FLP AWARDS 21 LAW SCHOLARSHIPS
The Foundation for Liberty and Prosperity (FLP) awarded recently the winners and finalists of its 2017-2018 Dissertation Writing Contest and 21 scholars under its 2017-2018 Legal Scholarship Program at the Ateneo Professional Schools Auditorium in Rockwell Center, Makati City.
Acting Chief Justice Antonio T. Carpio commended all the awardees as “future legal warriors of the Philippines who will defend our national territory and maritime zones, not in the mountains, skies or high seas, but in the courtrooms at The Hague and Hamburg.”
The awards to the dissertation winners and finalists were presented by Retired Chief Justice Artemio V. Panganiban, Senior Justice Presbitero J. Velasco, Jr. (the chairperson of the Board of Judges), and Atty. Solomon M. Hermosura, Managing Director and General Counsel of Ayala Corporation, which donated the cash prizes.
Raphael Lorenzo A. Pangalangan, a graduate student of the Oxford University and the University of the Philippines, was awarded first prize — with a plaque of recognition and 1320,000 cash. Tess Marie Tan, a senior law student of the University of San Carlos in Cebu City, received a plaque of recognition and 1220,000 cash for placing second.
Retired Chief Justice Artemio V. Panganiban, Acting Chief Justice Antonio T. Carpio, and Ms. Elizabeth T. Alba of the Tan Yan Kee Foundation, which donated the cash prizes, officiated the awarding of the scholars.