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  • “By calling yourselves the ‘people’s lawyer’, you have made a remarkable choice. You decided not to remain in the sidelines. Where human rights are assaulted, you have chosen to sacrifice the comfort of the fence for the dangers of the battlefield. But only those who choose to fight on the battlefields live beyond irrelevance.”
    Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato S. Puno
    In his message at the NUPL Founding Congress, September 15, 2007
  • “After long years of experience as a people’s lawyer, I can honestly say it has been a treasured journey of self-fulfillment and rewarding achievement. I know it will be the same for all others who choose to tread this path.”
    Atty. Romeo T. Capulong
    NUPL Founding Chairperson in his keynote address at the Fifth Conference of Lawyers in Asia Pacific (COLAP V), September 18, 2010.
  • “Poverty is a question of law... It is our challenge as public interest lawyers to save what remains of the law for the benefit of our people’s human rights, as we envision a social order where equality is lived and does not merely exist as a concept in legalese.”
    Atty. Frederico M. Gapuz
    Founding President
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