Category Archives: JGL Eye

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 »

MANNY COULD BE CINDERELLA WITH UNHAPPY ENDING?

“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” — John 8:32 CHICAGO (FAXX/jGLi) – If Manny Pacquiao will not play his cards well, he might end up as a modern-day Cinderella. But minus his slippers and his golden carriage! In my phone interview Thursday (Jan. 2) with Manny Pacquiao’s Top… Read More »

END THE VICIOUS, NOT THE VIRTUOUS CYCLE

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” — Albert Einstein CHICAGO (jFAXX) – In 2009, the Philippine government came up with a scheme on how to avoid a mega-disaster comparable, if not worse than super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). It was supposed to be replicated nationwide in various cities and… Read More »

PH SHOULD INVENTORY DONATIONS FROM 1992 OR FACE DONATION FATIGUE!

“Ang hindi lumingon sa pinangaligan ay hindi makakarating sa paroroonan.” (A person who never learns to look back to his origin will never reach his destination.) — Jose Rizal CHICAGO (jGLi/FAXX) – The Philippines has been buffeted by typhoons, earthquakes, volcano eruptions and other calamities over the last hundreds of years. But it was only… Read More »

Typhoon prone -PH islands need Noah’s arks

Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, 15 I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life.” Genesis 5:32-10:1 CHICAGO (FAXX/jGLi) – Even if God streaked a rainbow as… Read More »