Feb 242017
 

For the most part I am really not a cellphone addict or even much of a cellphone user, but it seemed to me that while I am in the Philippines it would make more sense to support the local economy, and buy local so to speak. I did learn that this more affordable cellphone is very popular here in the Philippines, however after buying one for a local citizen I was shocked to learn it comes with a non stop set of full screen advertising.

More puzzling was that these ads were not targeting China, or the USA, but these … Read the rest

Oct 222016
 

“On Jan. 17, 1961, President Dwight Eisenhower gave the nation a dire warning about what he described as a threat to democratic government. He called it the military-industrial complex, a formidable union of defense contractors and the armed forces.”

“On Jan. 17, 1961, President Dwight Eisenhower gave the nation a dire warning about what he described as a threat to democratic government. He called it the military-industrial complex, a formidable union of defense contractors and the armed forces.”

“On Jan. 17, 1961, President Dwight Eisenhower gave the nation a dire warning about what he described as a threat to democratic government. He called it the military-industrial complex, a formidable union of defense contractors and the armed forces.”

 

Bought and paid for.

Bought and paid for.

I needed to open with that line, because today it is the military complex that drives both … Read the rest

Oct 162016
 

“JLS – Reporting from overseas”

The longer I stay in the Philippines, the more disturbing it is to watch the massive numbers of grandfathers/greatgrandfathers lusting after girls who could be their granddaughter.

Now I have long believed age does not matter when it comes to love, and it should not, however there is a big difference between love and lust, and exploiting vs caring about those young women.

Recently I was reading an obituary written by a fellow expat, of a man who was so painfully aware that he was old (somewhere in his upper 70’s) he described it with … Read the rest

Oct 022016
 

“JLS – Reporting from overseas”

As a foreigner watching the senate hearings I was stunned at one portion of the question where De Lima was what in most courtrooms is termed badgering the witness. De Lima has a history of having failed to bring a case against Duterte via the human rights organization years ago.

For those of you who might question the numbers I posted, please start watching this video at the 1 hour mark. I highly suggest you watch Senator Gordon’s speech, or exchange with Dela Rosa, start watching about the 1 hour and 20 minute mark, and … Read the rest

Sep 162016
 

“JLS – Reporting from overseas”

 

Unless you turn off the TV, close your internet account, it’s nearly impossible as a foreigner living in the Philippines not to be exposed to this conversation. I was going to use the word debate, however it’s really not a debate at all.

In a very clever move by someone who herself is being questioned for her involvement in the drug trade, Leila de Lima was given the go ahead to investigate “present or current” extra judicial killings, however she has turned this into a review of an already investigated review of the … Read the rest

Aug 242016
 

“JLS – Reporting from overseas”

When you hear the USA, United Nations, and Amnesty International all ganging up on Duterte, you might think that Duterte ranks among the world’s most violent dictators. All 3 of these who stand in accusation, really cannot duck behind ignorance as an excuse, at very least they are somewhat complicit in having created the drug haven the Philippines has become.

The Hilton Hotel of the drug trade.

The Hilton Hotel of the drug trade.

It’s time the world spent more time watching those who speak the truth, than those who are out there trying to protect their drug investments in the Philippines.… Read the rest

Aug 202016
 

“JLS – Reporting from overseas”

I really did not want to get involved in speaking on the current state of affairs in the Philippines, but for the love of justice, and love of country, and because of interference from outside of the Philippines by way of the United Nations and the United States of America, I feel obligated to speak up.

Most likely cause of death was his supplier's fear of getting caught by police.

Most likely cause of death was his supplier’s fear of getting caught by police.


In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Aug 142016
 

“JLS – Reporting from overseas”

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Crazy title right? Well it is my intention to draw your attention first of all to the fact many humans, citizens of the Philippines, get treated much worse than most dogs in the western or so called first world countries, so keep that in mind as I share my feelings with you about what I see here in the Philippines.

Walking, I don’t know about all of you readers, but I am at that age where I have to walk in order to keep my heart healthy and keep my blood circulating, and in doing … Read the rest