The theme for this Regional Convention of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines Central Luzon Region is “Mandatory Continuing Legal Education”.
It is my distinct pleasure to extend my message to your congregation as you hold your Regional Convention. As we all believe, Learning is a continuous process, thus this Regional Convention is timely and appropriate.
I personally believed that in order to elevate the standards of the legal profession and to enable the Bar to discharge its public responsibilities more effectively, is for all IBP members to remain true and faithful to their OATH and be an active participant of an activity such as this one.
Conventions such as this one will foster and maintain high ideals of integrity, learning and professional competence. It will also cultivate among your members a spirit of conviviality and brotherhood.
Members of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines do continue promoting a continuing program of legal research in substantive and adjective law and be encouraged to learn continuously.
JOSE ANTONIO T. FELICIANO