TO THE QUICK
Sleep it off, Mike
by Jerry Tundag - October 14, 2019 - 12:00am
I am beginning to wonder if Cebuanos did not make a huge mistake in electing former Cebu City mayor Mike Rama as vice mayor.
Nothing gets accomplished in 100 days
by Jerry Tundag - October 11, 2019 - 12:00am
When I was still editor of this paper, one of the most crucial admonitions I would tell everyone in the editorial office was to always write, edit, or give titles to stories in a way that they do not get overtaken...
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....
Streets, sidewalks not for vendors
by Jerry Tundag - October 4, 2019 - 12:00am
Yesterday, Aven Piramide yielded his column space to an impassioned privilege speech by Cebu City vice mayor Mike Rama on behalf of street and sidewalk vendors.
America’s De Lima
by Jerry Tundag - October 2, 2019 - 12:00am
The United States does not like how the Philippines is conducting its war on illegal drugs, which has killed roughly 6,000 drug suspects who chose to put up a fight against authorities in legitimate police operations...
A tale of two bullies
by Jerry Tundag - September 30, 2019 - 12:00am
As with individual persons who are too big and powerful than their fellows and tend to push their weight around, so are big and powerful nations as they tend to impose their will on others, making them not any less...
Unbridled hypocrisy
by Jerry Tundag - September 27, 2019 - 12:00am
Let us assume that US president Donald Trump did call his Ukrainian counterpart and virtually held him over the pickle barrel if he refused to initiate a probe into Joe Biden's son who Trump suspects of corruption...
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...
No to divorce law
by Jerry Tundag - September 23, 2019 - 12:00am
Just because other countries have a divorce law doesn't mean the Philippines must have one. It is time this country stopped looking over the fence to decide what works over there might also work over here.
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.
I love the letter F
by Jerry Tundag - September 18, 2019 - 12:00am
In my extended stay here in the beautiful coastal town of Carigara, Leyte, I have come into the habit of feeding birds.
The problem with China is the USA
by Jerry Tundag - September 16, 2019 - 12:00am
I would like to thank lawyer Makilito Mahinay for writing in with regard to my column of Friday, September 13, entitled "60-40 or all-or-nothing," wherein I outlined the difficult position of the Philippines vis-a-vis...
60-40 or all-or-nothing
by Jerry Tundag - September 13, 2019 - 12:00am
Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has announced a new tack in the Chinese position with regard to its conflicting claims with the Philippines over portions of the South China Sea.
Walang naipakitang gilas
by Jerry Tundag - September 11, 2019 - 12:00am
After Gilas Pilipinas, the Philippine men’s national basketball team, lost all three of its group games in the FIBA world cup in China, I no longer bothered to monitor its progress in the subsequent classification...
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...
Floods and streetlights
by Jerry Tundag - September 6, 2019 - 12:00am
The editorial in this paper last Tuesday, September 3, reported on the crippling floods that hit Cebu City the Sunday before, and of a consultative meeting promptly called by City Hall to "finally" solve the problem....
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...
CHN vs. PHL, just in case
by Jerry Tundag - September 2, 2019 - 12:00am
Rodrigo Duterte and Xi Jinping emerged from their latest bilateral talks with no substantial or new development to show for it with regard to the testy relationship between the Philippines and China.
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.
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