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Atty. Josephus Jimenez
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Political winds in Cebu's 4th District
by Atty. Josephus Jimenez - February 21, 2022 - 12:00am
The perennial rivalry between the Salimbangons and the Martinezes in the 4th District of Cebu can be compared only to Cebu's historical rivalries between the Osmeñas and the Cuencos in the earlier years, and...
The Philippines' burning problems in 2021
by Atty. Josephus Jimenez - December 29, 2021 - 12:00am
The still-ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the trillions in national debt, the worsening poverty of the people, the series of natural disasters, unabated outward labor migration, territorial borders insecurity in the West...
Should we elect jesters to the Senate again?
by Atty. Josephus Jimenez - November 12, 2021 - 12:00am
The Philippine Senate is a hallowed institution and august body manned by such illustrious icons as Recto, Tañada, Diokno, Quezon, Laurel, and Salonga.
How to reverse Leni's 2016 devastating defeat in Metro Manila?
by Atty. Josephus Jimenez - November 5, 2021 - 12:00am
Vice President Leni's greatest hurdles are the solid north and Metro Manila. In 2016, Bongbong Marcos defeated Leni Robredo, Alan Peter Cayetano, Chiz Escudero, Gringo Honasan, and Sonny Trillanes in all the 17 cities...
The Marcos dynasty seeks to rise again
by Atty. Josephus Jimenez - October 1, 2021 - 12:00am
Former senator Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos Jr., 64 years old, the only son of the deposed former president Ferdinand Edralin Marcos Sr., was proclaimed as the official standard bearer of the KBL or Kilusang Bagong...
With too many good challengers, the bad one wins
by Atty. Josephus Jimenez - September 27, 2021 - 12:00am
Remember how Miriam Defensor Santiago lost to FVR who won only with 23% of the total valid votes cast?
Why create another giant bureaucracy for brain drain?
by Atty. Josephus Jimenez - March 24, 2021 - 12:00am
The bill creating the Department of Overseas Filipinos had been railroaded in the Lower House without the benefit of an in-depth, intensive and extensive study.
To be 71 and still feel like 17
by Atty. Josephus Jimenez - March 19, 2021 - 12:00am
Today is the solemnity of the Feast of St. Joseph.
May employees be legally dismissed due to disease?
by Atty. Josephus Jimenez - March 18, 2021 - 12:00am
In these times of COVID-19 pandemic, many employees have died or been sick for a long time due to the coronavirus.
President Magsaysay, the youngest and the most beloved president
by Atty. Josephus Jimenez - March 17, 2021 - 12:00am
On the 64th anniversary of the death of President Ramon Magsaysay, the nation is being threatened by a political conspiracy, concocted by traditional politicians to hoodwink Filipinos into perpetuating the service...
The early retirement of Chief Justice Diosdado M. Peralta
by Atty. Josephus Jimenez - March 11, 2021 - 12:00am
This writer is blessed with the distinct privilege of living in a village where two famous neighbors reside: two Chief Justices of the Supreme Court -- incumbent Chief Justice Diosdado Madarang Peralta, from Ilocos...
Memo to aliens working or enjoying here in the Philippines
by Atty. Josephus Jimenez - February 24, 2021 - 12:00am
It exasperates me as a lawyer handling labor cases and as a professor of Law to know that there are some foreigners here who are managing multinationals and big global companies, with branches based in the Philippines,...
Warning from the world's worst natural disasters in 2020
by Atty. Josephus Jimenez - December 23, 2020 - 12:00am
I do not wish to spoil your Christmas with these very disturbing things. But I need to forewarn you, guys, about the many fearful things to come.
P4.5 trillion national budget: Good news and bad news
by Atty. Josephus Jimenez - December 17, 2020 - 12:00am
The biggest national budget since 1935 is the national appropriation for 2021, which is a whopping figure of P4.5 trillion. The good news is the government's concern for the people. The bad news is the tremendous...
Postscript to Governor Gwen's triumph in Balili
by Atty. Josephus Jimenez - December 16, 2020 - 12:00am
While there had been a lot of media hype in 2012 when the Balili case was filed, the victory of the defense a few days ago when the Sandiganbayan dismissed all the charges against all the accused seems to be swept...
Could it be Sara versus Bongbong or Villar in 2022?
by Atty. Josephus Jimenez - December 8, 2020 - 12:00am
What would be the triggering reason, or driving motivation, if you will, for Inday Sara, Bongbong, and Cynthia to run for president in 2022?
Belgica’s list: Who’s naughty or nice?
by Atty. Josephus Jimenez - December 2, 2020 - 12:00am
Congressmen and Congresswomen, you better watch out, you better not pout.
And suddenly, it is December
by Atty. Josephus Jimenez - December 1, 2020 - 12:00am
Time is too long for those who suffer, too short for those who enjoy.
Who's afraid of Justice Marvic Leonen?
by Atty. Josephus Jimenez - November 25, 2020 - 12:00am
The student editor of San Beda College Alabang Law Journal asked me to write a legal commentary and I have chosen to publish my manuscript on the excellent nuggets of legal wisdom, emanating from the pen of the second...
The brownout made me see the light
by Atty. Josephus Jimenez - November 18, 2020 - 12:00am
It was an irony that the 36-hour Metro Manila brownout due to Typhoon Ulysses last week brought light into some dark sides of my paradigm.
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