by YMANUEL ROXAS and TRISHA TAMIO
A PROFESSOR from the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) has been recognized for his contributions to the practice of law during this year’s Gawad Manileño.
Lawyer Danielito Jimenez of the legal management department was awarded the “Natatanging Manilenyo sa Larangan ng Kasanayan sa Batas” last Thursday, June 22.
The Gawad Manileño awards are annually given to companies and people who have contributed to the growth of the capital city in their respective fields.
In his Facebook post, Jimenez said the University is important in his legal profession and vowed to further promote legal awareness to the public through his attendance at the UST Graduate School of Law. He is enrolled in the UST College of Law’s Doctor of Civil Law program.
“Lawyer or not, let us always be just and fair with one another. Do whatever we can for the good of humanity, recognized or not,” Jimenez said.
The UST Graduate School of Law, in its Facebook post, praised Jimenez’s efforts to educate the masses by simplifying the law through platforms such as his Facebook page, where he is known as the “Pinoy Street Lawyer.”
Jimenez taught at the UST Faculty of Civil Law but now focuses on AB programs, teaching subjects on labor law, court procedure, sales and special contracts and statutory construction. He is also the former head of UST Arts and Letters Faculty Association.
In 2017, Jimenez was suspended for serious misconduct after publishing “The Voice of the AB Faculty: Satisfaction, Dissatisfaction, and Recovery 2016-2017,” a survey which former AB dean Michael Anthony Vasco claimed to be defamatory against him. The Court of Appeals initially voided Jimenez’s one-year suspension in 2022 but sustained it in a ruling last February after UST had filed a motion for reconsideration.
Among the 40 Gawad Manileño recipients was former Manila Mayor Jose “Lito” Atienza Jr., who received the “Gawad Gat Andres Bonifacio” title, the highest award.