The four new lawyers produced by the Holy Name University, College of Law were feted with honors last Aug. 6 as one of the highlights of the Law Days celebration this school year.
Dean Tomas D. Abapo Jr. said that the new HNU lawyers are Atty. Godwin Gamas, Atty. Cheryl Baquial, Atty. Ma. Rainelda L. Barimbao, and Atty. Vanessa Hontucan-Quijano.
The honoring of the new lawyers was held at the MetroCenter Hotel this city in the evening of Aug. 6 with Gov. Edgar M. Chatto, an HNU Law Alumnus himself, as the guest of honor and speaker.
Earlier in the day, a debate on the proposition regarding the elimination of pork barrel and an oratorical contest on sex education in the elementary level were held at the HNU main gym in the morning with Father Pres. Kito Estepa, SVD and Fr. Andy Guban, SVD as the judges.
The debate was participated in by a combined team of the 2nd and 3rd year law classes for the affirmative side while the joint forces of the 1st and 4th year law classes took the negative side.
The orators were first year law students Revneil Jane Lamoste, Bedjet Dotarot of the second year, Wayne Balicoco of the third year, and Lynderie Genoso of the fourth year.
Later in the afternoon, the Dean Mumar Memorial Lecture was held at the Educational Media Center.
Winners of the debate and the oratorical contest were given during the honoring ceremonies by Dean Abapo and Atty. Danilo A. Bantugan, acting director of the HNU Law center.
The Law Days celebration wrapped up the following day, Aug. 7 with a day-long sports festival at the HNU main gymnasium. The cheer dance competition is still the most awaited portion of the sports activity as well as the basketball exhibition game between the HNU Law selection and the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) Bohol Chapter team led by Atty. Mitchell John Boiser, IBP-Bohol president.