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PWJA mourns the passing of its Founder

By pwja
Mon, 10/12/2020 - 17:14

The Philippine Women Judges Association (PWJA) is deeply saddened by the passing of its beloved founder, Justice Ameurfina A. Melencio-Herrera, who lived a full life at 98 years of age. Justice Herrera organized the PWJA on September 5, 1987 with only 155 women judges, and had overseen its consistent growth over the years. Now, more than a thousand lady magistrates look up to Justice Herrera as a source of inspiration and empowerment. Her academic superiority, manifest integrity, remarkable fortitude, and endless capacity for work even in her twilight years are unparalleled.