WHAT MATTERS MOST
Dishonest electorate makes dishonest candidates or vice-versa?
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - November 16, 2018 - 12:00am
This is a proverbial chicken-and-egg dilemma.
Why honest men don’t win elections
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - November 15, 2018 - 12:00am
Honest and decent men have no place in the dirty games of Philippine politics.
Why should decent voters reject all political dynasties?
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - November 14, 2018 - 12:00am
Here in Cebu, there are some families with no less than six members within first and second degrees of consanguinity and affinity, all running together in three different districts.
The bastardization of the partylist system
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - November 13, 2018 - 12:00am
The shameless, callous, and greedy traditional and transactional politicians, mostly members of family dynasties, are making a mockery of what was intended to be a system of making sure that the marginalized sectors...
For President Duterte: Lessons from the Trump midterm debacle
by Atty. Josephus Jimenez - November 12, 2018 - 12:00am
Midterm elections are usually used to gauge the incumbent president's popularity with the people. President Donald Trump succeeded, by the skin of his teeth, to defend the Republican Party's control over the 100-member...
Beware of the Scribes, beware of tradpols
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - November 11, 2018 - 12:00am
Today, the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Mark 12:38-44 tells of first, the admonition given by the lord to beware of the Scribes, and second the story of the widow’s offering.
Still for Duterte, but for Magpale and Davide
by Atty. Josephus Jimenez - November 10, 2018 - 12:00am
My small group of political analysts and I made a quick survey in sample in Dumanjug (the Garcias’ bailiwick), Argao (Davide's turf), and Ronda (supposedly neutral for now because the former incumbent mayor...
Winston Garcia favored over Peter John Calderon
by Atty. Josephus Jimenez - November 9, 2018 - 12:00am
One of the most interesting fights for the position of representatives in the province of Cebu is in the seventh district, between the incumbent lawyer Peter John Durano Calderon against the challenger, lawyer Winston...
No militarization in civilian government
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - November 8, 2018 - 12:00am
The president is not militarizing the government.
Who are the real nuisance candidates?
by Atty. Josephus Jimenez - November 7, 2018 - 12:00am
It is the height of capricious arrogance and elitist form of self-righteousness for the Comelec to disqualify some lawyers and decent citizens from running for the Senate on the baseless speculation that they are...
Calling bets as nuisance, a grave abuse of discretion
by Atty. Josephus Jimenez - November 6, 2018 - 12:00am
With due respect, I strongly object to the highly capricious, whimsical, and arbitrary decision of the Comelec to declare some candidates nuisances.
A US Congressional Medal Of Honor for my father
by Atty. Josephus Jimenez - November 5, 2018 - 12:00am
On the last Saturday of October, I was pleasantly surprised to see in my Facebook my 94-year-old father in a wheelchair being awarded the US Congressional Medal of Honor for his gallantry and valor during World War...
The greatest commandments in today’s start of the Bar exams
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - November 4, 2018 - 12:00am
Today is the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time. We are fast approaching Advent and the whole Christendom is preparing for Christmas.
Inspirations for tomorrow’s Bar exams
by Atty. Josephus Jimenez - November 3, 2018 - 12:00am
Tomorrow and for the next three Sundays, over 8,000 Law graduates will take the much-dreaded Bar exams, tackling two subjects each Sunday.
Politicians should not desecrate the memory of the dead
by Atty. Josephus Jimenez - November 2, 2018 - 12:00am
The observance of All Saints’ Day and the All Souls’ Day should be free from politics. Politicians should have the basic decency to refrain from campaigning inside the cemetery, and in the immediate vicinity...
How the dead still influence the politics of living
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - November 1, 2018 - 12:00am
Only in the Philippines that the dead still have impact on the politics of the living.
Questions that may be asked in the Bar exams
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - October 31, 2018 - 12:00am
This year’s Bar examinations, as usual, will be held on four Sundays covering eight subjects and shall be held in the country’s oldest school campus, the University of Sto. Tomas.
Memo to those who are going to take the Bar
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - October 30, 2018 - 12:00am
It is assumed that for the last eight years you have intensively prepared for this coming Sunday’s first day of the 2018 Bar exams.
Politics as business monopolies of ‘’tradpols’’ clans
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - October 29, 2018 - 12:00am
Nothing has changed. Today’s politics, to the great dismay of reformers and visionaries, is still controlled by feudal lords and business barons, whose only mission and vision is to perpetuate their bloodline...
Our political and other kinds of blindness
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - October 28, 2018 - 12:00am
In today’s gospel, the evangelist St. Mark (Chapter 10, Verses 46 to 52) tells us of the blind Timaeus sitting along the streets of Jericho, waiting for Jesus to pass by.
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