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Perception
by Jerry S. Tundag - December 12, 2018 - 12:00am
The problem with martial law, at least in the Philippines, and in this day and age, is mostly about perception than it is of real substance.
Glass houses
by Jerry S. Tundag - December 10, 2018 - 12:00am
President Duterte has once again launched a harsh verbal attack against certain Catholic bishops in the Philippines, accusing them of interfering with his violent war on illegal drugs without truly appreciating the...
Next best thing
by Jerry S. Tundag - December 7, 2018 - 12:00am
The decision of the Comelec to make random the listing of accredited party-list groups on the ballot in the 2019 midterm elections is the next best thing to actually doing away with the party-list system in Philippine...
One side only
by Jerry S. Tundag - December 5, 2018 - 12:00am
Two recent accusations against Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte and his government are too one-sided to be credible.
Opportunity missed
by Jerry S. Tundag - November 30, 2018 - 12:00am
President Duterte missed some real opportunities by appointing Lucas Bersamin as new Chief Justice of the Philippines instead of Antonio Carpio, long regarded as the most likely choice for the position. But as he...
Press freedom
by Jerry S. Tundag - November 21, 2018 - 12:00am
CNN and its correspondent Jim Acosta recently won a US court ruling that required the White House to reinstate Acosta’s press pass that was revoked following a run-in with President Donald Trump. To those who...
Cebuano hero
by Jerry S. Tundag - November 16, 2018 - 12:00am
A fellow Mandauehanon by the name of Dr. Bimbo Ceniza, who now lives in the United States and whom I have never personally met but got to know and befriended only through occasional email exchanges, recently wrote...
Fires in Paradise
by Jerry S. Tundag - November 14, 2018 - 12:00am
Fires, or any other tragedy for that matter, are not supposed to happen in Paradise.
Drastic measure
by Jerry S. Tundag - October 31, 2018 - 12:00am
There is no argument that the presidential order placing the Bureau of Customs under military control is a drastic measure. It is unprecedented and could potentially be unconstitutional.
Callous
by Jerry S. Tundag - October 29, 2018 - 12:00am
No sooner had Boracay reopened after a six-month closure for rehabilitation than some of the bad habits that helped force President Duterte to order its closure have reared their ugly heads again.
Oh, America
by Jerry S. Tundag - October 26, 2018 - 12:00am
As this was written, at least six explosive devices were sent to as many targets in four different locations in the eastern United States.
Endorsement
by Jerry S. Tundag - October 24, 2018 - 12:00am
It is tempting to believe that being a presidential daughter is the only reason why Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte has all of a sudden become so politically powerful and influential.
Sidestep
by Jerry S. Tundag - October 19, 2018 - 12:00am
While probably not unprecedented, the decision of Cebu Governor Hilario Davide III to slide down to vice governor despite his still being eligible to run for another term is most certainly unusual, especially in...
Plastic
by Jerry S. Tundag - October 17, 2018 - 12:00am
It is good that Cebu City has chosen not to go the way of Mandaue City. The Cebu City Council has rejected a proposed amendment that would have clamped a total ban on plastic bags within its jurisdiction instead...
Economy
by Jerry S. Tundag - October 15, 2018 - 12:00am
An aspiring senator has correctly pointed out that the state of the economy will be the central theme in the 2019 midterm elections.
Politics of health
by Jerry S. Tundag - October 10, 2018 - 12:00am
At 73, matters concerning his health are expected to hound President Duterte from time to time. In fairness to Duterte, he is one president who, from the start, had always been open about the things that ail him....
Insensitive
by Jerry S. Tundag - October 5, 2018 - 12:00am
I have always thought that President Duterte was being treated unfairly by his critics, especially when it comes to his speeches and other public pronouncements.
Real score
by Jerry S. Tundag - September 28, 2018 - 12:00am
Antonio Trillanes is a very confused person. Democracy did not die in the Philippines, as he claims, the day a court in Makati City ordered him arrested.
Martial law
by Jerry S. Tundag - September 26, 2018 - 12:00am
I would not be surprised if the people who, to this day, continue to raise the specter of martial law, are not themselves secretly wishing for President Duterte to actually place the entire country under military...
Too early
by Jerry S. Tundag - September 19, 2018 - 12:00am
President Duterte has once again “slammed” Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña, according to the terminology used by this paper, the first time for something the latter was supposed to have said or done...
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