of the Chief Justice Panganiban Professorial Chairs on Liberty and Prosperity, for his innovative and well-researched piece titled “Tutelary Rules Principle as Legal Tool for Easing Economic Rights’ Access to Justice in…

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The FLP Awards 21 Law Scholarships and Declares Winners in Dissertation Contest
Legal Scholarship Program Awardees for SY 2017-2018 with Ms. Elizabeth T. Alba of TYKFI, Acting Chief Justice Antonio T. Carpio, and retired Chief Justice Artemio V. Panganiban

The FLP Awards 21 Law Scholarships and Declares Winners in Dissertation Contest

PRESS RELEASE   The Foundation for Liberty and Prosperity awarded recently the winners and finalists of its 2017-2018 Dissertation Writing Contest and 21 scholars under its 2017-2018 Legal Scholarship Program at the Ateneo Professional Schools Auditorium in Rockwell Center, Makati City. As Guest of Honor and Speaker, Acting Chief Justice Antonio T. Carpio commended all the awardees as “future legal warriors of the Philippines who will defend our national territory and maritime zones, not in the mountains, skies or high seas, but in the courtrooms at The Hague and Hamburg.” (Full text of his message titled “A Culture of Respect…

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Equality of rights to liberty and prosperity
Awarding of the First Place in the Dissertation Writing Contest, Raphael Pangalangan

Equality of rights to liberty and prosperity

By: Artemio V. Panganiban First published by the Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:12 AM April 01, 2018 As a way of commemorating Christian resurrection and liberation from earthly afflictions today, Easter Sunday, let me turn to the award-winning treatise of Raphael Lorenzo Pangalangan pleading for equal legal treatment of the rights to prosperity with those of liberty. Scholarly treatise. Written in elegant, authoritative and scholarly legalese, the 47-page treatise, fortified by 248 footnotes, won the first place (P300,000 cash plus a plaque of recognition) in the first “Dissertation Writing Contest” sponsored by the Foundation for Liberty and Prosperity (FLP), with funding from…

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Liabilities of internet intermediaries

By: Artemio V. Panganiban First published by the Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:06 AM March 25, 2018 During the last hearing conducted by the Senate committee on public information chaired by Sen. Grace Poe, the liability for fake news of internet intermediaries was taken up. Active and passive. The discussion reminded me of the treatise of Tess Marie P. Tan, which was adjudged second place (and won P200,000 and a plaque of recognition) in the recent “Dissertation Writing Contest” sponsored by the Foundation for Liberty and Prosperity (FLP) with funding from Ayala Corp. and the cooperation of the Philippine Association of Law…

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Constitutionality of joint explorations in WPS
Legal Scholarship Program SY 2017-2018 Applicant Interview

Constitutionality of joint explorations in WPS

By: Artemio V. Panganiban First published by the Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:06 AM March 11, 2018 To avoid problems with China in extracting the natural resources of the Philippines in the West Philippine Sea, Secretary Harry Roque Jr., proposed “joint exploration agreements” with Chinese-owned companies, as had been done by Vietnam and Brunei, saying these agreements have been upheld in La Bugal-B’laan vs Ramos (Dec. 1, 2004). Control by the state. Au contraire, Acting Chief Justice (ACJ) Antonio T. Carpio opined in an interview that La Bugal referred only to land extractions, not to those in water. He added that any…

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Acting Chief Justice Carpio to Award 21 FLP Law Scholars
Legal Scholarship Program SY 2017-2018 Applicant Interview

Acting Chief Justice Carpio to Award 21 FLP Law Scholars

Acting Chief Justice Antonio T. Carpio will be the guest of honor and speaker during the Awarding Ceremonies of 21 law scholars of the Foundation for Liberty and Prosperity (FLP) and the Tan Yan Kee Foundation (TYKF) to be held on March 23, 2018 at the Ateneo de Manila in Rockwell Center, Makati. Of the 21 scholarships, ten (10) are for 3rd year and eleven (11) are for 4th year law students as follows: (for third year) Leo Francis Abot (Ateneo de Manila), John Anthony Almerino (University of San Carlos), Arvin Paolo Cortez (Ateneo de Manila), Mikael Gabrielle Ilao (University…

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Federal-presidential vs hybrid system
Place cards for the Legal Scholarship Program Board of Judges SY 2017-2018

Federal-presidential vs hybrid system

By: Artemio V. Panganiban First published by the Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:12 AM March 04, 2018 As its first major decision, the Consultative Committee (Con-Com) formed by President Duterte to review the 1987 Constitution chose the “federal-presidential” system over the “hybrid semi-presidential” scheme by a vote of 11-7. Contrary to PDP-Laban. Similar to our current unitary setup, the winning system calls for a tripartite separation of legislative, executive and judicial powers with a nationally elected president and vice president. And—similar to that in the United States—it has a secondary layer of regions or “states” exercising authority over local governance including state…

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FLP Announces 2017 Dissertation Contest Winners

The Foundation for Liberty and Prosperity (FLP) is pleased to announce that Raphael Lorenzo A. Pangalangan, a graduate student of the Oxford University and the University of the Philippines (UP), won the first prize in the FLP Dissertation Contest. The son of International Criminal Court Judge Raul C. Pangalangan and UP Law Professor Elizabeth A. Pangalangan, he won P300,000 cash and a plaque of recognition for his entry: “Enforcing Liberty and Prosperity through the Courts of Law: A Shift in Legal Thought from Juridification to Judicialization”. Copping the second place is Tess Marie P. Tan, senior law student of the…

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