ALS commemorates Phil. National Law Week

September 27, 2018
ALS commemorates Philippine National Law Week
 
The Ateneo Law School commemorated Philippine National Law Week on September 17 to 21, 2018. The week opened with a simple awarding ceremony where Chairman Emerson B. Aquende, accompanied by Commissioner Abelardo T. Domondon, gave the Law School a token of recognition for its excellent performance in the 2017 Bar Examinations.
 
(from left to right) Former ALS Dean Sedfrey M. Candelaria and current Dean Jose Maria G. Hofileña receive a token of recognition from LEB Chairman Aquende and Commissioner Domondon.
(from left to right) Former ALS Dean Sedfrey M. Candelaria and current Dean Jose Maria G. Hofileña receive a token of recognition from LEB Chairman Aquende and Commissioner Domondon.

The Law School hosted various activities leading up to Law Week, including the launch of Teehankee Center for the Rule of Law’s Centenary Lecture Series held on August 28. Gracing the launch as the keynote speaker was Retired Associate Justice Antonio Eduardo Nachura, member of President Rodrigo Duterte’s Charter Change Consultative Committee, who lectured on the Proposed Federal Constitution. 
 
On September 5, 2018, the Ateneo Human Rights Center (“AHRC”), together with the Makati chapter of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines held a forum entitled “Know Your Rights: Searches, Arrests, and Seizures” to educate the public and refresh other lawyers’ knowledge about what to do should they face being searched or arrested, or their properties be seized.
 
On September 12, the Fr. Bernas Center for Continuing Legal Education was formally launched into the restructured Fr. Bernas Institute. The partnership between the Law School and the Energy Regulatory Commission Academy also officially commenced. 
 
During Law Week itself, several classes spent an hour with their class advisers reflecting on themes in line with the week-long celebration, such as the rule of law, role of law students and lawyers in nation-building, law school life, and student welfare.
 
 Block 4-B spends time with their class advisers, Assoc. Dean Maita Chan-Gonzaga and Atty. Benjie Lerma (standing on either side of the monitor), reflecting on law school life and student welfare
Block 4-B spends time with their class advisers, Assoc. Dean Maita Chan-Gonzaga and Atty. Benjie Lerma (standing on either side of the monitor), reflecting on law school life and student welfare

On Law Day, September 19, the noon and evening masses were offered in celebration of National Law Week.  A mass was also offered on September 21 celebrated by Fr. Artemio N. Ferrer, S.J., and sponsored by Block 1-D with prayers of intercession for the country’s leaders to uphold justice and the rule of law.
 
Block 1-D with Fr. Artemio N. Ferrer, S.J. (2nd row, 3rd from left) and their class adviser, Atty. Patty Sison-Arroyo (2nd row, 2nd from left), pose for a photo in front of the Chapel of St. Thomas More after sponsoring the mass on September 21
Block 1-D with Fr. Artemio N. Ferrer, S.J. (2nd row, 3rd from left) and their class adviser, Atty. Patty Sison-Arroyo (2nd row, 2nd from left), pose for a photo in front of the Chapel of St. Thomas More after sponsoring the mass on September 21
 
As a fitting end to the week, AHRC commemorated the Declaration of Martial Law on September 21 with an exhibit entitled “Never Again” which featured Ateneans who suffered and became victims of torture, extra judicial killings, and enforced disappearances during the regime. A video presentation was also included to tell viewers of the Filipino people's journey and struggles during that violent and turbulent period. The exhibit aimed to serve as a call for vigilance against historical revisionism, abuses of government, and human rights violations.
 
“Never Again” is AHRC’s call in its exhibit displaying videos and photos of the victims of the Martial law regime.
 
Names of the victims of Martial Law lay strewn on a black shroud reminiscent of their suffering, disappearance, and death during the dark era
Names of the victims of Martial Law lay strewn on a black shroud reminiscent of their suffering, disappearance, and death during the dark era

Presidential Proclamation No. 640, series of 1995 declared the third week of September every year as Philippine National Week Law and Presidential Proclamation No. 1477, series of 1975 declared September 19 of every year as Law Day.
 

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  • ALS commemorates Phil. National Law Week
    Thursday, September 27, 2018
    ALS commemorates Philippine National Law Week
     
    The Ateneo Law School commemorated Philippine National Law Week on September 17 to 21, 2018. The week opened with a simple awarding ceremony where Chairman Emerson B. Aquende, accompanied by Commissioner Abelardo T. Domondon, gave the Law School a token of recognition for its excellent performance in the 2017 Bar Examinations.
     
    (from left to right) Former ALS Dean Sedfrey M. Candelaria and current Dean Jose Maria G. Hofileña receive a token of recognition from LEB Chairman Aquende and Commissioner Domondon.
    (from left to right) Former ALS Dean Sedfrey M. Candelaria and current Dean Jose Maria G. Hofileña receive a token of recognition from LEB Chairman Aquende and Commissioner Domondon.

    The Law School hosted various activities leading up to Law Week, including the launch of Teehankee Center for the Rule of Law’s Centenary Lecture Series held on August 28. Gracing the launch as the keynote speaker was Retired Associate Justice Antonio Eduardo Nachura, member of President Rodrigo Duterte’s Charter Change Consultative Committee, who lectured on the Proposed Federal Constitution. 
     
    On September 5, 2018, the Ateneo Human Rights Center (“AHRC”), together with the Makati chapter of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines held a forum entitled “Know Your Rights: Searches, Arrests, and Seizures” to educate the public and refresh other lawyers’ knowledge about what to do should they face being searched or arrested, or their properties be seized.
     
    On September 12, the Fr. Bernas Center for Continuing Legal Education was formally launched into the restructured Fr. Bernas Institute. The partnership between the Law School and the Energy Regulatory Commission Academy also officially commenced. 
     
    During Law Week itself, several classes spent an hour with their class advisers reflecting on themes in line with the week-long celebration, such as the rule of law, role of law students and lawyers in nation-building, law school life, and student welfare.
     
     Block 4-B spends time with their class advisers, Assoc. Dean Maita Chan-Gonzaga and Atty. Benjie Lerma (standing on either side of the monitor), reflecting on law school life and student welfare
    Block 4-B spends time with their class advisers, Assoc. Dean Maita Chan-Gonzaga and Atty. Benjie Lerma (standing on either side of the monitor), reflecting on law school life and student welfare

    On Law Day, September 19, the noon and evening masses were offered in celebration of National Law Week.  A mass was also offered on September 21 celebrated by Fr. Artemio N. Ferrer, S.J., and sponsored by Block 1-D with prayers of intercession for the country’s leaders to uphold justice and the rule of law.
     
    Block 1-D with Fr. Artemio N. Ferrer, S.J. (2nd row, 3rd from left) and their class adviser, Atty. Patty Sison-Arroyo (2nd row, 2nd from left), pose for a photo in front of the Chapel of St. Thomas More after sponsoring the mass on September 21
    Block 1-D with Fr. Artemio N. Ferrer, S.J. (2nd row, 3rd from left) and their class adviser, Atty. Patty Sison-Arroyo (2nd row, 2nd from left), pose for a photo in front of the Chapel of St. Thomas More after sponsoring the mass on September 21
     
    As a fitting end to the week, AHRC commemorated the Declaration of Martial Law on September 21 with an exhibit entitled “Never Again” which featured Ateneans who suffered and became victims of torture, extra judicial killings, and enforced disappearances during the regime. A video presentation was also included to tell viewers of the Filipino people's journey and struggles during that violent and turbulent period. The exhibit aimed to serve as a call for vigilance against historical revisionism, abuses of government, and human rights violations.
     
    “Never Again” is AHRC’s call in its exhibit displaying videos and photos of the victims of the Martial law regime.
     
    Names of the victims of Martial Law lay strewn on a black shroud reminiscent of their suffering, disappearance, and death during the dark era
    Names of the victims of Martial Law lay strewn on a black shroud reminiscent of their suffering, disappearance, and death during the dark era

    Presidential Proclamation No. 640, series of 1995 declared the third week of September every year as Philippine National Week Law and Presidential Proclamation No. 1477, series of 1975 declared September 19 of every year as Law Day.