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This website contains the various works of Hon. Artemio V. Panganiban while he was a member of the Supreme Court, first as a justice (October 10, 1995 to December 20, 2005) and later, as the 21st Chief Justice of the Philippines (December 21, 2005 to December 6, 2006). Being a repository of his various writings as a magistrate, this website includes the decisions the former chief justice had penned for the Supreme Court, his separate opinions, books, speeches and weekly columns, which are published on Sundays in the Philippine Daily Inquirer starting February 11, 2007. It also contains a photo gallery not only of his most memorable moments and activities in the Court, but also of his current activities after retiring from the judiciary.
During his eleven years in the Supreme Court, Chief Justice Panganiban wrote around 1,200 full-length decisions and separate opinions, many of which bear jurisprudential value and far-reaching effects for the nation. He also wrote about 100 separate opinions, in which he eloquently conveyed his convictions and ideals, and countless minute and extended (unsigned) resolutions disposing of cases.
Among his ponencias (full-length decisions and separate opinions) found here are those with social and political impact on our nation and people, like La Bugal v. Ramos, Infotech v. Comelec, Republic v. Cocofed, Tañada v. Angara; with jurisprudential or instructive value, like People v. Genosa, Velarde v. Social Justice Society, Arcelona v. Court of Appeals, Madrigal Transport v. Lapanday Holdings Corporation; relevant to national personalities, like Obosa v. CA; expressive of his convictions, like Marcos v. Sandiganbayan, People v. Esparas, People v. Echegaray, Firestone Ceramics v. CA, Serrano v. NLRC; and with interesting stories, like Macasaet v. Macasaet.
The 11 books that had been written by the former Chief Justice—one for each year of his magistracy—may be found in this site. His valedictory tome, Liberty and Prosperity (two volumes), expounds on his core judicial philosophy, which articulates his vision for the judiciary: to safeguard the liberty and nurture the prosperity of our people under the rule of law. His recent speeches on the subject may also be accessed in this website from Speeches.
This website likewise provides readers with a glimpse of the former Chief Justice’s personal and family profiles; his current activities and important events. It also contains links to the Supreme Court’s e-Library, the Action Program for Judicial Reform (APJR), the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) Office, and the Philippine Judicial Academy, in which his writings, actions and contributions as a former member and Chief Justice are also contained.