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Historical marker unveiled at College of Law

(February 4)—A historical marker was unveiled at the façade of Malcolm Hall of the UP College of Law (CL), on January 11 as part of the college’s centennial celebrations.

The marker states that the CL was established through the initiative of founding CL dean George A. Malcolm with the help of the Young Men’s Christian Association in 1910 and made official with a Board of Regents resolution on January 12, 1911.

Donated by the National Historical Commission (NHC) to UPD, the marker was placed in the vicinity of the front driveway of Malcolm Hall.

In his letter to the NHC, CL dean Danilo L. Concepcion said that the marker was installed to “inscribe in stone” the “significance and impact of the U.P. College of Law to our country’s history as a nation.”

He adds that Malcolm Hall served as both “cradle for the country’s intellectuals and leaders” and “center of activism and nestling ground for freedom fighters and human rights advocates during the Martial Law period.”

Malcolm Hall is among the oldest buildings in the Philippines, designed by renowned architect Juan M. Arellano and built before the Japanese invasion.

Present at the unveiling were UP Law Centennial Commission chair Senator Edgardo Angara, NHC Executive Director Ludovico D. Badoy, UP President Alfredo E. Pascual, UPD Chancellor Caesar A. Saloma and Concepcion.—AKR