Security measures for Bar exam 2022 already set, says CCPO chief

Pegeeen Maisie Sararaña 11/04/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The security measures for the coming Bar exam this month in two Cebu venues are already set, a top police official said. Police Colonel Ireneo Dalogdog, chief of the Cebu City Police Office,…

Immorality and disbarment 

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 07/12/2022

Passing the “best bar ever” for the new 8,241 lawyers is not enough: they have to be reminded of the highest standards of morality expected from members of the legal profession. Discussion on disbarment is an interesting…

Getting out of the gilded cage

Rafael Lorenzo G. Conejos - @inquirerdotnet 04/30/2022

Remove your mask.” The immigration officer at Naia ordered. My heart sank at the request, yet there was also no turning back. It was January 2022, the height of global omicron, and I had just spent 15…

Bar Exams in the time of COVID19 pandemic

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 02/01/2022

Prayers will not save you in the bar exams. “Do not write a mantra, motto, prayer to deities or saints, special plea addressed to the examiner or the Bar Chairperson, or any other such extraneous text,” Supreme…

VP has no immunity from suit, lawyers agree

Nestor Corrales, TIna Santos 07/20/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Contrary to the declaration of President Rodrigo Duterte at the controversial gathering of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) on Saturday, the vice president enjoys “no immunity from suit,” several lawyers agreed on…

PNP listing lawyers for ‘red terrorists’

Julie M. Aurelio - Reporter / @JMAurelioINQ 03/13/2021

Following a recent attack on a lawyer, a Makabayan lawmaker denounced the Philippine National Police for asking courts to submit the names of lawyers for “personalities” belonging to “communist terrorist groups,” the terms used by security forces…

Lawyer’s Christmas prayer: Give us courage to speak for the voiceless, silenced

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 12/25/2020

MANILA, Philippines — On Christmas Day, Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) national president Domingo Egon Cayosa prayed for lawyers to have the courage to speak “for the voiceless and the silenced.” In his Christmas prayer for…

KUWENTONG KULE: To new lawyers: Serve the people

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 05/05/2020

  “Serve the people. Do not betray your humanity.” Words that should guide the new lawyers according to Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen in his Twitter account. The Supreme Court released last week the results of…

Lady police officer, former broadcast journalist among Bar passers from Cebu schools

Immae Lachica 04/30/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Out of 2,103 passers of the November 2019 lawyers’ licensure exam, two of them were Cebu graduates who have interesting stories to share. The two are former broadcast journalist King Anthony Perez and police officer Sheryl…

Lady lawyers talk about what it feels like to be in a man-dominated profession

Immae Lachica 03/16/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— “To all the women, the ladies out there, may we always, always, remember that we are enough that we have the right to dream and to always be happy.” This was the opening statement…

NUPL seeks UN rights body action vs ‘vicious’ red-tagging of lawyers, rights advocates in PH

Darryl John Esguerra 12/09/2019

MANILA, Philippines — The National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL) has asked for the intervention of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights amid the attacks and red-tagging of human rights lawyers and…

IBP Cebu City to tap NBI-7’s help in investigating threats on lawyers

Rosalie O. Abatayo 09/04/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) Cebu City Chapter will be asking the National Bureau of Investigation in Central Visayas (NBI-7) to investigate the alleged threats on some of their members. “The law…

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