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Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez
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China versus USA in the 2022 presidential polls
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - April 13, 2021 - 12:00am
We should stop being too naive in believing that next year's presidential elections will just be a normal political show of forces between the bets of the outgoing Duterte administration, and the emerging opposition...
A few taipans prospered while millions are starving
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - April 12, 2021 - 12:00am
It is not crime to become a billionaire even in a country with more than 100 million poor Filipinos.
Too many doubting Thomases, Peters and Judases
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - April 11, 2021 - 12:00am
The greatest misfortune that can befall our people in a time of crisis, like this we are currently facing, is when people lose their faith, their hope, and even their charity.
Balanced advice concerning the COVID vaccination for employees
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - April 10, 2021 - 12:00am
As an experienced HR and labor relations professional with more than 40 years of experience and as a former DOLE undersecretary, labor arbiter, and labor attaché, I have been asked to give my advice based...
Day of Filipino valor, US imprudence, and Japanese barbaric atrocity
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - April 9, 2021 - 12:00am
Today, April 9, used to be called, The Fall of Bataan or Bataan Day under Republic Act 3022 signed into law on April 6, 1961 by President Carlos P. Garcia. President Ferdinand Marcos renamed it Araw ng Kagitingan...
Regional voting patterns
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - April 8, 2021 - 12:00am
It has been said that, while UK, Canada and Australia vote according to economic alignments of either conservatism for the landed and business elites or the more progressive labor sectors, and while the Americans...
Learning from historical statistics in Philippine presidential polls
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - April 7, 2021 - 12:00am
Since all the other writers are counting the rates of infections and deaths due to COVID, this column focuses on the future presidential polls, with the hope that the Filipino electorate may learn from the lessons...
The brains of Osmeña Sr. and the heart of Magsaysay
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - April 6, 2021 - 12:00am
If we are looking for a great president in 2022, we should learn from our experiences, and need to look back at the qualities of our 16 presidents from Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo to Rodrigo Duterte.
Template for choosing the next president
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - April 5, 2021 - 12:00am
The next president should be brilliant and wise because huge decisions have to be made.
Resurrecting our freedoms, reviving our democracy
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - April 4, 2021 - 12:00am
Today, as we celebrate Easter Sunday, the heart of the Catholic faith, we should pray for our country.
And suddenly, it’s April
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - April 1, 2021 - 12:00am
Time, indeed, is too fast for those who enjoy, too slow for those who suffer but for those who know how to love, time is eternity.
Why was there an inner circle among the 12 Apostles?
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - March 31, 2021 - 12:00am
In the context of contemporary values among human minds today, Jesus Christ was playing favorites because among the 12, whom he called, he only confided his innermost secrets and plans to three, namely Simon whom...
The 12 Apostles of the audacious, ragtag 1Sambayan
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - March 30, 2021 - 12:00am
Like the small cadre of Jesus' apostles, the so-called pro-democracy coalition, 1Sambayan, led by retired and multiple by-passed chief justice wannabe Antonio Carpio, and convened by red-tagged Neric Colmenares,...
2022 Polls - A divided administration versus a ragtag opposition?
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - March 29, 2021 - 12:00am
Indeed, it is true as a political sage wrote centuries ago, those who do not learn from the bitter lessons of the past are bound to suffer from them again.
The politics among the disciples of Jesus Christ
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - March 28, 2021 - 12:00am
When Jesus Christ organized the core group that became the foundation of the Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church, he embarked on a political exercise that made him a target of the envy, suspicion, and anger of the...
Correct direction, wrong pathway, wrong people
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - March 27, 2021 - 12:00am
The greatest misfortune of this administration is that it was pursuing the right missions but choosing the wrong people who were and still are using the wrong methods.
A failed admin and a very weak opposition
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - March 25, 2021 - 12:00am
When the center is failing because the administration is losing its battle against COVID-19, its war against drugs, its advocacy for federalism, and its many other strategic initiatives, and since the opposition...
Seven reasons why the Labor Code needs to be abrogated
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - March 23, 2021 - 12:00am
The Labor Code of the Philippines is the only remaining major piece of fundamental legislation concocted under the Marcos martial law dictatorship that has managed to survived 47 long years.
Summary executions of micro enterprises and small start-up firms
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - March 22, 2021 - 12:00am
While the COVID-19 virus is killing thousands every day, the DOLE inspectors and other government agencies are also subjecting small and struggling firms to endless inspections, visitations, intrusions, and all forms...
DOLE advisory on workplace vaccination: More questions than answers
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - March 21, 2021 - 12:00am
By issuing DOLE Labor Advisory No. 03-21, our friends in the department where I worked for 20 years, retiring as DOLE undersecretary, have succeeded in confusing the employers much more than clarifying the many issues...
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