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Sinulog while Batangas is in a state of calamity
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - January 19, 2020 - 12:00am
How can we celebrate the Sinulog with joy, excitement and glee here in Cebu, when thousands of our kababayans in Batangas are currently suffering in hundreds of evacuation centers? I have decided to cancel my flight...
A nation of disasters and calamities within the Ring of Fire
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - January 18, 2020 - 12:00am
The term "Ring of Fire" refers to this part of the planet where 90% of the world's earthquakes and 81% of the strongest quakes that have killed thousands occur. It’s also the home of 452 volcanoes, 75% of the...
From Iran to Taal: From the frying pan to the fire
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - January 17, 2020 - 12:00am
We have shed tears seeing our people in a state of shock, fear, and confusion because of the Taal Volcano episode these last few days.
Global political tensions escalating
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - January 16, 2020 - 12:00am
Whenever global politics become turbulent, the world economy suffers.
The superpowers’ Art of War in the Middle East
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - January 14, 2020 - 12:00am
The big guys in geopolitics, US, Russia, and China are again making the Middle East their playing ground. And the bone of contention is oil. Caught in the crossfires are millions of migrant workers, including two...
Middle East crisis, a lull before the storm
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - January 12, 2020 - 12:00am
For all we know, the Iranian attacks may erupt at any moment, after the USA had been misled to lower its battle-readiness status.
Stop sending maids to Kuwait and to all countries
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - January 10, 2020 - 12:00am
Concerning the latest murder of a Filipina maid in Kuwait, the partial and temporary ban issued by DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III is, with due respect, a band-aid solution to a lingering social cancer.
How do you secure Sinulog from terrorists?
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - January 9, 2020 - 12:00am
With a major war about to erupt in the Middle East, and the continuing threats of terrorism worldwide, I think that the biggest headache giving our good friend, Mayor Edgar Labella nightmares and sleepless nights...
Will the richest congressmen ever serve the poor?
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - January 8, 2020 - 12:00am
I don't think so. The people know that rich congressmen do not work for poor constituencies.
The importance of requiring Americans to get Philippines visas
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - January 5, 2020 - 12:00am
The head of state of any sovereign nation should show some degree of delicadeza, in refusing to make his people and his government subservient to any other country, even if they are superpowers. This is the mark...
The 2020 Philippine economic outlook
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - January 3, 2020 - 12:00am
The good news, according to the World Bank, is that while the global economic growth slid down in 2019, and will continue to deteriorate in 2020, and while East Asia and the Pacific will slow down from to 5.7% growth...
Exciting things to look forward to in 2020
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - January 2, 2020 - 12:00am
After a year of crises, controversies, and climate turbulence, we hope 2020 will be gentler.
20 hopes, wishes and prayers for the year 2020
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - January 1, 2020 - 12:00am
After Ursula and a very turbulent 2019, we are moving on with much expectations for 2020.
2019: The year of calamities, crises and, controversial cases
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - December 29, 2019 - 12:00am
2019 was an eventful year. Too many earthquakes and typhoons, a number of national crises, and big controversies arising from court cases.
The Philippines ratings in 2019 global economic competitiveness
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - December 27, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippines is number 64 out of 141 participating economies under the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Index. Should we be happy or sad about this?
The best Christmas gifts I received this year
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - December 22, 2019 - 12:00am
As a corporate and labor lawyer, Law professor, and consultant to several companies, I have received many Christmas gifts in varying kinds, But none of them excite me anymore.
President Digong made the water tycoons cower
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - December 15, 2019 - 12:00am
For the first time in our history, we have a president who doesn’t bow to the whims of the business tycoons, who doesn’t fear the powers of the Chinese taipans, and even makes the moguls and magnates...
Excellence in sports, mediocrity in academics
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - December 11, 2019 - 12:00am
Are our students, teachers, and school administrators spending more time, efforts and money in the gymnasium and shying away from the school libraries, laboratories, and classrooms?
The saga of Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima, and Nagasaki
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - December 8, 2019 - 12:00am
Today, the Catholic world celebrates the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception.
There are no more Labor experts in Congress
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - December 7, 2019 - 12:00am
Unlike during the Marcos regime, Labor is not in the top five priorities of this administration.
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