The Philippine Institute of Arbitrators
The “PIArb” as it is known is the first learned society in the Philippines dedicated to both promoting private dispute resolution within the country and pursuing initiatives to enable the country to serve as a viable and practical venue for private dispute resolution.
They envision the use of arbitration and other modes of dispute resolution other than resolution by a court as the primary means of resolving conflict in the Philippines.
Their aim is to promote awareness, education, and programs on private dispute resolution policy and practice.
The PIArb has organized a series of webinars in Western Visayas Region and in other regions since 2020 on topics ranging from the ADR spectrum, commercial arbitration, and construction arbitration, among others, to empower participants on alternative modes of dispute resolution.
Know more about PIArb by visiting their website at https://www.piarb.org/.
About the Office of Alternative Dispute Resolution or OADR
The OADR was established through Republic Act No. 9285 of the “Alternative Dispute Resolution Act of 2004”. The OADR is an attached agency of the Department of Justice mandated to promote, develop and expand the use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in the private and public sectors; to assist the government to monitor, study and evaluate the use by the public and private sector of ADR; and to recommend to Congress needful statutory changes to develop, strengthen and improve ADR practices in accordance with world standards.The office carries the mission of promoting and institutionalizing the effective and ethical use and practice of ADR in the country.
The mission of OADR is to have an enlightened society that rises above conflicts and empowers parties in making arrangements to settle their own disputes that is fair and just for all. Towards this end, the OADR will be a dynamic policymaking body that aligns itself with global trends in promoting and institutionalizing the effective and ethical use and practice of ADR in the Philippines.
Go to the Office of Alternative Dispute Resolution to learn more of its work and services.