Pride is becoming our greatest enemy
by Jerry Tundag - September 18, 2020 - 12:00am
As if we do not have our hands full already, we seem to still want to go and grab some more of what we do not really need.
Face shields and broken mirrors
by Jerry Tundag - September 16, 2020 - 12:00am
A foreign luxury brand has come up with a face shield priced at upward of US$900.
Pemberton pardon akin to Duterte's 2016 SONA smirk at De Lima
by Jerry Tundag - September 14, 2020 - 12:00am
The most unforgettable State of the Nation Address of President Duterte was his first.
What's with emergency powers?
by Jerry Tundag - September 7, 2020 - 12:00am
There has got to be something terribly wrong with the presidency in this country if every time a daunting problem comes up someone suddenly proposes to give the president emergency powers to solve it.
Unwise, counter-productive to scrap deals with PRC firms
by Jerry Tundag - September 4, 2020 - 12:00am
One thing every Filipino must understand about the Philippines' quarrel with China over competing claims in the South China Sea is that it is not the same quarrel China has with the United States.
MGCQ still has a Q, it is not HSWNQ
by Jerry Tundag - September 2, 2020 - 12:00am
I am pretty sure people in areas, including my Cebu, that have now been placed under MGCQ, the most relaxed among the Qs, are getting giddy with excitement.
Duterte and the Die Hards
by Jerry Tundag - August 31, 2020 - 12:00am
There are enemies of President Duterte who are just plain enemies.
All our enemies: The visible, invisible, and the disguised
by Jerry Tundag - August 28, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippines just cannot seem to run out of enemies. As soon as it beats one, or at least keeps it under relative control, another one gets foisted on it.
Throwing down the gauntlet
by Jerry Tundag - August 26, 2020 - 12:00am
Armed Forces of the Philippines Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr., chief of the Southern Luzon Command, may have thrown down the gauntlet at his commander-in-chief, perhaps without realizing it.
Don't go overboard on that Chinese hair product, get even
by Jerry Tundag - August 24, 2020 - 12:00am
Seized by righteous indignation and nationalistic fervor, Manila City Mayor Isko Moreno swiftly padlocked a beauty products store in Binondo and sought the deportation of two of its five owners who are Chinese ...
What seems to have worked so far?
by Jerry Tundag - August 21, 2020 - 12:00am
China waiting to see who'll be next US president.
The missing Duterte gambit backfires
by Jerry Tundag - August 19, 2020 - 12:00am
Rumors swirled around this coronavirus-rapped country over the weekend that President Duterte hide off to Singapore to secretly seek treatment for some undisclosed ailment. But as most scuttlebutts go, the details...
Food passes may not be so innocent at all
by Jerry Tundag - August 17, 2020 - 12:00am
What follows in the next two paragraphs is something I cannot verify and cannot therefore guarantee to be true, hence this warning.
Doubts will hound every student we pass this school year
by Jerry Tundag - August 14, 2020 - 12:00am
Let me repeat that. Every student enrolled this never-mind-the-coronavirus-school year will pass. Education secretary Leonor Briones did not say it. Neither did she guarantee it.
PhilHealth may have found cure for COVID-19
by Jerry Tundag - August 12, 2020 - 12:00am
Lawyer Josephus Jimenez, a fellow columnist in this paper, is so mad at the shenanigans in the state-run health insurance provider PhilHealth that he is asking for its immediate abolition.
Two unknowns holding back any South China Sea war
by Jerry Tundag - August 10, 2020 - 12:00am
Apparently emboldened by America's biggest show of force in this neighborhood in years when the United States recently sent two of its carrier battle forces to the region and into the South China Sea, Australia and...
Here's what happens when people work together
by Jerry Tundag - August 7, 2020 - 12:00am
The global lockdowns that the coronavirus pandemic forced governments everywhere to clamp down on entire populations had the unintended effect of creating a sort of Catch-22 situation for everybody when it came time...
A time to be heroic, to be humble, to pray
by Jerry Tundag - August 5, 2020 - 12:00am
We will overcome this crisis. I am sure of that. We will prevail.
Escudero cannot lecture Duque on health matters
by Jerry S. Tundag - August 3, 2020 - 12:00am
All things being equal, there is really no way of knowing if health secretary Francisco Duque is doing a good job in fighting the Philippine share of the global war against the coronavirus pandemic.
But do people truly care about the SONA?
by Jerry Tundag - July 31, 2020 - 12:00am
The question is asked in the above title because never in all speeches of a president, popular or otherwise, is there so much noise before delivery, and then even more noise after all is said and done.
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