Hazel Helmuth-Vega Atty. Hazel L. Helmuth-Vega is a litigation and corporate lawyer. She is a partner at Rosal Diaz Bacalla and Fortuna Law Offices based in Cebu City, with clients all over the Philippines. Please drop her a note at attyh@helmuthlaw.com.
  • Children have rights too, and one of them is freedom of speech “…[B]ut if there is any principle of the
 Constitution that more imperatively calls for
 attachment than any other it is the principle of
 free thought—not free thought for those who agree
 with us but freedom for the thought that we hate.” —Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes [1] The video of a Quezon City school salutatorian’s speech […] 7 min read
  • What’s In A Name? ““Must a name mean something?” Alice asked doubtfully. Of course it must,” Humpty Dumpty said with a short laugh; “my name means the shape I am – and a good handsome shape it is, too. With a name like yours, you might be any shape, almost.”” – Lewis Carroll So what’s in a name? I know William Shakespeare, […] 6 min read
  • The Pros and Pains of Condo Living For those of us who are urban dwellers and who thrive best in bustling cities, the prospect of living close to where we work is too exciting to ignore. It doesn’t only save us on travel time and transportation costs, we can also gain access to lifestyle amenities that complement our goal of attaining work-life balance, […] 4 min read
  • More Love (and Rights) for Our Lolos and Lolas Grandparents are like angels on earth. I grew up with very fond memories of my own grandparents—how they would always indulge my every toy or food wish, the way they showed me how fun it was to live alongside farm animals, the sea and nature, or how they’d beam when I start singing or dancing for […] 4 min read