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 delve into the issue and try to answer the questions from what we have learned in our law classes,” said Former program coordinator and senior Law student Florence Ed Obial.
However, Obial advised listeners to further consult lawyers on their legal problems since the show is handled by law students, whose legal advice may not apply to all situations or may not be entirely right.
“I encourage everyone to avail of the service being provided by the radio show, they should tune in to the program and participate in the discussions of issues raised during the show so that they can learn more about the law,” Maxino said. (by Donna Ametyst R. Bernardo)