CHICAGO (JGL) – When Senator John F. Kennedy was elected president of the United States, it was the inventor of television, who got the credit. When Donald Trump was elected president last week, it was not just his Twitter and the social media that carried him as The Donald claimed afterwards. I think it was… Read More »

Bastusang Pambansa

They call themselves “Honorable” and want to be addressed your honor at the end of every statement. And yet for seven agonizing hours, the congressmen at the hearing of the Committee on Justice showed the nation why bloggers have called their place of work the “Bastusang Pambansa” because that’s what they did last Thursday –… Read More »

The truth will never be forgotten

The decision by the Supreme Court for the former Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos is squarely being challenged by Filipinos all over the world. While some may have thought that martial law events were forgotten, it is now loud and clear that they remain vivid in people’s memories. I personally do not believe that this is… Read More »

Massacre: 58 dead, 7 years, 0 justice

Seven years since 58 people, including 32 journalists, were slaughtered in what has been infamously called “Ampatuan Massacre” or “Maguindanao Massacre,” not one of the 197 accused have been found guilty. Four of the accused have since died, including the suspected mastermind, then Maguindanao Gov. Andal Ampatuan Sr. Of the 193 remaining accused, including 28… Read More »

Either Hang On Or Move On

By Butch Galicia An FB friend posted: I dreamed of a very bright white light enveloping me. Then I saw a flight of golden stairs. I climbed it, but the steps just kept coming. Everything got brighter, as blinding as the summer sun. I kept climbing, wanting to be at the summit. Will someone please… Read More »

President Duterte and Canada’s ‘Karaoke Senator’

LONDON – If there’s something flawed in Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte – he who prefers to be called mayor, Digong, DU30, and not the deferential and respectful Mr. President – it is that he is raw and unburnished. Not a fault of his, of course, but the presidency he won by a margin of… Read More »

The Uncertainties Beyond Today!

News these days are so unusual! For the first time in American history, people are protesting the presidential election results. Donald Trump’s surprise win has so shocked the nation, about half of them, those who did not vote for him are not ready to accept it. So now, they are out in the streets in… Read More »

Gov’t must probe brazen killing

The killing of Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa was so brazen, and the excuse given by the police officers for the slaying so ridiculous, there is absolutely no reason for government authorities not to conduct a thorough and impartial investigation of the incident. Why was Espinosa suddenly so brave and reckless to shoot at lawmen when… Read More »

Discontent over Duterte rising

It’s unprecedented in Philippine political history that in four months’ time a new president has become the object of serious criticism. Even the unwanted (by the intelligent class) Joseph “Erap” Estrada didn’t suffer such dislike in his time. In the presidential campaign of 1998, the masses were not only willing to vote for Estrada, they… Read More »