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Rappler Highlights Asia Foundation Program Officer’s Contributions to 2024 Philip C. Jessup Moot Court Win

June 10, 2024 — Rappler, a leading digital media company in the Philippines, highlights Asia Foundation Program Officer Marianne Vitug’s contributions to the University of the Philippines’ (UP) victory in the 2024 Philip C. Jessup moot court world championship.

The UP Law team was composed of Mary Regine Dadole, Pauline De Leon, Pauline Samantha Sagayo, Chinzen Viernes, and Ignacio Lorenzo Villareal. They were coached by Professor Marianne Vitug, who was a world champion in the 2018 Stetson International Moot Court Competition and best oralist of the final round. Their adviser was international law professor Rommel Casis.


The last time UP Law won the Jessup cup was three decades ago, in 1995. The last time that the Philippines won was when a team from Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) won two decades ago, in 2004.

In September, Marianne Vitug will pursue a Master of Laws at Harvard University on a full scholarship.

Related locations: Philippines
Related programs: Law and Justice

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