WHAT MATTERS MOST
Why hospitals are liable for doctors’ incompetence or negligence
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - September 24, 2020 - 12:00am
In the last two columns, we took up the cases of medical malpractices, without making any pre-judgment on the untimely demise of the Garcia brothers, both mayors, Nelson and Marlon.
On doctors' incompetence and hospitals' liability
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - September 23, 2020 - 12:00am
While we cannot blame doctors for patients who die because of COVID, if and when it can be proven in court that the attending physicians failed to exercise due diligence, to prevent complications and death, then...
Blue states, red states and Fil-ams’ usual presidential preferences
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - September 20, 2020 - 12:00am
In the US, states like California, Hawaii, Massachusetts, and Minnesota are traditionally tagged as blue states due to their recurrent support for Democrat presidential candidates.
My favorite American presidents
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - September 19, 2020 - 12:00am
Based on jointly agreed criteria, I have chosen, in consultation with my friends and relatives in the US, twelve of my favorite American presidents.
The smartest US presidents were democrats
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - September 18, 2020 - 12:00am
Most of the Filipinos in America are more inclined to vote Democrats.
Joe Biden may win the popular votes but lose the presidency
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - September 17, 2020 - 12:00am
Like the millions of Filipino Americans in California, Hawaii, New York, Texas, Washington, New Jersey and many other states, I would hate to say the day when Joe Biden would win more popular votes but the paradoxical...
The paradox of the American electoral system
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - September 16, 2020 - 12:00am
How and where in the world does a loser in the nationwide popular voting, come out to be the winner, courtesy of a group of few elite men and women who are styled by the title “electors”? This group of...
Ronda, the jewel of the south
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - September 15, 2020 - 12:00am
Today is our annual fiesta in the idyllic town of Ronda, 82 kilometers south of Cebu City.
I wish to come home to our town fiesta in Ronda
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - September 14, 2020 - 12:00am
COVID or not, it has been our culture and customary wish to come home for our town fiesta. It’s the time to pray to our patroness and to visit the tombs of our parents and grandparents.
PhilHealth, the most despicable betrayal against the poor
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - September 13, 2020 - 12:00am
Stealing, whether committed by a hungry street urchin roaming the alleys during a pandemic, or perpetrated by men and women in suits, who rob the peoples' money using clever schemes and sneaky machinations, are both...
The huge unforgivable blunders of PhilHealth
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - September 12, 2020 - 12:00am
PhilHealth has proven itself as the most mismanaged government-owned and controlled corporation.
Why is Sec. Duque clinging to his seat?
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - September 10, 2020 - 12:00am
A man of honor and dignity would know when to quit and when to cut ties from his office.
Why am I conducting UV Law review classes for free?
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - September 8, 2020 - 12:00am
I have been a Law professor since 1977 and a Bar Reviewer since 1980, and from then on, I never stopped teaching and helping Bar candidates.
The silent greatness of Sir Dodong Gullas
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - September 7, 2020 - 12:00am
Of the two sons of Nyor Inting, the late Don Vicente Gullas and Inday Pining, Lady Josefina Rivera Gullas, it has always been Sir Eddie, the elder, who had all the glory and the limelight. Sir Dodong, who loves and...
No Cebuano among today's national leaders
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - September 6, 2020 - 12:00am
These times are among the few chapters in Philippine history when there is no national figure from Cebu City or Cebu Province.
The Supreme Court under the Duterte administration
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - September 5, 2020 - 12:00am
Among the three branches of the Philippine government, the judicial department is the least political. It is vested in one Supreme Court and in all lower courts as provided by law.
Is there a problem in the Civil Service Commission?
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - September 4, 2020 - 12:00am
What happens to the honor, reputation, and integrity of a head of a constitutional commission if and when there is a statement under oath given by a commissioner herself that the chairperson has given instructions...
Recruiters’ highly illegal acts of forcing OFWs to resign
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - September 3, 2020 - 12:00am
The Supreme Court again expressed its outrage at the exceedingly irregular acts committed by recruitment agencies and their foreign partners in pressuring OFWs to sign prepared resignations and quitclaims, to the...
Who wants a revolutionary government?
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - September 2, 2020 - 12:00am
It is highly unlikely that an incumbent president or anyone connected with a ruling administration would start a revolutionary government.
PhilHealth has put doctors and hospitals in bad light
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - September 1, 2020 - 12:00am
The most unfortunate collateral damage from the ongoing PhilHealth imbroglio is being inflicted on the practicing physicians and hospitals dealing with that beleaguered institution.
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