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WHAT MATTERS MOST
Revisiting Cebu's 7th District
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - July 30, 2021 - 12:00am
With some degree of chagrin, I always feel sorry for the district where I grew up.
Primer for those running for Cebu provincial posts
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - July 29, 2021 - 12:00am
The latest overall statistics shows that the province has 4.9 million population, with seven congressional districts, plus two in Cebu City and one in Lapu-Lapu City.
Too many big words in the last SONA
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - July 28, 2021 - 12:00am
President Rodrigo Duterte, at age 76, showed stamina, endurance, and indefatigability, in standing up from 4:14 p.m. to 6:59 p.m. or for a continuous duration of a punishing two hours and 45 minutes last Monday,...
Why do ex-presidents still want to run for lower posts?
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - July 27, 2021 - 12:00am
There is no more delicadeza.
SONA - So, ano na, unsa na?
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - July 26, 2021 - 12:00am
The sixth and the last SONA of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is his last hurrah, his ultimate opportunity to make promises and to give a full account of his many past promises.
Multiplication of the bread for the pandemic-laden people
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - July 25, 2021 - 12:00am
It is not just the hunger for food but the deeper longing for spiritual nourishment that the whole Christendom truly needs these days. Today's Gospel taken from John 6:1-15 highlights the anguished cries of the people...
Land of promise: Lands to politicians, promises to the people
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - July 24, 2021 - 12:00am
The problem with Mindanao, so-called land of promise, is that the ruling political dynasties control all the lands, while the people get all the empty promises.
The golden rule of Visayan political dynasties
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - July 22, 2021 - 12:00am
In the realm of Visayan politics, which are controlled by family dynasties, there is a new golden rule: He who owns the gold rules.
The PDP-Laban's intra-union dispute and the Katipunan split
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - July 21, 2021 - 12:00am
The raging intramurals between the so-called Cusi-Duterte faction of the PDP-Laban and the mainstream Pimentel-Pacquiao originals could be compared to the schism between the original Katipuneros, led by Andres Bonifacio...
PDP-Laban: The splitting of the atom, positive or negative?
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - July 20, 2021 - 12:00am
My science professor told me that every atom has a nucleus at the center, which is composed of neutrons and protons.
One presidential showdown is harder than 12 boxing championships
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - July 19, 2021 - 12:00am
The problem with an eight-time world boxing champion entering the treacherous terrain of Philippine politics is really the risk of assuming that winning a political showdown is easier than knocking out a reigning...
If you can't fight City Hall, how can you confront the Palace?
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - July 18, 2021 - 12:00am
Now that the die is cast, it’s time to let the cat out of the bag. Manny Pacquiao has chosen the wrong enemy. And he had committed the most serious faux pas at the worst time.
Who are deserving to be in the Senate in 2022?
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - July 17, 2021 - 12:00am
Next year's senatorial derby will be a showdown of some incumbents, as well as comebacking and formerly term-limited senators, plus new names and a few borrowed from the gallery of showbiz stars and celebrities...
Who is Bong Go to the president?
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - July 16, 2021 - 12:00am
Now that the scenario of Bong Go winning the presidency and Digong Duterte as vice president is not only a distinct possibility but even a high probability, maybe it’s time to know who is this guy, who rose...
Why are people afraid of Digong running for VP?
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - July 15, 2021 - 12:00am
There is nothing in the Constitution that prohibits an incumbent president running for vice president.
Bitter lessons learned from the 2016 presidential polls
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - July 14, 2021 - 12:00am
If the candidates for 2022 do not take a moment and look back at the hard and bitter lessons learned in 2016, then they are bound to suffer the same hardships and bitterness again.
Sara-Gibo now miles and miles ahead
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - July 13, 2021 - 12:00am
It is becoming clearer and clearer each day. The Movement for Sara Duterte Alliance of Hugpong is now the palpable and irreversible front-runner.
Taking a second hard look at Gibo Teodoro
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - July 12, 2021 - 12:00am
This is the guy that the nation failed to elect in 2010.
Is the Church declaring war against the president?
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - July 11, 2021 - 12:00am
When the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines elected last Thursday, July 8, Caloocan Archbishop Virgilio “Ambo” David, a harsh and staunch critic against President Duterte, was this a resounding...
What the 2004 and 2010 presidential elections should teach us
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - July 10, 2021 - 12:00am
When President Ferdinand Marcos organized the KBL or the Kilusang Bagong Lipunan in 1978, he "killed" both the Nacionalista Party and the Liberal Party.
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