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A Topnotcher’s Advice To Aspiring Lawyers

Hear it from the best. 8,701 law graduates are hoping to join one of the most prestigious professions not only in the country but in the whole world: the legal profession. For the fours Sundays of the month of November which began the other day, these aspiring lawyers will troop to the University of Santo Tomas (UST) to take the yearly bar examinations. Passing this exam is their gateway in becoming a member of the Philippine bar. It is the final obstacle before getting that elusive “Atty”...

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Bam Aquino: A Leader Who Walks The Talk

He is the real deal. Niňa Terol, described in her Facebook and LinkedIn profiles as a communicator, connector and changemaker, vouched for the intelligence, capability, and integrity of Senator Bam Aquino. Aquino, a member of the Liberal Party and who belongs to the minority block in the Senate, is aspiring to be reelected for a second term in the 2019 midterm election. Terol said that he first met the young senator twenty-two (22) years ago when they were in their sophomore year at the Ateneo...

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Poe’s Pathetic Attempt To Associate Herself With The Opposition

The queen opportunist strikes again. During last week’s filing of Certificate of Candidacy (COC) of those who are running as senators for the 2019 midterm election, the aspirants were given an opportunity to share their views on several issues, their programs and platform of government and their legislative agenda if ever elected. As early as the filing of the COCs, a clear line has been made between those who are allies and supporters of the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte and...

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Tañada: Bullet Not The Answer For Farmers’ Quest For Social Justice

Disheartening. This was how former Deputy Speaker Erin Tañada felt when he heard the news about the gruesome massacre of nine sugarcane workers in Bacolod City, Negros province yesterday. The murder happened right inside Hacienda Nene, reportedly owned by a certain Carmen Tolentino, where the victims who were all members of the National Federation of Sugarcane Workers (NFSW) have been staying. The nine victims were resting at a makeshift tent when around forty armed men stormed their location...

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It’s Time To Revoke Enrile’s Bail

Too old and sick to be jailed but perfectly fit to run as a senator? In August of 2015, former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, detained for plunder in connection with pork barrel scam, was allowed by the Supreme Court to post bail. Plunder, under the law, is supposedly a non-bailable offense. The government prosecutors from the Office of the Ombudsman appealed the ruling but the same was denied on July of 2016. Aside from citing Enrile’s purported past and present disposition to respect...