Calalang vs. Williams

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The classic case of Calalang vs. Williams, 70 Phil. 726 (1940), tackled the issue of police power for public welfare, but is remembered because it contains a definition of social justice.



A traffic regulation in Manila banned calesas from some streets in Manila during certain afternoon hours. A citizen challenged this regulation.


Was the regulation valid?


Yes. The Supreme Court upheld the regulation as a valid exercise of police power in the interest of public welfare.

This case is known primarily for the words of Justice Jose P. Laurel defining social justice: :



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