Category Archives: JGL Eye

TRUTH IS SEN. POE’S ONLY SAVING GRACE

CHICAGO (JGL) – Sen. Grace Poe should not be disheartened if her detractors want the Senate Electoral Tribunal and the Commission on Elections to scrutinize her citizenship and residency after all she welcomed the filing of the cases by defeated senatorial candidate Rizalito David against her because in her own words, “I can answer the questions on my… Read More »

OFFICIALS SHOULD BE BONDED!

CHICAGO (JGL) – Officials of both government and private sectors should always try to be proactive, instead of being reactive in their performance of their public service. As a popular American proverb says, “there are three types of people — those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who wonder what happened.” If we… Read More »

SHOULD PNOY SPEAK FILIPINO OVERSEAS?

CHICAGO (JGL) – When in Rome, do what the Romans do. This is one of the cornerstones of the Roman civilization that was carried over by the Western World. If you are in a foreign land, you have to do what your hosts are doing. If you want to associate with the natives, you have to learn their… Read More »

QUESTION MARK OR ASTERISK FOR MAYWEATHER’S 48-0 RECORD

CHICAGO (JGL) – In team sports as in basketball or in football, if the ball captain or the quarterback is injured, another player or backup quarterback can always step up and the game continues to be played. But in individual sport like boxing or cycling, if the boxer or cyclist suffers severe cramps (pulikat), the boxer can ask… Read More »

MANNY SHOULD HAVE STOPPED THE FIGHT

CHICAGO (JGL) – When Manny Pacquiao made a post-fight comment, saying, “I thought I won the fight,” he must be thinking in the back of his mind that “if only my shoulder were not hurting, I could have won the fight.” But he kept his injured condition to himself. But if it was true that his shoulder injury worsened… Read More »

CAN U.S. SENATE CHECK CHINA’S UNDECLARED WAR VS. PH?

CHICAGO (JGL) – China’s aggressive reclamation of some of the choicest islands and islets in the Philippine Western Sea (South China Sea) that are within the territory of the Philippines will test the Mutual Defense Treaty of 1951 between the United States and the Philippines if it has a teeth or if it is a mere scrap of… 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 of the decision… Read More »

PEACE IN MINDANAO IS UP TO 2016 PRESIDENT

“You do not fight fire with gasoline.” — Author Unknown     CHICAGO (JGL) – Despite the hawkish advocacy of my friend, former President and now Manila Mayor Joseph E. Estrada, to go after the traitorous members of the MILF (Moro Islamic Liberation Front) and BIFF (Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters) who, could be accused of committing war crimes… Read More »

JGL Eye

“If you speak a language a person can understand, that goes to his head, but if you speak 
                               his mother tongue, that goes to his heart.” —    Nelson Mandela CHICAGO (JGL) – Pope Francis was not reinterpreting the message of Jesus that if someone slaps your cheek, you can offer the other cheek. I think what the… Read More »

Pope Francis

“If you speak a language a person can understand, that goes to his head, but if you speak 
  his mother tongue, that goes to his heart.” —    Nelson Mandela CHICAGO (JGL) – Pope Francis was not reinterpreting the message of Jesus that if someone slaps your cheek, you can offer the other cheek. I think what the 78-year-old… Read More »