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The legal profession is one of honor respect and dignity-- compensated not only with treasure pleasure and honor but with the right to right a wrong. In David and Goliath in the Modern Court author Virgilio J. Santiago provides insight into the Philippine justice system and the role of lawyer to attain truth and dispense justice not only in the Philippines but in all courts of justice the primordial duty of courts of justice being to attain truth and dispense justice . As Santiago grew up in Manila he had little ambition. His desires included becoming a driver marrying his sweetheart and living a simple life. It took an accident and a possible jail sentence to change his mind. On March 15 1965 he realized his mothers dream for him to become an attorney. In this memoir Santiago recalls the highlights of his career and relates details of clients cases trials and verdicts. David and Goliath in the Modern Court narrates Santiagos quest to attain truth and justice and it describes how courts in the Philippines traversed the labyrinth path of lies fraud and schemes to stop evil.

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