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LESSONS LEARNED FROM LITIGATION EXPERIENCE: A Talk by Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo

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by Edcarl Realiza Cagandahan, LlB-II “Learn to think quickly on your toes,” said Mayor Felipe Antonio “Ipe” Remollo, a renowned lawyer and politician as he shared his experiences and gave a handful of tips as a former law practitioner in Manila with the aspiring lawyers of Dumaguete City last December 12, 2017, from 3:00pm to 5:00pm at the Justice Venancio D. Aldecoa Moot Court, College of Law, Silliman University, in his talk entitled “Lessons Learned from Litigation Experience”. The said forum was spearheaded by Atty. Mikhail Lee Maxino, the director of the Dr. Jovito R. Salonga Center for Law and Development, and was well participated in by the students enrolled in the College of Law of Negros Oriental State University (NORSU), College of Law and Jurisprudence of Foundation University, and the College of Law of Silliman University. Mayor Remollo began his lecture with a question that every freshman law student…

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Tinago Lecture

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The Dr. Jovito R. Salonga Center for Law and Development provided a free seminar on relevant legal topics last  September 20, 2017 at Barangay Tinago, Dumaguete City. Topics included in the lecture were the following: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Katarungang Pambarangay , RA 9262- VAWC, Libel/Defamation, and RA 9165-Comprehensive Drugs Act of 2002. Volunteers from Foundation University College of Law and Jurisprudence namely Niñanne Nicole Balbuena, Chad Ian Rubio and Neapolle Fleur Blanco tackled on the Alternative Dispute Resolution. On the other hand,  Cristine Joy Jagodilla, Ian Blanco and  Myrna Obus from Negros Oriental State University College of Law gave a talk on the basics of Katarungang Pambarangay. Moreover, volunteers Anna Katrina Tan and Ceres Margaret Mangibin explained the RA 9262 – Violence Against Women and Their Children (VAWC). Adrian Vidal discussed Libel/Defamation while Joanne Cole Chua expounded on Marriage and its Requisites.  Edcarl Cagandahan emphasized the value of RA 9165-…

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Of Case Files and Tayukok

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The brown and black wooden-inspired room,—wooden chairs, wooden table, walls made of wood alternated with tinted glass— a framed painting on one side plus the gentle hum of the air conditioner gives a relaxing ambience so opposite of what I’m feeling. Seated comfortably on the black chair/recliner behind the desk is not just any ordinary man. He was the same person who landed 12th during the 1986

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JSCLD Orientation

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The Dr. Jovito R. Salonga Center for Law and Development (Salonga Center) was off to a great start as it had its Grand Orientation for its new recruits last July 6th, 2017 at the Justice Venancio D. Aldecoa, Jr. Moot Court, College of Law, Silliman University. The orientation was organized by the Sophomore law students/volunteers of the College of Law of Silliman University.

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Celebrating the Season of Giving

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Celebrating the Season of Giving: the 2017 Outreach Program at Sto. Niño Children’s Home Foundation, Incorporated Norwegian Nobel Prize winner Sigrid Undset said in one of her pieces said, “And when we give each other Christmas gifts in His name, let us remember that He has given us the sun and the moon and the stars, and the earth with its forests and mountains and oceans — and all that lives and move upon them. He has given us all green things and everything that blossoms and bears fruit and all that we quarrel about and all that we have misused — and to save us from our foolishness, from all our sins, He came down to earth and gave us Himself.” One of the many joys of Christmas is the season of giving. Last December 15, 2016, the volunteers (1st to 4th year law students of Silliman University) of…

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Memorial Service of Senator Jovito Salonga

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Dr. Jovito Salonga memorial service was held on August 24 at the Udarbe Chapel in Silliman University. During the service, words of welcome were given by Silliman University president Dr. Ben S. Malayang III. Among those who came to pay tribute were Ms. Melanie Doromal, Dr. Angel C. Alcala, and Dr. Salonga’s son, Esteban Fernando Salonga. The service commemorated Dr. Salonga’s contribution to the society as a war veteran during the World War II, a scholar of law in Harvard, a survivor during the Plaza Miranda bombing, a freedom fighter combating against Ferdidand Marcos’ administration, a statesman and an educator. Estaban Salonga delivered an inspirational eulogy on how Dr. Salonga is as a father and a public servant. One of the highlights of his political career was gaining a position as Senate President. He was also a recipient of the Ramon Magsaysay Award for government service. Benjamin Salonga, his elder…

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Salonga partners with city for emergency hotline

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A central emergency number is currently in the works for Dumaguete City with the ordinance now on its second reading. The proposed ordinance seeks to establish a central number where emergency calls will be forwarded to the concerned agencies like the fire department, police, and hospitals for faster response. Last August 4, 2016, the Salonga Center invited various representatives from the local government and non-government organizations to discuss the implementation of the ordinance if approved. According to City Councilor Manuel Arbon, one of the drafters of the ordinance, the responding units would still work under their own guidelines, but the only difference is the central number. The group suggested that the Incident Command System (ICS) training would be conducted for all the responding units together to help them be more familiar with one another in case of large-scale emergencies. Salonga Center Director, Atty. Mikhail Lee L. Maxino, also proposed that…

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The $10,000 Car Ride

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The $10,000 Car Ride Good relations with strangers sometimes pay off By Alex Pal –Dumaguete City Founder’s day was one of those busy times at the Silliman University in Dumaguete City in August last year when law professor Mikhail Lee L. Maxino and his wife Inday saw visiting alumnus Rolando V. del Carmen. A distinguished professor of criminal justice at the Sam Houston University in Texas, Del Carmen was about to board a tricycle back to his hotel. Maxino called out to him, introduced himself and offered to drive him to his place. That was the last time they saw or heard each other. Or was it? Maxino , former Dean of the SU College of Law, was soon named first director of the newly created Dr. Jovito R. Salonga Center for Law and Development on campus. Part of his job was to look for funds to sustain the center’s…

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SU College of Law Concludes 80th Year with First Hooding and Awards Ceremony

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To cap its 80th year celebration, the Silliman University College of Law presented this school year’s candidates for graduation during its very first Hooding and Awards Ceremony held last March 19 at the Cyber Lecture Hall of the Instructional Media and Technology Center. Batch 2016 is sixteen strong. They are: Jose Realito Alalong Acas II, Reynil Cata-al Arcide, Rowtir John de Leon Banquerigo, Arman Camero Catacutan, Micah Stefan Bastasa Dagaerag, Gretel Kelly Makasiar delos Santos-Dy, Francis Ray Arbon Filipinas, Gilbert Augustin Jugar Ganir, Carolyn Clemente Jaugan, Alanna Gayle Ashley Bustaliño Khio, Andrew Stephen David Liu, Rea Jane Baliola Malcampo, Abel Cempron Montejo, Marjorie Doronila Porcina, Nelrose Borling Uy, and Marie Chielo Hayo Ybio. In attendance were family members of the graduating seniors, faculty and staff of the college as well as other law student awardees from different year levels. Also present was Dr. Rolando V. del Carmen, an alumnus of…

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Salonga Center Leads Drafting of City Ordinance to Solve Dumaguete Traffic

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A tripartite project seeking to draft a robust city ordinance to address the city’s traffic issue is underway. This initiative is led by Silliman University’s Dr. Jovito Salonga Center for Law and Development in partnership with the Dumaguete Lion’s Club and key local government units (LGU). This Center-led activity owes its genesis to the recognition of the constitutional right of local governments to control and manage its own streets. Road congestion in many small cities like Dumaguete is an inevitable problem which comes with the increasing volume of people and business making its way here. During a follow up meeting held late last month, several issues were identified. A cursory look at the existing penalties for traffic violations in the city exposed the Traffic Management Office’s (TMO) lack of teeth. For example, parking violations, causing the notorious problem of double parking in the city, will only cost the offender 50-100…

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