SC to pay tribute to late Chief Justice Narvasa-A A +A
Sunday, November 3, 2013
MOTORISTS plying Padre Faura Street in Manila are advised to take an alternate route because part of it will be closed to traffic on Monday morning to give way for the full honors to the late Chief Justice Andres Narvasa.
The partial closure covers the area between the University of the Philippines-Manila and the Department of Justice, according to the Supreme Court Public Information Office on Sunday.
ADVISORY: Pls. expect partial closure of Padre Faura (UP Mla to DOJ) from 7 to 915 AM, Mon, Nov. 4.Full honors to be rendered to CJ Narvasa.
— SC PIO (Official) (@SCPh_PIO) November 3, 2013
"Full honors, as befitting his stature as a former Chief Justice, will be rendered by the Philippine National Police (PNP)," the SC said.
Narvasa's cremated remains are expected to arrive at the High Court at 9 a.m. and will stay at the SC en banc session hall until 2 p.m. There will also be a program at noon to celebrate his life as the country's 19th Chief Justice.
Narvasa succumbed to pneumonia last Thursday at age 84. He was top magistrate from December 8, 1991 until his retirement on November 30, 1998.
Noted personalities in legal profession and politics have already visited Narvasa's wake in a Quezon City parish including President Benigno Aquino III and former President Joseph Estrada, who drafted the late chief justice as his lead counsel in his abbreviated impeachment trial in 2001.
Malacañang has yet to announce if it would give a posthumous award to Narvasa, one of the lawyers tasked to probe the assassination of the President's father, former Senator Benigno Aquino Jr., in 1983. (Sunnex)