DID YOU KNOW: Jorge Bocobo
Today, Oct. 19, is the 130th birth anniversary of author, educator and jurist Jorge Bocobo. He was appointed president of the University of the Philippines in 1934, secretary of Public Instruction in 1939, and justice of the Supreme Court from 1942 to 1944. He then became chair of the Code Commission from 1947 to 1962. Bocobo is the principal author of the Civil Code of the Philippines for which he received the Presidential Award of Merit in 1949. He died on July 23, 1965. —Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research
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