Author Archives: Julius Willis

About Julius Willis

A former Philippines newspaperman and businessman, Julius resettled in California, USA, where he simultaneously worked as an instructional and technical writer and engineering department manager and taught college for 26 years. Now retired, he serves as a member of the City of Hayward's Planning Commission, the Alameda County Housing & Community Development Advisory Committee, and the Advisory Board of CSU-East Bay's Center For Filipino Studies. He is also on Hayward's General Plan Task Force.

About my WWII Japanese Imperial Army officer friend who knew my father was an American hiding from the enemy


I was seven going on eight years old when World War II broke out and the Japanese military occupied the Philippines. In 1941, while I was a student at the Cubao Elementary School in Quezon City, I met and was … Continue reading

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‘Blame Game’ President Donald Trump condemns the media for reporting bad news and derides an entire religious group for an occasional act of terror


It is unfortunate that we have a president who is incapable of leading the country, one who chooses to be part of an issue instead of its solution, and one who fails to rally the people into the task of … Continue reading

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His campaign statements and his actions as president appear to suggest that Donald Trump is a Russian surrogate!


President Donald Trump appears to be a Russian surrogate, a puppet of Russian president Vladimir Putin. Trump’s White House staff is said to include people who have close relations with Russia and the Russian government, and President Trump’s own foreign … Continue reading

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Donald Trump: an unlearned, thin-skinned, uncontrollable, and unpredictable man is now ‘president’ for some of the American people


Friday, January 20, 2017 – Donald Trump today took the oath of office for the presidency of the United States of America. During his inauguration at the West Front of the US Capitol Building in Washington, D. C., Donald Trump … Continue reading

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Why Donald Trump ran for president – and how his ineptitude earned him victory over a seasoned politician and political organization


In a 1998 People magazine interview, Donald Trump made the following comment: “If I were to run, I’d run as a Republican. They’re the dumbest group of voters in the country. They believe anything on Fox News. I could lie … Continue reading

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Why Donald Trump will not concede defeat when Hillary Clinton wins the election in November


At the third and final presidential debate which he lost miserably to his Democratic Party opponent, the Republican Party’s somewhat official candidate declared – twice – that he would not recognize the validity of the election if he was proclaimed … Continue reading

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Imelda, Imee, and Bongbong: give it up, surrender plundered wealth, change your last name, and start a new life somewhere else


Three members of the Marcos family – Imelda Romualdez Marcos and her children Maria Imelda ‘Imee’ Marcos and Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. – refuse to admit that the name of their late husband and father, former dictator Ferdinand Edralin Marcos, … Continue reading

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The battle for the liberation of Manila: in 144 pictures taken by US army personnel during and after hostilities


The battle to liberate Manila lasted a month – between February 3 and March 3, 1945. The Japanese were the occupiers from whom the city and its surrounding areas were being liberated by American troops. My dad was an American-in-hiding … Continue reading

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What Donald Trump supporters should know: Donald Trump has no true friends, is fickle, inconstant, and disloyal!


It’s a wonder that a handful of Republican Party leaders are still supporting Donald Trump’s candidacy for president. When one considers what Donald Trump stands for and what he has fought for his entire life – which are himself and … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton wins debate #2 as a belligerent, morose Donald Trump says he would jail her if he wins the election!


It was an edgy night – for Donald Trump, that is. The beleaguered semi-official Republican Party candidate spent the entire hour and a half of the town hall forum fidgeting, sniffing, and interrupting Clinton at every turn. Trump was visibly … Continue reading

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