Basketball as a nuisance sport

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 05/24/2022

Basketball is everywhere in the Philippines: on public sports complex, on street corners, and on television screens from north to south of the archipelago. The sport is further nurtured by the school system, from primary school up…

UPFight: UAAP basketball champions after 36 years

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 05/17/2022

The University of the Philippines (UP) Fighting Maroons Men’s Basketball Team (MBT) has earned the moniker “Cramming Maroons” due to their nail-biting, cardiac victories. Cramming is life for the UP community—even basketball games are no exception in that habit.…

Political Economics 101

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 05/03/2022

It is always interesting to analyze political economy especially during election time. Political economy is about how politics affects the economy and the economy affects politics. Economic conditions have a powerful impact on elections. Voters on different…

The Filipino women’s suffrage rights and UPink fight

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 04/26/2022

Eighty five (85)  years ago, Filipino women would not find their names in the voting list until a plebiscite was held on April 30, 1937. That day marked the first time women in the country exercised suffrage…

Takbo ng mga Rosas

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 03/29/2022

The Oblation sculpture of the University of the Philippines (UP) is considered as an icon of selfless dedication, service to the nation and freedom of expression. One of the popular traditional activities within  the UP campuses is…

Legal Bytes: Martial Law from the Supreme Court perspective

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 03/02/2022

The greatest threat to freedom is the shortness of human memory. Thus said former Supreme Court Chief Justice Claudio Teehankee in the case of Olaguer vs Military Commission (G.R. No. L-54558 May 22, 1987)  as he gave recognition to…

Mangkukulam and libel

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 01/20/2022

Lilia Cuntapay, dubbed the “Queen of Philippine Horror Movies”, was specially mentioned in a “mangkukulam” story during  one of our Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) lectures. With her long white hair and scary old lady appearance, our lecturer…

The legacy of UP Law Dean Merlin Magallona

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 01/04/2022

The legal profession  lost one of  its Filipino luminaries in the field of international law, as former UP College of Law Dean Merlin Magallona passed away in his sleep on the evening of  New Year’s Day, January 1, 2022. He…

The saga of the WW II women victims of sexual slavery and violence 

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 11/30/2021

Lola Isabelita Viduya died last November 23, 2021 at age of 89 due to pneumonia, the same day the unfortunate event called “Mapanique Siege” happened in 1944. Lola Isabelita is a leader of the Malaya Lolas who…

KUWENTONG PEYUPS: International Memorial Day for Comfort Women

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 08/17/2021

It was 30 years ago, on August 14, 1991, when South Korean Kim Hak-sun became the first to give a public testimony about her experience as a  comfort woman victim. August 14 was later declared by the…

KUWENTONG KULE: Let’s celebrate activism

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 07/27/2021

  An avatar called “Tumindig” recently became viral with the message that one must stand up for what he  believes in and fight. The digital drawing posted last July 17 by satirical cartoonist Tarantadong Kalbo centered on a standing fist person…

Sea Sunday, fishermen  and the West Philippine Sea

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 07/13/2021

Matamlay. Sluggish. This is how Taytay Apostolic Vicar-designate Bishop Broderick Pabillo described the government’s treatment of Filipino fishermen despite the favorable arbitral tribunal’s ruling on the West Philippine Sea (WPS) territorial dispute. During his  homily last Sea Sunday,…

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