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ADB Partners with the Philippine Judicial Academy

Zoom group photo of ADB meeting with the Philippine Judicial Academy (PHILJA).

The ADB Law and Policy Reform Program team met with the newly appointed Chancellor Rosmari Carandang and her team from the Philippine Judicial Academy (PHILJA) and representatives from the Supreme Court to discuss capacity building of special commercial court judges and inclusion of courses on environment and climate change into the judicial education program. Chancellor Carandang is the second female chancellor of the PHILJA. ADB's intervention is timely due to the greater number of commercial courts and the ongoing preparation by PHILJA of the bench book on commercial laws which needs implementation support. The Chancellor also noted the need to integrate environment and climate change issues into the commercial law programs with increasing cases against corporations and financial institutions. She also informed the ADB team about the need to update the rules of procedures for environmental cases.