When a married judge or lawyer commits immorality
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - March 5, 2021 - 12:00am
In teaching Legal and Judicial Ethics to future lawyers and judges, I often come across cases decided by the Supreme Court involving lawyer and judges who recklessly mix work and romance. In the end, the lawyer is...
Warning to judges and court personnel
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - March 4, 2021 - 12:00am
The strength of the nation depends largely on the people’s abiding faith in and support for the government.
Memo to fellow lawyers and the IBP
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - March 3, 2021 - 12:00am
Now that all the chapters of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines have elected their respective new set of officers, may I remind all lawyers in the country of the Canons of Professional Responsibility, and one...
Be careful during the ides of March
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - March 2, 2021 - 12:00am
It has always been said that March is quite an unlucky month.
The Filipinos need a socio-economic and political transfiguration
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - March 1, 2021 - 12:00am
In today's Gospel of St. Mark (9, 2-10), the evangelist narrates the miracle in Mount Tabor, where Jesus was transfigured before the eyes of apostles Peter, James, and John.
A Poem for Sir Dodong Gullas
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - February 28, 2021 - 12:00am
Gratitude is the Most Painful Goodbye.
LP against NP IN 2022
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - February 27, 2021 - 12:00am
Like in the USA, with the regular tug of war between Democrats and Republicans, and between the Conservatives and the Labor Party in the UK, there’s a strong indication that the Philippines will revert to the...
Time to elect new senators from Cebu in 2022
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - February 26, 2021 - 12:00am
In the glorious era of our forefathers, Cebu was always represented in the Senate, the golden times of the Osmeñas, Sottos, Cuencos, Rodriguezes, From 1916 to 1922, Don Sergio was in the Lower House, and elected...
EDSA reminds us: “Walang forever”
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - February 25, 2021 - 12:00am
The tragedy of Marcos' 20-year rule and his highly questionable extended stay in the Palace was that it was too long and the people could not take it anymore.
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,...
One more widow, bound to defeat another Marcos
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - February 23, 2021 - 12:00am
History has an uncanny manner of repeating itself.
Dr. Jose R. “Dodong” Gullas: Sterling model of letting go and moving on
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - February 22, 2021 - 12:00am
I miss Sir Dodong. In the UV campus. I miss him in The FREEMAN offices.
When religion comes in conflict with the law
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - February 21, 2021 - 12:00am
As a professor of Law since 1977, I always come across cases when the laws of the State collide with the teachings of the Church, and I always find refuge in many provisions of our Constitution on the separation...
Revisiting the relations between state and church
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - February 20, 2021 - 12:00am
Pope Francis, in his encyclical "Fratelli Tutti'' on Fraternity and Social Friendship (October 3, 2020), is teaching the Christian world about the borderlessness of love for and service to the people.
Vulnerable targets of communists
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - February 19, 2021 - 12:00am
The Philippine lumads or natives are our distinct links to the past.
The mayor’s or president’s health as a political issue
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - February 18, 2021 - 12:00am
There is a movie in Netflix concerning a political drama in the White House, where all the members of the Cabinet meet in an emergency session, and declare that the president is in comatose and is unable to perform...
The vanishing Osmeñas, Cuencos, and Duranos
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - February 17, 2021 - 12:00am
There are no more Osmeñas, Don Sergio and his son Serging died many decades ago, Sonny is dead, I don’t know where is Lito and Minnie are.
Donald Trump: Impeached twice, acquitted again
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - February 16, 2021 - 12:00am
Donald Trump, the 45th president of the USA, made history again not just as the only president who was impeached twice but also as the one acquitted twice.
Three Palawans compared to one Cebu
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - February 15, 2021 - 12:00am
The governor of Palawan, Jose Alvarez, is campaigning hard for a yes vote, among the 490,639 registered voters, come March 21 on the question of splitting the province into three: Palawan del Norte, Palawan Oriental,...
The opposite of love is not hatred but indifference
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - February 14, 2021 - 12:00am
When you hate a person whom you used to love, actually, there are still some remnants or pieces of the love you felt for that person before.
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