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Integrated Bar of the Philippines Makati Chapter


Report of the IBP Makati Chapter

For the Period May to August 2013

Following the planning conference held in April 2013, the second trimester saw the Chapter moving forward with the plans and programs approved by the current Board of Directors. GENERAL MATTERS In May 2013, the Chapter actively participated in the election of the Governor for the Southern Luzon Region, inviting the candidates to present their respective platforms prior to the election. LEGAL AID In June 2013, a new system was implemented to ensure that the Chapter consistently updates the status of cases handled by the assigned law firms and lawyers and to maintain accuracy in the active case log. A table of the status of legal aid cases is attached as Annex A available upon request for valid reasons from the Chapter Office of this report. The Chapter also took measures to comply with the Handbook and Primer on Legal Aid issued by the National Committee on Legal Aid “NCLA” and provided the information required by the NCLA....

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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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