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January 5, 2018, 3:09 am
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…
Tinago Lecture
October 4, 2017, 3:30 am
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…
Of Case Files and Tayukok
July 19, 2017, 12:35 am
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…
JSCLD Orientation
July 12, 2017, 12:00 am
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…
Celebrating the Season of Giving
December 28, 2016, 2:27 am
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…
Memorial Service of Senator Jovito Salonga
September 7, 2016, 5:18 am
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 partners with city for emergency hotline
August 17, 2016, 2:18 am
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 $10,000 Car Ride
June 3, 2016, 3:14 am
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…
SU College of Law Concludes 80th Year with First Hooding and Awards Ceremony
April 14, 2016, 7:16 am
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…
Salonga Center Leads Drafting of City Ordinance to Solve Dumaguete Traffic
March 17, 2016, 2:55 am
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…
Dumaguete 911 Planning Continues
March 17, 2016, 2:44 am
“We started from a few but then it evolved into a complex [disaster response unit],” says Emmanuel Jaldon, Chief Operating Officer of the Central 911 in Davao City. According to Jaldon, the Central 911 started as a public/private initiative at first which is the same thing Salonga Center wants to achieve for Dumaguete City by partnering with non-government and local…
Seminar on Law and Philippine Elections
December 1, 2015, 7:30 am
Legal Network for Truthful Elections (LENTE) conducted a seminar on Law and Philippine Elections last November 23, 2015. Miss Tin Borja, a LENTE volunteer discussed on Election Laws (Omnibus Election Code, Fair Election Act, Synchronized Election Law of 1987, Revised Automated Election Law, Accessible Polling Place Act, Mandatory Biometrics Law, and Voter Registraton Act), Election Issues, Role of LENTE in…
Atty. M. Mikhail Lee L. Maxino Featured in Islands News
November 20, 2015, 7:52 am
Our very own Salonga Center Director and Dean of the Silliman College of Law, Atty. M. Mikhail Lee L. Maxino was featured as the Profile of the Week on one of the local newspapers here in Dumaguete City. Island News is a weekly publication covering Negros Island Region, Southern Cebu, Bohol and Siquijor [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Pictures [/vc_column_text][vc_gallery type="image_grid" images="3367,3368,3369,3370,3371"][/vc_column][/vc_row]
Silliman Law Wins Best Prosecution Memorial
November 20, 2015, 7:35 am
A duo from Silliman University College of Law made it to the semifinals of the International Humanitarian Law (IHL) National Moot Court Competition held October 19 to 23 at Polytechnic University of the Philippines in Manila. Juris Doctor majors Maria Carmela Caupayan and Darrel Winthrop Torres took on a fictional case, “Prosecutor vs. General Hassam Amir,” in a simulated International…
Salonga Center initiates 911 for province
November 11, 2015, 8:01 am
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Last October 28, 2015, the Silliman University Salonga Center along with different agencies discussed the possibility of using 911 as the main emergency number for Negros Oriental. ‘Call 911’ initiated by Salonga Center The Salonga Center for Law & Development, along with different agencies, is recommending the use of the international code “911” as the main emergency number for Negros…
SU College of Law and Salonga Center welcome Dr. Jay Batongbacal
October 26, 2015, 8:17 am
Dr. Batongbacal delivered a special lecture entitled "Chinese Historical Claims to the South China Sea: Maps and Musings" during the 37th Annual Conference of the Ugnayang Pang-Aghamtao (UGAT) and 7th National Conference of the Philippine Geographical Society (PGS) hosted by Silliman University. Dr. Batongbacal is an assistant professor at the University of the Philippines College of Law and director of…
Indignation March
October 7, 2015, 8:20 am
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. [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][vc_gallery type="image_grid" images="3402,3399,3400,3401,3403,3404,3405,3406,3407,3408,3409,3410,3411,3412,3413,3414,3415,3416,3417,3418" title="Picture"][/vc_column][/vc_row]
Arizona State U Law Students Speak on Gender-Based Violence
July 10, 2011, 5:02 am
The Dr. Jovito V. Salonga Center for Law and Development (SCLD) of Silliman University are hosting in a series of activities aimed at eliminating gender-based violence two students from the Arizona State University (ASU) Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law. Krystele Fernandez and Felicia Cantrell (second and third from left, respectively) are at Silliman as part of their exposure trip…
Sibulan Sangguniang Bayan thanks Salonga Center
June 11, 2011, 4:19 am
Last June 27, 2011, the Municipal Council (Sangguniang Bayan) of Sibulan, Negros Oriental passed a resolution expressing its heartfelt and sincerest thanks and gratitude to the Dr. Jovito R. Salonga Center for Law and Development for its continued support and assistance to the municipality. Resolution No. 11-155 cited the Center's support in the fine-tuning of the proposed Gender and Development…
Salonga Center and GWAVE Conduct Seminars for Barangays
June 1, 2011, 5:46 am
Last May 17-19, 2011, Office of the City Legal Assistance Service in cooperation with the Jovito R. Salonga Center for Law and Development and the Gender Watch Against Violence and Exploitation (GWAVE) conducted a 3-day seminar to the different lupon members, barangay secretaries and kagawad members coming from a total of 30 local government units in Dumaguete City. The first…
Salonga Center and SU Law hold Roundtable Discussion on Solid Waste Management
May 2, 2011, 5:49 am
The city's lack of adequate and efficient waste disposal system is a serious concern that requires immediate attention. The open dumpsite in Barangay Candau-ay beside Banica river has been condemned by many environmental groups and as a matter of fact has already received a Cease and Desist order (CDO) by the DENR for violating provisions regarding sanitary landfills inculcated in…
Salonga Center conducts law enforcement seminar for the Philippine Army
April 5, 2011, 5:53 am
In order to remain true to its oath of protecting the Filipino people against insurgency and other threats to national security, the Philippine Army must not be only well trained but equally armed with the rule of law. This was the goal of the 2-day seminar sponsored by Dr. Jovito R. Salonga Center for Law and Development of Silliman University…
Salonga Center and SU Law Hold Seminar Workshop for Provincial PNP on Drug Cases Updates
March 1, 2011, 5:59 am
Last Thursday, February 17, 2011, the Salonga Law Center for Law and Development and the Silliman University College of Law hosted a seminar-workshop on the “Apprehension and prosecution on drug-related cases” for members of the Philippine National Police in the province of Negros Oriental on the occasion of Law Week and the 75th Anniversary of the Silliman University College of…
Salonga Center Congratulates Its Volunteers For Passing The Bar Exam
June 18, 2009, 5:58 am
BEING A VOLUNTEER HAS ITS REWARDS!!!!! (100% Passing Rate for the Center)
May 18, 2009, 5:29 am
Sometime in March 2011, I received an invitation from the International Institute of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France to attend a summer session in International and Comparative Human Rights Law in July. I first pondered on the thought of being away from work and family for 4 weeks. My husband, however, prodded me to submit my resume for consideration. If…
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