Integrated Bar of the Philippines

[Newspoint] One very insecure president

Oct 07, 2017 - 2:30 PM

Duterte’s sense of insecurity would seem more typically manifest in his attacks on Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales, a former Supreme Court justice herself. He has threatened them both with impeachment.

IBP files complaint vs cops in Kian delos Santos slay

Sep 04, 2017 - 8:15 PM

The Integrated Bar of the Philippines cites eyewitness accounts including a 13 year old s testimony that the cops blindfolded and punched Kian delos Santos before he was shot dead

SHOT AND KILLED. Kian's uncle, Randy points the corner where the boy was shot. The bullet holes is visible with Kian's blood splattered around it. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

IBP to House: Don't add to problems, recall order vs CA

Jun 24, 2017 - 8:03 PM

The IBP advises the House committee to file a petition for certiorari before the High Court if it doesn t agree with the CA

Martial law abusers will be punished, says Palace

Jun 13, 2017 - 1:47 PM

Reacting to reports of martial law abuses in Marawi from Lanao del Sur lawyers the Palace says such concerns will be quickly addressed by President Rodrigo Duterte

Marines from the 7th Marine Company as they operates against extremist Maute Group on Friday, June 9, 2017. The marines are pushing forward across Mapandi Bridge when a heavy encounter caused the lives of 13 Marines friday night. (bobby lagsa/rappler)

Lawyers to Duterte: Stop martial law abuses in Marawi

Jun 10, 2017 - 7:00 PM

The Integrated Bar of the Philippines in Lanao del Sur says it is utterly shocked by the sheer magnitude of abuses against innocent civilians in Marawi

UNDER ATTACK. In this photo, a Philippine Marines armored personnel carrier speeds away as black smoke billows from burning houses after military helicopters fired rockets at militant positions in Marawi City, May 30, 2017. Ted Aljibe/AFP

Alvarez shall be held to highest moral standards – IBP

Mar 31, 2017 - 8:53 PM

The Integrated Bar of the Philippines and the Supreme Court have disbarred lawyers before for having extramarital affairs

POSSIBLE DISBARMENT. The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) says if a disbarment case is filed against Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, the highest moral standards expected of lawyers shall be measured against his actions. Photo by Rappler

Duterte thinks Robredo, De Lima, or Trillanes behind 'ouster try'

Mar 23, 2017 - 11:35 PM

But President Rodrigo Duterte still discourages the filing of an impeachment complaint against Vice President Leni Robredo

IBP: Duterte's criticism of lawyers defending drug suspects 'dangerous'

Dec 09, 2016 - 10:56 PM

The Integrated Bar of the Philippines says Duterte s statements criticizing lawyers of drug suspects creates a dangerous chilling effect

Duterte: 'No need to stage coup vs me. I myself will swear you in.'

Nov 04, 2016 - 8:36 PM

The President also offers dinner and Cabinet posts to his human rights critics

President Rodrigo Duterte accommodates the press at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Davao City on November 1. The President, accompanied by his youngest son Sebastian Duterte, visits his parents' grave in the traditional observance of Undas (All Saints' Day) . SIMEON CELI/ Presidential Photo

Eastern Visayas lawyers condemn killing of Rogelio Bato Jr

Aug 24, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Today it is Attorney Bato Tomorrow it might be you or your loved one Let us not be silent says the former president of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines Leyte as he condemned the killing of the counsel of Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr

Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio/Rappler

SC slaps 3-year suspension on lawyer Trixie Cruz-Angeles

Aug 09, 2016 - 8:05 PM

Trixie Cruz Angeles was the lawyer for Oakwood mutineer Nicanor Faeldon and most recently defended expelled members of the Iglesia ni Cristo in their cases against the church

SUSPENDED. Lawyer Trixie Cruz-Angeles (left) has been suspended by the Supreme Court. In this file photo, Angeles converses with client Lottie Manalo-Hemedez, the estranged sibling of INC leader Eduardo Manalo. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

IBP questions Aquino appointment of 2 Sandiganbayan justices

May 17, 2016 - 4:28 PM

UPDATED The lawyers organization says the President violated the Constitution by disregarding one of the shortlists submitted by the Judicial and Bar Council Malacañang maintains the legality of the appointments

SC INTERVENTION. The Integrated Bar of the Philippines asks the Supreme Court to nullify the appointments of two Sandiganbayan justices. Photo by Mark Z. Saludes/Rappler

SC stops repair of 82,000 PCOS machines

Mar 24, 2015 - 5:33 PM

Supreme Court justices vote 12 2 to temporarily stop the contract between the Comelec and Smartmatic for the repair of vote counting machines

PCOS DIAGNOSTICS. A Smartmatic operator conducts diagnostics tests on the precinct count optical scan machines at the Comelec warehouse in Cabuyao, Laguna, on Friday, March 20. Rappler video screengrab

Binay presents plans for '1st 100 days as president'

Mar 21, 2015 - 7:01 PM

A lawyer president after a hiatus of 30 years Vice President Jejomar Binay refers to himself before the Integrated Bar of the Philippines

NEXT PRESIDENT? Vice President Jejomar Binay presents his plans for his 'first 100 days' if elected Philippine president in 2016. File photo by Rappler

VP Binay: Court TRO prevails over 'opinion and speculation'

Mar 20, 2015 - 5:07 PM

Binay slams the Ombudsman DILG and DOJ for brazenly ignoring the lawful court order on the suspension of his son Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin Junjun Binay

VICTORY FOR THE BINAYS. Makati City Mayor Jejomar Erwin 'Junjun' Binay greets his supporters after he a TRO from the Court of Appeals blocking the suspension order from the Ombudsman on March 16, 2015. Photo by Ritchie Tongo/EPA

Lawyer disbarred for having simultaneous marriages

Mar 10, 2015 - 7:50 PM

The Supreme Court adopts the recommendation of the Integrated Bar that contracting a marriage during the subsistence of a previous one amounts to grossly immoral conduct

Stop deal on repair of voting machines, SC asked

Feb 19, 2015 - 9:01 PM

The Integrated Bar of the Philippines says the contract is illegal because the Comelec did not subject it to public bidding

PCOS MACHINE. The existing 82,000 PCOS machines need be refurbished for the 2016 polls. File photo by John Javellana

Harry Roque mulls over graft and admin raps vs AFP

Nov 04, 2014 - 5:00 PM

The lawyer also promises to return to Camp Aguinaldo one day even after the military filed a disbarment case against him for entering a restricted area in its headquarters in October

IS HE TO BLAME? Lawyer Harry Roque

AFP mulls complaint vs Laude lawyer

Oct 30, 2014 - 9:47 AM

His apologies are accepted but he should still be held accountable the AFP says

IS HE TO BLAME? Lawyer Harry Roque

Lawyers assail BIR rule requiring self-employed to reveal fees

Apr 11, 2014 - 6:15 PM

The Integrated Bar of the Philippines asks the Supreme Court to halt the regulation or the law profession might be seen as a mere trade or moneymaking endeavor

Lawyers’ group asks SC to stop DAP

Oct 16, 2013 - 7:50 PM

The Integrated Bar of the Philippines says the Palace committed grave abuse of discretion when it implemented DAP

Facade of the Supreme Court of the Philippines

Sereno faces uphill battle in High Court

Jan 19, 2013 - 10:21 AM

Only 5 months as chief justice she is being asked to resign by some lawyers Her every move is being watched even as she tries to heal division in the Supreme Court

FAITH IN THE CHIEF JUSTICE. Sereno asks the Integrated Bar of the Philippines to trust her and help her pursue reforms.

‘Lawyer or liar?’

Jan 18, 2013 - 10:55 AM

It’s up to the members of the bar to make the choice—and improve public confidence in the legal profession

Lawyer seeks SC help in JBC disqualification issue

Aug 13, 2012 - 9:30 AM

An IBP official says amending the rules shows accommodation of a favorite candidate for the post of chief justice


JBC resets vote on CJ shortlist for 5th time

Aug 10, 2012 - 2:39 PM

JBC members say the vote to suspend the rules should be unanimous


De Lima once opposed move to relax JBC rules

Aug 10, 2012 - 8:48 AM

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima once opposed a proposal to relax rules on disqualifying aspirants to the judiciary

IBP rejects De Lima appeal on disbarment

Aug 06, 2012 - 11:04 AM

The decision of the IBP has far reaching implications on the move of the Judicial and Bar Council

Malacañang's visible hand in CJ search

Aug 06, 2012 - 8:06 AM

The Judicial and Bar Council will decide today on its final nominees for chief justice


De Lima appeals IBP decision on disbarment

Aug 01, 2012 - 9:21 PM

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima makes a last minute bid to stop her disqualification from the chief justice race

IBP probes disbarment cases vs De Lima

Jul 30, 2012 - 5:18 PM

UPDATED This puts at risk her nomination for chief justice The Judicial and Bar Council will now have to decide whether or not to disqualify her


SC verdict doesn't fix JBC problem

Jul 20, 2012 - 4:08 PM

The Supreme Court rules that Congress should only have one representative in the Judicial and Bar Council but this doesn t address the council s inherent problems

STAY OR GO? Escudero may be removed or retained as a JBC member.

De Lima asks IBP to resolve disbarment cases

Jul 16, 2012 - 4:09 PM

De Lima files a motion for a quick resolution of the complaints against her


Should another SC justice replace Carpio in JBC?

Jul 03, 2012 - 10:17 PM

Legal experts and even the JBC have contrasting views


[EXCLUSIVE] Disbarment case vs De Lima? IBP never got complaints

Jul 02, 2012 - 12:10 AM

But the SC on its own can decide on the disbarment cases against De Lima


Drilon, Santiago turn down CJ nominations

Jun 28, 2012 - 2:59 PM

18 nominees have said no to the race for the highest position in the judiciary


Gibo declines nomination for chief justice post

Jun 19, 2012 - 6:14 PM

Based on a list provided by the JBC on June 19 there are now 45 nominees for the post of chief justice


PNoy's first appointee to the SC nominated for CJ post

Jun 15, 2012 - 5:01 PM

Corona has sought the inhibition of Sereno in a case involving his impeachment trial

IBP president: Corona should quit if...

May 22, 2012 - 8:50 PM

Roan Libarios said Corona will lose moral ascendancy if he does not face the prosecution on May 23

In defense of Corona

Jan 15, 2012 - 9:59 PM

Corona s team is led by a man unfazed by public opinion