Duterte has nothing to lose

  MANILA At this point in his life, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has nothing to lose. He’s reached every politician’s ultimate dream: be President. What else is there to aim for? He’s there, at the top of the mountain. Now, he’s ready to die if that is his destiny. For the kind of person he… Read More »

REGINE CLARIFIES BAN ISSUE ON HER

These past days talk snowball that allegedly Regine Velasquez and husband Ogie Alcasid will be banned to hold concerts at the Araneta coliseum. You see, the couple publicly supported Sen. Grace Poe in the presidential race. It so happens that his rival Mar Roxas’ family owns the said venue. Gossip mongers spread around it’s a… Read More »

Community Gems

  By Butch Galicia A great moment is a gem and so is a great memory; yet, both are as fleeting as time. Do remember that memories are of the past; and dreams, of a future. Relive memories and outlive dreams, if you must. But live the moment NOW. ***** On June 5 as the… Read More »

Will somebody tell him campaign is over?

  “Shut up!” Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte uttered these words at least three times during the presidential campaign and in his daily press conferences since it became obvious he would be the next president of the Philippines.   The tough-talking mayor told both the US and Australian ambassadors to shut up when the diplomats… Read More »

CORRUPT MEDIA MEN DO NOT DESERVE TO DIE!

  CHICAGO (JGL) – Incoming Philippine President Rody Duterte is right. There are corrupt journalists, whom he classifies as the legitimate ones he calls “crusaders, who bare all to the public”; the semi-legitimate he calls “mouthpieces of vested interests,” and the illegitimate “hao ciao” and/or “block timer” he calls “lowlifes.” But these “mouthpieces of vested… Read More »

EMPOWER THE COMMUNITY Fighting for Our Right to Know

  In the last 14 months or so Balita has been seeking answers to many questions about how some individuals and organizations seduce the Filipino community with sweet-talk and appeal to our sense of compassion. On the issues of accountability and transparency that Balita has been raising, in particular directed to specific people and organizations,… Read More »

THE PHILIPPINES, THROUGH THE EYES OF A FOREIGNER

Anthony Bourdain is an American journalist who hosts a travel show named Places Unknown. He has traveled extensively to far-off parts of the world, featuring places like China, Japan, Madagascar, Paris, Greece, Thailand and many more. He introduces his audience to different groups of people, their cultures, ways of life, their food which is usually… Read More »

CHANGING OF SURNAME OF ILLEGITIMATE CHILD

    Hello attorney! Nabasa ko po yung isang tanong na sinagot niyo about the process on how to possibly change the surname of an illegitimate child at dun ko din po nakuha yung email address niyo. Nag email po ako para mag ask din ng advice. May 2-year old son po ako and he’s… Read More »

Prognosis

  By: Butch Galicia Canada’s only pro hoops five, the Toronto Raptors (est. 1995) succumbed 2-4 in lopsided losses to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference finals on May 27. Without doubt, head coach Tyronn Lue, LeBron James and the Cavs have asserted supremacy in the NBA’s Eastern Division and have maintained the team’s… Read More »