They’ve chosen a good name for it.
“Once completed, the new six-story hall of justice within the Quezon City hall compound will be named after the late Justice Cecilia Muñoz-Palma who presided over the Constitutional Commission (ConCom), which drafted the 1987 Constitution,” reports the Philippine Daily Inquirer.
The report enumerated Palma’s achievements: “She was the first woman to top the Philippine Bar in 1937, the first woman to be named justice of the Supreme Court, the first woman president of the ConCom, as well as the first female prosecutor appointed by President Manuel Quezon.” Palma, who died at 992 in 2006, was also a longtime resident of Quezon City.
The new building bearing her name cost PHP98.4 million to build and is situated on a 5,573-square-meter lot near the old Hall of Justice. The report said that “it will house the offices of the city prosecutor, public attorney, mediation, the local parole and probation, as well as that of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines local chapter.”