Category Archives: JGL Eye

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 »

CALLS FOR PPRD TO RESIGN ARE PROTECTED SPEECHES

CHICAGO (JGL) – There are only very few palindromes – words, phrase or even numbers — that can be read either forward or backward. Words like “Eve,” “pop” or “noon;” phrases like “Evil olive” or “No lemon, no melon” or numbers like “11,” “121” and so on are palindromes. But there are fewer still when it comes to… Read More »

TRIUMPHS OF OVERSEAS FILIPINOS, AMERICANS IN 2016

                    ‘Now Jesus himself had pointed out that a prophet has no honour in his own country.” John 4:44   CHICAGO (JGL) – Many people think, the twin surreal triumphs of foul-mouthed  President Rody Duterte in the Philippines and anti-establishment President-elect Donald Trump in the United States elections are the most lasting legacies left to us by… Read More »

YES, POTUS WAS CENSURED BY UN BUT NOBODY KNEW

CHICAGO (JGL) – President Rody Duterte was right when he called the United States hypocrite in flaming a foreign newsman for blaming Mr. Duterte of human rights violations when there were thousands of victims of extra-judicial killings under his watch without due process related to his war on drugs under five months of his presidency. “Tang-ina mo! (You… Read More »

HOW TRUMP WON THE BATTLE OF THE SEXES?

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 actually a slogan… Read More »

WHY IS DU30 CRITICAL OF UNCLE SAM, EU?

CHICAGO (JGL) – The Philippines along with Cuba and a group of Pacific Islands, including Puerto Rico and Guam, was bought by the United States at a discount for $20-M ($549-M in today’s currency) so that a bloody Spanish-American War would be averted in pursuit of America’s “Manifest Destiny” to spread freedom and democracy around the world. Instead… Read More »

VP LENI SAYS, “STOP EXTRA-JUDICIAL KILLINGS!”

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pennsylvania (JGL) – Vice President Leni G. Robredo told a press conference here Saturday that “extra-judicial killings” have got to stop, “pero (but) I’m just one voice even if I am vice president.  I think media can do a lot as far as creating a mindset that this is not right. There have been few voices… Read More »

GOING TO WAR WITH CHINA NOT WORTH IT!

CHICAGO (JGL) – The United Nations Convention of the Laws of the Sea (UNCLOS) was described as “a monumental achievement of the international community, second only to the Charter of the UN” after its birth 34 years ago. When UNCLOS was ready for signature on Dec. 10, 1982, 119 countries signed the treaty on the very first day of… 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 interests” and “lowlifes”… Read More »

SUPER TYPHOON DUTERTE BLOWS EVERYBODY AWAY

  CHICAGO (JGL) – Nobody, not even among his supporters, saw it coming. Everybody was caught by surprise when Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte steamrolled his opponents, who promptly threw in the towel after the votes for Duterte from the quick count of the PPCRV (Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting) started barreling in like the second coming of… Read More »