PDRCI launched its road show to promote alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in the Philippines on November 25, 2016 at the Casino Español in Cebu City.
The forum, with the theme “How to Avoid Costly Litigation: Resolving Disputes through Effective ADR,” featured several speakers from PDRCI. Secretary General Roberto Dio introduced ADR and PDRCI to the participants, composed mostly of engineers and lawyers from consulting firms in Cebu City.
PDRCI Trustee Mario Valderrama spoke on formulating the ADR clause and the use of ADR in commercial contracts. Atty. Luis de la Paz, who was as event champion, talked on negotiation, followed by Asst. Sec. Gen. Francisco Pabilla, Jr. who discussed how mediation works. Atty. Dio wrapped up the event with a talk on careers in ADR.
The forum was sponsored by de la Paz Paulino & Associates, Gonzales Batiller Leabres & Reyes, Marcbilt Construction, Inc., and Fluor Daniel, Inc.. PDRCI will hold the second leg of its road show on February 24, 2017 at the San Agustin University in Iloilo City.