This End Ushers in a New beginning.(Opinion &Amp; Editorial)
(Closing Remarks of Senior Associate Justice JOSUE N. BELLOSILLO, as Acting Chief Justice, on the occasion of the 101st Founding Anniversary and Closing Ceremonies of the Supreme Court Centenary Celebrations held at the SC Session Hall on 11 June 2002 at 2:30 o'clock in the afternoon)
THEY say that the most welcome number in a program is the Closing Remarks because by then everybody is already either drowsy or thinking of catching the bus home. I shall, therefore, endeavor to make my remarks brief and crisp; so, just bear with me for the next full hour. I assure you I will not go beyond that!
One-hundred and one years (101) years ago today or on 11 June 1901, through the first Judiciary Law (Act No. 136), the Second Philippine Commission breathed life to an institution that would exemplify the principles of equal justice and infuse vigor and vitality to a nation's protracted struggle for democracy and self-determination. It is, therefore, no historical happenstance that the birth of this Court in 1901 brought forth the first step at Filipinizing the judiciary with the immediate appointment of the first Filipino legal scholar to head the Philippine Judiciary, Chief Justice Cayetano Arellano. A century later, with twenty (20) Filipino Chief Justices appointed in succession, the Philippine Supreme Court not only …
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