IBP Davao says: “The IBP Davao City Chapter, is neither privy to Bikoy’s show nor supportive of the same.”

After the embarrassing Bikoy episode, the IBP (Integrated Bar of the Philippines) has been drawing jeers on social media, forcing them to release a statement that Bikoy went there without their knowledge.

In an interview with GMA’s Dobol B, Atty Domingo Cayosa, the IBP executive vice president, said the IBP board was not informed that Advincula would be holding a press conference at their building in Pasig City.

Cayosa clarified though in the same Dobol B interview that Peter Joemel Advincula aka Bikoy applied for legal aid from the IBP.

“Ang totoo naga-apply siya para mapasailalim ng free legal aid ng IBP,” Cayosa said. “He has to be vetted out.”

Meanwhile, IBP Davao chapter released a statement recently, telling IBP National neither privy to Bikoy’s show nor supportive of the same.

IBP Davao wrote that it respects IBP National in representing its membership on SOME national issues. However, BIKOY, according to IBP Davao does not deserve the Chapter’s support since the IBP is a non-partisan organization not established to cater to political interests.

Check out the full statement of IBP Davao on the Bikoy presscon issue.

The Integrated Bar of the Philippines
Davao City Chapter

PRESS STATEMENT:

Just recently, the IBP hugged the headlines in the social media when it allowed itself to be used as the staging area for Bikoy’s show. Certainly, the drama reeks of political agenda, and the sole decision of the present leadership of the IBP National.

The IBP Davao City Chapter, is neither privy to Bikoy’s show nor supportive of the same. It does not reflect the sentiment of the membership of the Chapter as an organization.

While the IBP Davao City Chapter respects the IBP National in representing its membership on some national issues, however BIKOY does not deserve the Chapter’s support since the IBP is a non-partisan organization not established to cater to political interests.

The fundamental purposes of the Integrated bar shall be to elevate the standards of the legal profession, improve the administration of justice, and enable the Bar to discharge its public responsibility more effectively. Certainly, the decision of the present leadership of the IBP National is not in accord with the said purposes. For one, Bikoy’s storyline is polluted and it’s source comes from the very mouth of an alleged suborner himself.

The IBP Davao City Chapter does not and will not tolerate any statements from the present leadership of the IBP National that will result in politicizing the organization.

IBP Board of Officers, Davao City Chapter ⚖️🇵🇭

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