In the wake of the recent controversial disqualification of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno from her post as the country’s top magistrate, “Kapihan ng Bayan sa UP” will be “Reviewing Judicial Independence” in its next session on July 17, 2018, Tuesday, 3:00-5:00 p.m., at Ang Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman, Quezon City .
To discuss the subject as resource person is Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Mario Victor F. Leonen, who was the Dean of the U.P. College of Law before being appointed to the highest court in the land.
A public service project of the UP Alumni Association (UPAA), “Kapihan ng Bayan sa U.P.” is a forum that aims to serve as a vehicle for intelligent and constructive discussion of issues relevant to the Filipino people’s advancement as a nation.
In a democracy like the Philippines, such public discourse is a valuable tool for guiding the national leaders and all concerned citizens to collectively confront and attempt to resolve the challenges posed by these issues.