Photo Release

November 23, 2020

Senate commemorates 107th birth anniversary of the late Justice Muñoz Palma: The Senate on Monday, November 23, 2020, adopted Senate Resolution No. 577 commemorating the 107th birth anniversary of the late Supreme Court Justice Cecilia Munoz-Palma who was born on November 22, 1913. Palma was the first woman appointed to the Supreme Court. She was appointed to the High Court by the late President Ferdinand Marcos on October 29, 1973. After the 1986 People Power, she was appointed by the late President Corazon Aquino as chairwoman of the 1986 Constitutional Commission that drafted the 1987 Constitution. “Justice Cecilia Munoz Palma is remembered as a legal luminary who championed the truth, democracy, human rights and freedom... it is therefore fitting that we honor the late Justice Munoz Palma by the adoption of the resolution,” Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon, who introduced the resolution, said during the hybrid plenary session. (Screen grab/Senate PRIB)