My uncle, 70 years of age, continues to practice law. He is good and still alert.
By Michael L. Tan
What a week it was in April, with commencement exercises and recognition rites. It was also a week where I got to listen to four speeches—from two of the country’s most eminent lawyers, a new law graduate, and a student who finished economics, summa cum laude, and who will enter law school in August.
I just saw the new Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) advertisement on the taxes paid by doctors in Cebu and Davao (A15, 3/12/14). It is really disheartening to learn that the ones who are paying the right taxes are the poor teachers. This is a national concern and should be rectified.
Former senator Rene Saguisag wrote about the lawyers who handled the defense of former chief justice Renato Corona during the latter’s impeachment trial (Opinion, 1/31/14).
By Fr. Joaquin G. Bernas S. J.
Since 1987 the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has struggled with the question of whether it should allow two or only one member of Congress to sit in the body. Last month a divided Supreme Court finally ordered the JBC: You can have only one member of Congress. How much of a difference will that make?