Jerry Tundag
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Press freedom and ABS-CBN
by Jerry Tundag - January 31, 2020 - 12:00am
The fate of the press and press freedom in the Philippines are not tied to the fate of network giant ABS-CBN, whose franchise, set to expire very soon, the government of President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened not...
Just being polite
by Jerry Tundag - January 20, 2020 - 12:00am
Among the news in The Philippine STAR last Friday was a report on a Social Weather Stations survey that gave Vice President Leni Rebredo a net satisfaction rating of +18 for her 18-day stint as co-chairperson of...
Damages should ensue from adverse K to 12 review results
by Jerry Tundag - December 30, 2019 - 12:00am
The ongoing review of the K to 12 Program, which added kindergarten and two more years of high school to the basic education curriculum beginning in school year 2016-2017, should go beyond determining what may be...
SEAG over, let the squabbles begin
by Jerry Tundag - December 13, 2019 - 12:00am
The Southeast Asian Games are over. The Philippines, as expected, is the overall champion for only the second time in the history of this regional sporting competition.
There are only two sides in war
by Jerry Tundag - December 2, 2019 - 12:00am
Judging by what I have read so far about the three years of President Duterte's war on drugs, whether in news reports or in political commentaries and opinion pieces, I can say with a fair sense of objectivity that...
Fine but not so fine
by Jerry Tundag - November 20, 2019 - 12:00am
Leni Robredo got the job as drug czar by being talkative. Now she should stop talking and start working. Another thing.
Too talkative
by Jerry Tundag - November 13, 2019 - 12:00am
Now that he has retired, some people have taken to calling former Supreme Court associate justice Antonio Carpio as the best Chief Justice the Philippines never had.
Not so fast!
by Jerry Tundag - November 11, 2019 - 12:00am
Everybody seems to be jumping up and down over the recent approval by the Cebu City Council of the application of an SM-Ayala consortium to develop a 25-hectare property at the city-owned SRP or South Road Properties....
Rody’s health, Leni’s readiness
by Jerry Tundag - November 4, 2019 - 12:00am
There has lately been so much talk about the state of health of President Duterte.
My Nene Pimentel story
by Jerry Tundag - October 28, 2019 - 12:00am
By now, everyone who has a Nene Pimentel story to tell has probably already told it.
Illegality no excuse for failure
by Jerry Tundag - October 25, 2019 - 12:00am
Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella fired the entire board of the Metropolitan Cebu Water District for failing to solve the water problems in the city. Put another way, the entire board was sought to be relieved for...
Stupidity begets even more stupidity
by Jerry Tundag - October 18, 2019 - 12:00am
This October 20 is the 75th anniversary of the Leyte Gulf Landings. To mark this historic event, Veterans Bank, in cooperation with the Leyte provincial government, the city government of Tacloban, and Robinson's...
Sleep it off, Mike
by Jerry Tundag - October 14, 2019 - 12:00am
I am beginning to wonder if Cebuanos did not make a huge mistake in electing former Cebu City mayor Mike Rama as vice mayor.
Nothing gets accomplished in 100 days
by Jerry Tundag - October 11, 2019 - 12:00am
When I was still editor of this paper, one of the most crucial admonitions I would tell everyone in the editorial office was to always write, edit, or give titles to stories in a way that they do not get overtaken...
Streets, sidewalks not for vendors
by Jerry Tundag - October 4, 2019 - 12:00am
Yesterday, Aven Piramide yielded his column space to an impassioned privilege speech by Cebu City vice mayor Mike Rama on behalf of street and sidewalk vendors.
America’s De Lima
by Jerry Tundag - October 2, 2019 - 12:00am
The United States does not like how the Philippines is conducting its war on illegal drugs, which has killed roughly 6,000 drug suspects who chose to put up a fight against authorities in legitimate police operations...
A tale of two bullies
by Jerry Tundag - September 30, 2019 - 12:00am
As with individual persons who are too big and powerful than their fellows and tend to push their weight around, so are big and powerful nations as they tend to impose their will on others, making them not any less...
Unbridled hypocrisy
by Jerry Tundag - September 27, 2019 - 12:00am
Let us assume that US president Donald Trump did call his Ukrainian counterpart and virtually held him over the pickle barrel if he refused to initiate a probe into Joe Biden's son who Trump suspects of corruption...
No to divorce law
by Jerry Tundag - September 23, 2019 - 12:00am
Just because other countries have a divorce law doesn't mean the Philippines must have one. It is time this country stopped looking over the fence to decide what works over there might also work over here.
I love the letter F
by Jerry Tundag - September 18, 2019 - 12:00am
In my extended stay here in the beautiful coastal town of Carigara, Leyte, I have come into the habit of feeding birds.
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