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 a ...

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There has already been a lot of outrage from different media groups, local and international, over the statement of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte, which practically endorsed the killing of journalists. The National Union of Journalists in the ...

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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 i ...

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We, the Filipino American Press Club of New York, view with serious concern the recent statements made by incoming President Rodrigo Duterte about the killing of journalists in the Philippines. During a press briefing on May 31, Mr. Duterte made ...

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Change is disruptive. The disruption can be mild or dramatic, but without disruption, there will be no change. Aging itself is change, the body giving way to nature’s design and journey to a natural end or death. Most of aging is gentle, hardly ...

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Incoming President Rodrigo Duterte will authorize the burial of the embalmed corpse of dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani, the Inquirer reports. Quick. Hit the replay button to a report by The New York Times of Jan. 23, 1986 ...

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CHICAGO (JGL) – “RETURN TO SOURCE.” “SHIP TO: CLARK DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION E. QUIRINO AVENUE, FREEPORT ZONE, PHILIPPINES, c/o ATTY. ARTHUR P. TUGADE. “FOR ONWARD SHIPMENT TO: CHURCH OF SAINTS PETER AND PAUL CENTRAL EAST, BAUANG, LA UNION, 2501 ...

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CHICAGO (JGL) – A Filipino American, who went to the Philippines to help in the Typhoon Haiyan disaster relief and rehabilitation, and another Filipino American, who helped promote Filipino culture across the Midwest thru dance, traditions, musi ...

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The peak of confrontational exchanges in social media has passed. There have always been the haters, so consistent in their presence that the term “haters” was coined to given them a common identity. Before, during and after elections, the hater ...

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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 o ...

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I have never seen and heard the divisiveness of Filipinos expressed so graphically, so loudly. Half of Filipinos have Facebook accounts and their opinions, commentaries, likes and dislikes have become public. There is, of course, the other half— ...

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A former minister of a politically influential, wealthy and secretive church in the Philippines has sought refugee status in Vancouver claiming he is being targeted for murder. Lowell Menorca II, who was expelled from the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) ...

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NARITA, Japan (JGL) – I was on my way to Chicago, Illinois when I got a PM (private message) on my Facebook account that my cousin’s husband was gunned down because he refused to give up his dream to become a councilor in the municipality of Mat ...

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I had wanted to write about the superficiality of many people, among them the noisiest of partisans and critics. I would rather be more positive and motivational. In most of my articles over the years, even the most critical, I would strive to e ...

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It is election time and some say nothing ever changes in the Philippines. The candidates change but the social inequality remains. Candidates for the presidency this time range from two representing the rich elite, the daughter of a deceased mov ...

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