Category Archives: JGL Eye

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… 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… Read More »

APPLYING PLAUSIBLE DENIABILITY

                                       “The first advice I’m going to give my successor is to watch the generals and to avoid feeling that because they were military men their opinions on military matters were worth a damn.” –President John F. Kennedy Embarrassed at the failure of Bay of Pigs Invasion   CHICAGO (JGL) – Plausible deniability or… 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… 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… Read More »

IMMIGRANT FINDS SAME-SEX LOVE IN AMERICA

CHICAGO (JGL) – When someone immigrates to the United States from a Third World country like the Philippines, his or her aspirations are usually set on default – to find a greener pasture in pursuit of life, liberty and happiness. But in the case of my niece, Anna Melisa “Honey” L. Lasala, who came to… Read More »

FEARLESS FORECAST: THE NEXT PH PRESIDENT COULD BE A “WOMAN”!

CHICAGO (JGL) – Filipino voters should rejoice that they are being offered an alternative with the rising popularity of Sen. Grace Poe, who can pull even, if not get ahead of faltering Vice President Jojo Binay if the current trending continues. But the fickle-minded voters should also be reminded that a presidential election is not… Read More »

WHAT EXECUTIVE ORDER MEANS TO FIL AMS, FILIPINOS

CHICAGO (JGL) – If President Obama fulfills his promise to issue an executive order on Friday (Nov. 21), there is no more need for Filipino Americans to press for Temporary Protective Status (TPS) that would have authorized tens of thousands of undocumented Filipinos in the United States to obtain work permit and stop their deportation… Read More »

ONLY PEOPLE POWER CAN AMEND THE VFA

CHICAGO (JGL) – If Filipinos would like to force the hands of Presidents Barack Obama and Noynoy Aquino to change the terms of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) as a result of the alleged murder of a Filipino Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude in the hands of a United States Marine Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton,… Read More »

TO THE WIDOW OF MISSING JOURNALIST TIM M. OLIVAREZ: READ THIS!

CHICAGO (JGL) – It was an unseasonably warm morning of February 4, 1985 when Tim M. Olivarez, correspondent of Tempo, a sister publication of Manila Bulletin, accompanied me in covering a murder case in Bulacan. On our way back to the Bulletin, Tim told me that he was going to see a smuggling lord, Jose… Read More »