As the 15th Congress winds to a close, graduating Senator Edgardo J. Angara ends his term with a rousing "valedictory" speech, thanking everyone who took part in his projects and initiatives in his 24 years in the Senate.
I have been part of UP, and UP has been a part of me.
Senator Edgardo J. Angara challenged the University of the Philippines College of Law to lead the country in this age of global law schools during the 12th UP Law Centennial Lecture he delivered on Friday.
“Opportunities to study abroad are no longer a part of a grant but a component of mainstream curriculum,” said Angara. “Many great law schools of the world have mutual exchange programs. This development has become globally epidemic. But Philippine teaching and practice of law remains impervious to it.
Senator Edgardo J. Angara is pushing for the creation of the Philippine Institute for Aging, a research institute focused on giving Filipinos longer and better lives.
The Institute will be attached to the National Institutes of Health, and will be under the University of the Philippines Manila, which also houses the country’s premier medical school.
“Even though the current Philippine population is relatively young with an average age of 26.6, it will also age over time,” said Angara. “Many Western countries are now facing this challenge. We must likewise be prepared to meet it.”