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CJ Puno launches book on equality


(Jan 29)—Equality and justice are at the heart of former Chief Justice Reynato Puno’s newest book, launched on January 11 at the UP Law Center’s Malcolm Theater.

The book Equal Dignity & Respect: The Substance of Equal Protection and Social Justice delves into the concepts of equality and social justice from its beginnings as an American import, through its development in Philippine law and jurisprudence, culminating in “a Philippine-style adjudicative approach for a progressive Expanded Equal Protection Clause, cobbled and proposed to uphold human dignity and build a genuinely egalitarian Philippine democracy.”

Gracing the occasion were UP President Alfredo E. Pascual and UPD Chancellor Caesar A. Saloma.—AKR