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Newly-appointed Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P. Aranal Sereno (rostrum) delivers a message during the 23rd Presidents of Law Associations in Asia (POLA) Conference. The Integrated Bar of the Philippines plays host to the conference at Marriott Hotel Newport City in Pasay City on Aug. 29. Also in photo are POLA members: (seated extreme left hidden photo) Jonathan Temm, president, New Zealand Law Society; Lim Chee Wee, president, Bar Council of Malaysia; (3rd from left) Roan I. Libarios, IBP National President Chair, 23rd POLA Conference; (extreme right) Isomi Suzuki, president-Elect, LAWASIA; Catherine Gale, president, Law Council of Australia; and Akira Kawamura, president, International Bar Association.  (PNA photo by Jess M. Escaros Jr.)


Boracay Island in Aklan, Philippines was formally honored last Thursday night as the World’s Best Island for 2012 at the Travel + Leisure Magazine’s 17th annual World Best Awards at the newly opened Conrad New York Hotel at Battery Park in Manhattan.


President Barack Obama speaks to the media after meeting with President Benigno Aquino III in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on June 8.  (Reuters/Larry Downing)


President Benigno Aquino III (left) exchanges views with Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, at Buckingham Palace.


Senator-Judge Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. leads the members of the Senate impeachment court in praying before the start of Day 36 of the impeachment trial of Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona at the Senate session hall in Pasay City on May 8.  (PNA photo by Jess M. Escaros Jr.)

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