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Days of Reckoning for Rapists

HE SAID, SHE SAID: Navarro and Cornejo trade accusations. Photo Illustration by Ricardo G. Velarde

Was it rape or an extortion attempt?

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Nicolas Pichay: ‘Don’t believe people who do not believe in the power of theater’

The playwright of the upcoming ‘Maxie The Musicale’ says: ‘Think like a Houdini; a box is something to escape from’

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.

Posted: September 21st, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Aquino signs law protecting children vs hazardous toys

President Benigno Aquino. INQUIRER file photo

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.

Posted: September 7th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Paris women finally allowed to wear trousers


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.

Posted: February 4th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Firmly on top

Managing Partner Bienvenido Somera Jr. (Inquirer Photo/Alanah Torralba)

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.

Posted: June 2nd, 2012 in Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Does the impeachment trial make you want to become a lawyer?


Most of the people we interviewed who were studying law had the greatest resolve to become lawyers because of the impeachment trial.

Posted: April 20th, 2012 in 2BU | Read More »

Is the impeachment trial still relevant to the youth?


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.

Posted: April 20th, 2012 in 2BU | Read More »

Bill filed creating Design Council

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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 [...]

Posted: August 14th, 2011 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Chaos threatens Philippines’ cultural treasures

In this photo taken June 9, 2011, a tourist takes a photograph of the restored painting of Juan Luna 1884 oil-on-canvas "Spoliarium", at the National Museum in Manila. Flash camera-toting tourists could wreck the Philippines' greatest work of art, say the worried curator of the "Spoliarium", a symbol of Filipino awakening against Spain's colonial yoke. The huge 1884 oil-on-canvas by Juan Luna, depicting dead gladiators about to be stripped of their belongings, is top draw at the National Museum that is struggling with meagre funds to safeguard the country's cultural heritage. AFP

Thieves and art dealers are the usual suspects, but mildew and flashbulbs are just as dangerous for some of the Philippines’ beleaguered cultural treasures.

Posted: July 14th, 2011 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »



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