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Enrile, Law Class ’87 donate Law reading room

Law Class '87 President Raul T. Vasquez, Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile, UPD Chancellor Caesar A. Saloma and College of Law Dean Danilo L. Concepcion at the turnover ceremonies. (left to right)


(June 21)—The UP College of Law has a new reading facility. 

The UP Law Class of 1987 and immediate past Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile formally turned over to UP Diliman (UPD) on June 20 the UP Law Class of 1987-Juan Ponce Enrile Reading Room at the College of Law Library.

Designed by UPD Campus Architect Gerard Rey A. Lico, the reading room was formerly an open deck at the Law Library’s fourth floor.  Its transformation to its present state was realized through the P1.1 million donation made by the Class and the Senator.  It boasts of a 180-degree view of the Academic Oval, where College faculty and students can read, engage in friendly debates or unwind after a long day.

Class President Raul T. Vasquez and Senator Enrile handed the room’s keys to Law Dean Danilo L. Concepcion and UPD Chancellor Caesar A. Saloma.

Enrile thanked the Class of 1987 who sought him as partner in building the Reading Room at the Law Library’s fourth floor, even if “the gap separating us is 34 years.”  He was one of the first students at UP Diliman in 1949.  Enrile graduated cum laude with a degree in Bachelor of Laws in 1953.

The Senator also credited his UP education in shaping him as one of the country’s public figures.—MDJ