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Jerry Tundag
Jerry Tundag
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Think president when electing a vice president
by Jerry Tundag - May 5, 2021 - 12:00am
The presidency of Rodrigo Duterte continues to go through at least two challenges which, singly or collectively, never fail to give open-minded Filipinos the creeps.
Carpio so loud and brave from the stands
by Jerry Tundag - May 3, 2021 - 12:00am
Former Supreme Court justice Antonio Carpio is no different from any loud-mouthed spectator screaming from the stands.
Ability to sacrifice, ability to lead
by Jerry Tundag - April 30, 2021 - 12:00am
With the 2022 presidential elections now just about a year away, and with Filipinos being incurably too politicized, it would come as no surprise if a number of names are now being seriously considered for the various...
Nothing like nature to help forget COVID for a while
by Jerry Tundag - April 28, 2021 - 12:00am
JACELA'S GARDEN, Bagong Lipunan, Carigara, Leyte – For once since the COVID lockdowns more than a year ago, and more than two years since I have transplanted myself to this beautiful town from my native Cebu,...
Losing fingerprints worse than losing teeth
by Jerry Tundag - April 26, 2021 - 12:00am
I have been here in the town of Carigara in Leyte for more than two years, both as a matter of choice (to be with my wife to care for her 92-year-old mother) and by force of circumstance (restricted travel due to...
Talk is cheap but it can make one president
by Jerry Tundag - April 23, 2021 - 12:00am
There is no problem with senators Panfilo Lacson, Franklin Drilon and Risa Hontiveros stoking the fires of nationalism and patriotism over our woes in the South China Sea brought on by Chinese bullying.
The good thing about us is our capacity to keep joking
by Jerry Tundag - April 21, 2021 - 12:00am
Active and retired military officers are said to be plotting a coup against President Duterte.
Chooks to Go should sue
by Jerry Tundag - April 19, 2021 - 12:00am
The nationwide roasted chicken chain Chooks to Go is a sponsor of the Pilipinas VisMin Cup whose inaugural game last April 14 between Siquijor and Lapu-Lapu was halted by officials at the half after it became glaringly...
Getting desperate
by Jerry Tundag - April 16, 2021 - 12:00am
It is now April 16. In just two weeks it will be May. And then it will be exactly a year before the May 2022 elections.
Why the fixation on COVID variants?
by Jerry Tundag - April 14, 2021 - 12:00am
I am one of the tens of millions of Filipinos who do not know the difference between the growing number of COVID variants.
Disappointing antics of Phl TV crew in the SCS
by Jerry Tundag - April 12, 2021 - 12:00am
Last April 8, a TV crew from ABS-CBN, or at least from one of the network's many undying incarnations, reported of having been chased away from Ayungin Shoal in the Spratlys in the South China Sea, first by a China...
Duterte must be secretly in favor of Leni
by Jerry Tundag - April 9, 2021 - 12:00am
The issue of vaccines has become staple news almost of the same magnitude as COVID-19 itself.
12 of 15 Phl bishops of age during 4th Centennial in 1965
by Jerry Tundag - April 5, 2021 - 12:00am
The Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines has officially started what it calls as the year-long celebration of the 5th Centennial of Christianity in the country.
DND ready to go to war. Will it? Should it?
by Jerry Tundag - March 31, 2021 - 12:00am
Many days after China established another unwanted and unauthorized presence in the Philippines' share of the South China Sea, illegally parking more than 200 commercial fishing vessels in the shallows of Julian...
Intolerant jumpers
by Jerry Tundag - March 29, 2021 - 12:00am
There is so much uproar over several mayors jumping the line to have themselves vaccinated at a time when the priority for the first vaccine rollout was for health workers.
Perspectives different from where Duterte sits
by Jerry Tundag - March 24, 2021 - 12:00am
For reasons we can only guess, China does not bully everyone. That it does bully the Philippines, though, is clear.
National ID? What National ID?
by Jerry Tundag - March 22, 2021 - 12:00am
President Duterte finally launched formally the long-delayed National ID last Friday.
So what will the Philippines celebrate in 2065?
by Jerry Tundag - March 19, 2021 - 12:00am
We Filipinos are being told to celebrate 2021, as the 5th Centennial of the Christianization of the Philippines owing to the fact that a few dozen natives of Cebu were baptized by Ferdinand Magellan in 1521.
Reckless, maybe false, humility
by Jerry Tundag - March 17, 2021 - 12:00am
What is President Duterte doing? What is he thinking? Why is he insisting on being among the last to be vaccinated against COVID-19? What is he trying to prove, that as president he needs to put the best interests...
Paying lip service to seniors
by Jerry Tundag - March 15, 2021 - 12:00am
The Department of Social Welfare and Development ought to be ashamed of itself for saying it supports moves to grant discounts to senior citizens on their online purchases.
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