Inspired by this year’s Virtual Cebu Marathon that celebrated the 500th year from the time when Magellan landed on the shores of Mactan in 1521 and brought Christianity to the Philippines, the IBP Cebu City Chapter commemorates the 500 years of Christianity and brings the FIRST ever virtual LAW and JUSTICE RUN.

Since the pandemic last year and mass-based gatherings were not allowed, we have partnered with various groups to bring help to different communities and organized events and webinars for our member-lawyers to help overcome these challenging times, said IBP Cebu City Chapter President Atty. Michelle Mendez-Palmares.


IBP Cebu City Chapter President Atty. Michelle Mendez-Palmares.

This year, we  continue our efforts to spread our advocacy for justice and law in a unique way.

The 1st LAW AND JUSTICE RUN goes VIRTUAL, harnessing the powers of the world wide web to reach out to promote not just health and wellness but also law and justice.

Part of the proceeds will fund the free legal aid programs of IBP Cebu City Chapter and its Big Brother Program, a mentorship program for barristers and new lawyers.


IBP Cebu City Chapter Immediate Past President Atty. Regal Oliva

With the virtual platform, you run your own race, at your own time, place and pace! There are no limits as to where to start or end! And you can be in Cebu City, or any part of the Philippines or even the world!

With the 1st Law and Justice Run, you can run anywhere, any time as long as you run between the dates of July 15 to 21, 2021.

There will be five (5) distances: 3KM fun run, 5KM, 10KM, 15KM and 21KM and segregated to three (3) categories.

Medal Category: 15 KM (cut-off 4 hours) and 21 KM (cut-off 6 hours)

(Medal + Finisher’s Shirt + eCertificate)

Registration Fee: Ph 780

Non-Medal Category: 5 KM and 10 KM 

(Finisher’s Shirt + E-Certificate )

Registration Fee: Ph 520

Fun Run/Walk Category: 3 KM 

(eCertificate only)

Registration Fee: Ph 280

To register, go to – Registration period is from June 8 to July 13, 2021.


You need to run the distance at one time (not staggered) and you need to record your run with the use of a Garmin, Strava app or any device that will measure the distance. (Instruction on how to submit your results to follow).

Finishers kits and commemorative Law and Justice medals will be available after the run will be validated (date and pick-up location to be announced) or you can opt to have it mailed to you anywhere in the Philippines (for an additional courier fee). For runners joining outside the country, they may join but their kits can only be shipped within the Philippines.

Run Cut-Off Times:

– 15KM – 4 hours

– 21KM – 6 hours

Special prizes will also be given away during the IBP Virtual Run – such as: Biggest Chapter Contingent, Most Creative, etc.

Part of the proceeds will go to IBP Cebu City Chapter’s legal aid programs and Big Brother Program which will be launched separately.

The initial Big Brother activity will be to support barristers all over the country taking the bar this year. To follow the 1521 theme in celebration of the 500 years of Christianity, there will be 36 barristers that will be given P10,000 each.

To choose the 36, there will be an essay writing contest on “Why being in the legal profession is not just a job but a calling.”

The IBP board of governors will be the board of judges. They will choose 15 from Eastern Visayas Region and 21 from the other regions (1521).

All 36 chosen essays will be published to inspire all barristers for this year’s bar exams.

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