The Office of Legal Aid (OLA) received the Gawad Pangulo Award for Excellence in Public Service 2016

OLAIn recognition of their Clinical Legal Education Program, the UP Office of Legal Aid (OLA) was among those honored with the first Gawad Pangulo: Award for Excellence in Public Service in a ceremony held on January 30, 2017 at the Executive House, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.

The award, also known as the Padayon Award, recognizes outstanding public service initiatives of units in the UP System under five clusters: Arts and Letters, and Communications; Science and Technology; Social Sciences, Management, and Law; Health and Allied Sciences; and, Agriculture, Forestry, Fishery, and Natural Resource Management. It aims to advocate professionalism in University-based public service undertakings, and to promote best and innovative practices for dissemination, support, and replication for the greater use and benefit of UP’s various stakeholders. The award is granted by the UP Office of the Vice President for Public Affairs (OVPPA).

The Clinical Legal Education Program engages senior students at UP College of Law as part of the Office of Legal Aid, which offers free legal services to indigents.

For more information on OLA and the Clinical Legal Education program, you may visit them at the 1/F Malcolm Hall, UP College of Law, Diliman, or contact by landline: (02) 920-5514 loc. 106, 120, or 121 .