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Give Phl sports due importance
by Jerry S. Tundag - October 16, 2019 - 12:00am
The wife and I have a two-hour break from daily care-giving duties here in the beautiful coastal town of Carigara in Leyte.
US FONOPS isn't meant to succeed
by Jerry S. Tundag - October 7, 2019 - 12:00am
A story on page three in The Philippine STAR yesterday said American freedom of navigation operations, or FONOPS, in the South China Sea have failed to counter or stop Chinese aggression in the disputed waters....
Wages? What about the work?
by Jerry S. Tundag - September 25, 2019 - 12:00am
No sooner had President Duterte announced a five-percent wage hike for all government workers over three years than it is being barraged by criticisms as being too small and spread too thin. This not the first time...
The Palace
by Jerry S. Tundag - September 20, 2019 - 12:00am
In the Philippines, the Palace refers to Malacañang, the official residence of the president.
Haskang buanga, Gab!
by Jerry S. Tundag - September 9, 2019 - 12:00am
My wife and I had just gotten home early Sunday from Church where we sang an empathic Happy Birthday to Mother Mary after Mass at the Saint Francis of Assisi Parish Church in Jugaban, Carigara, Leyte, when she let...
Is Bong Go a senator or what?
by Jerry S. Tundag - September 4, 2019 - 12:00am
It is a widely accepted fact that former "special assistant" Christopher "Bong" Go owes his election to the Senate to President Duterte. And with gratitude being a virtue, especially in predominantly Roman Catholic...
Customer unfriendly
by Jerry S. Tundag - August 28, 2019 - 12:00am
There is a practice among certain department stores and supermarkets that is very customer unfriendly. It is the practice by security guards manning the exits to demand purchase receipts from customers so that they...
Penises, vaginas, and trouble in the middle
by Jerry S. Tundag - August 26, 2019 - 12:00am
Let me be clear at the outset. I will be using certain contextual words and phrases here.
Lorenzana's bellyaching
by Jerry S. Tundag - August 21, 2019 - 12:00am
Defense secretary Delfin Lorenzana finds irritating the continued incursions of Chinese warships into Philippine territorial waters. Irritating indeed. And we do not even need a Lorenzana to describe the feeling...
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...
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