Government's double talk on the environment
by Atty. Josephus Jimenez - April 12, 2024 - 12:00am
Most of the senators and congressmen investigating the Chocolate Hills fiasco come from districts with pollution, forest denudation, and the continuing devastation of the natural environment.
The horrible state of the Philippine environment
by Atty Josephus Jimenez - April 10, 2024 - 12:00am
Judging from the Senate hearing on the Chocolate Hills and other environmental fiascos, we can say that this is a nation of finger-pointing. The DENR refuses to affect command responsibility. The local governments...
From “Fall of Bataan” to “Day of Valor”
by Atty Josephus Jimenez - April 9, 2024 - 12:00am
Today is the 82nd anniversary of what used to be called "The Fall of Bataan and Corregidor".
What if a vessel hits the Mactan bridges?
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - April 8, 2024 - 12:00am
I am not a prophet of doom and I hate to be a bearer of stark prophecies.
The "continuing rape of Mother Earth"
by Josephus Jimenez - April 5, 2024 - 12:00am
It took two great Filipinos, both Ramon Magsaysay awardees, Chief Justice Hilario G. Davide, Jr. and Atty. Antonio A. Oposa, Jr., to express an explicit outrage, righteous anger, and stern denunciation of the ceaseless...
Protecting the environment: The Davide landmark decision
by Josephus Jimenez - April 4, 2024 - 12:00am
It was a great Cebuano, from Colawin, Argao, Justice (later Chief Justice) Hilario Gilbolingo Davide Jr, who penned the landmark Supreme Court decision in Oposa versus Factoran, filed on behalf of the young Filipinos,...
Balancing between development and environment
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - April 2, 2024 - 12:00am
There is a need to elevate the quality of debates and arguments on the current hullabaloo, relative to the Chocolate Hills and the proposed new Cebu Capitol Building in Balamban to the level of philosophy or, at...
The true meaning of Easter to the Philippines
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - March 31, 2024 - 12:00am
More than any time in recent history, the Philippines needs an Easter which is not only for one day but a resurrection for a long, long time, if not forever.
Separation of Church and State: questions on violations
by Atty Josephus Jimenez - March 27, 2024 - 12:00am
There are many non-Catholics and non-Christians who believe that every time the Cebu City government spends public funds to fund the Sinulog, which is a religious celebration, the city violates the fundamental principle...
Freedom of religion: multiple Nuances
by Atty Josephus Jimenez - March 26, 2024 - 12:00am
In the Philippines today, there are multiple religious groups, sects, congregations and churches.
Asia's 15 most powerful countries in 2024
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - March 25, 2024 - 12:00am
Alvin Toffler, a genius writer in the 1970's, wrote three volumes of masterpieces:
BBM's 25 foreign travels in less than 21 months
by Josephus Jimenez - March 22, 2024 - 12:00am
This president is breaking all records in Philippine history of presidential foreign travels.
80 percent investigations and legislations, 20% implementation
by Josephus Jimenez - March 21, 2024 - 12:00am
The Pareto principle in leadership and management states that only 20 percent of what you are doing are producing 80 percent of your desired results.
The Chocolate Hills fiasco, imbroglio, and hullabaloo
by Josephus Jimenez - March 18, 2024 - 12:00am
A fiasco is a ludicrous and embarrassing failure that vexes, irritates, and exasperates an indignant people.
Why are Mike and Tom dropping Cutie?
by Josephus Jimenez - March 15, 2024 - 12:00am
It seems that the political stars of both Mayor Mike Rama and his mentor, former mayor Tomas Osmeña have experienced a rare occurrence of political alignments these past few weeks.
Rama versus Garcia versus Ruiz, Archival and Daluz, et al
by Josephus Jimenez - March 14, 2024 - 12:00am
Assuming that the Garcias (scions of both my esteemed Noy Pabling and Noy Jesus) will unite and put up Raymond to run against Mayor Mike Rama, I think that the incumbent will have a distinct advantage but the fight...
Cebu City versus Cebu Province
by Atty Josephus Jimenez - March 13, 2024 - 12:00am
By this column we do not refer to the ongoing hullabaloo between the Provincial Capitol and City Hall on the supposed stoppage of the Bus Rapid Transit project.
Are Teves and Quiboloy exempt from the law?
by Josephus Jimenez - March 12, 2024 - 12:00am
Former congressman Arnie Teves, accused of multiple murder, has been expelled from Congress, his passport has been cancelled, and he has been declared a terrorist.
Pastor Quiboloy and the separation between church and state
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - March 11, 2024 - 12:00am
The Philippine Constitution provides: "The separation between Church and State shall be inviolable.
The 12 global principles of good governance
by Josephus Jimenez - March 7, 2024 - 12:00am
The universal definition of good governance is the responsible conduct of public affairs and the prudent and accountable management of public funds and other resources.
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