Category Archives: JGL Eye

P-NOY’s STATE OF DENIAL

“Still water runs deep.”                                                             — Latin proverb     CHICAGO (JGL) – In the run-up of his penultimate State of the Nation Address (SONA) last Monday (July 28), President Aquino had become very voluble like a wounded prey after his transfers of Disbursement Appropriation (DAP) outside his Executive department were declared unconstitutional. P-Noy had… Read More »

WILL PH SUPREME COURT UNSEAT ERAP?

CHICAGO (JGL) – I have been hearing rumors that the Philippine Supreme Court is in the cusp of deposing my friend, former President and incumbent Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada, and have him replaced by defeated Mayor Alfredo S. Lim. But I cannot find the right reason that could complete the trifecta and totally humiliate… Read More »

ERAP NOT READY TO HANG UP POLITICAL GLOVES YET

MANILA (JGL) – After four decades in politics, 77-year-old Manila Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada still feels that he still has many more years of public service left ahead of him. Taking a page from his idol, President Ronald Reagan, who was asked if he was going to run for re-election and saying, “No. I am… Read More »

PH GAINS NEW ALLY, MALAYSIA, VS. CHINA

MANILA (JGL) – If there was one direct accomplishment that the Philippines gained without trying in President Obama’s “containment tour” among its allied countries of Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines over the last seven days, it was the commitment of Malaysia to “support the international arbitration, which has been a subject of some… Read More »

MY QUESTIONS FOR PRESIDENT OBAMA

When I go to the Philippines later this month to cover the visit of President Obama, I am going to prepare a few questions just in case I am given an opportunity to pop a question. Mr. President, Secretary of State John Kerry, your global diplomat, in the 2013 Country Report on Human Rights Practices… Read More »

OBAMA, U.S. CONGRESS SHOULD APOLOGIZE TO FILIPINO WAR VETS

CHICAGO (JGL) – One of the “exports” America brought to the Philippines whose rules of the game have found popular acceptance among Filipinos is basketball, which is a Canadian invention.  The other sport, of course, is baseball, which is yet to take root. That is why I want to explain some of the foreign policies… Read More »

FILIPINOS MAY LOSE IN GROUNDBREAKING LABOR CASE IN U.S.

CHICAGO (JGL) – The Philippine National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC) has been vested by Republic Act 8042, the Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Act of 1995, with original and exclusive jurisdiction of voluntary or panel of arbitrators to decide disciplinary action on violations of recruitment laws, rules and regulations involving employers, principals, contracting partner and… Read More »

NO NEED TO ABOLISH PHL SENATE

                                 17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18  — Matthew 5:17   CHICAGO (FAXX) – The widespread corruption rocking the Philippine Senate is whipping up calls for its abolition in the same way that there… Read More »

Obama’s call springs Fil-ams to act on TPS

“Carpe diem quam minimum credula postero” (Seize the day, put little trust in tomorrow (future). – Odes Latin Poet Horace CHICAGO, Illinois (FAXXNA/jGLi) – When President Barack Obama mentioned the U.S. disaster relief in the Philippines during his State of the Union address last Tuesday (Jan. 28), it moved a gritty bunch of Filipino American… Read More »

BB. PILIPINAS, TURNING BEAUTY INTO SKIN-DEEP?

CHICAGO (FAXXNA/jGLi) – The public comments of Bea Rose Santiago right after winning the Miss International beauty contest in Japan were so shallow and so plastic, they did not sit well with her supporters. When it came for Ms. Santiago to acknowledge the people to thank for, all she could muster was the name of… Read More »