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January 24, 2018, 11:14:27 AM
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I just came across two press releases from two years ago (Feb 2106). The first is definitely from SCJ, and it is on a site they have used repeatedly for their press releases. The second is a response to what are obviously your typical SCJ lies and exaggerations from one of the organisations named in the SCJ press release, no less than The Integrated Bar of the Philippines,  which is the "official organization of all Philippine lawyers whose names appear in the Roll of Attorneys of the Supreme Court." 

Feb. 1, 2016: HWPL Peace Delegation’s Peace Tour in Philippines



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HWPL Chairman to hold Peace Talks with Mayor Ronnel Rivera of General Santos City and Mr. Manny Pacquiao

Launching Ceremony

HWPL Peace Delegation’s peace tour in Philippines has been proceeding for eight full days, reaching its curtain call today on January 29. HWPL Chairman Man Hee Lee and the peace delegation had peace talks with Mayor Ronnel Rivera of General Santos City at the Green Leaf Hotel. "The Mindanao Peace Agreement which was concluded in General Santos City was the starting point of all peace works in Mindanao," said Chairman Lee, asking for the future cooperation to bring out a bigger wave of peace in General Santos.

Being appointed as an HWPL Publicity Ambassador, Mayor Ronnel Rivera promised to cooperate in the peace movements in the local communities.

Also the Peace Delegation met Mr. Manny Pacquiao, the world-renowned Filipino world champion professional boxer. Also a member of the Philippine House of Representatives in Sarangani province, Mr. Pacquiao invited the HWPL Peace Delegation to his house. After the meeting, he has promised to cooperate for justice and peace in the Philippines as an HWPL Publicity Ambassador.

Meanwhile, the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) has launched the HWPL National Committee on Peace in IBP and celebrated a signboard hanging ceremony. The launching ceremony took place at the South Cotabato Gymnasium with more than 200 representative attorneys of each IBP branch. The IBP has appointed Chairman Lee and IWPG Chairwoman Nam Hee Kim as advisers of the committee and HWPL has appointed 9 Board of Governors and 84 representatives of the IBP branches as the HWPL Publicity Ambassadors.

Jose I. De La Rama, JR, the Governor for Central Luzon, who became the head of the board of HWPL National Committee on Peace in IBP, announced the committee's future action plan to the audience by urging to support the implementation of an International Convention on the Renunciation and Cessation of War and International Armed Conflicts, HWPL’s core initiative.

Purpose of the Event

-Building a solid foundation in General Santos City to spread peace movements throughout the Mindanao Island.

-Launching HWPL National Committee on Peace in IBP

-Resolving to actively work as the HWPL Publicity Ambassadors by supporting the Convention for peace

Result:
The Mayor of General Santos City was appointed as an HWPL Publicity ambassador, promising to work together by erecting the Monument to the Declaration of World Peace and designating Peace Academies.

The HWPL National Committee on Peace in IBP was initiated. HWPL Chairman Man Hee Lee and IWPG Chairwoman Nam Hee Kim were appointed as the advisers of the HWPL National Committee on Peace in IBP. The 9 Board of Governors and 84 representatives of the IBP branches were appointed as the HWPL Publicity Ambassadors.

Participants:
Peace Talk 1
Ronnel Rivera, Mayor of General Santos City

Peace Talk 2
Manny Pacquiao, Member of the Philippine House of Representatives in Sarangani Province
Launching Ceremony of the HWPL National Committee on Peace in IBP

Maria Lourdes Sereno, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
Daisy P. Avence-Fuentes, Mayor of South Cotabato city
Rosario T. Setias-Reyes, President of IBP
Nasser A. Marohomsalic, Secretary General Integrated Bar of the Philippines
Abdiel Dan Elijah S. Fajardio, Vice Chairman & Governor for Western Visayas
Mae Elaine T. Bathan, Governor for Eastern Visayas
Romeo B. Igot, Governor for Greater Manila
Jose I. De La Rama, JR, Governor for Central Luzon
Franklin B. Calpito, Governor for Northern Luzon
Bienvenido I. Somera, JR., Governor for Southern Luzon
Emerson B. Aquende, Governor for Bicolandia
Caesar S. Europa, Governor for Eastern Mindanao
Domingo T. Redelosa IV, Governor for Western Mindanao

200 Representatives of the bars from each region of the Philippines

Speeches:
The role and duty of judicial officials in establishing the right framework of international law
The HWPL peace movements in Mindanao and the duty of political leaders in the achievement of peace
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HWPL(Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light, Chairman: Man Hee Lee)

An international peace organization registered in the Department of Public Information of the United Nations (UN DPI), initiating peace works together with the International Law Committee, World Alliance of Religions' Peace (WARP) Offices, International Women's Peace Group (IWPG), and International Peace Youth Group (IPYG).

IBP(The Integrated Bar of the Philippines) -The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) is the official organization of all Philippine lawyers whose names appear in the Roll of Attorneys of the Supreme Court.

January 25, 2018, 12:57:58 AM
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Re: The Integrated Bar of the Philippines Calls Out SCJ Press Release
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2018, 12:57:58 AM »
The swift rebuttal came two days later:

Feb. 3, 2016: IBP Clarifies Relation with HWPL

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IBP Clarifies relation with Heavenly Culture World Peace Restoration of Light (HWPL)

In the news under the tile, “HWPL Peace Delegations peace tour in the Philippines,” posted at http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/w01302/s00003/hwpl-peace-delegations-peace-tour-in-philippines.htm, the statement appears that “Meanwhile, the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) has launched the HWPL National Committee on Peace in IBP and celebrated a signboard-hanging ceremony.”

The IBP hereby excepts to the truth of the above statement, the one being launched at South Cotabato Gymnasium at Koronadal City during the Welcome Dinner for the 22nd House of Delegates on January 29, 2016, is the IBP National Committee on Peace, NOT the HWPL National Committee on Peace in IBP. The IBP is a national official organization of all lawyers of the Philippines and cannot pursue or carry out its objectives or mandates under the name of any organization.

Accordingly, the IBP also excepts to the statement posted at the said website that the “IBP has appointed Chairman Lee and IWPG Chairwoman Nam Hee Kim as advisers of the committee...” No such appointment, either formally or informally, was extended by the National Laedership of the IBP or any of its Executive Officer.

The creation of the National Committee on Peace in the IBP is the organization’s expression of its commitment and dedication to pursue and advance the cause of peace in the country in particular aand the world in general.

In the program for the Welcome Dinner at the gymnasium sponsored by the Provincial Government of South Cotabato, Man Hee Lee, Chairman of HWPL, and Nam Hee Kim, Chairwoman of IWPG, were only given speaking parts, no more, no less. The IBP gave them the honor of addressing the 22nd House of Delegates, 20 minutes each, in recognition of their work for international peace.

Contrary to the list of attendees provided by HWPL, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court was not in that occassion.