Faculty of Civil Law (1734)

Degree Program

Bachelor of Laws

First Year (2 Terms)

First Term

Course Title Units Pre-Requisites
Constitutional Law 1 3
Criminal Law 1 3
Legal Research and Bibliography 2
Legal Writing 2
Persons and Family Relations 4
Statutory Construction 2
TOTAL 16

Second Term

Course Title Units Pre-Requisites
Basic Legal Ethics 2
Constitutional Law 2 3 Constitutional Law 1
Criminal Law 2 4 Criminal Law 1
Legal Technique and Logic 2
Natural Resources & Environmental Law 3
Obligations and Contracts 5 Persons and Family Relations
TOTAL 19

 

Second Year (2 Terms)

First Term

Course Title Units Pre-Requisites
Agrarian Law & Social Legislation 2
Criminal Procedure 3 Criminal Law 1, Criminal Law 2
Human Rights Law 2
Labor Law 1 3
Land Titles and Deeds 2
Property 4
Public Corporation 2 Constitutional Law 1
Sales 2 Obligations & Contracts
TOTAL 20

Second Term

Course Title Units Pre-Requisites
Administrative Law, Public Officers & Election Laws 3 Constitutional Law 1
Civil Procedure 5 Criminal Procedure
Credit Transactions 3 Obligations & Contracts
Labor Law 2 3 Labor Law 1
Negotiable Instruments Law 3
Public International Law 3 Constitutional Law 1
Special Penal Laws 2 Criminal Law 1, Criminal Law 2
TOTAL 22

 

Third Year (2 Terms)

First Term

Course Title Units Pre-Requisites
Conflict of Laws 2 Persons and Family Relations
Insurance 2
Intellectual Property Law 2
Legal Medicine 1
Partnership, Agency, and Trusts 3 Obligations & Contracts
Special Commercial Laws 2
Taxation 1 3
Transportation Laws 2
Wills & Succession 4 Property
TOTAL 21

Second Term

Course Title Units Pre-Requisites
Alternative Dispute Resolution 2 Civil Procedure
Corporation & Securities Law 5
Evidence 4 Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure
Legal Forms 2
Problem Areas in Legal Ethics 3 Basic Legal Ethics
Special Proceedings 3 Civil Procedure
Taxation 2 3 Taxation 1
Torts and Damages 2 Obligations & Contracts
TOTAL 24

 

Fourth Year (2 Terms)

First Term

Course Title Units Pre-Requisites
Civil Law Review 1 5 Persons and Family Relations, Property, Wills and Succession
Commercial Law Review 1 4 Corporation Law, Insurance, Intellectual Property Law, Negotiable Instruments Law, SPCL
Constitutional Law Review 1 4 Constitutional Law 1, Constitutional Law 2, EPA, Human Rights, Public Corporations, Public International Law
Labor Law Review 3 Agrarian Law and Social Legislation, Labor Law 1, Labor Law 2
Practice Court 1 2 Alternative Dispute Resolution, Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure, Evidence, Special Proceedings
Remedial Law Review 1 4 Alternative Dispute Resolution, Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure, Special Proceedings
TOTAL 22

Second Term

Course Title Units Pre-Requisites
Civil Law Review 2 4 Civil Law Review 1; Credit Transactions; Obligations & Contracts; Partnership, Agency, and Trusts; Sales
Commercial Law Review 2 4 Commercial Law Review 1
Criminal Law Review 4 Criminal Law 1, Criminal Law 2, Special Penal Laws
Legal Counseling & Social Responsibility 2
Practice Court 2 2 Practice Court 1
Remedial Law Review 2 4 Evidence, Remedial Law Review 1, Special Proceedings
Taxation Law Review 3 Taxation 1, Taxation 2
TOTAL 23

 

Patron Saint

Saint Raymund de Peñafort, O.P.

Feast Day: January 7

Namesake of the building that houses the Faculty of Arts and Letters and the College of Commerce and Business Administration

While he was born to nobility, being a relative of the King of Aragon of Spain, St. Raymund de Peñafort eventually chose to live a life of service to the Lord. With an intellectual prowess that foretold of scholastic success, he finished his studies at an early age. By the time he was 20, he was already teaching philosophy, and within ten years, he was a doctor of canon law.

At the age of 41, he became a Dominican and quickly caught the eye of Pope Gregory IX, for whom he worked and became confessor. More than that, his expertise in canon law was tapped, as he was commissioned to rearrange and codify canon law, whose components were scattered in many publications. Raymund de Peñafort organized these into a single document. His work impressed the Pope, who later on issued a Bull recognizing Raymund’s work as the authoritative compilation and should thus be used in schools.

He was likewise elected as Master of the Order of Preachers, during which time he reorganized their constitutions, among others. He stepped down at the age of 65, two years after he became Master of the Order.

Upon his retirement, he had 35 years left to oppose heresies and convert the Moors in Spain. He event convinced St. Thomas Aquinas to write his work Against the Gentiles.

He died in 1275, on his 100th year. St. Raymund de Peñafort, being a canon lawyer, is the patron saint of canon lawyers and lawyers in general.

Sources:

American Catholic.org. (2015). St. Raymond of Peñafort. American Catholic.org. http://www.americancatholic.org/Features/Saints/saint.aspx?id=1253 (accessed on July 14, 2015)

Catholic Online. (2015). St. Raymond of Peñafort. Catholic.org. http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=315 (accessed on July 14, 2015)

Objectives

The Faculty of Civil Law aims to develop men and women trained in the theory and practice of law and so imbued with Christian virtues and principles as to be worthy members of the legal profession and the community, particularly devoted to the pursuit of truth and the promotion of justice under a regime of liberty and democracy.

Administration, Faculty, and Staff

Atty. Nilo T. Divina, Ll. B., Dean

Rev. Fr. Isidro C. Abaño, O.P., SThL-MA, Regent

Atty. Arthur B. Capili, Ll. B., Faculty Secretary

Faculty Council

Atty. Nilo T. Divina, Ll. B., Chair

Rev. fr. Isidro C. Abaño, O.P., SThL-MA, Member (Ex-Officio)

Judge Philip Aguinaldo, Member

Atty. Alden Francis Gonzales, Member

Atty. Amado Tayag, Member

Justice Myra Fernandez, Member

Justice Ronald B. Moreno, Member

Judge Myra Quiambao, Member

Atty. Enrique dela Cruz, Jr., Member

Atty. Arthur B. Capili, Ex-Officio Secretary

Faculty Members

ABELLA, EDGARDO JUAN F.

Rank: Assistant Professor Lecturer

Degrees

Bachelor of Laws (Jose Rizal College – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Commercial Science (Magna cum Laude) (Jose Rizal College – Manila, Philippines)

AGCAOILI, OSWALDO D.

Rank: Associate Professorial Lecturer 1

Degrees

Bachelor of Laws (With Bar) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

AGUILAR-BILGERA, KATLYN ANNE C.

AGUINALDO, PHILIP A.

Rank: Professor 1

Degrees

Bachelor of Laws (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

BALANE, RUBEN F.
BECINA-MACALINO, FE T.
BELLOSILLO, EDGARDO B.

CACHO, ARNOLD E.

Rank: Assistant Professorial Lecturer 1

Degrees

Bachelor of Laws (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Commerce in Management (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

CAPILI, ARTHUR B.

Rank: Assistant Professorial Lecturer 1

Degrees

Bachelor of Laws (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Arts in Legal Management (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

CHUA, RONALD C.

CO-PUA, MARIAN JOANNE K.

Rank: Assistant Professorial Lecturer 1

Degrees

Bachelor of Laws (Cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Arts in Legal Management (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

DABU, PEDRO T. JR.

DE LA RAMA, JOSE I.

Rank: Assistant Professorial Lecturer 1

Degrees

Bachelor of Laws (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Commerce (National University – Manila, Philippines)

DE LEON, IAN JENRY E.

DELA CRUZ, ENRIQUE JR. V.

Rank: 

Degrees

DIAZ, NOLI C.

Rank: Associate Professor 1

Degrees

Bachelor of Laws

DIMAAMPAO, JAPAR B.

DIVINA, NILO T.

Rank: Assistant Professor 3

Degrees

Bachelor of Laws (Magna cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Arts in Behavior Science (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

DUMLAO-ESCALANTE, MARIA ELLA CECILIA D.

Rank: Assistant Professor 1

Degrees 

ESPALDON, AL CONRAD B.

Rank:

Degrees

FABELLA, IRVIN JOSEPH M.

Rank: Assistant Professorial Lecturer 1

Degrees

Bachelor of Laws (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Arts in Legal Managment (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

FEBLE, LOPE E.

Rank: Associate Professor Lecturer 1

Degrees

Bachelor of Laws (Manuel L. Quezon University – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (Manuel L. Quezon University – Manila, Philippines)

FERNANDEZ, GREGORIO GERRY F.

Rank: Assistant Professor 1

Degrees

Bachelor of Laws (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

FERNANDEZ, MYRA G.

GARAYBLAS, RAFAELITO M.

Rank: Lecturer 5

Degrees

Bachelor of Laws (University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City, Phillipines)

Bachelor of Arts in English (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Garcia, Victoria C.

Rank: Assistant Professor 2

Degrees

Bachelor of Laws (Cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Science (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

GEPTY, ALLAN B.

GONZALES, ALDEN FRANCIS C.

Rank: Assistant Professorial Lecturer 1

Degrees

Bachelor of Laws (Magna Cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bacehlor of Science in Business Administration (Magna Cum Laude) (University of the East – Manila, Philippines)

GOROSPE, RENE B.

Rank: Associate Professor 2

Degrees

Bachelor of Laws (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (Cum Laude) (Saint Louis University – Baguio City, Philippines)

HERRERA, OSCAR C. JR.

Rank: Assistant Professorial Lecturer 1

Degrees

Bachelor of Laws (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

HIDALGO, GEORGINA D.

Rank: Assistant Professorial Lecturer 1

Degrees

Master in Business Administration (International Academy of Management and Economics – Makati City, Philippines)

Bachelor of Laws (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

JAVIER, AMY L.

Rank: Associate Professorial Lecture 1

Degrees

Bachelor of Laws (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Education (Magna cum Laude) (Philippine Normal College – Manila, Philippines)

JIMENEZ, JACINTO D.

Rank: Professorial Lecturer 1

Degrees

Bachelor of Laws (Ateneo de Manila University – Makati City, Philippines)

Bachelor of Arts (Cum Laude) (Ateneo de Manila University – Quezon City, Philippines)

KASALA, PRUDENCE ANGELITA A.

KATO, BENEDICT G.

Rank: Assistant Professorial Lecturer 1

Degrees

Bachelor of Laws (University of Cordileras -Baguio City, Philippines)

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy (Seminarium Maius Sancti Pauli)

LABITAG, EDUARDO A.

Rank: Professorial Lecturer 1

Degrees

Master of Laws (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven – Leuven, Belgium)

Bachelor of Laws (University of the Philippines -Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines)

Bachelor of Arts (Legazpi College – Bicol, Philippines)

LAGUILLES, ZENAIDA G.
LEGARDA, MARIA CAROLINA T.

LIM, VIRGINIA JEANNIE P.

Rank: Professorial Lecturer 1

Degrees

Doctor of Education (Saint Louis University – Baguio City, Philippines)

Master of Laws (Manuel L. Quezon University – Manila, Philippines)

Master of Arts in Educational Administration and Supervision (Saint Louis University – Baguio City, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (Saint Louis University – Baguio City, Philippines)

LIWANAG, RICO SEBASTIAN D.

Rank: Assistant Professorial Lecturer 2

Degrees

Bachelor of Laws (University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines)

Bachelor of Arts in Economics (San Beda College – Manila, Philippines)

LOANZON, VICTORIA V.

Rank: Associate Professorial Lecturer 1

Degrees

Master of Urban and Regional Planning (University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines)

Bachelor of Laws (Unviersity of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines)

LUMBRERA, RIZALINA V.

Rank: Assistant Professorial Lecturer 1

Degrees

Bachelor of Laws (San Beda College of Law – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy (University of the Philippines – Quezon City, Philippines)

MACALINTAL-SAWALI, CHARITO M.

Rank: Assistant Professorial Lecturer 1

Degrees 

Bachelor of Laws (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics in Actuarial Science (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

MARQUEZ, ANICIA C.

Rank: Assistant Professorial Lecturer 1

Degrees

Bachelor of Laws (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

MARQUEZ, ROLAND L.

Rank: Assistant Professorial Lecturer 1

Degrees

Bachelor of Laws (San Beda College – Manila, Phlippines)

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

MORENO, RONALD B.

Rank: Assistant Professorial Lecturer 2

Degrees

Master of Laws  (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Laws (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Arts in Economics (Colegio de San Juan de Letran – Manila, Philippines)

ORTEGA, NOEL M.

Rank: Assistant Professorial Lecturer 2

Degrees

Bachelor of Laws (San Sebastian College – Recoletos – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Community Development, minor in Economics (University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines)

PACHECO, ACEREY C.

Rank: Assistant Professorial Lecturer 1

Degrees

PAGADUAN, ARSENIK B.

Rank: Assistant Professorial Lecturer 1

Degrees

Bachelor of Laws (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Commerce in Business Administration (Cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

PAGUIRIGAN, VIVIANA M.

Rank: Assistant Professorial Lecturer 3

Degrees

Bachelor of Laws (Magna cum Laude) (Far Eastern University – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication (Cum Laude) (Far Eastern University – Manila, Philippines)

PAR, BENIGNO JR. G.

Rank: Lecturer 3

Degrees

Bachelor of Laws (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Commerce in Accounting (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

PEREZ, ELGIN MICHAEL C.

Rank: Assistant Professorial Lecturer 1

Degrees

Bachelor of Laws (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Arts in Legal Management (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

PIMENTEL, OSCAR B.

Rank: Associate Professorial Lecturer 1

Degrees

Bachelor of Laws (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

POQUIZ, SALVADOR A.

Rank: Professorial Lecturer 1

Degrees

Master of Laws (University of Manila – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Laws (Manuel L. Quezon University – Manila, Philippines)

QUIAMBAO, MYRA B.

Rank: Assistant Professorial Lecturer 1

Degrees

Bachelor of Laws (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Arts in English (Philippine Christian University – Manila, Philippines)

RADAGIO, TEOFILO R.

Rank: Associate Professorial Lecturer 1

Degrees

Bachelor of Laws (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

RIANO, WILLARD

Rank: Professorial Lecturer 1

Degrees

Bachelor of Laws (San Sebastian College – Recoletos – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy (Cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

ROBENIOL, GABRIEL T.

SANDOVAL, EDWIN R.

Rank: Assistant Professorial Lecturer 2

Degrees

Bachelor of Laws (Cum Laude) (Far Eastern University – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (Holy Trinity College – Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, Philippines)

SANTAMARIA, CESAR JR. E.

Rank: Assistant Professorial Lecturer 2

Degrees

Associate in Arts (Aklan College – Kalibo Aklan, Philippines)

Bachelor of Laws (Manuel L. Quezon University – Manila, Philippines)

SANTAMARIA-SENA, CARLA E.

Rank: Assistant Professorial Lecturer 1

Degree

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics in Actuarial Science (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

TATON, RODEL A.

Rank: Assistant Professorial Lecturer 1

Degrees 

Master of Laws (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Laws (University of Saint Augustine – Iloilo City, Philippines)

TAYAG, AMADO E.

Rank: Assistant Professor 1

Degrees

Master in Business Administration (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Laws (Magna Cum Laude)

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

ULEP, MAURICIO C.

Rank: Assistant Professorial Lecturer 2

Degrees

Bachelor of Laws (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

VILLASIS, CHRISTIAN G.

Rank: Assistant Professorial Lecturer 1

Degrees

Bachelor of Laws (Manuel L. Quezon University – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (San Sebastian College – Recoletos, Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications (San Sebastian College – Recoletos Manila, Philippines)

 

Support Staff
INGALLA, Jaysan Z.
CASTRO, Rod Ryan R.
REDONDO, Felmer F.

Contact Information

Office Address

Ground Floor, Main Building
University of Santo Tomas
España Boulevard, Sampaloc,
Manila 1008, Philippines

Telephone Numbers

Telephone: +63-2-3406-1611 loc. 8225

Telefax: +63-2-8731-4027

History

The Faculty of Civil Law is the oldest lay faculty in the University as well as in the Philippines. It was established on September 2, 1734, with a curriculum identical to that adopted during the time in leading universities of Europe. The number of subjects in the curriculum was later enriched and expanded. During the major part of the Spanish regime, the course consisted of twelve semesters (six years), based on a year of preparatory work.

During the American regime, the University of Santo Tomas modified the curriculum of the Faculty of Civil Law several times in order to meet the changing conditions. But firm in the resolve of turning out the worthy members of the Bar and practical Catholic lawyers, the University adhered to its basic policy of retaining in its curriculum important subjects introduced during the Spanish regime, to fully accomplish the aims and purposes of a sound Catholic legal education.

Under the Republic of the Philippines, the Faculty of Civil Law, faithful to the age-old principles guiding her mission, continues imparting the same solid formation, exacting the same academic discipline, and striving to serve the best interests of the profession and the nation.

Throughout her centuries-old existence, the Faculty has given the nation four Presidents: Manuel L. Quezon, Sergio S. Osmeña, Jose P. Laureal, and Diosdado P. Macapagal. It has likewise produced six Chief Justices: Cayetano L. Arellano, Victorino M. Mapa, Manuel G. Araullo, Ramon Q. Avanceña, Roberto B. Concepcion, and Andres R. Narvasa.

The Faculty has produced three graduates who placed first in the annual bar examinations: Roberto B. Concepcion in 1924; Diosdado P. Macapagal in 1933; and Arlene M. Maneja in 2002.

Deans (1959 – Present)

2009-Present

Atty. Nilo T. Divina

2007-2009

Atty. Roberto A. Abad

2006-2007

Justice Alfredo L. Benipayo

2003-2006

Atty. Augusto K. Aligada

2001-2003

Justice Jaime M. Lantin

1989-2003

Dr. Amado L. Dimayuga

1987-1989

Justice Eduardo P. Caguioa

1979-1987

Atty. Jose Feria

1976-1979

Hon. Roberto P. Concepcion

1973-1976

Atty. Luis Feria

1966-1973

Atty. Andres R. Narvasa

1960-1966

Dr. Antonio M. Molina

1959-1960

Prof. Ramon T. Oben

Regents (1959 – Present)

2009-Present

Fr. Isidro C. Abaño, O.P.

2008-2009

Fr. Pompeyo F. de Mesa, O.P.

2007-2008

Fr. Maximo P. Gatela, O.P.

2007

Fr. Rolando V. de la Rosa, O.P.

2005-2007

Fr. Roberto L. Luanzon, Jr., O.P.

2003-2005

Fr. Javier Gonzalez, O.P.

2002-2003

Fr. Dionisio Cabezon, O.P.

1993-2002

Fr. Braulio Peña, O.P.

1988-1993

Fr. Dionisio Cabezon, O.P.

1984-1988

Fr. Frederik S. Fermin, O.P.

1978-1984

Fr. Braulio Peña, O.P.

1977-1978

Fr. Magin Borrajo, O.P.

1976-1977

Fr. Frederik S. Fermin, O.P.

1971-1976

Fr. Donato Gonzales, O.P.

1969-1971

Fr. Pedro Salgado, O.P.

1965-1969

Fr. Frederik S. Fermin, O.P.

1960-1965

Fr. Jose Cuesta, O.P.

1959-1960

Fr. Vidal Clemente, O.P.