Murals of hope

Murals bring art into the public sphere which can be relatively effective tools of attracting attention to social issues. Mural painters can also be target...

What’s up with mandatory military service?

We've all probably heard that a vice presidential candidate in the forthcoming 2022 elections is advocating for mandatory military service, or conscription, in the...

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...

The company doctor’s incomplete and doubtful assessment in disability benefits cases

A seafarer has no obligation to secure the second opinion of his personal doctor if the company doctor issued an incomplete and doubtful assessment. The...

Been There, Done That: Korean influence in Filipino culture

Filipino culture, in many ways, is already a mishmash of other cultures and brought to a boil in the sweltering Southeast Asian sun. That’s...

Much ado about the Interview

Give it to the lady and her team for coming up with a show as a way to assist the citizenry in discerning our...

Basic or be sick

After more than a month of the monstrous havoc brought about by the super typhoon "Odette", our place is still without electricity. There is...

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...

Filipinos in video games: Is it just a fad?

In recent years, we have seen a growing number of Filipino characters in video games. Some are accurate representations of our culture, while others...

The travails of the good old Uncle Sam

I start with the main point: even with the change of the Presidency in January 2021, the US that recently faltered unceremoniously by getting...

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...