Jerry Tundag
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A little Santo Niño story from 1965
by Jerry Tundag - March 8, 2021 - 12:00am
In April 1965 the Philippines celebrated the 4th Centennial of the Christianization of the Philippines.
Leni scores in non-bearing bout with Digong
by Jerry Tundag - March 5, 2021 - 12:00am
For two straight nights or earlier this week, President Duterte socked it to Vice President Leni Robredo in his regular televised reports to the nation.
Duterte court, irresponsible press
by Jerry Tundag - March 3, 2021 - 12:00am
I find it very irresponsible for the press to refer to the Supreme Court as the Duterte Court if its only reason for doing so is because Duterte happens to have appointed most of its current members.
No goodbyes for Sir Dodong
by Jerry Tundag - March 1, 2021 - 12:00am
If you think Sir Dodong (Jose Rivera Gullas, February 1, 1934 - February 25, 2021) led a charmed life because he was rich, powerful, and good-looking, then you mistook the man for your own perception of him. Instead,...
2022 survey Senate winners pretty much it
by Jerry Tundag - February 26, 2021 - 12:00am
UP-based OCTA Research, which in this time of the coronavirus pandemic suddenly seemed to be everywhere and with a say on everything, has come up with a sponsored survey listing the top choices of Filipinos for the...
Vaccines have a purpose, let's use them
by Jerry Tundag - February 24, 2021 - 12:00am
When the coronavirus first reared its ugly head and people all over the world were getting sick or dying faster than we can count to 10, our knees nearly bled in prayer for divine mercy or some man-made intervention,...
Media credibility slipping
by Jerry Tundag - February 22, 2021 - 12:00am
Way back in 1990, when a major earthquake devastated Baguio City, a reporter working for another newspaper asked the then mayor of Cebu City to comment on the catastrophe.
Bongbong blew 2016, may have blown 2022 as well
by Jerry Tundag - February 19, 2021 - 12:00am
When Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. ran for vice president in 2016, he was actually running for president.
Leni must learn to be her own person
by Jerry Tundag - February 17, 2021 - 12:00am
Right off, let me say that I do not really like Leni Robredo.
The world has moved on without ABS-CBN
by Jerry Tundag - February 15, 2021 - 12:00am
Saying the House of Representatives will no longer hear any fresh bid to renew the expired franchise of ABS-CBN within the remaining months of the 18th Congress, Speaker Lord Allan Velasco has effectively put the...
Epitome of sartorial confusion confused again
by Jerry Tundag - February 12, 2021 - 12:00am
Philippine presidential legal adviser Salvador Panelo, whom President Rodrigo Duterte once described as "the epitome of sartorial confusion" owing to his often flamboyant manner of dressing, appears to be confused...
They still don't get it
by Jerry Tundag - February 10, 2021 - 12:00am
It appears that some senators are no better than education officials after all.
No segregation, no collection, no election
by Jerry Tundag - February 8, 2021 - 12:00am
Where I am at present, in the beautiful coastal town of Carigara in Leyte, the municipal government has embarked on a "no segregation, no collection" garbage disposal initiative pursuant to a 20-year-old law called...
The house is on fire and we are arguing about the extinguisher
by Jerry Tundag - February 1, 2021 - 12:00am
The problem with us Filipinos is that we always argue about anything and everything.
Justice for SAF 44 no longer forthcoming
by Jerry Tundag - January 29, 2021 - 12:00am
Last January 25, only a few people remembered, or cared enough to remember, the sixth anniversary of the Mamasapano Massacre, in which 44 members of the Philippine National Police's elite Special Action Force perished...
China ups ante in South China Sea
by Jerry Tundag - January 27, 2021 - 12:00am
After patiently waiting with the rest of the world to see who emerges as the next American leader and seeing that it was going to be Joe Biden, China, its calculations long made and done, acted swiftly to preempt...
Feeling too entitled and overly politicized
by Jerry Tundag - January 25, 2021 - 12:00am
An agreement signed in 1989 between the University of the Philippines and the Philippine Department of National Defense effectively banned any military presence inside any of the university's several campuses without...
UP-DND Accord, an anomaly no longer
by Jerry Tundag - January 22, 2021 - 12:00am
What is perhaps the longest-running fallacy about academic freedom and certainly one of the most anomalous law enforcement concessions ever granted by government to anyone is finally over. It had to take all of 32...
Beating the count of 10
by Jerry Tundag - January 20, 2021 - 12:00am
There will be no shots fired in anger anywhere in the world later today except perhaps only in the United States.
COVID anxieties skewing thoughts everywhere
by Jerry Tundag - January 18, 2021 - 12:00am
Everything is getting skewed by this pandemic. President Duterte, in a decision difficult to comprehend, said he and his Cabinet are ready to be among the last to be vaccinated to give way to frontliners and other...
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