WHAT MATTERS MOST
Why too many flunkers in the Bar examinations?
by Atty Josephus Jimenez - April 27, 2018 - 12:00am
Yesterday and last night, an “ocean of tears” was shed by thousands of Bar examinees all over the country who flunked last year’s examinations.
Bar examinations results, released today
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - April 26, 2018 - 12:00am
For the new lawyers, today is the day. For those who don't make it, try and try again.
Taxes and labor inspections drive investors away
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - April 25, 2018 - 12:00am
Businessmen are being pushed into the cliff between heavy taxation and too much labor regulations.
Politics always divides the people
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - April 24, 2018 - 12:00am
Mayors, governors, congressmen, senators, and presidents should unite and not fragment the people. But politics often cause too much fragmentation.
Too many government inspections hazardous to business?
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - April 23, 2018 - 12:00am
When the government does not trust the business sector and vice-versa, there is bound to be a lot of tension whenever government inspectors come knocking on the doors of business establishments for too many purposes....
Faith without action is dead
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - April 22, 2018 - 12:00am
In today's gospel St. John describes Jesus as a shepherd to his flock.
Major "breakthroughs" in Kuwait migration of OFWs
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - April 21, 2018 - 12:00am
President Rodrigo Duterte, Secretary Silvestre Bello III and this administration should be credited for a Memorandum of Agreement between Kuwait and our government on changes in the protocols of labor migration...
Employers’ woes contractualization and DOLE inspections?
by Atty. Josephus Jimenez - April 20, 2018 - 12:00am
The president is currently being pressured by both management and labor sectors on the issue of outsourcing and DOLE’s visitorial powers.
Voters' education:Key to a genuine democracy
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - April 19, 2018 - 12:00am
Now that the period is on for the barangay and SK polls, it is high time for civil society, the church, the academe and student leaders to unite and do something worthwhile for our country and people.
Postscript to the Supreme Court ruling on the PAL stewardesses
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - April 18, 2018 - 12:00am
While the national attention was focused on the quo warranto petition filed by Solgen Jose Calida against Chief Justice Ma Lourdes Sereno, the Supreme Court en banc (meaning the entire court of 15 justices minus...
The problem, my dear, is not in our stars, but in ourselves
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - April 17, 2018 - 12:00am
William Shakespeare wrote those immortal lines in his famous classic drama, entitled, Julius Caesar, "
Between a quo warranto and an impeachment
by Atty. Josephus Jimenez - April 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno is a lady in distress, finding herself between the proverbial Scylla and Charybdis, or in the middle of the devil and the deep blue sea.
''The cause of the evil caused"
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - April 15, 2018 - 12:00am
The Senate Blue Ribbon Committee Chairman Richard Gordon, in reading the draft of his committee report on the results of the Dengvaxia senate inquiry, quoted a famous Spanish legal maxim: "El que es causa de la causa...
When the problem of business is government itself
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - April 14, 2018 - 12:00am
It was perhaps Thomas Jefferson, the third US president, and the author of both the American declaration of Independence and the US Constitution's Bill of Rights (which we copied, almost verbatim in our 1935 Philippine...
The proximate cause of the tempests in the Supreme Court
by Atty Josephus Jimenez - April 13, 2018 - 12:00am
If we sit down serenely and reflect on the ongoing intramurals within the hallowed halls of the highest court of the land, we can only arrive at a conclusion that the ultimate cause of all these conflicts among the...
Solving the looming labor problems in Boracay
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - April 12, 2018 - 12:00am
When Boracay is closed, at least 27,000 workers will lose their source of income for at least six months.
How do we solve this problem called Boracay?
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - April 11, 2018 - 12:00am
Boracay is not just an environment issue. Far beyond that are the socio-economic and political implications, the impact on income, employment, and livelihood of that island's closure.
When the Chief Justice becomes the accused
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - April 10, 2018 - 12:00am
The word "accused" is used only in criminal cases.
The day of Filipino valor and bravery
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - April 9, 2018 - 12:00am
What used to be called the day of "The Fall of Bataan" patterned after France's Fall of Bastille) was renamed by President Ferdinand Marcos, a World War II veteran himself, to "Araw ng Kagitingan."
Grave implications of contractualization in fast food firms
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - April 8, 2018 - 12:00am
The decision by DOLE NCR Regional Director Henry Jalbuena, ordering Jollibee to absorb almost 6,500 contractual workers as regular employees caused an immediate impact on the value of its equity shares in the stock...
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