Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Cover Story of the Philippine Daily Inquirer

Cover Story : Mother nature lays down the law, …therefore the law should serve nature

In-depth story on the education, life, and work of Antonio Oposa.

HERE is one lawyer who says he is not in love with law, not in the way that others wax poetic over legal philosophies and the sheer beauty they find therein.

But then environmental lawyer Antonio “Tony” Oposa, Jr. is not a conventional lawyer. When his Harvard Law classmates picked him to deliver the valedictory address at their graduation, Oposa did not dwell on the law but gave a speech titled “On Friendship and Laughter.”

“For me, law is a tool, a thinking tool to guide human conduct,” says this precocious lawyer.