"14 Years of Partnership in Pursuit of Excellence in the Judiciary" March 12, 2010, PHILJA Day Celebration


“14 Years of Partnership in Pursuit of Excellence in the Judiciary” March 12, 2010, PHILJA Day Celebration

On March 12, 2010, the Philippine Judicial Academy celebrated its 14th founding anniversary at the Old Session Hall of the Supreme Court. The venue was specially significant as it is right across the rooms where PHILJA held office before its transfer to the Centennial Building. Befitting this momentous occasion, a thanksgiving mass officiated by Fr. Demetrio M. Carmona, SDB, and attended by PHILJA officials and employees, set the day-long activities in motion.

In a simple recognition program following the mass, Chancellor Adolfo S. Azcuna reminded everyone to be both proud and humble of all that the Academy has accomplished, and to continue to pursue excellence. Ms. Joan Marie C. Tejada, recipient of the Chancellor’s Award, expressed her gratitude to the Academy for recognizing her hard work and commitment. Hailed as PHILJA Employees of the Year, Mr. Joseph Arvin S. Cruz, for Supervisory level, and Mr. Ryan Jay S. Orcullo, for Non-Supervisory level, were given plaques and monetary tokens donated by the Management Committee (ManCom) members. Nominated by their peers and voted upon by the ManCom members, the Employees of the Year were chosen for their excellent performance, above and beyond job expectations, as well as their moral attributes and dedication to work. PHILJA employees who have been with the Academy for at least 10 years were each given a certificate and a pin in appreciation of their loyalty and dedication.

chancellor's awardee employee of the year supervisory level employee of the year Non-Supervisory level

Chancellor's Awardee Ms. Joan Marie C. Tejada with Justice Azcuna

(right to left) Justice Azcuna, Mr. Joseph Arvin S. Cruz, Justice Herrera, Justice Torres, Justice Reyes, Justice Buzon, Justice Agcaoili, Justice Magtolis and Judge Ponferrada

(right to left) Mr. Ryan Jay S. Orcullo, Justice Azcuna, Justice Herrera, and Justice Torres

Loyalty Awards

In the afternoon, the PHILJA Photo Exhibit was formally unveiled during the ribbon-cutting ceremony led by Chief Justice Reynato S. Puno, assisted by Chancellor Azcuna, Vice Chancellor Justo P. Torres, Jr., and Founding Chancellor Emeritus Ameurfina A. Melencio Herrera. The pictures showed PHILJA's humble beginnings, its various meaningful activities, and its remarkable progress in the delivery of judicial education. The pictures also highlighted the partnerships formed with people and organizations which further bolstered PHILJA’s efforts to deliver quality education to justices, judges and court personnel. Partners, both local and foreign, as well as key personalities in PHILJA’s history graced the event. The event was made more meaningful when the Chief Justice praised the Academy in his message,

“The images of people speak of partnership x x x x The images of programs speak of performance x x x x The images of places speak of progress x x x x We are gathered here on the 14th year of the Philippine Judicial Academy, to make a toast to its triumph x x x for the example of work ethic you have shown inspires us to do as well.”

The PHILJA Photo Exhibit will be on display until March 19, 2010, at the lobby of the Supreme Court New Building.

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