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Integrated Bar of the Philippines Makati Chapter


Breakfast Forum : West Philippine Sea Dispute

On November 10, 2015, the IBP– Makati Chapter, in collaboration with the US-ASEAN Business Council Inc., held an informative breakfast forum entitled the "Emerging Threat to Trade and Investment Activities in ASEAN: West Philippine Sea Dispute" at the Turf Room of the Manila Polo Club. The US-ASEAN Business Council is an advocacy organization for U.S. corporations operating within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations ASEAN . A video presentation of Supreme Court Justice Carpio’s lecture on the West Philippine Sea territorial dispute was shown. Atty. Batongbacal, Director - Institute for Maritime Affairs and Law of the Sea UP Law Center, acted as rapporteur and responded to the reactions and questions from the attendees consisting of representatives from various private organizations and firms....

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I Shall Return : IBP-Makati Returns to Leyte to Continue Relief Operations

The IBP-Makati chapter continues to support the rehabilitation of Tanauan, Leyte, a municipality directly hit by typhoon Yolanda located a few kilometers away from Tacloban city. The chapter previously donated financial aid to a charitable institution and fishing boats to selected beneficiaries located at Barangay Sta. Cruz, Tanauan, Leyte. This year, the chapter selected new beneficiaries, the families of Barangay San Roque. On August 13, 2015, the chapter, led its by its President Gbert Zerrudo, donated hardware materials such as galvanized iron sheets, sealants, nails, and hammers to Barangay San Roque. With these materials, dozens of families were benefited by being able to rebuild their homes and fix minor damages. The damage caused by typhoon Yolanda continues to remain noticeable; a lot of work still needs to be done....

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SUI Generis : IBP Makati's Governor's Night and Induction of New Members

On 11 September 2015, the Integrated Bar of the Philippines Makati Chapter "IBP - Makati" held its Governor's Night and Induction of New Members. Several officers, both past and present, and members of IBP - Makati and of other IBP Chapters attended the event. It was also exciting to see that most of the new members of IBP – Makati come from premiere law firms in the Philippines. President Gbert Zerrudo jumpstarted the event with a report on the on-going and planned projects of IBP - Makati especially for its silver anniversary in 2016. He also delivered inspiring words to the new members of IBP – Makati. Immediate past president Bienvenido Somera, Jr., who was recently elected as Governor for the IBP - Southern Luzon Region, likewise expressed his gratitude to the IBP – Makati for its support in his election....

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