Future lawyers encouraged to do good deeds

May 23, 2016

Speaking before an audience comprising future lawyers, Ateneo Law School (ALS) alumnus and Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) head Hans Cacdac stressed the importance of being an ‘advocate of deeds.”

POEA Administrator Hans Cacdac

“It’s one thing to be firm, strong and but strong moral values but you don’t have to suck at your job. You can be better at being an anti-corruption advocate if you are good at your job at the same time. The way to show this is by deeds and not just by words,” Cacdac said.

The POEA administrator delivered the keynote address at the 2016 Legal Ethics Symposium  Hurdling Temptations: The Battle of Lawyers held on May 19, 2016 at the Ateneo Professional Schools camps in Rockwell, Makati City.

Cacdac emphasized the need to “challenge oneself to do good.” His line of work, he said, requires him to engage with multi-lateral sectors and various governments where temptations abound. It is important, Cacdac said, to develop an inner self-control.

“As long as we are tempted to do things to strive for external successes, we have to keep finding out ways to battle ourselves,” he said.

Cacdac was joined by another Atenean - Atty. Maita Chan-Gonzaga in a Q & A portion of the event. Chan-Gonzaga, a former commissioner of the Presidential Commission on Good Government, echoed Cacdac’s belief to keep one’s integrity intact.

Atty. Maita Chan - Gonzaga

“At the end of the day, whatever the career you’re into, that’s really the goal – to do good,” she said.

The 2016 Legal Ethics Symposium was organized by Block C of Ateneo Law School’s class of 2018.

 

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  • Future lawyers encouraged to do good deeds
    Monday, May 23, 2016

    Speaking before an audience comprising future lawyers, Ateneo Law School (ALS) alumnus and Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) head Hans Cacdac stressed the importance of being an ‘advocate of deeds.”

    POEA Administrator Hans Cacdac

    “It’s one thing to be firm, strong and but strong moral values but you don’t have to suck at your job. You can be better at being an anti-corruption advocate if you are good at your job at the same time. The way to show this is by deeds and not just by words,” Cacdac said.

    The POEA administrator delivered the keynote address at the 2016 Legal Ethics Symposium  Hurdling Temptations: The Battle of Lawyers held on May 19, 2016 at the Ateneo Professional Schools camps in Rockwell, Makati City.

    Cacdac emphasized the need to “challenge oneself to do good.” His line of work, he said, requires him to engage with multi-lateral sectors and various governments where temptations abound. It is important, Cacdac said, to develop an inner self-control.

    “As long as we are tempted to do things to strive for external successes, we have to keep finding out ways to battle ourselves,” he said.

    Cacdac was joined by another Atenean - Atty. Maita Chan-Gonzaga in a Q & A portion of the event. Chan-Gonzaga, a former commissioner of the Presidential Commission on Good Government, echoed Cacdac’s belief to keep one’s integrity intact.

    Atty. Maita Chan - Gonzaga

    “At the end of the day, whatever the career you’re into, that’s really the goal – to do good,” she said.

    The 2016 Legal Ethics Symposium was organized by Block C of Ateneo Law School’s class of 2018.