Testimonial for Hon Artemio V. Panganiban, Chief Justice of the Philippines (Manila, 22 Apr 2006)

The ALA Philippine National Committee held a Testimonial on 22 April 2006 at the Dusit Hotel Nikko, Makati City, in honour of Chief Justice Artemio Panganiban on the occasion of his appointment as the 21st Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines.The President of the ALA, the Chairmen of all national committees, the ALA Golf Captain and the Secretary-General were invited for the occasion.

A close friend of ALA, Chief Justice Panganiban is one of the original pioneers of ALA. With his elevation to the highest judicial office in the land, an ALA tradition – of ALA member jurists assuming leadership of their respective high courts in the ASEAN countries – is sustained. Names of chief justices of their respective highest courts who are in the ALA family include the late Chief Justice Marcelo B.Fernan and Chief Justice Hilario G. Davide Jr of the Philippines, Chief Justice Tun Suffian and Chief Justice Tun Mohamed Dzaiddin of Malaysia, Chief Justice Purwoto S. Gandasubrata and Chief Justice Bagir Manan of Indonesia, Chief Justice Sansern Kraichitti and Chief Justice Atthaniti Disath-Amnarj of Thailand.

Legacy and Lifetime Achievements of CJ Panganiban

The evening’s programme included the presentation of Testimonials by the Hon ALA President Chao Hick Tin and Hon Justice Leonardo A. Quisumbing, an Address by Hon Chief Justice Artemio V. Panganiban, and a Plaque of Distinction from the ALA to Chief Justice Panganiban. In addition to Atty Cruz and other distinguished delegates from the Philippines, the event was attended by Dato Seri Paduka Haji Kifrawi bin Dato Paduka Haji Kifli, Chairman of ALA (Brunei Darussalam); Justice Dato' Hashim Bin Dato' Haji Yusoff, Chairman of ALA (Malaysia); Justice Dato' James Foong Cheng Yuen, ALA Golf Captain; Mr C R Rajah S.C., Chairman of ALA (Singapore) and the Secretary-General.

Earlier in the morning of 22 April, a Testimonial Golf game was held at the exclusive Manila Golf & Country Club in honour of Chief Justice Panganiban. Distinguished participants at the Testimonial golf game include Justice Leonardo A. Quisumbing, Atty Avelino Cruz, ALA Golf Captain Justice Dato’ James Foong, Justice Dato’ Hashim Yusoff and ALA Secretary-General Charles Lim.

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