Human rights, adoption and surrogacy

By: Artemio V. Panganiban First published by the Philippine Daily Inquirer / 09:08 AM April 21, 2019 Riveting and comprehensive was the lecture on human rights, adoption and surrogacy of professor Elizabeth A. Pangalangan, one of the 15 holders of the Chief Justice Panganiban Professorial Chairs on Liberty and Prosperity, held recently at UP Diliman. Her scholarly, eloquently delivered thesis focused on this: Adoption and surrogacy are, at the outset, parent-centric and are usually contracted by, and for the benefit of, the adopters and the commissioning parents to satisfy their craving for parenthood and family love. Eventually and doctrinally, however, courts…

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Parents and Children: When Law and Technology Unbundle Traditional Identities
Professor Elizabeth Aguiling-Pangalangan

Parents and Children: When Law and Technology Unbundle Traditional Identities

" examining the intense aspiration of parents and children to attain both liberty and prosperity and how this affects traditional identities and rights within the family " Professor Elizabeth Aguiling-Pangalangan, Holder of the Chief Justice Panganiban Professorial Chair on Liberty and Prosperity delivered her paper – Parents and Children: When Law and Technology Unbundle Traditional Identities – on March 28, 2019 at the 1st Floor Lecture Room, Bocobo Hall, UP Law Center, University of the Philippines - Diliman, Quezon City. Professor Pangalangan’s paper explores how civil, political, economic, social, and cultural rights impact on women and children in two particular legal…

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A Remarkable and Riveting Lecture
Retired Chief Justice Artemio V. Panganiban

A Remarkable and Riveting Lecture

* Closing remarks of Retired Chief Justice ARTEMIO V. PANGANIBAN after the Lecture of UP Professor Elizabeth Aguiling-Pangalangan, a holder of the CJ Panganiban Professorial Chairs on Liberty and Prosperity, held on March 28, 2019 at the First Floor Lecture Room, Bocobo Hall, UP Law Center, UP Diliman, Quezon City on “Parents and Children: When Law and Technology Unbundle Traditional Identities.”     Congratulations to Prof. Beth Pangalangan for her impressive, awesome and absorbing lecture. Scholarly prepared and eloquently delivered, it was indeed one of the best lectures I have ever heard in a long time. It makes me want…

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FLP receives the PEACE Award from Metrobank Foundation
The Metrobank PEACE Award to FLP

FLP receives the PEACE Award from Metrobank Foundation

Metrobank Foundation conferred on the Foundation for Liberty and Prosperity the Partner in Empowerment, Advocacy, and Commitment to Excellence (PEACE) Award during its 40th Anniversary Celebration on February 21, 2019. The PEACE Award is a recognition given to a select group of institutions that mirrors the Metrobank Foundation’s commitment to uplifting the lives of the least in society and recognizing the best in society.    

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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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Way to a Happy, Free and Prosperous Society
Retired Chief Justice Artemio V. Panganiban

Way to a Happy, Free and Prosperous Society

Remarks delivered by Retired Chief Justice ARTEMIO V. PANGANIBAN in response to the lecture delivered by Joan S. Largo, Dean of the University of San Carlos School of Law and Governance and President of the Philippine Association of Law Schools on October 17, 2018 at the Buttenbruch Hall of the University of San Carlos, Cebu City.   Let me begin by saying how amazed I am that just a few days after Dean Joan S. Largo arrived from, to quote her, “a learning visit on clinical education” in the United States, she was ready with a scholarly and authoritative lecture,…

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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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No Right is inherently superior to another Right

Silliman University College of Law Dean Mikhail Lee L. Maxino's “Right to Life, Liberty, Property: A Seamless Trilogy to Prosperity” public lecture was the first FLP-sponsored event held in Mindanao. A Master of Laws in Environmental Law (Dalhousie University, Canada) graduate and environmental law expert, Dean Maxino organized his lecture on November 26, 2014—a year after the super typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda devastated the south of the Philippines. Dean Maxino's lecture threshed out the principle of indivisibility of human rights, and put forward the main argument that "no right is inherently superior to another; they are all of equal importance.” In other words, a hierarchy of rights would…

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Will the ASEAN integration help revitalize our legal system?

Dean Joan Sarausos-Largo weighed into current discussions regarding the ASEAN Integration 2015, and expounded on how this regionalization and collective identity building process can ideally foster liberty and prosperity under the rule of law. Delivering a speech in Cebu City on September 11, 2014 , the University of San Carlos (USC) School of Law and Governance Dean captivated an audience comprised of USC law students and faculty, as well as esteemed guests including FLP Chairman and retired Chief Justice Artemio V. Panganiban, retired Chief Justice Hilario G. Davide Jr., President Aniceto M. Sobrepeña of the Metrobank Foundation, FLP President Evelyn T. Dumdum, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)…

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