TO THE QUICK
Noynoy still doesn't get it
by Jerry Tundag - July 22, 2019 - 12:00am
Noynoy Aquino is not going to attend President Duterte's State of the Nation Address on Monday.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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.
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...
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