KUWENTONG KULE: The growing danger of practicing the legal profession

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 04/07/2021

It was 1:30 a.m. April 6, 1999, a  Tuesday, when a friend sent a message via my beeper which read: “Dennis, Congrats! You are now officially Atty. Gorecho.” I was among the lucky 1,465 examinees who passed, or…

EXPLAINER: Legitimate children can use their mom’s surname — SC

Cristina Eloisa Baclig 02/25/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Legitimate children are now allowed to use the surname of their mother as their surname, according to a Supreme Court (SC) ruling. The 15-page decision released on Wednesday was penned by Associate Justice Marvic…

UC hosts Pilot Mock Digital Bar Exams

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/03/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebu City, the country’s second largest city, has made waves in bar history for producing top-notchers and remarkable lawyers.  Last Sunday, January 31, 2021, the city once again left another mark as the University of…

Male seafarers as victims of sexual harassment

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 02/02/2021

Male seafarers can be the subject of sexual harassment while working on board the vessel entitling them to moral damages. Sexual harassment can happen to anyone and everyone. The Supreme Court stressed in the case of Richard…

Tom O: Fight in SRP not yet over

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Former Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña is not giving up the fight over the sale of several lots of the South Road Properties (SRP). Osmeña, in a phone interview with CDN Digital on…

Presidential immunity from suit

Antonio T. Carpio - @inquirerdotnet 01/21/2021

The Manila Times reported last Jan. 5, 2021, “Magistrates and legal experts denounced the International Criminal Court (ICC) for pushing an investigation into the alleged extrajudicial killings in the Philippines during the government’s crackdown on illegal drugs…

Comparing democratic institutions — US vs PH

Solita Collas-Monsod - @inquirerdotnet 01/09/2021

Make no mistake, Reader. Democracy has been under vicious assault in the United States since before November. Last Wednesday’s mob march on the US Capitol was just the latest, egged on by the prime instigator, in a…

Don’t lose sight of true spirit of Christmas amid pandemic, says Chief Justice Peralta

Darryl John Esguerra - Reporter / @DJEsguerraINQ 12/24/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta on Thursday urged Filipinos to strive for a genuine celebration of hope, unity, and service for others this Christmas. Peralta said “festivities this year will be expectedly different” as the…

RDC-7 appeals to Supreme Court to designate special courts for right of way acquisition

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/07/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Regional Development Council in Central Visayas (RDC-7) is urging the Supreme Court to assign special courts in the region for handling expropriation cases for the Right of Way (ROW) acquisition of an…

SC ‘considering’ online Bar exams in 2021 – Chief Justice Peralta

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 09/24/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Supreme Court is considering to have the Bar examinations administered online next year, Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta told senators Thursday. During the Senate hearing on the proposed 2021 budget of the judiciary, Senator…

SC designates Cebu City as regional site for next Bar Exams

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/13/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Supreme Court (SC) has designated Cebu City as a regional site for the next Bar Examinations. This after the country’s highest court approved a resolution paving way for the establishment of…

SC OKs remote notarization of documents

Jerome Aning - Philippine Daily Inquirer 08/02/2020

Amid the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, the Supreme Court on Friday said it would allow the notarization of documents through videoconferencing in areas under community quarantine. The high court approved a resolution on July 14, which provided…

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