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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On the Whang Od and Nas Daily controversy

Why would an Ivy-league educated businessman in a foreign country get a signature for a contract from a 100-year old indigenous tribal person without getting a local lawyer to assist? That very much sums up my thoughts on the matter. There are so many inter-connected issues and socio-cultural complexities to the matter that it can …

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The Legal Side of Love: Quotes from the Supreme Court

On Valentines Day this 14 February 2021, words from the Supreme Court on that little thing called love, to ponder on: “The heart has reasons of its own which reason does not know.” —Chua-Qua vs. Clave, G.R. No. L-49549, Aug. 30, 1990 “There can be no love where respect is gone.” —People vs. Rivera Nov. …

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Johnny Depp and his (mis)fortune – a case study

EDWARD SCISSORHANDS WILL BE CUTTING DOWN ON EXPENSES SOON Johnny Depp is perhaps one of the most popular Hollywood celebrity on the planet. He gains the spotlight a new with respect to his (mis)fortune. Whatever may be truth behind what happened to his wealth, the following are some that may be learned from it. Key …

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