Who's afraid of Cha-Cha?
by TUNDAG - March 20, 2023 - 12:00am
Charter change. Cha-cha. Trust the Filipino to come up with the catchy nomenclature, even if you may not trust that to which the name is given.
Shared values or just lip service?
by Jerry Tundag - March 17, 2023 - 12:00am
An Associated Press report dated March 16 says the European Union wants to step up its naval visits and possibly engage in joint military training exercises to promote freedom of navigation and respect for international...
ATTN PBBM: Something's terribly wrong at SSS  
by Jerry S. Tundag - March 15, 2023 - 12:00am
I retired a few years back but for one reason or another, not the least of which was the COVID-19 lockdown and travel restrictions on seniors, it was only recently that I got around to filing my application for SSS...
Politics is a vital sign
by Jerry Tundag - March 10, 2023 - 12:00am
Anyone who bases his appreciation of the Philippines solely on what he reads in the news, he probably would come to the conclusion the country is dead or dying.
Jeepney, Part II
by Jerry Tundag - March 8, 2023 - 12:00am
It is truly difficult to bid farewell to something that has been a part of Filipino life for as long as like forever.
by Jerry S. Tundag - March 6, 2023 - 12:00am
You can say what you want about me, but I have never taken to OPM the way I have to foreign, which is to say, English language music.
Squeezing dignity out of seniors
by Jerry Tundag - March 3, 2023 - 12:00am
There was this online announcement a couple of days ago, looking all very official and authentic, that all senior citizens regardless of whether or not they are already receiving pensions from whatever source (GSIS...
The ICC should be disbanded
by Jerry Tundag - March 1, 2023 - 12:00am
The International Criminal Court based in the Netherlands may have been set up with the best intentions.
Two anniversaries, neither worth celebrating
by Jerry Tundag - February 27, 2023 - 12:00am
Two anniversaries of note happened last February 25. But neither was worth celebrating.
Rains in Leyte defy ABS-CBN, make fun of NDRRMC
by Jerry Tundag - February 24, 2023 - 12:00am
Just as rains often start with a few drops, let me begin light with a few personal notes: I married my wife Arlene straight out of college and promptly took her home to Cebu from her native Leyte.
Fundamentally wrong on MDT  
by Jerry S. Tundag - February 20, 2023 - 12:00am
The core understanding of a growing number of Filipinos about the RP-US Mutual Defense Treaty, muddled no doubt by heightening tensions in the South China Sea, is fundamentally wrong.
"Expanded Defense Cordon of America"
by Jerry Tundag - February 17, 2023 - 12:00am
Pardon my taking liberties with EDCA, whose official meaning is, of course, Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement.
Lotto taxes need to be revised
by Jerry Tundag - February 15, 2023 - 12:00am
The 20% tax on lotto winnings is a ready and viable fund that helps fuel many of the government's most vital and pressing projects and services.
Consternating crosswords  
by Jerry S. Tundag - February 13, 2023 - 12:00am
My daughters, who know me like the palm of their hands, recently gifted me with a crossword puzzle book: "The New York Times Truly Tough Crossword Puzzles" edited by Will Shortz.
Amid the rubble, Our Lady stands!
by Jerry Tundag - February 10, 2023 - 12:00am
Happy birthday to Ohn, my second daughter.
One white balloon or "99 Red Balloons?"
by Jerry Tundag - February 8, 2023 - 12:00am
The rumor could not be immediately verified that shrink referrals in the US have spiked over the past several days on account of one giant white Chinese balloon drifting across America from coast to coast.
No budget, yes budget  
by Jerry S. Tundag - February 6, 2023 - 12:00am
A story posted February 3 on Philstar.com leapt out at me.
Bring SIM registration to the people
by Jerry Tundag - February 3, 2023 - 12:00am
It is perhaps one of the saddest realities of our times that sometimes, when people cannot find the time to go to church and hear Mass, they have the Mass said for them in their homes, offices, or some other place...
US vs. China, Phl vs. Kuwait
by Jerry Tundag - February 1, 2023 - 12:00am
A United States four-star general warned a few days ago that war could break out between the US and China over Taiwan as early as 2025.
Black and blue (literally and figuratively)
by Jerry S. Tundag - January 30, 2023 - 12:00am
First of all, I would like to beg for the indulgence and forgiveness of the family and friends of Tyre Nichols for bringing up the matter of his death and thus help perpetuate the pain arising from the brutal circumstances...
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