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How much do we pay the 11 Cebu representatives?
by Atty Josephus Jimenez - January 27, 2019 - 12:00am
An average of P15.5 million a year for each member of Congress, or P46.5 million for the three-year term. Excluding pork barrel, if any. This is why many want to be congressmen.
Template of criteria for choosing governors and mayors
by Atty Josephus Jimenez - January 20, 2019 - 12:00am
I have been asked to speak in various local government fora, as well as parish pastoral councils on electoral participation, on guidelines in choosing the best candidates for governors and mayors. I have a template...
Chinese, Koreans taking over local jobs?
by Atty Josephus Jimenez - November 26, 2018 - 12:00am
While every single day, more than five thousand Filipinos are leaving our country to work abroad for lack of job opportunities in our country, why is the government allowing Chinese and Koreans, many of them undocumented,...
A stronger typhoon called Xi Jinping
by Atty Josephus Jimenez - November 25, 2018 - 12:00am
The stronger threat to the country and to the people earlier this week was, to my mind, not Tropical Depression Samuel. It was rather the auspicious visit of the great leader of China -- President Xi Jinping.
Two Catholic schools declared guilty of illegal dismissal
by Atty Josephus Jimenez - September 30, 2018 - 12:00am
Two Catholic schools lost their cases before the Supreme Court. The SC ruled that management was too harsh and unforgiving to their employees in administrating discipline.
Living in America, the good things and the bad
by Atty Josephus Jimenez - September 8, 2018 - 12:00am
We landed in the paradise of milk and honey, the land of the brave, the home of the free. We acknowledge that indeed, our compatriots living here do enjoy a high standard of living, with food of high quality and...
Reconciling the three versions of the BBL
by Atty Josephus Jimenez - June 10, 2018 - 12:00am
What happens when Congress resumes session on July 23, and after the President’s SONA?
Filipinos’ formula for fun: Faith, family, fiestas, and Facebook
by Atty Josephus Jimenez - June 9, 2018 - 12:00am
Yesterday, we mentioned the phenomenon of the Filipinos being adjudged by Gallup International and the United Nations as among the happiest people on earth, despite our poverty incidence and unemployment rates.
Why are Filipinos too poor and yet too happy?
by Atty Josephus Jimenez - June 8, 2018 - 12:00am
In the whole world, we are one of those with the highest poverty incidence, we have too many natural disasters, and our unemployment and underemployment rates are among the worst.
When the Chinese dragon and American eagle collide
by Atty Josephus Jimenez - June 7, 2018 - 12:00am
When the Chinese dragon and the US eagle fight in a war dance, what will happen to the Philippine maya?
We should have more ‘’Brigadas’’ for our communities
by Atty Josephus Jimenez - June 6, 2018 - 12:00am
The “Brigada Eskwela” is a very positive undertaking showcasing the best character of our citizens.
The link between unemployment and wage increases
by Atty Josephus Jimenez - June 2, 2018 - 12:00am
Jobs and wages are two faces of the same coin, two parts of the same whole. If we touch one, the other is impacted.
Poverty speeches by politicians in business suits
by Atty Josephus Jimenez - May 27, 2018 - 12:00am
The poor cannot eat privilege speeches.
Advantages of Tito Sen over Koko Pimentel
by Atty Josephus Jimenez - May 24, 2018 - 12:00am
The new Senate President, Vicente Castelo Sotto III, may not be a lawyer and Bar topnotcher like Aquilino Pimentel III, who he replaced. But he has about 20 years experience in the Senate under nine Senate presidents...
Perhaps we really need a strongman as president
by Atty Josephus Jimenez - May 11, 2018 - 12:00am
According to the late Singapore president Lee Kuan Yew, and seconded by Malaysia’s former prime minister Mahathir Mohammad, Asians really need a strong leader, a benevolent dictator, a monarch with a conscience....
When private sector employees run for public office
by Atty Josephus Jimenez - May 4, 2018 - 12:00am
Many of my clients have asked for my legal opinion on how to treat employees of private firms who run for public office, including barangay elective and appointive positions.
Cutting off branches that do not bear fruits
by Atty Josephus Jimenez - April 29, 2018 - 12:00am
In today’s gospel St. John tells of the message of Jesus when he said he is the vine and the believers are the branches.
Why too many flunkers in the Bar examinations?
by Atty Josephus Jimenez - April 27, 2018 - 12:00am
Yesterday and last night, an “ocean of tears” was shed by thousands of Bar examinees all over the country who flunked last year’s examinations.
The proximate cause of the tempests in the Supreme Court
by Atty Josephus Jimenez - April 13, 2018 - 12:00am
If we sit down serenely and reflect on the ongoing intramurals within the hallowed halls of the highest court of the land, we can only arrive at a conclusion that the ultimate cause of all these conflicts among the...
It’s Easter Sunday, not April Fool’s Day
by Atty Josephus Jimenez - April 1, 2018 - 12:00am
It is irreverent irony that this year’s Easter Sunday falls on April Fool’s Day.
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