Peace Process

So Another One Dies…

Posted on 2015/12/27

To name some of the deaths in the last five years, we have Atty. Manolo Zerna of Negros Oriental, Atty. Xerxes Balios Camacho, Atty. NicomedesRomagos of Masbate, Atty. SulpicioLandicho of Batangas, Atty. Ernesto Salunat of Nueva Vizcaya, Prosecutor MacadatarMarsangca of Iligan City, Judge Reynaldo Lacasandile of Ilocos Sur, Judge FredelitoPingao of Ilocos Norte, and Atty. Archer Baldwin Martinez of Dumaguete City. Sadly, my beloved City of Malolos, Bulacan was not spared from having blood disgorged on its ground. In 2012, Atty. Lysandro Sanchez was slain about at the same area where Judge Wilfredo Nieves was ambushed on November 11, 2015. The names are piling up but their cases
are yet to be resolved.

These killings create fear among law practitioners. They spawn questions for us law students. What does the future hold for us? Is it one that is clouded by anxiety? Will these events hike the preference toward becoming corporate lawyers or government employees instead of engaging in private practice to protect human rights and promote the cause of justice? Will the number of female prosecutors and judges dwindle? Will there be more instances of judges withdrawing from cases, especially the high profile ones, citing as excuses allegations of biases and conflict of interest as disguise to fear of death threats? How can justice (truly) be served if judges will resort to accepting bribes, otherwise, face an early demise? Will gun ownership become a necessity to pursue this profession?

To sum up all these questions…How will we protect ourselves amidst all the perils that the profession brings? Is the government able to commit itself to comply to the UN Basic Principles on the Role of Lawyers? Whatever the answer to the latter is…Why? When? How?


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Liceo Legal Aid Center (LiLAC) doing business under the name and style of Center for Alternative Lawyering of Liceo is the legal aid center of Liceo de Cagayan University, a privately owned university based in Cagayan de oro City. The group is composed of law students, alumni of the College of Law of the University, and lawyers who are passionate in the practice of alternative lawyering. LiLAC is guided by its vision of a holistic formation of law students committed to the transformation of society by promoting justice, empowerment, unity and peace, through helping the marginalized sector of the depressed areas here in Mindanao, in the Philippines and in the world. While the group was registered only this year with the Securities and Exchange Commission, it has been providing services to marginalized communities in partnership with NGOs for more than 8 years now. LiLAC has more than 50 members, 15 of whom are taking the active role of running the group’s activities.

e-mail:liceolegalaidcenter@gmail.com
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The Mindanao State University Legal Aid Clinic or Mindanao SULAC for brevity, is the Legal Aid Clinic of Mindanao State University College of law. It is the first and currently the only one of its kind to be established in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). It strives to cater the legal needs of the underprivileged and/or indigent clients of the Region and to help promote the proper administration of justice as a key to lasting peace in the region and in the country as a whole.

Office Address: 1F MSU College of Law Bldg.,
MSU Main Campus, Marawi City 9700 Philippines
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Email: mindanaosulac@gmail.com
Mobile No.: (+63) 907 336 7762

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The Notre Dame university is a Catholic Institution in Cotabato City run by the Oblates of Mary Immaculate and member of the Notre Dame Educational Association Philippines.The Notre Dame University Legal Aid Center started sometime in 2009. Its members are the officially enrolled students of NDU-College of Law.

The following are the official pages and e-mail address of the group:
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email: ndulac@gmail.com

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The Palawan Cradle of Rights is a unified composition of law students from Palawan State university school of Law, established last August 26, 2013 after the culminating activity of the Basic Orientation Seminar by the US Embassy in partnership with the MYVC.

Through our linkages and with the help of the different Government and Non-government organizations we aim to provide free access to people who need legal assistance.

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The University of Mindanao Legal Aid Network (ULAN) is a non-stock, non-profit, and service institution of the University of Mindanao. As a service institution, it provides legal assistance, advocates human rights and social justice, and facilitates the formation of law students for alternative lawyering. It consists of law students and alumni of the College of Legal Education of the University of Mindanao committed to provide an adequate and greater access to justice of the community through its programs.

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The CENTRO ADVOCACIA LEGAL is organized exclusively for charitable, socio-cultural and educational purposes, more specifically to serve the needs of the marginalized communities specifically children and youth and the minorities in Zamboanga City through Legal Aid Assistance and Human Rights Based Advocacies.