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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...

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...

Bar Exams in the time of COVID19 pandemic

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...

Mangkukulam and libel

Lilia Cuntapay, dubbed the "Queen of Philippine Horror Movies", was specially mentioned in a “mangkukulam” story during one of our Mandatory Continuing Legal Education...

Homage to the Acacia trees

The acacia trees of the academic oval are silent witnesses to the travails of the denizens of the Diliman campus of the University of...

The legacy of UP Law Dean Merlin Magallona

The legal profession lost one of its Filipino luminaries in the field of international law, as former UP College of Law Dean Merlin Magallona...

Lantern parade of hope and love

The University of the Philippines (UP) system normally celebrates the Christmas season the best way one can imagine with a parade of lights, floats,...

To teach law in the grand manner

As freshies in 1992 at the UP College of Law, the imposing words of Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. welcomed us to Malcolm Hall:...

An evening with Chito Gascon, Voltes V, and human rights

International Human Rights Day in the Philippines was celebrated this year in the Philippines without the presence of human rights icon Chito Gascon. December 10...

The Tooth Shall Set You Free

“The Tooth Shall Set You Free” is a variation of the biblical quote "The truth will set you free" that became the mantra of...

Katutubo sa Senado

Macli-ing Dulag is among the most well-known of the many victims of Martial law under then-president Ferdinand Marcos. Macli-ing was a pangat (leader) of the...

The superpowers of Choc Nut

To be or nut to be, Choc Nut is the answer. Eating Choc Nut usually brings back childhood memories since many Filipinos grew up eating...