Arni Topico

Philippines

I am a lawyer by profession and the immediate past president of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines Bulacan Chapter. Our bar chapter has an international legal aid arm which is the International Pro Bono Alliance (IPBA). IPBA has been visiting countries in South East Asia, other parts of Asia and Europe to reach migrant workers and educate them on laws in the Philippines which concerns them. We also partner with bar organizations with similar advocacy in other countries for purposes of reciprocity in cases of legal representation. Lastly, we partner with law schools to impart the culture of legal aid to the indigent and to prepare them for this advocacy.

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