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PH legal profession and its aversion to mental health

Today, October 10, World Mental Health Day is celebrated. Like clockwork, I’m reminded on how little to nothing has improved with the IBP in terms of promoting mental wellness and well-being among Filipino lawyers. It seems the masochist perspective of the legal profession remains to be the norm. After all, the law school experience is …

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Earning my Data Protection Officer (DPO) certification

Last May 2021, I had the good fortune to undertake a week-long Data Protection Officer (DPO) certification program and thereafter successfully pass the examination to be properly certified as a DPO by TUVRheinland. Our mentor was no other than “Mr. Privacy”, Dr. Rolando R. Lansingan, CEH, CHFI, CySA (plus), NPC-DPO. He was the former Chief …

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Real cat lawyer did an AMA at Reddit, comments are purrfect and hilarious

“I’m not a cat.” This legal humor will go down in legal history as one of the funniest. With a new found fame, what to do with it? Well, do a Reddit Ask me Anything (AMA). Hilarity ensues, particularly due to witty remarks, with a few coming from fellow lawyers. See: Reddit AMA by the …

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The Philippines has a Fake News law, well sort of…

Under Article 154[1] of the Revised Penal Code (RPC), the following is considered as a criminal offense: “Any person who by means of printing, lithography, or any other means of publication shall publish or cause to be published as news any false news which may endanger the public order, or cause damage to the interest …

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PH Olympic medalists should financially protect themselves

With the recently concluded 2020/21 Olympics, several articles and online content popped up about previous Filipino Olympic medalists. The somber theme to it all was that they encountered financial difficulties after presumably having earned financial rewards for bringing glory to the Philippines, if today is an indicator. The story is not so different from professional …

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