Prof. Dante Gatmaytan: 2018 Estelito P. Mendoza Professorial Chair Lecture
Professor Dante Gatmaytan, holder of the Estelito P. Mendoza Professorial Chair in Law delivered his annual lecture for 2018, on The Role of the Judiciary in Constitutional Deconsecration: The Philippines Under Duterte, on 16 April at the UP College of Law. The lecturer expounded on how constitutional amendments may not be enough in strengthening the Courts, and how in the face of constitutional collapse courts cooperate in their own demise by refusing to challenge executive abuses.
Gracing the occasion was the donor of the Chair, Solicitor Estelito Mendoza who also delivered a comment during the open forum that followed the lecture. Among the attendees were College of Law Dean Fides Cordero Tan and Professor Antonio La Viña.
The lecture and open forum may be viewed at: https://www.facebook.com/201528743198502/videos/2191700107514679/