A Senior’s Brush with Paint on Canvas

  By Butch Galicia   Time was when socio-political blog writer Joe Rivera looked with awe at a painting, acquired it, and made it an eye-catching fixture in the hall, living room or library of his home. He still does so, every chance he gets. However, Joe has moved on to the next level following… Read More »

Now, let the healing begin

  The people have spoken.   Based on initial results from the Commission on Elections, the tough-talking Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is on his way to landslide victory in the May 9 presidential elections and will thus become the country’s president starting noon of June 30.   As of this writing, Duterte was leading… Read More »

Presidential bets not inspiring

  What we’ve learned from the just concluded elections here is that we are still a politically immature people. Over the past couple of decades many observers here have been saying that we Filipinos have matured enough to be able to discern what’s good for the country as far as electing the right people is… Read More »

CAN DUTERTE END “REIGN OF ERROR” IN PH?

  NARITA, Japan (JGL) – I was on my way to Chicago, Illinois when I got a PM (private message) on my Facebook account that my cousin’s husband was gunned down because he refused to give up his dream to become a councilor in the municipality of Matnog, Sorsogon. Seven bullets from a .45 pistol… Read More »

MERYL DEFENDS DAD WILLIE ON CHILD ABUSE CASE

  Albeit actress Meryl Soriano had misunderstandings in the past with her dad Willie Revillame, she comes in his defense on his child abuse case filed against him. This ignited when Willie allowed a kid to dance ala macho dancer in his defunct TV show WillingWiliie under TV 5 years back. The sudden off the… Read More »

UNIVERSE PIA WURTZBACH’S FOUR WISHES

Miss Universe 2015 Pinay beauty Pia Wurtzbach who graced the coronation of Bb. Pilipinas 2016  Maxene Medina recently expressed her four wishes this year to several writers. Foremost of which is the talks Miss Universe 2016 to be held in the Philippines to push through. Previously, the tilt was held in the Philippines in 1974… Read More »

Embracing Duterte, warts and all

The rise in the presidential surveys of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is short of phenomenal and comes just two weeks before the May 9 elections. While the ratings of all his rivals are either sliding down or unmoving, the Davao demagogue has continued to surge and leave his rivals eating dust.   In the… Read More »

What awaits the next Philippine president

MANILA The May 9 general elections here in the Philippines have far-reaching implications to where the country will be going in the next decade, not only during the six-year term of the incoming President. So many key concerns will fall in the lap of the next President. Will the economy continue to grow? Will the… Read More »

WHY BONGBONG IS LAUGHING ALL THE WAY TO THE BANK!

  SORSOGON CITY (JGL) – When I was young primary school boy growing up in Piot, a near west barangay of Sorsogon City, I often heard my adult males praising boys my age to be “oragon” when we do a good turn. I now realize that oragon comes from the word “orag” (the ability to… Read More »