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About Dennis Gorecho

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO had two of Eraserheads band members as his roommates while studying at the University of the Philippines Diliman. He was a staff photographer of the UP Collegian and wrote for the Manila-based newspaper Today. He was admitted to the bar in 1999 after which he joined the Sapalo Velez Bundang Bulilan (SVBB) Law Office where he is now a junior partner and heads the seafarers’ division.
15 08, 2022

Kuwentong Peyups – Cinemalaya through the years

By |2022-08-15T07:18:01+00:00August 15, 2022|Opinion|0 Comments

I HAVE been watching Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival since it started in 2004, or 18 years ago, which is held annually at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and various cinemas.   The  films, often called “indie films,”  embody Cinemalaya’s vision: “The creation of new cinematic works by Filipino [...]

4 08, 2022

Amicus Curiae – Loyalty and honesty in the practice of the legal profession

By |2022-08-04T17:49:42+00:00August 4, 2022|Opinion|0 Comments

A LAWYER, in some instances, is confronted with tricky cases that will test one’s knowledge of the law and the willingness to compromise honesty. Extraordinary Attorney Woo is a Korean series that revolves around Woo Young-woo (Park Eun-bin),  a neophyte lawyer working at the prestigious Hanbada Law Firm. Her main [...]

28 07, 2022

Pinoy Marino Rights – Our Lady of the Sea

By |2022-07-28T07:04:22+00:00July 28, 2022|Opinion|Comments Off on Pinoy Marino Rights – Our Lady of the Sea

FAITH is the most powerful weapon in overcoming difficult emotional or even dangerous  conditions and in making life at sea bearable in many ways. Prayers for safe voyages are the driving force behind the construction of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar or the Lady of the Sea in Barcelona, [...]

18 07, 2022

Kuwentong Peyups – Immorality and disbarment

By |2022-07-18T11:17:03+00:00July 18, 2022|Opinion|Comments Off on Kuwentong Peyups – Immorality and disbarment

PASSING the “best bar ever” for the new 8,241 lawyers is not enough: they have to be reminded of the highest standards of morality expected from members of the legal profession. Discussion on disbarment is an interesting part of the legal ethics sessions of the  Mandatory Continuing Legal Education  (MCLE). [...]

21 06, 2022

Kuwentong Peyups – Close encounters with 2022 National Artists awardees

By |2022-06-21T09:54:25+00:00June 21, 2022|Opinion|Comments Off on Kuwentong Peyups – Close encounters with 2022 National Artists awardees

"WALANG himala! Ang himala ay nasa puso ng tao, nasa puso nating lahat! Tayo ang gumagawa ng himala, tayo ang gumagawa ng mga sumpa at ng mga Diyos, walang himala!"  These are famous lines popularized by Nora Aunor in the iconic film “Himala” which was written by award-winning playwright Ricky [...]

14 06, 2022

Kuwentong Peyups – Breach of a Promise to Marry

By |2022-06-14T13:35:16+00:00June 14, 2022|Opinion|Comments Off on Kuwentong Peyups – Breach of a Promise to Marry

A MERE breach of a promise to marry is not an actionable wrong, as long as it is not of such extent as would palpably and unjustifiably contradict good customs.  In any case, the party seeking to recover damages must have acted in good faith.  I was still  a  freshman [...]

1 06, 2022

Kuwentong Peyups – Basketball as a nuisance sport

By |2022-06-01T11:51:49+00:00June 1, 2022|Opinion|Comments Off on Kuwentong Peyups – Basketball as a nuisance sport

BASKETBALL is everywhere in the Philippines: on the public sports complexes, on street corners, and on television screens from north to south of the archipelago The sport is further nurtured by the school system, from primary school up to the collegiate level.  In 1938, the University Athletic Association of the [...]

30 03, 2022

Legal Bytes – The untold story of the killing of teachers and Manobos during the Martial law referendum

By |2022-03-30T10:01:04+00:00March 30, 2022|Opinion|Comments Off on Legal Bytes – The untold story of the killing of teachers and Manobos during the Martial law referendum

THEY deserve to die. They are activists and the noisy ones. The Philippines is peaceful without them. Comments one can read after stories of human rights violations under the Martial Law of the Marcos dictatorship are posted on social media.   Oscar Labastilla  narrated  a true story that happened in [...]

14 02, 2022

Kuwentong Peyups – No salubong for the #BestBarEver2020_21

By |2022-02-14T08:30:40+00:00February 14, 2022|Opinion|Comments Off on Kuwentong Peyups – No salubong for the #BestBarEver2020_21

#BestBarEver2020_21 became one of the trending hashtags as aspiring lawyers trooped to different locations nationwide to take the bar exams last February 4 and 6, 2022. This year’s bar is dubbed as the “best bar ever” because it is so far the largest in history  with 11,790 registered examinees for [...]

7 12, 2021

FLOWERS FOR LOLAS – The saga of the WW II women victims of sexual slavery and violence

By |2021-12-07T10:51:36+00:00December 7, 2021|Opinion|Comments Off on FLOWERS FOR LOLAS – The saga of the WW II women victims of sexual slavery and violence

LOLA Isabelita  Viduya died last November 23, 2021, at age of 89 due to pneumonia, the same day the unfortunate event called “Mapanique Siege” happened in 1944. Lola Isabelita was a leader of the Malaya Lolas who are victims of military sexual violence and slavery by Japanese military forces in [...]

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