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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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Indignation March

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Silliman University College of Law Students and Salonga Center Volunteers marched with the bereaved family members of the late Atty. Ramon Elesteria, Atty. Archer Baldwin Martinez, Atty. Manolo Zerna, Atty. Eliezer Casipong and Judge Orlando Velasco who were victims of murder.

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Elections Q&A

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Q & A on the Conduct of Free, Credible, Honest, Orderly and Peaceful Elections conducted by the Dr. Jovito R. Salonga Center for Law and Development together with the Commission on Elections and the Philippine National Police of Negros Oriental April 11, 2007 at the Silliman University Multi-Purpose Hall Q: What is the authority of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) over the Philippine National Police in the connection with the May 14, 2007 National and Local Elections? A: The COMELEC will exercise direct operational supervision and control over the Philippine National Police through the PNP Director General from April 14, 2007 to June 13, 2007. During the said period, decisions, directives, orders and instructions of the Comelec shall prevail over those emanating from any other authority except the President of the Philippines. This provision is contained in COMELEC Resolution No. 7784 promulgated on December 16, 2006 per authority granted by…

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OCLAS Free legal assistance

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Editorial, Visayan Daily Star, October 11, 2008 The creation of an Office of the City Legal Assistance Service in Dumaguete that was unanimously approved by the City Council nine years ago is seeing daylight this year. We congratulate the sitting officials of the city for resurrecting the OCLAS with the support of the city government and the community. The launching of OCLAS will make it possible for indigent city residents and government workers charged with cases arising in the honest and sincere performance of their official duties to have free legal representation and assistance from volunteer lawyers and students from the law schools of Silliman University, Foundation University and Negros Oriental State University, and other law schools that might be established in the future. The ordinance was passed to promote the general welfare of the city and its inhabitants, enhance economic prosperity and social justice, maintain peace and order, and…

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Salonga Center links with NOCPED, provides HR lectures

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To further its mission of accessible justice and its thrust of community linkage, the Dr. Jovito R. Salonga Center for Law and Development provided a free lecture series last July 2, 2008 at Bacongham Palace, Bacong, Negros Oriental as part of the three-day People’s Organizers training of the Negros Oriental Center for Peoples Empowerment and Development (NOCPED). Atty. Norberto Denura, JSC’s Labor and Agrarian Desk Coordinator and legal counsel for NOCPED, said that the continuing welfare of NOCPED members is one of the primary concerns of JSC. He further added that the lecture series was an enriching experience both for the NOCPED participants and the JSC volunteer lecturers, who are students of the Silliman University College of Law. NOCPED is a group of cooperatives, the members of which are farmer beneficiaries of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP). Topics included in the lecture were the Constitutional Rights of a Citizen,…

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Salonga Center on air

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The Weekly Sillimanian July 18, 2007 The Silliman University Dr. Jovito Salonga Center for Law and Development now has a one-hour live radio program that tackles common legal issues at DYEM 96.7 Energy FM. “Legal Clinic” which was launched last April 16, is broadcasted every Monday from 9 to 10 p.m. “[The show] was produced to fulfill the goal of the Center for public service. I was already thinking of this concept before so when Energy FM proprietor Ely Dejaresco asked if I was interested to venture into this kind of show, I agreed and decided to get my students involved so that it will be a training ground for them,” said Salonga Center Director Mikhail Maxino. “The show follows a forum format where we discuss a particular legal topic and listeners can call or text in their questions. The volunteers, who are freshmen, sophomore, and junior law students, will…

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Legal Clinic Radio Program Report

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The Salonga Law Center had once again demonstrated its devotion towards public service in a fashion both gainful to the public and to the future advocates of law. The volunteers of the center, who are law students of SU College of Law, had succeeded in “rolling the iceball” for about a month last summer vacation in the notable live radio program of DYEM FM’s “Dumaguete Tonight”, featuring Salonga Law Center’s “Legal Clinic”. It is a one-hour program every Monday tackling common legal issues of Dumaguete and the country. The Salonga volunteers discussed particular issues and accommodated every legal question propounded by listeners via phoneline or textline. The questions were not restricted to the topic and the volunteers addressed any concern as conscientiously as they could. The program had now created a good impression to the public as it has been incessantly patronized by the same. Among the issues already addressed…

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Workshop on Forms of Government with the SPSHS

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The Dr. Jovito R. Salonga Center for Law and Development conducted a workshop on “The Forms of Government” last April 19 at the Siquijor Provincial Science High School (SPSHS), Caipilan in the Municipality of Siquijor. The activity was organized by the Greater America Siquijorian Association (GASA) together with the SPSHS in its 5th Youth Leadership Seminar last April 16-21 with a mission of developing a pool of responsible citizens and responsive leaders. It was participated by 25 high school students from public and private schools in the Province of Siquijor. According to Mr. Verna Mamicpic-Alih, co-coordinator of the said leadership seminar, “it is important that the participating students be made aware of the various forms of government with the possibility of a charter change and a possible change to parliamentary form of government in our country”. “A comparison of the forms of government would best help these students understand the…

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Energy FM launches Legal Clinic

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A radio program providing free legal advices entitled “Legal Clinic” was officially launched by DYEM 96.7 Energy FM under its regular program “Dumaguete Tonight” last April 16 in cooperation with the Dr. Jovito R. Salonga Center for Law and Development. Three volunteers of the Salonga Law Center namely Jorge Christian Cabrido, Christy Ann Marie Cong and Ace Victor Risma with the supervision of its Director Atty. Mikhail Lee Maxino together with the DYEM staff headed by its proprietor Mr. Ely Dejaresco participated in the launching of the program as well as in answering the listener’s legal questions and inquiries. According to Dejaresco, the Legal Clinic will cater to the needs of the people particularly those who are marginalized and underprivileged in responding to their legal concerns. However, he stressed that the said program will only provide free legal advices but not to represent the matter in court. Atty. Maxino also…

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