By Rey Panaligan
Chief Justice Lucas P. Bersamin is set to administer the oath of office to the president of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) and members of its board of governors at 3 p.m. on Tuesday (July 23) at the Supreme Court’s (SC) full court session hall.
Set to take their oaths are national president Domingo Egon Q. Cayosa and governors Burt M. Estrada, Eastern Mindanao; Doroteo Lorenzo B. Aguila, Northern Luzon; Baby Ruth F. Torre, Central Luzon; Eleazar S. Calasan, Greater Manila; Eric C. Alajar, Southern Luzon; Gil G. Taway IV, Bicolandia; James Jayson J. Jorvina, Eastern Visayas; Gina H. Mirano Jesena, Western Visayas; and Cristy Joy S. Sollesta, Western Minadano.
After the oath-taking, there will be an inaugural dinner at the historic landmark Manila Hotel starting at 6 p.m.
The IBP is the national organization of lawyers with more than 40,000 members todate. It was set up as an official organization for the legal profession by Republic Act No. 6397.
Thereafter, the IBP was constituted into a corporate body in 1973 through Presidential Decree No. 181.
All lawyers whose names are in the Roll of Attorneys of the SC are “automatically and without exception” members of the IBP.