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                                                                                  BY-LAWS

                                                          INTEGRATED BAR OF THE PHILIPPINES

                                                                       CALIFORNIA CHAPTER

                                                                                      1997

                                                                                  ARTICLE 1


                                                                                   OFFICES

         Section 1. Principal Office:


         The principal office of the corporation for transaction of its business shall be in the City and County of San Francisco, California.

         Section 2. Change of Address:


         The County of the corporation’s principal offices can be changed only by amendment of these By-Laws and not otherwise.

         Section 3. Other Offices:

         The corporation may also have offices such other places, within the State of California, where it is qualified to do business, as its business may require and
         as the Board of Officers may, from time to time designate.

                                                                                  ARTICLE 2


                                                                                  PURPOSES


         Section 1. Objectives & Purposes:

         The specific purposes for which this corporation is organized are;


         1. Assist in the administration of justice;


         2. Foster and maintain on the part of its members high ideal of integrity, learning, professional competence, public service and conduct;


         3. Safeguard the professional interest of its members;


         4. Cultivate among its members a spirit of cordiality and brotherhood;

         5. Provide a forum for the discussion of law, jurisprudence, law reform, pleadings, practice and procedures, and the relation of its members to the public
         and publish information relating thereto;


         6. Encourage and foster legal education;

         7. Promote a continuing program of legal research and assistance on the rights of the poor, unemployment, immigration, housing and juvenile problem as
         they relate to Asian American communities;

         8. To secure justice and protection of the civil rights of the poor victims of racial and ethnic discrimination and other persons who are in need of effective
         legal representation in civil and criminal matters as it relates to the protection of those persons described above.

                                                                                  ARTICLE 3

                                                                                MEMBERSHIP




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         Section 1. Regular Members:

         The regular membership of this corporation shall be composed of attorneys who are members in good standing of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines,
         and registered in the membership roll of attorneys of the Supreme Court of the Philippines.

         Section 2. Honorary Members:

         Attorneys in the State of California may become member of the corporation upon proper application, payment of dues, admission and subject to the rules
         and regulation to be promulgated by the Board of Officers.

         Section 3. Membership Dues & Assessment:

         Every members of this corporation shall pay an annual membership dues as prescribed by the Board of Officers, subject to sanctions that may be imposed
         in case of delinquency.


         Likewise, special assessments for the specific purposes may be imposed by the Board of Officers.




                                                                                ARTICLE 4


                                                                       CORPORATION MEETINGS


         The corporation annual meeting shall be held on the last Saturday of July at such time and place as the Board of Officers shall designate.

         Special meetings may be called by the President, and shall be called upon the written request of five members of the Board of Officers or at least thirty
         percent (30%) of the entire membership. Written notice of any meeting shall be mailed by the Secretary to each member, at his/her last known address, at
         least fifteen (15) days prior to the meetings.


         The Board of Officers shall take such measures as may be necessary to ensure the attendance of all members in all meetings.


         At any annual or special meeting, the members present shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business

                                                                                ARTICLE 5


                                                                          BOARD OF OFFICERS

         Section 1. Board of Officers:

         The government of this corporation is vested in a Board of Officers composed of the following; President, Executive Vice President, Vice President for
         Northern California, Vice President for Southern California, Executive Secretary, Recording Secretary, Treasurer, Auditor, Public Relations Officers,
         Business Manager and five (5) Directors, who shall be elected at the biennial meeting, and shall hold office for the term of two years from the first day of
         September next following their election and until their successors shall have been duly chosen and qualified.


         The President shall act as Chairman of the Board of Directors.

         The President shall appoint qualified Area Coordinators, not only in the State of California, but also in other places of United States and where ever he
         may seem fit to appoint coordinators to promote professional relations among Filipino lawyers in the area.


         At any meeting of the Board of Officers, at least one-third (1/3) of the Board of Officers shall constitute a quorum.

         In case of any permanent vacancy in the Board of Officers, except that of the President which shall be filled by the Executive Vice President, the Board
         shall elect a successor to serve for the unexpired portion of the term. In case of temporary vacancy that effects the quorum of the Board, the remaining
         members of the Board shall elect a temporary replacement.

         Any member of the Board may be removed for just cause, upon resolution adopted by at least one-third (1/3) of the members of the Board at a regular
         meeting.




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         Section 2. Meeting of the Board of Officers;

         Regular monthly meetings shall be called by the President on such date, time and place that the president may designate. Special meetings may be called
         by the President, and shall be called upon notice to all officers and at least 5 members present of the Board shall constitute a quorum.


         Section 3. Duties of Officers;

         A) President:


            The President shall be the chief executive of the corporation. He shall preside at all corporation meetings of the Board of Officers

         B) Executive Vice President:

            The Executive Vice President shall act as deputy chief officer of the corporation. He/she shall perform the duties of the President during the absence or
         inability of the latter to act, and such other duties as may be assigned to him by the President and the Board.

         C) Vice President for Northern California:

         The Vice President for Northern California shall perform assigned tasks authorized by the President with concurrence of the Board, transactions
         pertaining to the Northern California business affairs of the corporation.

         D) Vice President for Southern California:

         The Vice President for Southern California shall perform assigned tasks authorized by the President with concurrence of the Board, transactions
         pertaining to the California business affairs of the corporation.




         E) Executive Secretary:

         The Executive Secretary shall attend all meetings, prepare and maintain a membership roll of the corporation, be the custodian of all records of the
         corporation, prepare official ballots for all elections, and perform such duties as may be assigned by the President and the Board.

         F) Recording Secretary;

         The Recording Secretary shall take minutes of the meetings of the corporation’s Board of Officers, and shall assist the Executive Secretary in the
         performance of his duties, and perform such other duties as may be assigned to him/her by the President and the Board.

         G) Treasurer:

         The Treasurer shall receive, collect and safely keep, under the direction of the Board of Officers, all funds of the corporation, promptly deposit all monies
         received by him/her to the bank established by the corporation, keep proper books and render reports of the receipts and disbursement as may be
         required, perform such other fiscal duties as may be assigned to him/her by the President and the Board.


         All disbursement shall be made over the signature of the Treasurer, countersigned by the President or, in his/her absence by the Vice President.

         H) Auditor:

         The Auditor shall check and audit the correctness of funds, accounts, receipt and disbursement of the corporation in accordance with the rules and
         regulations prescribed by the Board of Officers.

         I) Press Relation Officers:


         The Press Relation officers shall be the corporation’s liaison official with the broadcast and print media and likewise act as corporation’s spokesperson.

         J) Business Manager:


         The Business Manager shall promote the business and propriety interest of the corporation.




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         K) Board of Directors:

         The Board of Directors shall perform the legislative functions of the corporation. It will be responsible in the adoption and passage of relevant resolutions,
         petitions and other significant documents of the corporation.

                                                                                 ARTICLE 6

                                                                               COMMITTEES

         The President shall, with the concurrence of the majority of the Board of Officers, appoint standing committees, a committee on legal aid, committee on
         education, committee on ways & means, and such other committees as may be necessary.


         The members of all committees shall serve for a term of two (2) years, and until their respective successors shall have been duly appointed and qualified.

                                                                                 ARTICLE 7


                                                                                ELECTIONS

         Section 1. Date and Place of Elections:

         Elections of Officers and Directors shall be held at the last day of July, every other year at such time and place as the Board of the Board shall designate,
         which shall be in the notice to be sent every member by the personal delivery or by mail not less than 15 days prior to the elections.

         Section 2. Eligibility:


         No member may be elected to any office who is not a member in good standing in accordance with these by-laws.

         Section 3. Nomination of Candidates:

         Any eligible members may upon, his consent, be nominated to any office, provided, that no members may be a candidate for than one office. Every
         nomination shall be made orally by a member other than the nominee, and shall be limited to a statement of the full name of the nominee. No member who
         is not personally present at the election may be nominated. No nomination other than on the floor shall be allowed. Only nominees for the office of the
         presidency shall be permitted to articulate his/her platforms of governance.

                                                                                 ARTICLE 8


                                                                               FISCAL YEAR


         The Fiscal year of the corporation shall begin the 1st day of January and the end of 31st day of December in each year.

                                                                                 ARTICLE 9


                                                                              AMENDMENTS


         These By-Laws may be amended by the Board of Officers with the approval of the majority of the members of the corporation.




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