VP Leni mourns passing of Fr. Joaquin Bernas


Vice President Leni Robredo has joined the rest of the legal community in mourning the passing of constitution framer Fr. Joaquin Bernas, S.J.

“Fr Bernas hails from my home province of Camarines Sur; President of the Board of SALIGAN, the NGO I was with for almost a decade; President of Ateneo de Manila University during the most crucial years of our nation’s history; well-respected Constitutionalist, being one of the framers of the 1987 Constitution, his Constitutional Law books were our textbooks in law school,” said the Vice President.

“A life well lived. Hindi matatawaran ang pagmamahal sa bayan,” she added.

Bernas passed away yesterday at the age of 88.

Bernas was one of the country’s most respected constitutionalists, law professors and legal luminaries. He was also an author of several law books.

Ateneo Law School dean Jose Maria Hofileña announced the passing of Fr. Bernas yesterday through a memo.

“We take solace in the knowledge that his was an earthly life filled with meaning and purpose. An earthly life dedicated to service, to standards of excellence, in the greater glory of God,” the memo read.