SC Denies Petition Assailing Proposed Amendments to IBP By laws
April 18, 2023
The Supreme Court, in today’s En Banc deliberations, denied for lack of merit the petition in G.R. No 266023 (Atty. Peter Paul S. Maglalang, et al., Petitioners vs. The Board of Governors of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines, Respondent) assailing the proposed amendments to the by-laws of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) and certain provisions of IBP’s 2023 election guidelines.
Petitioners Atty. Maglalang, et al. filed in March 2023 a Petition for Prohibition under Rule 65 of the Rules of Court [With Extremely Urgent Application for the Issuance of A Temporary Restraining Order and/or Writ of Preliminary Injunction] that prayed, among others, to declare illegal, unjust and discriminatory the (a) the Proposed Amendments to Sections 39 and 47 of the IBP By-laws under Resolution No. XXV-2022-81; and (b) Article III, 2(d)(iii)(1)(ii) of the “Guidelines for the 2023 Elections for Governors” dated 10 March 2023, or the Assailed Nomination Qualification for allegedly encroaching upon the Supreme Court’s exclusive authority and jurisdiction.
The petitioners are incumbent and past governors, presidents, vice-presidents, and officers of several IBP Chapters.
The Supreme Court Public Information Office will upload a copy of the ruling once it receives a copy from the Office of the Clerk of Court En Banc. ###