Davide receives honorary degree from La Salle
Justice of the Supreme Court Hilario Davide, Jr. now belongs
to the outstanding ranks of La Salle alumni. De La Salle University-Manila
conferred Davide with the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws
on June 16 at the Philippine International Convention Center
during its third trimester commencement exercises.
Dean of the College of Liberal Arts Dr. Estrellita Gruenberg
read the citation, while Brother Andrew Gonzalez, FSC,
vice president for academics, read the authorization of the
Commission on Higher Education.
welcomes the Hung family during a visit to the new
10-storey Sports Complex. Albert Hung (extreme right)
supported the construction of the swimming hall
that was eventually named after him. The hall was
completed on June 24 of last year. Also in the photo
are his children, Kevin and Stephanie, and his wife,
Jennifer Tsung Hung.
is cited for his significant contributions to the nation’s
judiciary, one of which is his firm handling of the impeachment
trial of former President Joseph Estrada. During the trial,
he acted as presiding officer, showing his grasp of the principle
of the rule of law and court procedures and constitutional
the eve of the second People Power on January 17, Davide won
accolades from the Filipino people and the international community
for his brilliant judicial intuition and responsible actions
when he decisively initiated steps to swear into office then
Vice President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo in order to expedite
the restoration of the constitutional processes.
before 805 graduates, Davide challenged them to Fight bravely
for the rights of others.Citing the University’s commitment
to sound Christian education by developing in its students
a concern for the country’s social and economic problems,
Davide also urged them to Live your faith and devote your
lives for the betterment of those who have less in life.
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