For whom is the Code of Professional Responsibility designed?
Answer: The Code of Professional Responsibility is not designed for Holmes’ proverbial “bad man” who wants to know just how many corners he may cut, how close to the line he may play, without running into trouble with the law. Rather, it is drawn for the “good man” as a beacon to assist him in navigating an ethical course through the sometimes murky waters of professional conduct. (PCGG vs. SB, et al., G.R. No. 151809-12, April 12, 2005, J. Callejo, dissenting opinion).