WHAT MATTERS MOST
Scoundrels and scalawags in the recruitment of maids
by Atty. Josephus Jimenez - January 21, 2020 - 12:00am
While a number of Filipino maids had been murdered, raped, mutilated, unjustly jailed, abused, maltreated, and insulted each day, the rascals in the maid recruitment business are making millions, selling human beings...
Total ban on Kuwait: Too late, too little, too overacting?
by Atty. Josephus Jimenez - January 20, 2020 - 12:00am
As a former Labor attaché to Kuwait, I don’t know whether I should be happy or sad when I learned that the POEA Governing Board came up with a resolution imposing a total ban on deployment of all OFWs...
Sinulog while Batangas is in a state of calamity
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - January 19, 2020 - 12:00am
How can we celebrate the Sinulog with joy, excitement and glee here in Cebu, when thousands of our kababayans in Batangas are currently suffering in hundreds of evacuation centers? I have decided to cancel my flight...
A nation of disasters and calamities within the Ring of Fire
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - January 18, 2020 - 12:00am
The term "Ring of Fire" refers to this part of the planet where 90% of the world's earthquakes and 81% of the strongest quakes that have killed thousands occur. It’s also the home of 452 volcanoes, 75% of the...
From Iran to Taal: From the frying pan to the fire
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - January 17, 2020 - 12:00am
We have shed tears seeing our people in a state of shock, fear, and confusion because of the Taal Volcano episode these last few days.
Global political tensions escalating
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - January 16, 2020 - 12:00am
Whenever global politics become turbulent, the world economy suffers.
When the superpowers collide, the small nations suffer
by Atty. Josephus B Jimenez - January 15, 2020 - 12:00am
The collateral damage in these current tensions in the Middle East are being inflicted on the smaller countries which are dependent on Iran and other Gulf countries for oil.
The superpowers’ Art of War in the Middle East
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - January 14, 2020 - 12:00am
The big guys in geopolitics, US, Russia, and China are again making the Middle East their playing ground. And the bone of contention is oil. Caught in the crossfires are millions of migrant workers, including two...
Repatriating two million OFWS from the Middle East
by Atty. Josephus B Jimenez - January 13, 2020 - 12:00am
We have, at the very least, two million Filipinos in the Middle East, both documented and undocumented. How do we bring them home to save them from the war erupting in Iran?
Middle East crisis, a lull before the storm
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - January 12, 2020 - 12:00am
For all we know, the Iranian attacks may erupt at any moment, after the USA had been misled to lower its battle-readiness status.
Stop sending maids to Kuwait and to all countries
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - January 10, 2020 - 12:00am
Concerning the latest murder of a Filipina maid in Kuwait, the partial and temporary ban issued by DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III is, with due respect, a band-aid solution to a lingering social cancer.
How do you secure Sinulog from terrorists?
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - January 9, 2020 - 12:00am
With a major war about to erupt in the Middle East, and the continuing threats of terrorism worldwide, I think that the biggest headache giving our good friend, Mayor Edgar Labella nightmares and sleepless nights...
Will the richest congressmen ever serve the poor?
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - January 8, 2020 - 12:00am
I don't think so. The people know that rich congressmen do not work for poor constituencies.
Who are the richest Philippine senators?
by Atty. Josephus Jimenez - January 7, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippines is a very rich country with millions of very poor Filipinos.
The Three Kings and Three Musketeers in Philippine and Cebu Politics
by Atty. Josephus B Jimenez - January 6, 2020 - 12:00am
Three is a lucky number in 2020, according to astrologists. Who are the three most powerful politicians in the Philippines today?
The importance of requiring Americans to get Philippines visas
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - January 5, 2020 - 12:00am
The head of state of any sovereign nation should show some degree of delicadeza, in refusing to make his people and his government subservient to any other country, even if they are superpowers. This is the mark...
The 2020 Philippine economic outlook
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - January 3, 2020 - 12:00am
The good news, according to the World Bank, is that while the global economic growth slid down in 2019, and will continue to deteriorate in 2020, and while East Asia and the Pacific will slow down from to 5.7% growth...
Exciting things to look forward to in 2020
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - January 2, 2020 - 12:00am
After a year of crises, controversies, and climate turbulence, we hope 2020 will be gentler.
20 hopes, wishes and prayers for the year 2020
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - January 1, 2020 - 12:00am
After Ursula and a very turbulent 2019, we are moving on with much expectations for 2020.
The most influential Cebuanos in ten categories
by Atty. Josephus Jimenez - December 31, 2019 - 12:00am
As we end 2019, we should pay tribute to the outstanding Cebuanos who, as visionaries, leaders, inspirational figures, business, professionals, and community leaders, have touched our lives and influenced us to a...
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