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Updated: 2017-12-01T15:35:37.660+08:00

 



Blessing of the Executive Judge Voltaire Antonio Y. Rosales Room and Red Mass at Ateneo Law School Rockwell, Makati June 10 2014

2014-08-03T13:59:02.641+08:00

The Ateneo Law School celebrated the Red Mass last Tuesday 10 June 2014 at the St. Thomas More Chapel, Ateneo Law School Rockwell. The Red Mass coincided with my Dad’s 10th death anniversary. Father Joaquin Bernas, with Father Lito and Father Student (IJ) (hehe he’s a Jesuit priest who happens to be a law student as well), co-celebrated the mass. I was shocked to hear them pray for my Dad specifically because I was under the impression that the mass was for all. I felt a tear go down when I heard Voltaire Antonio Y. Rosales mentioned. For those of you who don’t know, 10 Years ago, on June 10, 2004, my father was assassinated a few meters away from his court in Tanauan, Batangas.As an Executive Judge, he handled heinous crimes cases and sentenced many drug lords to death. We know the whats and whys it happened, and if you want to read more, I suggest you click the link box on my blog to know more.The Ateneo Law Red MassInside the Executive Judge Voltaire Y. Rosales Room at Ateneo Law Rockwell, MakatiTon and MiggieLala and Nicolo VillongcoAteneo Law Alumni start pouring in for the Red MassProf. BalaneSupreme Court Administrator Midas Marquez and LalaJudges for the Red Mass with Lolong Lazaro near themLolong Lazaro says hi to SP Dennis Villa-IgnacioKrissy Tiu drops by for the Red MassMiggie and Tita Leila QuirinoJudge Blanch all the way from Bacolod!Justice Roberto Abad at the Red MassTito Louie and Tita UditTita Mitoy Fernan-CayosaJudge BaybayTito Dodo Mandanas speaks to Mrs. MontinolaTito Dodo says hi to momThe tri-fecta Fathers come inAtty. Jack Jimenez, Judge, and Tita Vivian Que-Azcona at the Red MassThe Ateneo Law Red Mass for the JudiciaryMacy Yapkianwee at the Ateneo Law Red MassTita Rose CaramFr. Joaquin Bernas celebrate the Ateneo Law Red MassAtty Libby with Atty. AgnesTita Grace Plazo and Justice Jane Lantion at the Red MassLala invites people up for the blessingDean Sedfrey Candelaria of Ateneo Law SchoolSupreme Court Justice Mariano del CastilloMiggie with Tita VivianAside from the Red Mass, the events for the day included the blessing of my father’s room on the third floor, now called the “Executive Judge Voltaire Y. Rosales Room”, and the honouring of other Atenean members of the judiciary from the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, Court of Tax Appeals, Sandiganbayan and the Trial Courts.Last June 10 was to honour not just my dad, but many other good Atenean members of the judiciary from the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, Court of Tax Appeals, Sandiganbayan and the Trial Courts.I’m sure my dad would agree with me when I say that more important than people remembering his name, it is important that people know that there are many good Justices and Judges in our country who just want to do their job, earn a decent wage to provide for those they love, and go home to their family. Most members of the judiciary live like that. I’ve seen it myself. Like any other parent, they just want to go home, be hugged by their kids and comforted by their partner after a long serious day.Sadly, the few bad apples in the judiciary are the ones that get the headlines. By honouring my father by naming a room “The Executive Judge Voltaire Y. Rosales Room” in Ateneo Law School, the Ateneo seeks to show that everyday people, everyday members of the judiciary, like my dad, exist, and like him, many just want to dispense justice for our country and many would be willing to give the ultimate sacrifice, to die for their beliefs. My Dad was an ordinary guy who chose to do an extra-ordinary thing by sticking to his principles and values. I believe, if my dad can inspire even just one person to have a passion for justice, if he can give people hope that there are good justices and judges out there, then maybe we can slowly wither away the cynicism we have for government, and maybe, we, as Filipinos can move on to greater things.The "Judges"/prof's table at the Voltaire Y. Rosales Room Ateneo Law Rockwell, MakatiThe view from the Prof's table Voltaire Y. Rosales Room Ateneo Law Rockwell, MakatiThe Executive Judge Voltai[...]



Ateneo Art Auction Simula 2008 Ma Filomena Legaspi Rosales Project Chair

2014-04-19T16:55:47.771+08:00

My mom has always been the type who could not stick to doing just one thing. She had to do many things at the same time for the family and for the community. It was her character and it was her passion.  She always had to be busy with work. Aside from being a business woman, she always had to have at least one of her projects be for the community or charity work.I remember when she was an active member of the Ateneo Alumni Association (AAA) of the Ateneo de Manila University. I wasn't even an alumnus yet, but I was often assigned to do errands for the alumni office because of her activities.One of the projects she started was the Ateneo Art Auction. She was the project chair. The first of its kind, she started it to raise funds for Ateneo Gawad Kalinga projects. I remember having to pick up paintings, take pictures of them, arrange them and drop them off after. Mom was under a lot of pressure for this project because she was the chair. I'm proud to hear that they are on their 6th or 7th year now, still raising funds for Ateneo. Good job mom. Charity work that continues to give long after.I remember this project the most because of a large print copy of a painting by Anita Magsaysay-Ho that I had stuck to the side of my mini-fridge at home. I kept it after the AAA discarded it. Mom had a copy made because the AAA committee wasn't sure if they would display the original during the auction for security reasons. For years I would stare at the copy while I got a coke from the fridge. Apparently the original painting is worth millions.Credit to my friend Martino "Ton" Benitez for some of the photos"Simula": The start of the Ateneo Art Auction, a project chaired by Ma Filomena "Nena" Legaspi RosalesThe first auction was held at the old Serendra 2 display. Its on that road that is now closed off (well kinda) that heads to SM Aura, near the American MemorialFather Joaquin Bernas at the Ateneo Art Auctionup for bid do I hear...Mom smiles at the Ateneo Art AuctionThe mess of paintings at our place before we brought them to SerendraThe Anita Magsaysay-Ho painting that was on the mini-fridge in my room for years after. I always had to thank her for the coke.I think these were kids from the Gawad Kalinga project that benefitted from the first Ateneo Art AuctionGood Job Mom! Ma Filomena "Nena" Legaspi Rosales smiles yay![...]



ASTIG - Ma Filomena Legaspi-Rosales Op-Ed by Atty. Ariel Enrile Inton care of Remate

2014-04-10T08:52:35.082+08:00

This was taken from the links mentioned below. Full credit to Atty. Ariel Enrile-Inton for the article. You should read the original at his blog here: http://philippinenewstagalog.blogspot.com/2014/04/astig.html?showComment=1397054519329#c6757205515351511877or at the news link here: http://www.remate.ph/2014/04/astig/#.U0VXeuaSwePThis is only being placed here as a backup just in case their servers fail.Tuesday, April 8, 2014ASTIG PROUD parent ako sa graduation ng anak ko, si Angelica Alberto Enrile-Inton. May diploma na siya ng Bachelor of Arts, Major in Management Economics, mula sa Ateneo de Manila.Ang ganda ng pakiramdam para sa aming mga magulang. Lahat ng mga nanay at tatay sa graduation rites ay proud talaga.Congratulations sa lahat ng graduates ng Ateneo at ng lahat ng paaralan sa Pilipinas sa taong ito.Ang commencement speaker ng Ateneo ay isang kapitan ng barangay. Si Atty. Ma. Filomena Legaspi-Rosales.Hanga ako kay Atty. Legaspi-Rosales at pakiramdam ko ay may koneksyon ako sa kanya dahil s’ya ay isang public servant tulad ko, sa local government unit din, tulad ko noon bilang konsehal.Pero ibang klaseng kapitana itong si Atty., matindi ang kalibre. Astig, ika nga. Ibang klase ang credentials niya, kahanga-hanga, kamangha-mangha.Nagsilbi siya sa iba’t ibang kapasidad sa tatlong sangay ng gobyerno, well-travelled teacher and lawyer, at pangulo ng Ateneo Law Alumni Association na bihirang ipagkaloob sa isang babaeng tulad niya.Sa maraming taon na karanasan niya, nangibabaw ang kanyang pagkadalubhasa sa pag-uugnay sa mahirap at mayaman, pag-uugnay sa iba’t ibang kultura, iba’t ibang partido at mga grupo, at pag-uugnay sa iba’t ibang paniniwala at pamamaraan para makamit ang solusyon para sa tagumpay.Kaya kung ituring s’ya ay isang “bridge builder”. At ‘yan ang isa sa kanyang ipinagmamalaking qualification bilang kapitana sa barangay Dasmariñas sa Makati.Ang lubos kong hinangaan ay ang kanyang pagiging barangay captain. Kung tutuusin, kwalipikado siya na isang senadora, ‘di hamak na mas kwalipikado pa siya kaysa sa ibang senador na nahalal na.Pero siya ay nagsisilbi sa barangay at doon ipinapakita at ipinadarama ang kanyang galing.Hindi na talaga basta-basta dapat ang mga lider ng LGU.Maging sa QC, marami ang tumakbo at marahil ay tatakbo sa mga susunod na halalan na hindi basta-basta ang kwalipikasyon na tama lang naman.Kung mangangarap tayo ng maunlad at mapayapang komunidad, dapat ay pumili tayo at iboto ang mga karapat-dapat at astig na mga lider tulad ni Atty. Legaspi-Rosales.The post ASTIG appeared first on Remate.[...]



Ateneo de Manila Commencement Address of Atty. Ma Filomena "Nena" Legaspi Rosales for 2014 Graduates

2015-03-14T20:43:06.195+08:00

Mom gave her speech last March 29, 2014. Here is a repost of her speech which was published on the Ateneo de Manila website here: http://www.admu.edu.ph/news/commencement-address-ma-filomena-legaspi-rosales-sose-soss-commencement-2014 on April 7, 2014.The video complements the speech so I'll post the video once I get a copy. Ateneo said that she was the first commencement speaker to give an address with video. allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/HiA_6-GS_Wk" width="640">The photos are mine :DAtty. Ma Filomena "Nena" Legaspi-RosalesAteneo de Manila University Commencement Exercise 2014Atty.  Nena Legaspi-Rosales waiting to be called for her addressAtty. Ma Filomena "Nena" Legaspi-Rosales gives her commencement address with videoMom receives the 2nd Rizal statue for the family but in her own right (first one was for Dad's Lux in Domino Award)Ateneo President Fr. Jett Villarin with Atty. Ma Filomena "Nena" Legaspi Rosales and Jollibee CEO Ernesto Tanmantiong.Atty. Ma. Filomena “Nena” Legaspi-Rosales delivered the commencement address during the commencement ceremonies of the School of Science and Engineering and the School of Social Sciences, Ateneo de Manila University, on March 29, 2014.Atty. Rosales was among the first women to enroll in the Ateneo, graduating with a BA, Major in Communications in 1976 and subsequently pursuing a law degree at the Ateneo Law School. Since then, she has dedicated her career to leadership and service for the community and the nation.Among other involvements, she has served in the Presidential Commission on Good Government and the Commission on Human Rights. She has also been actively involved in community government, serving as barangay secretary and barangay captain of Dasmariñas Village in Makati. She also practices law with the Legaspi Rosales Law Office and is a housing developer in her home province of Aklan. She is currently the president of the Ateneo Law Alumni Association.The text of her address follows.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -   Reverend Fr. Jett Villarin, distinguished members of the Board of Trustees, Reverend Fathers of the Society of Jesus, my dear graduates, my dear fellow parents and classmates, ladies and gentlemen, good afternoon.It is with great honor that I speak to the graduating class of the Ateneo de Manila School of Social Sciences and School of Science and Engineering.In preparation for this moment, I met with a group of student leaders I was amazed with how life at the Ateneo has changed since the 70s. Back then there were a few orgs – AIESEC, ACIL, CASA, TANGHALAN ATENEO and some others. But now, I don’t think it’s possible to keep track of all the activities this campus had to offer you.While some other things have changed, many others have stayed the same. The fears these students expressed were the same ones I faced.1.    Is the Ateneo education enough to face the future?2.    Are there any assurances that everything will be okay?3.    Can I make a difference in the Philippines or should I be on the path of making the mega-bucks?4.    If I choose a path of nation-building, is it fair to my parents who have spent so much for an Atenean education? Will they support my dreams to help people – to help our nation?I struggled with these thoughts and lost many nights of sleep. But as one of only 24 female graduates of the 1976 batch of Ateneo, my story may seem a bit odd to a school now dominated by women. This year we are celebrating only the 40th anniversary of the year Ateneo opened its doors to ladies but I’m sure many of the men here can’t imagine a college experience without us.Let me take you a little farther back into my past and my personal journey as a female in a patriarchal household. My father served as a diplomat in three countries for over a decade. I spent many of my formative years being shuffled from one country [...]



United Nations Global Road Safety Week (Vic Rosales at the United Nations Geneva, Switzerland!)

2014-09-14T20:28:50.200+08:00

I can't believe it has been more than 7 years since I went to Geneva. How time flies.What started as a way to distract myself from my Dad's death led me to socio-civic work for Ford Group Philippines' corporate social responsibility (CSR) program, the Ford Road Safety Youth Council, then finally to the United Nations at Geneva, Switzerland for the First United Nations Global Safety Week.Vicente "Vic" Rosales Sole Philipine Delegate to the First United Nations Global Road Safety Week held at the United Nations, Geneva, SwitzerlandOf course, since I was in the area, I took a side trip to Paris, France and other places around Europe.Vic Rosales side trip to Paris, France!Feature article in the Philippine Daily Inquirer of Vic Rosales' United Nations Road Safety adventureHere are a few links to my throwback at the United Nations culled from different online resources:This is where then Vice-President, Cherry Ramirez and the group won the Anvil award for CSR program: http://www.ford.com.ph/about/events-awards/anvil-awardsVice President of Ford Group Philippines Cherry Ramirez and her group with Vic Rosales Chairman of the Ford Road Safety Youth Council win the Anvil award for CSR programHere are some of the road safety projects done by the Ford Road Safety Youth Council: http://www.ford.com.ph/about/driving-skills-for-life/projects              http://www.ford.com.ph/about/driving-skills-for-lifeMy Autoindustriya.com article: http://www.autoindustriya.com/auto-tech-road-safety/world-youth-assembly-for-road-safety.htmlHere's a much thinner me with then Ford Group Philippines President Rick Baker and my fellow Road Safety Youth Council: http://lausautogroup.com/news.php?_art=168&_year=2009&pagenum=5Ford Group Philippines Rick Baker with Vic Rosales, Chairman of the Ford Road Safety Youth Council (then renamed Driving Skills for Life Youth Council) at a Ford event at the Fort.Thanks to JP Tuason of Tuason Racing School, Cherry Ramirez and Cora Carillo of Ford Group Philippines and all the Road Safety Youth Council Members for the wonderful memories. It was a great experience!This was a gift from the delegate from MongoliaPhilippine Daily Inquirer feature article on Vic Rosales ' adventure at the United Nations for Road SafetyVic Rosales "Mr. Road Safety" man, I'm never gonna live that one downMy memento ID "Vincente" Vic Rosales at the United Nations Geneva, Switzerland![...]



Judge Voltaire Rosales in a Religious Prayer Book

2014-04-10T21:51:29.695+08:00


Nothing brings tears to my eyes more than when people remember my father. Even more so when they actually write about him with praise.

I was surfing the net and saw a religious book mentioning my Dad. Let the article speak for itself.

Whoever wrote this, God Bless you and Thank You for keeping the spirit and legacy of my father alive. Mabuhay Ka!





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Provincial Government of Batangas Special Citation bestowed to Judge Voltaire Y. Rosales

2013-08-07T00:00:00.482+08:00


A special citation given by the Provincial Government of Batangas with a resolution by the Provincial Legislature (Sangguniang Panlalawigan) and the Governor of Batangas on June 15, 2004 to Judge Voltaire Y. Rosales for all the invaluable services rendered, and unqualified commitment to public service in promoting and safeguarding justice for the welfare of humanity and society.


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Ateneo Law Alumni Plaque of Appreciate for Judge Voltaire Antonio Ylagan Rosales

2013-08-01T11:46:00.022+08:00



A plaque of appreciation given by the Ateneo Law Alumni Foundation (now known as the Ateneo Law Alumni Association Incorporated or ALAAI) to Judge Voltaire Antonio Ylagan Rosales class of 1981

"In grateful recognition of his inestimable contribution not only to his beloved alma matter but to the never-neding pursuit of justice, Judge Rosales lived the life of a true Atenean. His dedication to his chosen profession is his ultimate legacy and an indelible inspiration to all the friends he left behind.

Given this 24th day of June 2005"




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"In grateful recognition of his inestimable contribution not only to his beloved alma matter but to the never-ending pursuit of justice, Judge Rosales lived the life of a true Atenean. His dedication to his chosen profession is his ultimate legacy and an indelible inspiration to all the friends he left behind.

Given this 24th day of June 2005"


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Kampon ni Pakakak Award to Judge Voltaire Antonio Ylagan Rosales

2013-07-30T11:22:00.201+08:00

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Kampon ni Pakakak Award to Judge Voltaire Ylagan Rosales of Bauan, Batangas

This Award is given to a distinguished member of Bauan, Batangas.

The Kampon ni Pakakak is an association of distinguished members of the Bauan, Batangas community. Members include former governor and congressman Hermiland I. Mandanas, Vice President of the Philippines Jejomar Binay and many other well known businessmen and public servants.

The award given to Judge Voltaire Y. Rosales was for:

"For his courage, dedication and integrity in upholding judicial honor and independence. The Philippine Judiciary and the Kampon ni Pakakak are proud and blessed to have Judge Rosales in their rolls. Fearless, upright and evenhanded, Judge Rosales brought honor and prestige to our much maligned judicial system. The legacy of Judge Rosales will forever remain in the hearts of his colleagues in the Kampon Ni Pakakak and the Filipino People

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Undermining Justice (an editorial by the Philippine Star on the assassination of Judge Voltaire Y. Rosales)

2013-07-27T00:00:01.518+08:00



This is an editorial published on the Philippine Star seven days after my dad was assassinated. It brings tears to my eyes, but, if people acknowledge how hard our judges and justices work and sacrifice for our country (especially the very honest ones), I believe my Dad's sacrifice won't be for nothing.

Full credit to the Philippine Star.

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Undermining Justice: an editorial by the Philippine Star on June 17, 2004 on the assassination of Tanauan, Batangas Executive Judge Voltaire Y. Rosales

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If We Don't Avenge The Death of Judge Rosales, Then Justice Will Go to Hell In This Land! (an article by Max Soliven of the Philippine Star)

2013-07-24T00:00:04.332+08:00

This is an article by Max Soliven of the Philippine Star. It was an editorial made on June 16, 2004 or six days after my dad was assassinated. I remember at this time, my head was in a blur. In fact, a lot of what happened to me between June 10, 2004 and a few years after is still a blur to me now. I do have some very sharp memories (some full of pain and some full of anger), but for the life of me, I don't remember reading this article.I posted it just in case, in the eternal database of the internet, it is lost and so the article is saved somewhere.Of course, I give full credit to the author Mr. Max V. Soliven of the Philippine Star. A link the the article can be found here.If we don't avenge the murder of Judge Rosales, then justice will go to hell in this land!BY THE WAY By BY THE WAY Max V. Soliven  | Updated June 16, 2004 - 12:00am 0  0 googleplus0  0  class="fb_ltr" id="fd40649e4" name="f33e26f688" scrolling="no" src="http://www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?api_key=&locale=en_US&sdk=joey&channel_url=http%3A%2F%2Fstatic.ak.facebook.com%2Fconnect%2Fxd_arbiter.php%3Fversion%3D25%23cb%3Df2cbb3ed8c%26origin%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.philstar.com%252Ff1a6cd37fc%26domain%3Dwww.philstar.com%26relation%3Dparent.parent&href=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.philstar.com%2Fopinion%2F254125%2Fif-we-don%C2%92t-avenge-murder-judge-rosales-then-justice-will-go-hell-land&node_type=link&width=90&layout=button_count&colorscheme=light&show_faces=false&send=false&extended_social_context=false" style="border-style: none; height: 20px; overflow: hidden; position: absolute; width: 75px;" title="Like this content on Facebook.">Let's leave for the moment the pompous and portentous nonsense of the nitpicking "canvass" in Congress – with our politicians still debating and spouting platitudes for the benefit of TV mileage – and focus our attention on the harsh challenges and hard realities that threaten our society today.No matter whose name finally pops up as winner in the final canvass, we’ve already elected a President. What we must know is whether we can defeat the crime and violence that threaten the everyday lives of Filipinos everywhere. That’s the real nitty-gritty.Last Thursday, June 10, for example, a courageous judge – Executive Judge Voltaire Rosales, 48, of Tanauan, Batangas, was insolently shot to death by a motorcycle-riding assassin at almost high noon – just 100 meters away from the court room where he had just finished the cases of the day.The unknown killer waited for the judge, who was driving his own car, to slow down at the hump, then opened fire. He shot Judge Butch Rosales in the arm, crippling him and causing him to slump forward, then shot again. This time the bullet pierced his victim’s neck veins, then another the judge’s head, just above the left ear. The assailant sped off, with a back-up vehicle tailing him (carrying no car plate) and remains at large.Despite his fatal injuries, the stricken judge managed to open his car door and slumped to the ground. Police arrived minutes later and brought him to a nearby hospital. The hospital had no ambulance, and the municipality itself had only one (which was not available), so the judge’s wife, Atty. Nena Rosales, had to beg Batangas Governor Dodo Mandanas to help get an ambulance to transport the slain jurist’s body – and this was only managed three hours after his death.The victim of this cold-blooded murder, Butch Rosales, was one of our country’s bravest and most accomplished judges. He had taken up grade school in Letran College, graduated from Bauan High School, gone to De La Salle University, and finally obtained his law degree from the Ateneo de Manila College of Law.He passed the Bar in 1981 with dis[...]



Incorruptible Judge Gets Ka Pepe Diokno Award

2013-07-22T11:53:57.348+08:00

A long overdue post (sorry dad!). This was an article released a year after my Dad was killed.The original link to the Philstar.com webpage can be found here (Click me!) The photos are not posted on the site but here's an excerpt of the text:by Joanne Ramirez Tuesday March 8, 2005 Incorruptible Judge Voltaire Y. Rosales gets Pepe Diokno Award (Click on the photo for a larger picture)"His brain was splattered on the ground. They shot him on the head to show their hatred at the fact that he could not be controlled, that he had his own mind," lawyer Filomena "Nena" Rosales, widow of Batangas Judge Voltaire "Butch" Rosales, once painfully recalled in a press interview. Butch, a heinous-crime judge, was mercilessly shot by motorcycle-riding gunmen on June 10 last year. He was on his way home from work.We are sure Nena would have rather been an ordinary wife than the widow of a hero. But it may give her consolation that Butch’s courageous work has not been forgotten. Last week, Butch was posthumously conferred the first "Ka Pepe Diokno Award" as a champion of human rights. The award was established by the De La Salle Professional Schools, Inc. Graduate School of Business (DLS-PSI-GSB), which marked another milestone with the establishment also of the Jose W. Diokno Distinguished Professorial Chair in Business Law and Human Rights.Launched at the DLS-PSI GSB RCBC Campus in Makati City, the professorial chair was established in honor of Senator Diokno’s remarkable achievements in his political career. The late senator is best remembered as a street parliamentarian during martial law days, who fought for the preservation of justice and democracy in the Philippines. Most of all, Senator Diokno made a mark as a human rights advocate and for benchmarking the humanized system of taxation in the country."[...]



Happy Happy Birthday to my dear second mom, Dra Carrie Legaspi Vicerra MD !

2013-07-22T10:02:21.503+08:00

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Barangay Captain of Dasmarinas Village Ma Encarnacion "Carrie" Legaspi with her kagawads and SK Chairman


Just a happy whole hearted happy birthday greet to my second mom, my tita (auntie) Carrie Legaspi Vicerra!

More popularly known as Dra Carrie Legaspi, Tita was the Barangay Captain of Dasmarinas Village, Makati City.

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former Dasmarinas Village Barangay Captain Doctor Ma Encarnacion "Carrie" R Legaspi M.D.


Tita, who is a practicing dermatologist has her own clinic. Visit her at http://www.totalskincareph.com I can personally vouch that she's malambing (warm / loving) but straight to the point. She takes care of all her patients and makes it a personal commitment to make every patient feel like they're taken care of like family.


Why do I love her? Cause she's a tough cookie with the guts and fortitude to  do what has to be done because it's right.

Happy birthday Tita! Love you and thank you for always being there for me.

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Doctor, leader, and loving tita (aunt)





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Happy Birthday To My Dear Mom, Attorney / Barangay Captain Ma Filomena Legaspi Rosales !

2013-07-20T00:00:08.431+08:00



Happy Birthday to my mom, Dasmarinas Village, Makati Barangay Captain / Chairman Ma Filomena Legaspi Rosales!

Thanks for all the hard work you've done for us. I know it is not easy with dad gone, but you deserve credit for being not just a great family mom, but a person for others!

Check out the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper clipping below. As part of the Ateneo Law Alumni Association Inc (ALAAI) and the Ateneo Law Board of Advisors, mom brought together the Santuario de San Antonio, Forbes Park ministry, the Public Attorney's Office (PAO) and the Ateneo Law School into a partnership where law students do legwork for PAO to lighten their load in protecting the underprivileged.





Mom, you've not only helped our family grow, but you've helped others survive the rough world we live in. Kudos to you, we love you!(image)



Happy Mother's Day to my wonderful and beautiful mom, Dasmarinas Village, Makati Barangay Captain Attorney Ma Filomena "Nena" Legaspi Rosales!

2013-05-12T23:34:27.830+08:00



I'm here to give a loud shout out to my mom, the ever so beautiful and talented, widowed very young, but loyal and faithful till the end; strong willed mother of two lawyers, Vic and Lala,

Barangay Captain of Dasmarinas Village, Makati, Attorney Ma Filomena "Nena" Legaspi-Rosales.


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Barangay Captain of Dasmarinas Village, Makati Atty. Ma. Filomena "Nena" Legaspi-Rosales
taken from the DVA Village Gazette June 2008

I am so thankful and proud you are my mom. I know when Dad was killed you were left with a big plate to fill for us, your kids, but you did well, no, you did great! you got us through college, law school and now you raised two full fledged lawyers. I can't think of many other women who are as strong and dedicated to their children as you. I love you mom. 

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My 2 Centavos on the 2012 Philippine Bar Exam and Why the Passing Rate was Low

2013-04-26T12:00:04.901+08:00

I've been reading a few editorials and news pieces on the results of the 2012 Philippine Bar Exam.Some of them I posted here, but just in case, here are a few links with excerpts:http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/377315/17-hurdle-2012-bar-exams"Lawyer Joan Largo, dean of the University of San Carlos’ (USC) College of Law, expressed dismay over how last year’s bar examinations was conducted.“The results do not reflect the competence of the bar examinees. The low passing rate in the 2012 bar examinations was really brought about by the unreasonable length of the exam,” she told Cebu Daily News.Largo said bar examinees were asked to answer a set of 100-point multiple choice questions (MCQ) and another 100-point essay at the same time.“It was physically and humanly impossible to answer the questions sensibly given the short period of time. It’s really hard. I give credit to all bar examinees,” she said.Read more: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/377315/17-hurdle-2012-bar-exams#ixzz2OoubzZ56Follow us: @inquirerdotnet on Twitter | inquirerdotnet on FacebookMy review table for my 4 years in law schoolhttp://opinion.inquirer.net/49307/lawyer-dominated-societyWhen the bar exam results were announced on Wednesday, the social media were abuzz with congratulations for friends, but some asked a perennial question: Why all the hoopla for the bar exam, but not for the board exam results for doctors, accountants, engineers, pharmacists, etc.? Why the fixation over one profession, and over a licensing test?Indeed. After all, Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. had long ago said that “the black-letter man may be the man of the present, but the man of the future is the man of statistics and the master of economics.” Why, in the 21st century, are we still enthralled by a profession that “do[esn’t] understand technology and balance sheets” and instead “hires out its words and its anger”?The fault lies not in our stars but in ourselves. We have yielded too much power to the government, and that power has found its way to the lawyers. Rather than rely on a free market, we have installed the state as the dispenser of wealth and business opportunities, and assigned the lawyers’ guild as the mediator. So why act surprised that they have aggrandized the power we surrendered to them?But it isn’t just about power. It’s also about legitimacy. The Marcos dictatorship deglamorized the lawyers by idealizing the technocratic state, elevating an elite of number-crunchers backed by a corps of military bone-crushers. And that is why the heroes of the mainstream anti-Marcos movement were the human rights lawyers of the old FLAG and Mabini. Today, that poetic image of lawyering continues to inspire.Read more: http://opinion.inquirer.net/49307/lawyer-dominated-society#ixzz2Op4caBTWFollow us: @inquirerdotnet on Twitter | inquirerdotnet on FacebookThis is the list of 2012 Bar Exam Passers (Disclosure, I'm one of them)http://www.philstar.com/exam-results/2013/03/20/921986/complete-list-2012-bar-exams-passershttp://newsinfo.inquirer.net/376867/2012-bar-result-is-second-lowest-passing-rate-in-history-sc-committeeThe bar examination committee of the Supreme Court on Wednesday said the result of the 2012 bar examination was second lowest passing rate in the history of professional licensure examination for lawyers in the Philippines.A total of 17.76 percent or 949 out of 5,343 passed the 2012 bar examination, the Supreme Court announced Wednesday. It added 5,686 of examinees but only 5,343 completed the four Sunday examinations.Read more: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/376867/2012-bar-result-is-secon[...]



Lawyer-dominated society

2013-03-24T19:48:57.721+08:00

Lawyer-dominated society

An editorial by the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

A very apt description on why we, Filipinos, look at lawyers so highly.

I personally believe we do need more engineers, doctors, architects etc., but this is what fate has given me, and I should count my lucky stars I was given the opportunity by my parents to become one.

One day, the provinces will be given better access to education and information in general. That way, being a lawyer will be more about defending human rights and protecting the way of life we believe in than   being a good option as a candidate.

Don't get me wrong, getting to be a lawyer is no easy task and it is the path of least resistance to acknowledge those who have worked that hard for their accomplishment. What I am saying is that we need more professions to give voice to the people.

A doctor will have a different view on how to run things based on their professional experience, same with an engineer and nurse, and as a democracy, we will better evolve if we are able to assimilate all views from different professions into the system which maintains our way of life.(image)



A Thank You to God and my parents

2013-03-20T12:30:22.956+08:00



I thank you God for blessing someone as unworthy as me with this achievement.


I thank both my parents, my father, the late Executive Judge of Tanauan, Batangas, Voltaire Ylagan Rosales, and my mom, Atty. Ma Filomena Legaspi-Rosales for making this possible.

Dad, you are my inspiration and my motivation. You inspired me to persevere through all the harsh realities of life, in private and of government, to see hope and work towards making the change I believe in.

Mom, you literally kept us afloat after Dad was assassinated. Without you, there would be no college, no law school and no life to look forward to. Your passion and dedication to serve without counting the cost gives me strength to move on.

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2012 Bar Exam Results

2013-03-20T12:21:10.274+08:00

So people can find it. Congrats to the new attorneys and may you do something great for our country!1. A JOSE- AGUSTIN, Karren2. ABASTILLAS, Lemuel3. ABERIN, Ma. Christine4. ABES, Royce Nieville5. ABRENZOSA, Cleofe6. ABUAN, Ruby Ryza7. ACEDO, Kristian Josef8. ACORDA, Jacqueline9. ACOSTA, Lourdes Mae10. ACOSTA, JR., Gil11. ACUÑA, Jose Fidel12. ADAN, Jan Mari13. ADAP, Sanawia14. AGANA, III, Carlos Ivan15. AGATEP, Pia Augustha16. AGBAY-ABILAR, Janice17. AGBON, Ma. Cecelia Esperanza18. AGOPITAC, Nestle19. AGUAVIVA, Ava Marie20. AJES-LAURENTE, Lilibeth21. ALAMEDA, Abigail22. ALAWI, JR., Saipal23. ALBANO, Pia Ursula24. ALBANO, Ranvylle25. ALBAS, Dominique26. ALBINA, Dionel27. ALBOTRA, Tet Chea28. ALCANTARA, Austin Claude29. ALCANTARA, Rickmon Albert30. ALCERA, II, Hermie31. ALDOVINO, Marian Mae32. ALEJANDRE, Pauline33. ALFELOR, JR., Avelino34. ALI, JR., Lanang35. ALIM, Nicolito Jesus36. ALIVIA, Mikhail Sherard37. ALMARIO, Ann Therese38. ALMENDRAL, Chrizellie39. ALMIREZ, Hanna Maria Nica40. ALOJADO, Carlo Enrico41. ALVAREZ, Aila May42. ALVAREZ, Maria Margarita43. ALVERO, Marierose44. AMADOR, Tina Andrea45. AMAN, Takahiro Kenjie46. AMARO, Ana Mae47. AMBROCIO, Ma. Carmencita48. AMSAN, Munib49. ANDAWI, Melody50. ANDRION, Jofre51. ANG, Kathleen Mae52. ANG, JR., Rodolfo53. ANGELES, Raul54. ANTIGUA, Perseus55. ANTONIO, Rafael56. APALISOK, JR., Simplicio57. APARTE, Frances Margaret58. APORTADERA, Mario Leonardo Emilio59. AQUENDE, Joseph Angelo Wesley60. ARANAS, Kim61. ARCEO, Irene62. ARCEO, Mariam63. ARCEÑO, Jackielyn64. ARDIENTE, Arnold65. ARELLANO, May Kristine66. ARIAS, Michelle67. ARMENTA, Joshua68. ARQUIZA, Arbee69. ARQUIZA, Carlo70. ARRIBA, Mona Liza71. ARRIOLA, Roanne72. ARTICONA, Mercedes73. ARTICULO, Mark Anthony74. ARTUGUE, Arianne75. ARUGAY, Manuel Adrian76. ASPIRAS, Janice77. ASUNCION, Mark Anthony78. ASUNTO, Daisy Ray79. ATANACIO, John David80. AUGUSTO, Davemark81. AUSAN, Anniefair82. AUSTRIA, Carlo83. AUTENCIO, Anthony84. AUZA, Jannycer85. AVILA, Aldan86. AVILA, Rachelle Faye87. BABIERA, Jan Christian88. BACOLOD, Julse89. BAGAIPO, Cesar90. BAGATSING, Lea Margarette91. BAGUIO, Cindy92. BAGULAYA, Jose Duke93. BAILAN, Bai Sittie Saida94. BAINTO, Neal Vincent95. BAJAS, Joey96. BAJETA, Jonathan97. BAKILAN, Bernard98. BALAGA, Jo Ann99. BALANQUIT, Raoul Jann100. BALAORO, Grace101. BALBA, Zack Hansel102. BALDOMERO, Ivan Jeffrey103. BALDOVINO, Aldwin Kenneth104. BALDOVINO, Alexander105. BALDOVINO, Tanya Justine106. BALILI, Neil Aaron107. BALMES, Irene108. BALORO, Joemyl109. BALTAZAR, Ana Lyn110. BANAYAT-NAS, Hermilia111. BANDALAN, Jared Anthony112. BANGHE, Hannah Jane113. BANZON, Eva114. BAPTISTA, Joe Allan115. BARCELONA, Ralph Karlo116. BARQUEZ, Ma. Elisa Jonalyn117. BARRIOS, Angelo118. BASCUGUIN, Maria Jocelyn119. BASE, Amerissa120. BASE, Maria Graciela121. BAUTISTA, Judy-ann122. BAUTISTA, Krystel Jehan123. BAUTISTA, Maria Theresa124. BAYONA, Phoebe Ann125. BEBER, Dindo126. BECHAYDA, JR., Jose127. BEDURAL, Vladimir128. BENIGIAN, II, Mardovic Dodge129. BENITEZ, JR., Arcadio130. BERAY-DE AUSEN, Penelope131. BERNARDINO, Ramon Felipe132. BERNARDO, Donna Ametyst133. BERNARDO, Nicolo134. BERNARDO, Pallo Mert135. BIADO, Nazariel136. BIDAD, Jonelyn137. BILANGEL, Judy Ann138. BILIRAN, Amabelle139. BINARAO, Romael Meng140. BIRONDO, Francis Ian141. BLANCIA, Andrei Marion142. BONDOC, Hector Jerome143. BONGHANOY, Al144. BONILLA, Diana Lutgarda145. BORBON, Mariven146. BORDON, Maria Janina Ann147. BORJA, Ma. Arlene148. BORROMEO, Gabriel Angelo149. BOTABARA, Theresa150. BRACERO, II, Wivino151. BRAGAT, Junrie152. BRILLANTES, Roselle Louie153. BRION, Eden154. B[...]



I passed daw

2013-03-20T15:51:16.996+08:00

A little bird told me that I passed. Thank you God.

I love you mom and dad.(image)



2012 Bar Exam Result

2013-03-20T12:37:47.019+08:00

(updated to reflect the actual results of the bar march 20, 2013 11am copied from later post).I'm pretty sure if you are reading this you were searching for the results from the last October 2012 Philippine Bar.Well, if ever, congratulations, I'm sure you are a lawyer.May you make positive change for our country.Good luck and please remember that there is more to life than glory and money; its being able to give back to your community.PEACE!So people can find it. Congrats to the new attorneys and may you do something great for our country!1. A JOSE- AGUSTIN, Karren2. ABASTILLAS, Lemuel3. ABERIN, Ma. Christine4. ABES, Royce Nieville5. ABRENZOSA, Cleofe6. ABUAN, Ruby Ryza7. ACEDO, Kristian Josef8. ACORDA, Jacqueline9. ACOSTA, Lourdes Mae10. ACOSTA, JR., Gil11. ACUÑA, Jose Fidel12. ADAN, Jan Mari13. ADAP, Sanawia14. AGANA, III, Carlos Ivan15. AGATEP, Pia Augustha16. AGBAY-ABILAR, Janice17. AGBON, Ma. Cecelia Esperanza18. AGOPITAC, Nestle19. AGUAVIVA, Ava Marie20. AJES-LAURENTE, Lilibeth21. ALAMEDA, Abigail22. ALAWI, JR., Saipal23. ALBANO, Pia Ursula24. ALBANO, Ranvylle25. ALBAS, Dominique26. ALBINA, Dionel27. ALBOTRA, Tet Chea28. ALCANTARA, Austin Claude29. ALCANTARA, Rickmon Albert30. ALCERA, II, Hermie31. ALDOVINO, Marian Mae32. ALEJANDRE, Pauline33. ALFELOR, JR., Avelino34. ALI, JR., Lanang35. ALIM, Nicolito Jesus36. ALIVIA, Mikhail Sherard37. ALMARIO, Ann Therese38. ALMENDRAL, Chrizellie39. ALMIREZ, Hanna Maria Nica40. ALOJADO, Carlo Enrico41. ALVAREZ, Aila May42. ALVAREZ, Maria Margarita43. ALVERO, Marierose44. AMADOR, Tina Andrea45. AMAN, Takahiro Kenjie46. AMARO, Ana Mae47. AMBROCIO, Ma. Carmencita48. AMSAN, Munib49. ANDAWI, Melody50. ANDRION, Jofre51. ANG, Kathleen Mae52. ANG, JR., Rodolfo53. ANGELES, Raul54. ANTIGUA, Perseus55. ANTONIO, Rafael56. APALISOK, JR., Simplicio57. APARTE, Frances Margaret58. APORTADERA, Mario Leonardo Emilio59. AQUENDE, Joseph Angelo Wesley60. ARANAS, Kim61. ARCEO, Irene62. ARCEO, Mariam63. ARCEÑO, Jackielyn64. ARDIENTE, Arnold65. ARELLANO, May Kristine66. ARIAS, Michelle67. ARMENTA, Joshua68. ARQUIZA, Arbee69. ARQUIZA, Carlo70. ARRIBA, Mona Liza71. ARRIOLA, Roanne72. ARTICONA, Mercedes73. ARTICULO, Mark Anthony74. ARTUGUE, Arianne75. ARUGAY, Manuel Adrian76. ASPIRAS, Janice77. ASUNCION, Mark Anthony78. ASUNTO, Daisy Ray79. ATANACIO, John David80. AUGUSTO, Davemark81. AUSAN, Anniefair82. AUSTRIA, Carlo83. AUTENCIO, Anthony84. AUZA, Jannycer85. AVILA, Aldan86. AVILA, Rachelle Faye87. BABIERA, Jan Christian88. BACOLOD, Julse89. BAGAIPO, Cesar90. BAGATSING, Lea Margarette91. BAGUIO, Cindy92. BAGULAYA, Jose Duke93. BAILAN, Bai Sittie Saida94. BAINTO, Neal Vincent95. BAJAS, Joey96. BAJETA, Jonathan97. BAKILAN, Bernard98. BALAGA, Jo Ann99. BALANQUIT, Raoul Jann100. BALAORO, Grace101. BALBA, Zack Hansel102. BALDOMERO, Ivan Jeffrey103. BALDOVINO, Aldwin Kenneth104. BALDOVINO, Alexander105. BALDOVINO, Tanya Justine106. BALILI, Neil Aaron107. BALMES, Irene108. BALORO, Joemyl109. BALTAZAR, Ana Lyn110. BANAYAT-NAS, Hermilia111. BANDALAN, Jared Anthony112. BANGHE, Hannah Jane113. BANZON, Eva114. BAPTISTA, Joe Allan115. BARCELONA, Ralph Karlo116. BARQUEZ, Ma. Elisa Jonalyn117. BARRIOS, Angelo118. BASCUGUIN, Maria Jocelyn119. BASE, Amerissa120. BASE, Maria Graciela121. BAUTISTA, Judy-ann122. BAUTISTA, Krystel Jehan123. BAUTISTA, Maria Theresa124. BAYONA, Phoebe Ann125. BEBER, Dindo126. BECHAYDA, JR., Jose127. BEDURAL, Vladimir128. BENIGIAN, II, Mardovic Dodge129. BENITEZ, JR., Arcadio130. BERAY-DE AUSEN, Penelope131. BERNARDINO, Ramon Felipe132. BERNARDO, Donna Ame[...]



Samsung Tectiles NFC Proposal Video

2013-02-27T01:25:43.715+08:00



I want NFC everywhere! Then I want the iPhone 5S to come out with NFC. LOL

Sure beats trying to take a picture of a barcode.

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Atiatihan 2013

2013-01-14T12:14:09.228+08:00

Kids at pastrana park!



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Happy new year 2013!

2013-01-04T18:19:01.801+08:00

Every life deserves a new start, happy new year to the world!

To the curvy road ahead, may we be steadfast and successful!

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Daiana Menezes used bikini sells for 100,000 pesos!

2012-11-30T01:13:33.425+08:00



First of, congratulations to my partners at Meowmeow Inc. for a job well done for the Axe Philippines' Sexy Saves Boracay campaign.

Last tuesday's Bikini Auction saw Axe Philippines auction off the used bikinis of Axe Ambassadors Daiana Menezes, Jinri Park, Sam Pinto, Karen Bordador and Abby Poblador. The bikinis of other Axe models were also auctioned.

I used my iPhone to video this but more stable, higher resolution videos will later be available if you follow @meowmeowinc or visit the website at http://www.meowmeowinc.com

Sadly, my phone died right after Diana Menezes bikini went for one hundred thousand pesos (P100,000)!!!!!

I heard it was the Lamborghini rep visiting, and, who was incidentally outside Republiq at resorts world checking out the Lambos on display when the event happened!

Daiana Menezes looked really happy and ecstatic. The crowd also went wild. I was happy to take an auction paddle. It was my first time at Republiq. I admit, I'm not much of a clubber, so it was an irregular experience for me to stay up that late in a club. Took my first shot of Patron (sp?) which I was told is made of coffee and something alcohol. Went straight to my head (must have been cause of the grande toffee nut I had at Starbucks just to stay awake). I was dead tired when I got home but it was a fun night.

Congrats for the fund raising Axe! To see other videos google Sexy Saves Boracay.

More pics at my twitter @viclr33

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