GRAND REUNION FOR UP LAW CLASS 1976
The University of the Philippines (UP) Law Class of 1976 will hold a grand reunion and book launch on Oct. 20 to cap a year-long commemoration of its Ruby Anniversary Jubilee at the Sequoia Hotel in Quezon City.
Titled “Present Perfect,” the book memorializes 40 years of life’s journey of members of the 61st batch of UP College of Law graduates.
The book was put together by an editorial staff composed of Jorge Cabildo, Moises Tolentino Jr., Wilfredo Trinidad, David Simon, Randolph Salazar, Ceasar Oracion and Benjamin Subido, with cover design by Kinjo Estioko.
Lucien Sayuno was project manager for the book that also carries articles from Civil Law Prof. Ruben Balane and Prof. Patricia Salvador Daway.
Led by its president, Victoria delos Reyes, the 1976 class was the first batch of martial law graduates. It was also one of the few classes with 100percent passing record in the Bar exams with its top two graduates also topping the Bar.
Hailed by former Dean Salvador Carlota as “one of the strongest classes” he had handled, the class has since made significant contributions to the law profession and public service.
The class produced three justices—Court of Appeals and Sandiganbayan—and three regional trial court judges. It also produced one university president, three law school deans and dozens of law professors and lecturers.