Bidding Farewell to Former Chairman Rosario N. Lopez, Securities and Exchange Commission
ROSARIO N. Lopez, corporation law expert and lifelong civil servant of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), will be laid to rest today in her beloved hometown, Naic in Cavite, side by side with her lifelong ward and dear sister Rosie. Both passed away within a day of each other, from lingering illnesses.
Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission prior to her retirement in 1995, she served at SEC for a total of 33 years, rising from the ranks as a law graduate of the University of Sto. Tomas and earning her Master of Laws and Doctor of Laws degrees from the Universidad Central de Madrid. Dedicating practically her entire life to the study and practice of corporation law (she was the author of the three-volume study on the Corporation Code of the Philippines; now a standard reference) and the adjudication of corporation cases at the Securities and Exchange Commission, she left an admirable image of fairness and integrity for SEC.
She enjoyed a lifelong reputation for fairness in adjudication, bringing dissenting groups towards amicable settlement, and setting a high level of excellence in civil service through such innovations such as the Express Lane for registering new corporations. …