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NEWS: New law school to open next year in Tagum

Posted in internet tagum scandal with tags , on September 9, 2008 by cha monforte

sept 8

TAGUM CITY – A new law school will be opened in the next school year, bared Atty. Jesus Albacite, one among the incorporators of the school, during last Friday’s inauguration of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) Edifice located fronting the Hall of Justice at Mankilam this city.

He said that over 100 individuals have already shown interest to enroll in the law school which has a name Saint Thomas Moore Law School.

During the same occasion graced no less than by Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno, who visited the city primarily for his Justice on Wheels mobile court program, Albacite offered to IBP members to contribute stocks to the school which is organized by a group of lawyers.

The newly-inaugurated IBP Edifice would be used for the IBP-Davao del Norte and Compostela Valley Chapter’s free legal aid and free legal education programs.

The building, dubbed by lawyers as an edifice, was realized through the financial assistance of the administrations of Davao del Norte Governor Rodolfo del Rosario and Tagum City Mayor Rey Uy.

It was first proposed by Atty. Rodolfo Rapista who worked for the passage of a provincial ordinance on the donation of the lot on where the edifice now stands.

But it took five two-year IBP leaderships to have it completed most of which was lengthily served by Atty. Albacite.

Atty. Daniel Campoamor is the present IBP chapter chairman for the two neighboring provinces.

The inauguration was attended by some 100 judges and lawyers from the courts in Davao City, Davao del Norte and Compostela Valley.

The city has once a law school through the University of Mindanao-Tagum City but it later folded up for failing to have its law graduates pass the bar exams in a series.(Cha Monforte/Rural Urban News)