June 16, UA&P Law

My remarks opening the first class of the first day of the first ever school-year for the first batch of students of the Juris Doctor Law Program of the UA&P School of Law and Governance:

"It was Theodore Roosevelt who said that 'To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.'

As you will find out, not only are you the 'first class', you - this day, this moment - are also the culmination of 50 years of dreaming, planning, and praying. As such, you, like your teachers, have the responsibility to be who this School is meant for: cultured, ethical, patriotic, professional lawyers and leaders of our society.

And with that in mind, I welcome you to the University of Asia and the Pacific School of Law and Governance."