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Atty. Dennis Gorecho

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Red-tagging as an attack on the independence of the judiciary

Red-tagging, also known as red-baiting, is a pernicious practice as part of the government’s counterinsurgency efforts that targets individuals or organizations critical or not...

Three decades of Filipina comfort women’s fight for justice

WARNING: This story has potentially upsetting content. Readers should exercise caution. A mass and flowers were offered last Saturday at the Redemptorist Church grounds in...

Films on Mindanao conflict win major Cinemalaya awards

Films on troubled relationships and shattered dreams due to the Mindanao conflict won major awards for this year’s Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival. “The Baseball Player”...

Roe vs Wade and abortion debate in the Philippines

Aside from politics, nothing has polarized nations more than the issues of population growth control, abortion, and contraception and their perceived consequences. Abortion again became...

A job of a seafarer is not exactly a walk in...

“A job of a seafarer is not exactly a walk in the park.” I usually cite this quote from the Supreme Court case of Oriental...

Breach of a Promise to Marry

A mere breach of a promise to marry is not an actionable wrong, as long as it is not of such extent as would...

Absence of receipts in illegal recruitment case

The absence of receipts issued by the accused in an illegal recruitment case is not fatal to their conviction if the prosecution establishes, through...

Basketball as a nuisance sport

Basketball is everywhere in the Philippines: on public sports complex, on street corners , and on television screens from north to south of the...

UPFight: UAAP basketball champions after 36 years

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...

Political Economics 101

It is always interesting to analyze the political economy, especially during election time.Political economy is about how politics affects the economy and the economy...

Marcos’ Ill-gotten wealth cases in the Supreme Court

The Marcos dictatorship is a “well-entrenched plundering regime of twenty years”. Thus ruled the Supreme Court in PCGG v. Peña (GR No. L-77663, April 12,...

No salubong for the #BestBarEver2020_21

BestBarEver2020_21 became one of the trending hashtag as aspiring lawyers trooped to different locations nationwide to take the bar exams last February 4 and...