Dec 172016
 


The article below were attributed to a viral internet post by Mark Lopez (We make no claim to copyright)


Since July 1, the PNP has implemented ‘Oplan Tokhang’ and ‘Oplan Double Barrel’ as its ground components of the Duterte Administration’s campaign against drug abuse.

In 6 months, here are the numbers:

5,128,569 houses were visited.
38,193 raids or operations conducted,

Total number of drug users/pushers/gang members involved at 951,278 or about a MILLION drug-addled Filipinos.

Broken down further, the numbers are:

908,244 who SURRENDERED VOLUNTARILY
40,932 who were ARRESTED and are ALIVE
2,102 who were KILLED.

Repeat, out of the … Read the rest

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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 202016
 
Look at the age of these kids, what kind of parents sends their kids into harms way?

Look at the age of these kids, what kind of parents sends their kids into harms way? Is this a peaceful protest?

Yesterday was an amazing day in the Philippines, for days now we have been bombarded with updates on Super Typhoon Haima. At its peak, Haima packed winds of up to 315 kilometers per hour (195 mph), the equivalent of a Category 5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.

At least 7 people were killed Sunday as Sarika crossed the archipelago north of Manila as a Category 4 storm. Almost 10,000 people were displaced, according to aid organization … 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