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Naga lauds student selected as research institute scholar

By Jason B. Neola

A law student at the University of Nueva Caceres was given recognition by the Naga City government after he was chosen as one of the country’s five scholars of the Asian Research Institute for Environmental Law (ARIEL).

The scholarship granted to Paolo Gabriel Jamer, who is in his third year at the UNC College of Law, qualified him to join LAWASIA, the regional association of lawyers, judges, jurists, and legal organizations that advocates for the interests and concerns of the legal professions in the Asia Pacific.

LAWASIA’s mandate is to train aspiring young lawyers to be adaptive and versatile in researching the law when they are presented with challenging legal issues as it believes that teaching law students the ability to face challenges and having strong tenacity are important aspects to their training as young lawyers.

RECOGNITION Law student Paolo Gabriel Jamer (6th from left) shows the Sangguniang Panlungsod resolution congratulating him as ARIEL scholar and student delegate to Change the World Model United Nation. With him is his mother, Maria Ana D. Jamer (5th from left), and UNC Vice President for Administration Engr. Leon B. Palmiano IV (3rd from right). Also in photo: Vice Mayor Cecilia V. de Asis (2nd from right), City Councilors Lito del Rosario, Sonny Rañola, M.D., Jessie Albeus, Joe Perez, and Dodit Beltran. JBN/REY BAYLON/CEPPIO

“The scholarship provided me the opportunity to be a member of the association’s environmental law committee and participate in all its conferences that I need to further my knowledge and learnings on environmental law aspect,” Jamer said.

The 24-year-old scholar was chosen by the international institute after he applied for its student scholarship program wherein he wrote essays on that field and appeared before a panel of interviewers.

Jamer said he wish to study the world’s environmental issues including the practical solutions that need to be adopted to be able to help protect the environment. He said that he is planning to coordinate and work with LGU Naga with regard to the conduct of such undertaking.

At present, the law student writes for the Bicol Mail as one of the regional newspaper’s reporters.

As ARIEL scholar and member of LAWASIA, Jamer prepares to come up with various environmental issues in the locality or the whole country, which he will be presenting to the environmental law committee for discussions and remedies.

“Moreover, I am also bound to help propagate ARIEL’s advocacies in the city by collaborating with the local government in the implementation of best environmental practices aside from raising the level of awareness of the Nagueños on environmental laws,” he said.

Jamer started to work with student leaders in his school who vowed to help him carry out the tasks mandated of him – to protect the environment and adopt certain approaches to mitigate the adverse effects of global warming and climate change.


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