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Integrated Bar of the Philippines Makati Chapter


Comments on the Draft Revised Rules of Civil Procedure

Submitted to the Supreme Court 27 August 2013

The recent efforts of the Honorable Supreme Court to ensure the speedy and equitable administration of justice in this country by addressing issues relative to court delays in litigation deserve no less than the highest commendation from courts and legal practitioners alike. Indeed, the constitution of the National Conference for the Revision of the Rules of Procedure underscores the magnitude of this undertaking, as it requires insights and contributions from all areas of the legal community. We most respectfully take exception, however, to the introduction of drastic amendments to the present Rules of Court which, at their core, amount to a complete overhaul of trial practice in the Philippines as we know it today. These amendments, while seemingly simplistic in application, will essentially be counter-intuitive and cumbersome for most practitioners since these are not in keeping with how the law is presently taught, studied and, more importantly, practiced....

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Justitia Omnibus Vol. VIII Issue 1

2013 - 2014

Power House In this issue, the current directors and officers share their vision for the Chapter. ...

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Report on the Planning Conference

April 26 to 28, 2013 CAP John Hay Convention Center Baguio City

The newly inducted members of the Board of Directors of the IBP Makati Chapter held their traditional planning conference for the 2013-2015 term in Baguio City. During the planning conference, the President, with the concurrence of the Board of Directors, established the general vision for the term: I. To institutionalize developmental legal aid in the Chapter, and II. To ensure wider involvement of the Chapter with all sectors of the Makati Community. ...

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