Think, Speak, Act Peace

  Among Filipinos in social media: Trending: Mindanao’s Islamic City of Marawi beseiged by Maute terrorists. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte places Mindanao under martial law. Breaking News: Earthquake hits many parts of the Philippines. First post: Woke up. Disunited nation. Back to dreaming. Another post: My bed rocks. Hi, ho … nightmares away! ATM: Blasts, firefight between military… Read More »

Tyranny: The signs are clear

For the umpteenth time, Malacanang spokesmen had to explain and tone down what President Duterte had casually told soldiers just a few days after declaring martial law in Mindanao. The President said he would ignore the Supreme Court and Congress if they meddled with his decision to declare martial law in Mindanao.   “Until the police and the… Read More »

Napoles should not be spared

  THE tradeoff looks rather obvious. After Solicitor General Jose Calida appealed to the Court of Appeals to overturn the conviction of alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles in January, the appellate court suddenly found no evidence establishing beyond reasonable doubt that Napoles abducted and kept hostage her cousin, Benhur Luy, and acquitted her.   That… Read More »

U.S TRIP DOES BETTER FOR SHARON

  A cool, collected and unperturbed Sharon Cuneta impressed writers she has met after her trip to U.S. days back. She simply laughed off talks she underwent marital problems with senator Kiko Pangilinan. Allegedly brought out by his photo holding hands with senator Lisa Hontiveros which website Daily Trip Media posted. Sharon confided that she had pains, fatigues… Read More »

DEALING WITH UNREASONABLE TENANTS

Dear Atty. Wong , I’ve come across with your edition in this web and I’m searching for the legal advice in fairness to everyone especially for the one who lives as and works to our 1.5 farm hectares in the province of Batangas. This family lives there for more or less 7 yrs. With out our consent as… Read More »

Duterte allies find impeachment a nuisance

MANILA Some congresspeople here think impeachment complaints are a nuisance because “they hold back development” and that they take time away from Congress’ main work, legislation. At the recent House hearing on Rep. Gary Alejano’s impeachment complaint against President Duterte, several members expressed annoyance because, they said, impeachments are a waste of time. But isn’t an impeachment complaint… Read More »

DESPITE ALL THE HURDLES Balita Stands Firm in Its Quest for the Truth

Toronto’s largest Filipino newspaper will be 40 years old next year, that period where life begins, it is commonly said. Those four decades are not without challenges. Disputes arise here and there but they only serve to strengthen the paper in its campaign to expose the ills afflicting the Filipino community. Every challenge it is made to face fortifies its… Read More »

OH CANADA MY CANADA

One early May morning while waiting for a public bus at Derry Road  chilled by a gentle breeze  of  8 degrees Celsius, the thought hit me like a Sigma Rho paddle. Why my second country  is “cool”  so cool  than  Philippines My Philippines, the country of my birth.  Men, macho men may not compare past with  present girl… Read More »

DISCLOSING NAMES OF POLITICAL DONORS IS DEMOCRATIC

CHICAGO (JGL) – Vice President Leni Robredo grudgingly paid 8-million pesos (US$160,000) for her elections counter-protest while her losing vice presidential rival former Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. gingerly parted with his 36-million pesos (US$720,000) for his elections protest. Either way, you look at it, there is something wrong – very wrong– with the Philippine political system that… Read More »