In a time of deceit, a heroic act

Novelist George Orwell once said, “In a time of deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” In this context, we can say that the Board of Inquiry tasked to determine the facts about the botched operation to hunt two wanted terrorists in Mamasapano, Maguindanao last month that led to the death of 44 members… Read More »

ERAP MORE PRESIDENTIAL THAN BINAY & AQUINO

CHICAGO (JGL) – When Laguna Governor George Estregan was unseated by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) last year for overspending, my friend former President and now Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada used his patriarchal influence to talk his nephew into leaving the capitol steps “for the sake of peace” while his nephew awaits the result… Read More »

THE UNKNOWN SIDE OF LIEZL MARTINEZ

Trivia: The recent demise of ex-actress Liezl  Martinez has devastated her family, loved ones and chums, including this writer. For I practically had watched LIezl  grow as a moppet star (she was flower girl at my wedding), young girl and a family woman. It could be ascribed to the fact that for decades I was… Read More »

CHILD’S NATIONALTIY

  Good morning Atty. I was just browsing the net and came across to your site. I am concerned about my child’s nationality.   I gave birth on October last year.My father’s child is a Canadian citizen and I am a Filipina.   In her birth certificate she is a Filipino. And we are planning… Read More »

THAT BUGGER CALLED TRAFFIC TICKET

I am referring to the piece of paper colored green, yellow or the 2-page-same-side letter size a police hands you after you are caught by them violating a section/s of the Highway Traffic Act or the Toronto Municipal Code. It is called Form 4, Provincial Offences Act, Ontario Court of Justice. I refer these pieces… Read More »

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU FORGET?

I was in a gathering of close friends a few weeks ago. It was a relaxed quiet affair, comfortable and secure in the company of people I have known for years. We  had a sumptuous dinner, full of laughter and banter. After the dinner, we retired in the spacious living room and chatted about our… Read More »

The Binays’ inflammatory rhetoric

Mayor Junjun Binay of Makati City has been suspended for six months by the Ombuds(wo)man, the government’s arm that investigates wrongdoing by public officials. But he got a temporary restraining order from the Court of Appeals and thus escaped suspension. But before the TRO came down, Binay was defiant and didn’t want to obey the… Read More »

The Decline and Fall of Investigative Journalism

“If an investigative reporter finds out that someone has been robbing the store, that may be ‘gotcha’ journalism, but it’s also good journalism”. – Ben Bradlee TORONTO – The discussions in Toronto in the last week of February focused on two aspects of freedom of expression; one, the death of dissent; and two, the decline… Read More »

THE REAL SCORE ON JODI AND JOLO

Since Cavite vice Governor Jolo Revilla was confined at the Asian Hospital for accidentally shooting himself while cleaning his gun, rumors still persist. Allegedly, it wasn’t accidental for Jolo tried to commit suicide. That his supposedly break up with his gf Jodi Sta. Maria plus depression brought about by his dad Sen. Bong Revilla’s detention… Read More »