The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP)-Apayao Chapter members joined the National Teachers’ Day Celebration and rendered free legal services in the seven municipalities of Apayao on October 5-6, 2023.
IBP Apayao Chapter president Atty. Zaide Ravelo in collaboration with the Department of Education Apayao legal officer Atty. Jane Loretcha, requested the services of all available lawyers of Apayao to provide legal assistance to learners, parents, especially the teaching and non-teaching staff, whether working in a government or private schools in the province.
The legal aid program of IBP Apayao Chapter covered correction of names or birth records, notarial services as well as provision of legal advice.
Ravelo said the legal aid program brought much convenience to teachers who are usually busy during weekdays. The recent outreach program of Apayao lawyers has provided an opportunity to inform learners who wish to become lawyers to take up law since the provincial government fully supports students taking the course.
Municipal Trial Court of Lubuagan Judge Marveluna Paranal along with Atty. Alyssa Joyce Du-Sampaga and Atty. Arnie Ardet took charge in Luna while Atty. Arlane Menor accommodated Pudtol.
Provincial Prosecutor Jhon Aguda teamed-up with Atty. Gerriahzon Sebastian and joined the local government unit of Flora in honoring the teachers. Meanwhile, Atty. Eboy Singayan was in charge of Sta. Marcela.
In Northern Conner and Kabugao, Atty. Butch Bravo and Atty. Lubimaya Jayle Balonggay were present, while Upper Calanasan was covered by Atty. Loretcha.
Ravelo went to Lower Calanasan, while Atty. Chanda Usita-Collado accommodated Southern Conner. By PIO Apayao