4th PLENARY ASSEMBLY OF THE PHILJA CORPS OF PROFESSORS AND CONFERMENT CEREMONY OF THE POSTHUMOUS AWARD TO DR. PURIFICACION V. QUISUMBING
Following through the recently conducted Review of PHILJA Curriculum and acting upon the proposal of the members of the Corps of Professors, PHILJA held a Plenary Assembly of the PHILJA Corps of Professors on August 29, 2014, to apprise the participants on the outcome and output of the Review of PHILJA Curriculum and gather their professorial commitment to PHILJA. One hundred eight members of the Corps of Professors, comprising Supreme Court and PHILJA officials, incumbent and retired justices and judges, professors of law, the academe, including the SC and PHILJA staff, attended the activity.
The program’s morning session began with a conferment ceremony for the Posthumous Award to Dr. Purificacion V. Quisumbing, Chair of the PHILJA Department of International and Human Rights Law. The award was presented to Justice Leonardo Quisumbing (ret.) and the rest of the family in honor of Dr. Quisumbing’s significant contributions to the Academy and to the Supreme Court. Justice Quisumbing responded with a message of appreciation. The plenary assembly proper immediately followed the conferment.
PHILJA Chancellor Adolfo S. Azcuna presented the Review’s outputs and summary of recommendations. The afternoon session was devoted to workshop-focus group sessions by academic departments where key guide questions were provided to facilitate their discussions. In the same session, participants who were not yet members of any department were given the opportunity to sign up for membership in the department of their choice or interest. Afterwards, the present members of the Corps of Professors took their Oath of Professorial Commitment to solidify their dedication to the task of judicial development and education led by Justice Delilah Vidallon-Magtolis, Dean of the Academy. Justice Hilarion L. Aquino culminated the activity by his delivery of the closing remarks.