“...in every man’s life, there will come a moment of truth, a moment when a decision has to be made, when one has to put to a test his conscience and reason.”
Aside from establishing the Justice Palma Museum, the Foundation commemorates the legacy of Justice Palma through the Justice Palma Award, the launching of a commemorative stamp, the building of a memorabilia room at the Justice Palma High School, the publishing
Does your child need to testify in court? Child victims of abuse and exploitation who are seeking justice are further traumatized by their experience in court. Children often accept the responsibility for the abuse, and now they had to accept
The Justice Cecilia Muñoz Palma Foundation (JCMPF) initiated the School Support Program at the Justice Cecilia Muñoz Palma High School (JCMPHS) in Payatas, Quezon City, formerly Payatas High School, with the goal of helping the students / youths in Payatas
"We shall be judged by history, not by what we want to do and can't, but by what we ought to do and don't."
Message from the Chairperson
In remembering the legacy of “Firsts” by Justice Cecilia Muñoz Palma, I am privileged to quote the following:
“For the first time in the history of constitution-making, ‘love’ is enshrined in the fundamental law. This is most significant at this period in our national life when the nation is bleeding under the forces of hatred and violence.”
– Justice Cecilia Muñoz Palma
“Thus said the late Supreme Court Justice and 1986 Constitutional Commission President Cecilia Munoz Palma during the presentation of the newly drafted Philippine Constitution on October 15, 1986, directing our attention to the Preamble of the Constitution, which bears among its amendments the inclusion of the word ‘love’.”
“This unprecedented amendments to the Preamble is a testament not only to Justice Palma’s innate gift to make history but, more importantly, it reflects what has been her credo in a life fully lived in the service: love of God, love of country, and love of people.”
– Reynato S. Puno
Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
Justice Palma set the precedent in so many of her fields, especially in the legal profession and the judiciary that became the hallmark that led both women and men to emulate and to take action. She broke patriarchal barriers and became a source of strength that empowered the women of the country.
“And so today as we find ourselves fighting battles similar to those once waged before – those of corruption, violence, dishonesty, greed – we turn to the life of a national icon which serves not just as a model or guide, but as a source of hope: hope that courage and moral integrity can save us from darkness, as they once had.”
How apropos these words of Justice Puno which highlights the important legacies left by the late Justice Cecilia Muñoz Palma.
It is a privilege to be in the company of like-minded women and men and be part of the Justice Cecilia Muñoz Palma Foundation (JCMPF) to continue what Justice Palma had started and to make as many Filipinos aware of who is Justice Palma and her place in the history of our country.