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  • Scribe’s Scribbles
    Filipino workers: The generation of online freelancing
    “WORK DIFFERENTLY.” “Love the way you work.” I have been an online freelance writer for three years now. I was a freshman law student looking for work to finance my school allowance. I tried...
  • Dura lex said Lex
    Blurring of the personal sphere
    “One eye witness is better than ten hear sayers.”  – Titus Maccius Plautus IN A WORLD of hyper-speed information transfer system more commonly known as the Internet, people have become accustomed to sharing virtually...
  • Think the Opposite
    What we learn is not what they know
    THE RECENT 13-0-1 decision by the Supreme Court declaring the Disbursement Acceleration Program or DAP unconstitutional has been hogging newspaper headlines for days now, fuelled by President Aquino’s frustrated, defiant speech last July 14....
  • A Rich Seam
    Pork Couture
    PHILIPPINE Fashion Week, Preview Best-Dressed Ball, MetroWear and Tatler Ball—these are just some of the major fashion events that are annually flocked by fashion enthusiasts and social figures to celebrate the beauty of style...
  • Skipping Spaces
    When the Game Is Not Just a Game
    FILIPINO basketball fans roared with excitement in anticipation of the PLDT-organized event, “Last Home Stand,” which was announced to take place in Manila on July 22-23, 2014. This was supposed to be a two-...
  • #Obiter
    The DAP and the realms of constitutionality, legality, and morality
    The much-ballyhooed Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) provided fresh fodder to the chronic misunderstanding between the Aquino administration and the judiciary. This stemmed from the Supreme Court’s landmark decision on the matter, Araullo v. Aquino...

  • A brotherhood of paddles
    Every year, it happens. A young boy, still brimming with dreams, falls prey to the innards of fraternity violence. All in the name of brotherhood. And every year, this shocks our sensibilities. These supposedly...
  • Oddly Enough
    Memoirs of a Law Student
    IT IS A TRUTH universally acknowledged that nothing worth having ever comes easy. Much more than testing my mind, law school has tested my self-esteem, my will to fight and my hold to my...
  • For What It’s Worth
    A letter to the past
    Dear Arik (from four years ago), Congratulations for passing the Ateneo Law entrance examination! You actually made it through. I can still remember that moment when I read the very same announcement and saw...
  • Minesweeper
    Divergent
    AT THE start of the school year, I had already pegged what I was going to write for this column. I’d be saying thank you’s and good bye’s. I’d be recounting the struggles of...