Wash Sycip, Chito Tagle and the FLP (With Due Respect Column)

By: Chief Justice Artemio V. Panganiban, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, FLP Column printed in the Philippine Daily Inquirer, October 15, 2017   Unknown to many, the business icon Washington SyCip, who passed on last week at 96, cherished a bond with the relatively young (59) archbishop of Manila, Luis Antonio Cardinal “Chito” Tagle. A mystery and a blessing. Wash whispered to me more than once, “Cardinal Chito Tagle is the most brilliant Catholic I have ever met. He is an intellectual giant, but beyond that, he is humble, prayerful and compassionate. He truly loves and cares for the…

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PCNC Conducts Evaluation Visit for FLP
Pres. Evelyn Dumdum, Exec. Director Martin Angelo Esguerra, Raymond Mercado, and Angela Feria, who participated in the moot court competition sponsored by the Foundation.

PCNC Conducts Evaluation Visit for FLP

On 23 August 2016, the Philippine Council for NGO Certification (PCNC), a private organization tasked to certify non-profit organizations that were able to comply with the established minimum requirements and criteria for financial management and accountability, visited the Foundation for Liberty and Prosperity (FLP) vis-à-vis our application for renewal of accreditation.  Last year, the Foundation was given a one (1)-year accreditation and we are hoping that this year we will be given a three (3) or five (5)-year accreditation by the PCNC Board. The evaluators from PCNC were Atty. Emma G. Juralbal (Team Chairperson for Financial Management and Administration), Ms.…

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Ateneo School of Law Holds Second Moot Court Competition

To cap his second term as Professorial Chair Holder, Dean Sedfrey M. Candelaria organized "The 2014 Chief Justice Artemio V. Paganiban - Liberty & Prosperity Public International Law Moot Court Competition" from March 4 to 5, 2014 at the Justitia Hall of the Ateneo Law School, Rockwell Center. The debate, which centered on "The State of Asioya v. The Kingdom of Raepinosa: Concerning the Events Related to Dereez and Lexseia" as main topic, was conducted in lieu of a public lecture by the esteemed Dean with the active participation of the St. Thomas More: Society of Advocates. The championship round (March 5, 2014) was judged…

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Should the Economic Provisions of the 1987 Constitution be Amended?

The University of San Carlos (USC) School of Law and Governance and the University of Santo Tomas (UST) Faculty of Civil Law engaged in a formal debate in Cebu on August 20, 2013. The event was spearheaded by FLP chair holder Atty. Joan Sarausos-Largo, Dean of the USC School of Law and Governance and hosted by the USC, at its CAFA Theatre. With the goal of arguing for or against the amending or removal of the economic restrictions held by the 1987 Philippine Constitution, the main argument tackled House Bill No. 1, which "seeks to revise the pertinent economic provisions of 1987…

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CJ Panganiban Awarded by the Teehankee Center For The Rule of Law

The Claudio Teehankee Center for the Rule of Law conferred the 2013 Rule of Law Award to retired Chief Justice Artemio V. Panganiban on 18 April 2013—same day as the public lecture of PhilJA's Chancellor Adolfo S. Azcuna—at the Ateneo Professional Schools in Rockwell. Retired Chief Justice Hilario G. Davide, Jr. presented the award, while Ambassador Manuel A.J. Teehankee delivered a short thank-you message. Given on the 95th birth anniversary of Chief Justice Teehankee, the  21st  Chief Justice was cited  for his exemplary public service culminating in his leadership of the whole Philippine Judiciary, for his lifelong commitment and service to…

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Ateneo School of Law Holds Debate

Spearheaded by Professorial Chair Holder Dean Sedfrey M. Candelaria, the Ateneo Law School held the first ever Chief Justice Artemio V. Panganiban Liberty & Prosperity Debate (Finals) on March 13, 2013 at the Justitia Hall of the Ateneo Law School, Rockwell Center. The debate was conducted in lieu of a formal lecture by Dean Candelaria, and served as an engaging follow-through of his lecture—this time letting the students take the lead in understanding the judicial philosophy of Liberty and Prosperity under the Rule of Law. The purpose of the debate finals was to thresh out the constitutionality of the  Aurora Pacific Economic…

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Professorial Chairs Program Launched

The Foundation for Liberty and Prosperity formally launched the ten “Chief Justice Panganiban Professorial Chairs on Liberty and Prosperity” on September 18, 2012 at the Metrobank Auditorium, Metrobank Plaza, Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati, with Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P. A. Sereno as guest of honor and speaker. Seven of the ten recipients received their “Certificates of Entitlement” and “Plaques of Recognition” from Chief Justice Sereno, Chief Justice Artemio V. Panganiban, Dr. George S. K, Ty (Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Metrobank Foundation which co-sponsored the project) and Mr. Jose Maria Lim (President, Metro Pacific Investments Corporation, the…

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Launching Ceremonies of Professorial Chairs Program

Formal Launching Ceremonies for the 10 "Chief Justice Artemio V. Panganiban Professorial Chairs on Liberty and Prosperity", held on September 18, 2012 at the Meralco Auditorium, Makati City. (Official video coverage) READ MORE

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Why Liberty & Prosperity? (ANC Interview)

What can a long-term serving Chief Justice do to help the economy's stability? And, beyond stability, what can the Sereno-court do to become business-friendly? More intriguing questions like these were answered during the exclusive interview with Retired Chief Justice Panganiban at ANC's "Inside Business" program where he discussed in detail the  judicial philosophy of "Liberty and Prosperity Under the Rule of Law", with Coco Alcuaz as anchor. http://youtu.be/1FpV0-gL6BM *video courtesy of the ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC)

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A Musical Celebrating Retired Chief Justice Panganiban’s “Ageless Passion”

AGELESS PASSION pictures the life and works of Chief Justice Artemio V. Panganiban in a vibrant bio-musicale that captures meaningful moments and important milestones from his childhood to his professional life, capping in a spirited ensemble portraying his visionary chief justiceship and enduring passion to serve the country. Staging a lively and talented cast including family members and theater figures, as well as featuring the Manila Symphony Orchestra and original music by the “maestro” Ryan Cayabyab, the musicale celebrates the vision and works a man who selflessly strived for his family as a young newsboy, his fellow students as a…

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