WHAT MATTERS MOST
No, we’re not leaving our hearts in San Francisco
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - September 19, 2018 - 12:00am
In a day or two, we are leaving the US and flying to San Francisco, from there to Metro Manila and back to the realities of traffic, hard work, and too much politics.
The Filipinos are all over the US and the world
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - September 18, 2018 - 12:00am
We are now billeted in a chalet owned by my client here on a hill of pine and oak trees overlooking Lake Tahoe in the boundary of California and Nevada.
The Filipinos in Las Vegas, Reno, and Tahoe
by Atty. Josephus Jimenez - September 17, 2018 - 12:00am
We are here in the city of lights and casinos, Las Vegas, Nevada's top revenue-generating city in the middle of the desert. My client owns one of the casino hotels and we are billeted in the penthouse with a 360-degree...
The Broadway musicals in New York
by Atty. Josephus Jimenez - September 16, 2018 - 12:00am
What our national music icon and jewel Lea Salonga started in New York (and later in London) has elevated the stature of Filipino singers, dancers, and musicians to a much higher level now. Pinoys are much respected...
What's happening to our town, Ronda?
by Atty. Josephus Jimenez - September 15, 2018 - 12:00am
Today, the fifteenth of September is the town fiesta of our beloved town, Ronda, a fourth-class municipality some 81 kilometers southwest in the Cebu peninsular province.
Edgar Labella: The cool gentleman with integrity and patience
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - September 14, 2018 - 12:00am
As I drink coffee here in my client’s mansion near the estate owned by George Washington, the first US president, I contemplate on men who waited for quite a time for their own time, and persevered being a...
Choosing the country’s greatest presidents
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - September 13, 2018 - 12:00am
On our way from New York to Las Vegas, we passed by the US capital, Washington DC, site of the White House, US Congress (House of Representatives and Senate) and the Supreme Court.
Why do many employers often lose their labor cases?
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - September 12, 2018 - 12:00am
I am attending a conference of lawyers handling labor cases in countries in the Pacific Basin.
Commemorating 9/11 right here in the Big Apple
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - September 11, 2018 - 12:00am
Today is the 17th anniversary of the infamous 9/11 terrorist attack that killed 2,977 people, 18 of them Filipinos.
Don Sergio Osmeña Sr.: Perfect political gentleman
by Josephus Jimenez - September 9, 2018 - 12:00am
Here in USA, the baby boomers like me remember the pride of Cebu, Don Sergio Osmeña Sr. Mayor Tomas Osmeña has a lot of virtues to learn from his grandfather like gentleness, humility, respect for people...
Living in America, the good things and the bad
by Atty Josephus Jimenez - September 8, 2018 - 12:00am
We landed in the paradise of milk and honey, the land of the brave, the home of the free. We acknowledge that indeed, our compatriots living here do enjoy a high standard of living, with food of high quality and...
Mike Rama has shown leadership and statesmanship
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - September 7, 2018 - 12:00am
Many Cebuanos have come to admire even more their former mayor, Atty. Mike Rama when he and Vice Mayor Edgar Labella announced that Barug Team Rama is united, intact, and ready to challenge Mayor Tomas Osmeña’s...
Well, you really can’t fight Malacañang
by Atty. Josephus Jimenez - September 6, 2018 - 12:00am
It is not impossible to be a vocal oppositionist, even with a strong and adversarial president.
Of lousy airports and incompetent airlines
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - September 5, 2018 - 12:00am
The Department of Transportation, we are sorry to say, is the weakest link in the Duterte administration.
What is meant by “Youdon’t own the city”
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - September 4, 2018 - 12:00am
We should already know that our president is a black belter in the art and science of figures of speech.
Those crazy rich Filipino politicians
by Atty. Josephus Jimenez - September 3, 2018 - 12:00am
Politics in the Philippines, just like anywhere else, is a big business. Make no mistake about it.
OFWS enjoy full protection by Philippine labor laws abroad?
by Atty. Josephus Jimenez - September 2, 2018 - 11:51pm
If you ask some recruiters and other parties deploying Filipino migrant workers abroad, they might tell you (out of malice or pure ignorance) that Philippine labor laws are applicable only in Philippine territory,...
The need to write your last will and testament
by Atty. Josephus Jimenez - September 1, 2018 - 12:00am
This client of mine who is a rich Arab trader currently married to a Filipina beauty from southwest Cebu, has properties in the Middle East, Malaysia, here in the Philippines (a resort complex in Boracay just renovated,...
Flying to the USA, but not for good
by Atty. Josephus Jimenez - August 31, 2018 - 12:00am
In a few days, my family and I are all vacationing to the US, mainly to visit my sick 94-year-old father in Seattle, but also to visit San Francisco, LA, Las Vegas, New York, Florida, Atlanta, and Texas and Chicago...
National airports as showcases of shame and incompetence
by Atty. Josephus Jimenez - August 30, 2018 - 12:00am
The lousiest government agency is the Department of Transportation (DOTr). We have lousy airports and airlines run by incompetents and inept management teams.
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