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You be the judge
by Jerry S. Tundag - August 14, 2019 - 12:00am
Socrates Villegas, who is facing charges of sedition along with several critics of the Duterte administration, has turned to social media to plead his case.
Let us not drag God into our political foolishness
by Jerry S. Tundag - August 9, 2019 - 12:00am
There is a prayer that the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines is asking Filipino Catholics to storm the heavens with.
In the name of freedom
by Jerry S. Tundag - August 7, 2019 - 12:00am
Does President Duterte hate criticism? Of course he does. Nobody likes being criticized.
No restoring a done deed
by Jerry S. Tundag - July 26, 2019 - 12:00am
Former Cebu City mayor Tomas Osmeña is embroiled in another controversy over his old office at City Hall. His lawyers now want to sue the lawyers of the new mayor, Edgar Labella, for supposedly stopping restoration...
Bloopers and other strange things
by Jerry S. Tundag - July 19, 2019 - 12:00am
This column today misses The FREEMAN centennial edition by a day. But then, as all strange things go, coming out as the paper turns a hundred and a day old isn't such a bad thing after all. In fact, with all the...
Great ride a third of the way
by Jerry S. Tundag - July 17, 2019 - 12:00am
The FREEMAN will be celebrating its 100th year tomorrow. It is a celebration not many newspapers here and abroad can experience in their lifetimes.
If RP won't, neither will the US
by Jerry S. Tundag - July 10, 2019 - 12:00am
Nobody wants to go to war with China. Not the Philippines, not the United States.
Character, and the lack of it
by Jerry S. Tundag - July 3, 2019 - 12:00am
To say that the political rivalry between Cebu governor Gwen Garcia and former governor and now vice governor Junjun Davide is laced with bitterness is probably a rolling-on-the-floor-laughing understatement. I do...
Dangerous possibility
by Jerry S. Tundag - June 28, 2019 - 12:00am
Asked by reporters if she intends to run for president in 2022, Leni Robredo tried to be coy by saying everything is possible, which is to say that, yes, she might run and, to push the possibility further, that she...
Too gung-ho for our own good
by Jerry S. Tundag - June 26, 2019 - 12:00am
For a country that is far inferior militarily and economically to many of its neighbors, the Philippines, or at least some of its citizens, appear too dangerously enthusiastic to go to war, for causes that, while...
Sock it to China or suck it up
by Jerry S. Tundag - June 19, 2019 - 12:00am
Even if the Philippines has a case against China regarding a recent boat incident in the contested South China Sea, it still will not have a case. And that is because the only language China apparently understands...
Larger speakership picture
by Jerry S. Tundag - June 12, 2019 - 12:00am
Right now there are four names prominently figuring in the race for speakership of the Philippine House of Representatives.
Jumping the gun
by Jerry S. Tundag - June 5, 2019 - 12:00am
Somebody has just jumped the gun. At the end of last Sunday's Mass, an announcement was made that an organization of Marcos loyalists was going to conduct a medical mission at a particular date. It was also announced...
Rejection of hypocrisy
by Jerry S. Tundag - May 29, 2019 - 12:00am
Lawyer Josephus Jimenez, a fellow columnist in this paper, wrote a terrific piece last Monday dissecting how Gwen Garcia overwhelmingly won over Agnes Magpale in all of Cebu's seven districts to reclaim the Capitol....
Morales knew
by Jerry S. Tundag - May 27, 2019 - 12:00am
Some people believe former Philippine ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales erred in going to Hong Kong with her family instead of to either Tokyo or Singapore.
Why Imee won big in Cebu
by Jerry S. Tundag - May 22, 2019 - 12:00am
Cebu has the biggest number of voters among all provinces in the Philippines.
Deserving the vote
by Jerry S. Tundag - May 10, 2019 - 12:00am
I may now be in Leyte because of some personal circumstances, but I have some friends back home in Cebu who are running for different positions in this Monday's midterm elections. All of them are running credible...
Catholic vote
by Jerry S. Tundag - May 8, 2019 - 12:00am
With the midterm elections already this Monday, an intriguing question that has time and again eluded any real answer continues to be asked by a few disaffected souls, apparently desperate to latch on to something...
Almost ready (not yet already)
by Jerry S. Tundag - May 1, 2019 - 12:00am
I once coined a term that I used exclusively in The FREEMAN newsroom before I retired from active editorial work. The term was "not yet already" and I meant it to describe a situation that was almost but not quite....
Trash talk
by Jerry S. Tundag - April 26, 2019 - 12:00am
It is not clear what precipitated the latest outburst from Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte.
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