By Sara Isabelle Pacia
Was it rape or an extortion attempt?
This writer-lawyer has had a checkered life. He attended the Philippine High School for the Arts in Mt. Makiling, Laguna; became a Lucrecia R. Kasilag scholar in theater arts at UP Diliman, majoring in political science; went to law school and became a lawyer in 1988; but, all throughout, continued to write for theater, films and TV.
With four months to go before Christmas, President Benigno Aquino III could not have signed a more fitting law than one seeking to protect children against hazardous toys.
Women in Paris can finally wear trousers without fear of criminal prosecution after the government said a more than 200-year-old ban no longer had any legal effect.
Wherever you look, the view from the penthouse of the CVCLaw Center is simply breathtaking. Strategically located in the bustling Bonifacio Triangle in nascent Taguig City, the CVCLaw Center is a gleaming glass and stone tower rising over an urban setting. It doesn’t just dominate the landscape; it obliterates it. During this overcast afternoon, every open-air view within a hundred yards invariably includes the CVCLaw Center.
Most of the people we interviewed who were studying law had the greatest resolve to become lawyers because of the impeachment trial.
As the impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato C. Corona in the Senate goes on a one-month break, perhaps it is an opportune time to hear from a sampling of young people on what they have seen and heard.
Following the lead of such Asian countries as South Korea, Singapore, Thailand and even Malaysia, Senator Teofisto “TG” Guingona III filed last Tuesday Senate Bill 2930, creating the Design Council of the Philippines. The proposed Design Council, the first of its kind in the country to get direct government funding, will be the official body [...]