Oct 12, 2021 @ 0:02

Civil law expert Ruben Balane passes away

The Ateneo Law School announced that renowned lawyer Ruben Balane died on Monday, October 11, 2021.

Law Dean Jose Maria Hofileña announced in a late night memorandum the “gut-wrenching heartache” of losing Balane, an expert on civil law and succession. He is a Hall of Fame professor at the law school.

“Let us all pray for the eternal rest of Professor Ruben who so generously gave of himself so that others can become lawyers of the sort that value excellence and moral uprightness and who would serve their fellowmen for the greater glory of God,” Hofileña wrote.

Former students and colleagues also honored Balane’s memory, thanking him for the mentorship.

Balane also taught at the University of the Philippines College of Law and at the University of Makati School of Law.


Abogado and politiko Gibo Teodoro also offered his condolences.


Regional Trial Court Judge Princess Ongkeko, also an Ateneo Law professor, dubbed Balane a “national treasure.”

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