Last February 23, 2019, the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (“IBP”) held simultaneous local elections for the Executive Officers and Directors of each chapter. The newly elected officers will serve during the 2019 to 2021 term.

The IBP is the national organization of lawyers in the Philippines and the only mandatory bar association for Filipino lawyers. It is divided into 85 Chapters established in 9 geographical regions around the country.

In the Makati Chapter, Arnold M. Corporal, was elected as President. Mr. Corporal is a Partner and handles litigation matters. He appears before judicial and administrative bodies as well as arbitral tribunals. He specializes in telecommunications, mass media and construction disputes.

In the Quezon City Chapter, Jose Eduardo T. Genilo, was elected as a Director. Mr. Genilo advises clients on intellectual property law issues. He also handles trademark and patent enforcement and litigation.