By Ercel Maandig, Correspondent
Cagayan de Oro City – The newly elected president of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines(IBP) Misamis Oriental Chapter, Atty.Carlo Antonio Almirante has assumed office on April 1 2019.
IBP-Misamis Oriental Chapter, is the biggest and most prestigious organization of professional lawyers in Cagayan de Oro City, Gingoog and El Salvador City, and has a total of 1,300-strong members. Almirante will be leading the group of lawyers for two years after past president Atty.Eddie Cuaresma ended his term.
Atty.Almirante, in an interview told the media that he is pushing to continue a group insurance for their members which was already started by the past prsident, and on that insurance system, he will propose to have an assistance program for the welfare of lawyer retirees.
He said that he will lobby a Php50,000.00 to Php100,000.00 assistance to lawyers who are already retired and incapable to do their respective jobs because of illness or old age. On top of that,the local IBP chapter will also fully support the Supreme Court's fast tracking of the transfer of the regional Hall of justice at their new offices in upper Carmen.
It can be recalled that the old Hall of Justice building, located at the back of Xavier University main campus, was razed by fire in January 2015.
Almirante is a College of Law Dean at Liceo de Cagayan University since 2014 after Atty. Adel Tamanos tenure. On February 2018,President Rodrigo Duterte appointed Atty.Ago (as his close friend fondly call him),to the Board of Trustees of Government Service Insurance System(GSIS) until at present.
Atty. Almirante also revealed during a media interview that Misamis Oriental Chapter will be hosting next year's IBP National Convention sometimes April.