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The transformative power of law

Many are called, but only few are chosen, so says an old adage. For those called to the legal profession, they usually have storied backgrounds. They may have started on the wrong side of things; however, they are able to rise up through difficulties to overcome hurdles. Just what a true lawyer does.

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Free Speech 101

Free speech is free speech. “Everybody is in favor of free speech as long as it is theirs.” – Ira Glasser, ACLU Executive Director

Is it discrimination in the workplace if vaccine availability is not an issue?

I overheard a group of employees chatting over taking the vaccine. It appears that they had all taken the Covid-19 vaccine. Their supervisor was telling them that there will come a time that only the vaccinated would be preferred to go to work whenever a lockdown or quarantine restriction would be imposed. To that, the …

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Psychological incapacity as a legal concept, and not a medical condition

The case of Tan-Andal v. Andal (G.R. No. 196359, 11 May 2021) declares psychological incapacity under Article 36 of the Family Code as a legal concept, and not a medical condition. Accordingly, testimonies of psychologists or psychiatrists are no longer necessary. This a landmark case and a game changer for the following reasons. 1. Nullity …

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My law school journey (2/10)

I started my college with reservations on the degree that I was on. When I received the notice that I passed my UPCAT, it was with mixed emotions. Not that I was crying nor ecstatic with joy. Rather, it was more of a “huh…?” I may have passed the admission test to enter the University …

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My law school journey (1/10)

I had no inkling of becoming a lawyer when I was a kid. As far as I could remember, I have always been fascinated with computers. You see, I grew up during the birth and rise of the Internet from 1999 to the early 2000s. I was in my second year in high school when …

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Principle: Tell a story

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s speech is — a masterclass. ◇ Want to get people’s attention? Tell a story.◇ Want to be relatable? Tell a story.◇ Want to influence people? Tell a story. ♧ The human being is wired to listen to stories.♤ The human mind is designed to remember stories.♡ The human heart is moved to action …

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Principle: Keep going

principle of keep going – phr. refers to the act of moving, no matter how big or small, nor how wide or narrow Things to Note 1. Whether things go your way or it does not, you got to keep going. 2. When it is going your way, you direct your movement towards the destination. …

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What I have written…

Law Practice

What I’ve been learning about law practice

Philippine Law

Commentary on PH laws and pending bills

Law School

Memory lane and current thoughts on legal education

Life and Career

Musings in general