Jerry Tundag
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No to UN HR probe
by Jerry Tundag - July 15, 2019 - 12:00am
I stand by the Philippine government's rejection of any United Nations-initiated investigation of the country's anti-illegal drug campaign.
Walk the talk? LOL!
by Jerry Tundag - July 12, 2019 - 12:00am
The executive secretary of the National Secretariat for Social Action, Justice and Peace of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines, Fr. Edwin Gariguez, was reported in The Philippine STAR yesterday as...
Let it stick. Do not sue Tomas
by Jerry Tundag - July 8, 2019 - 12:00am
It is not winning the mayorship of Cebu City that defines the political career of Edgar Labella.
Is Otso Deretso still game?
by Jerry Tundag - July 5, 2019 - 12:00am
Last Wednesday, July 3, the seemingly male version of Karen Davila on ANC interviewed Florin Hilbay on matters mainly dealing with issues on the South China Sea. Hilbay has just emerged from a terrific beating in...
All about the fish
by Jerry Tundag - July 1, 2019 - 12:00am
When President Rodrigo Duterte, early in his term, told his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping that someday he will have to assert the Philippine claim to parts of the South China Sea and Xi answered matter-of-factly...
The best out of a bad situation
by Jerry Tundag - June 24, 2019 - 12:00am
No sooner had Philippine foreign affairs secretary Teddy Boy Locsin announced that there would be no joint investigation of that incident in the South China Sea in which a Chinese vessel rammed a Filipino fishing...
War? Ask those who lived through one
by Jerry Tundag - June 21, 2019 - 12:00am
If by patriotism it means I have to go to war over that boat incident in the South China Sea, then I must be the most unpatriotic son of a bitch there is.
Hijacking Independence Day
by Jerry Tundag - June 17, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippines celebrated its 121st Independence Day last Wednesday, June 12.
Pensioners’ woes
by Jerry Tundag - June 14, 2019 - 12:00am
Last Monday, June 10, hundreds of elderly GSIS pensioners in varying stages of failing physical ability and health trooped to the Landbank branch in Sagkahan district in Tacloban City, presumably the bank's main...
The manzanitas we ignore
by Jerry Tundag - June 10, 2019 - 12:00am
Manzanita trees used to grow wild in the wide open spaces of my childhood.
ROTC: Age, not grade
by Jerry Tundag - June 7, 2019 - 12:00am
The bill seeking to reimpose ROTC is a controversial one. Now that President Duterte has certified it as urgent, the issue becomes even more contentious. Much of the angst, however, stems from lumping several things...
But just what is "bastos?"
by Jerry Tundag - June 3, 2019 - 12:00am
It was a good-natured, good-humored world that I grew up in during the 1960s.
Close watch
by Jerry Tundag - May 31, 2019 - 12:00am
No malice or disrespect intended, but it is no mean feat for a relative political lightweight like Cebu City Vice Mayor Edgar Labella to convincingly defeat a sitting veteran heavyweight with a name to boot like...
Cheating? Fraud?
by Jerry Tundag - May 24, 2019 - 12:00am
In election after election in the Philippines, whether for important national positions or for something comparatively less competitive as chapel officers, the results are more often than not greeted with allegations...
Osmeña bound to lose
by Jerry Tundag - May 20, 2019 - 12:00am
Cebu City will have a new mayor by noon of June 30. Edgar Labella, the incumbent vice mayor, will replace Tomas Osmeña at the helm of City Hall. He will have become only the fourth person to have been elected...
Badil (Part 2)
by Jerry Tundag - May 17, 2019 - 12:00am
The first time I wrote about “badil” was on the Friday before the May 13 midterm elections. I wrote about it as soon as I learned the definition of the word. In Leyte, where I currently am, badil is the...
“Hambugeros culatados”
by Jerry Tundag - May 15, 2019 - 12:00am
They asked for it, they got it. The opposition Otso Deretso senatorial candidates, rabidly anti-Duterte and bristling with the unbridled hubris that only unrelenting self-righteousness can summon from the depths...
by Jerry Tundag - May 13, 2019 - 12:00am
I first heard the word "badil" from Rev. Fr. Randy Raagas, the parish priest of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Jugaban, Carigara, Leyte.
by Jerry Tundag - May 3, 2019 - 12:00am
A report from The FREEMAN says at least four groups are supporting a proposal by certain Cebu City councilors to ban the use of single-use plastics.
by Jerry Tundag - April 29, 2019 - 12:00am
A report by the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism on the supposed wealth of the Duterte family was quickly, and expectedly, seized upon by critics of the Duterte administration.
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