PDRC recently held the third run of its alternative dispute resolution (ADR) road show in the highly urbanized city of Angeles in Pampanga province. Angeles City has a population of almost 400,000 and is home to the Clark Economic Zone.
The forum on “How to Avoid Costly Lawsuits through ADR” was held on March 11, 2017 at the ballroom of the Century Hotel in Balibago, Angeles City. PDRC member and IBP Central Luzon chapter Atty. Millet Salazar hosted the forum, which was attended by close to 40 lawyers.
PDRC Trustee Prof. Arthur A. Autea spoke on avoiding litigation through arbitration, followed by PDRC Trustee Prof. Shirley F. Alinea who discussed contractual disputes and ADR as well as careers in ADR. After introducing PDRC and discussing the arbitration process flow chart, PDRC Secretary General Roberto N. Dio talked on mediation and dispute adjudication. The presentation was followed by a lively open forum and a book signing by Prof. Autea of his 2013 treatise, Notes and Cases on Commercial Arbitration under Philippine Law.
PDRC held road shows in Cebu City on November 25, 2016 and in Iloilo City on February 24, 2017. More road shows are planned for the year in other highly urbanized cities like Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Naga and Baguio. In addition, PDRC will reach out to the banking and insurance sectors to include them in future road shows.