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Why Carpio hates Duterte
by Jerry Tundag - May 17, 2021 - 12:00am
Former Supreme Court associate justice Antonio Carpio is starting a signature campaign to force President Duterte to retract statements he made about Philippine claims in the South China Sea.
Why are we still talking about Duterte?
by Jerry Tundag - May 14, 2021 - 12:00am
Almost every politician or politically-inclined person with an eye for a national elective position in the next election is finding it very convenient to use President Duterte as a springboard for political self-promotion....
Courting heart attack, losing sleep
by Jerry Tundag - May 12, 2021 - 12:00am
Critics of President Duterte's policy in the South China Sea, especially of appeasement toward China, risk dying sooner than the old man whose health they have questioned since the day he stepped into Malacañang....
Not Roque but Tiglao vs. Carpio
by Jerry Tundag - May 10, 2021 - 12:00am
Ostensibly upon the advice of his Cabinet, President Duterte has taken back his challenge to former Supreme Court associate justice Antonio Carpio for a debate on South China Sea issues, which Carpio accepted.
Duterte, Jet Ski, and Pacquiao
by Jerry Tundag - May 7, 2021 - 12:00am
Manny Pacquiao, born 1978, was not yet around when the Kawasaki company of Japan first introduced in 1972 the personal water craft that would later come under the brand name Jet Ski.
Think president when electing a vice president
by Jerry Tundag - May 5, 2021 - 12:00am
The presidency of Rodrigo Duterte continues to go through at least two challenges which, singly or collectively, never fail to give open-minded Filipinos the creeps.
Carpio so loud and brave from the stands
by Jerry Tundag - May 3, 2021 - 12:00am
Former Supreme Court justice Antonio Carpio is no different from any loud-mouthed spectator screaming from the stands.
Ability to sacrifice, ability to lead
by Jerry Tundag - April 30, 2021 - 12:00am
With the 2022 presidential elections now just about a year away, and with Filipinos being incurably too politicized, it would come as no surprise if a number of names are now being seriously considered for the various...
Nothing like nature to help forget COVID for a while
by Jerry Tundag - April 28, 2021 - 12:00am
JACELA'S GARDEN, Bagong Lipunan, Carigara, Leyte – For once since the COVID lockdowns more than a year ago, and more than two years since I have transplanted myself to this beautiful town from my native Cebu,...
Losing fingerprints worse than losing teeth
by Jerry Tundag - April 26, 2021 - 12:00am
I have been here in the town of Carigara in Leyte for more than two years, both as a matter of choice (to be with my wife to care for her 92-year-old mother) and by force of circumstance (restricted travel due to...
Talk is cheap but it can make one president
by Jerry Tundag - April 23, 2021 - 12:00am
There is no problem with senators Panfilo Lacson, Franklin Drilon and Risa Hontiveros stoking the fires of nationalism and patriotism over our woes in the South China Sea brought on by Chinese bullying.
The good thing about us is our capacity to keep joking
by Jerry Tundag - April 21, 2021 - 12:00am
Active and retired military officers are said to be plotting a coup against President Duterte.
Chooks to Go should sue
by Jerry Tundag - April 19, 2021 - 12:00am
The nationwide roasted chicken chain Chooks to Go is a sponsor of the Pilipinas VisMin Cup whose inaugural game last April 14 between Siquijor and Lapu-Lapu was halted by officials at the half after it became glaringly...
Getting desperate
by Jerry Tundag - April 16, 2021 - 12:00am
It is now April 16. In just two weeks it will be May. And then it will be exactly a year before the May 2022 elections.
Why the fixation on COVID variants?
by Jerry Tundag - April 14, 2021 - 12:00am
I am one of the tens of millions of Filipinos who do not know the difference between the growing number of COVID variants.
Disappointing antics of Phl TV crew in the SCS
by Jerry Tundag - April 12, 2021 - 12:00am
Last April 8, a TV crew from ABS-CBN, or at least from one of the network's many undying incarnations, reported of having been chased away from Ayungin Shoal in the Spratlys in the South China Sea, first by a China...
Duterte must be secretly in favor of Leni
by Jerry Tundag - April 9, 2021 - 12:00am
The issue of vaccines has become staple news almost of the same magnitude as COVID-19 itself.
12 of 15 Phl bishops of age during 4th Centennial in 1965
by Jerry Tundag - April 5, 2021 - 12:00am
The Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines has officially started what it calls as the year-long celebration of the 5th Centennial of Christianity in the country.
DND ready to go to war. Will it? Should it?
by Jerry Tundag - March 31, 2021 - 12:00am
Many days after China established another unwanted and unauthorized presence in the Philippines' share of the South China Sea, illegally parking more than 200 commercial fishing vessels in the shallows of Julian...
Intolerant jumpers
by Jerry Tundag - March 29, 2021 - 12:00am
There is so much uproar over several mayors jumping the line to have themselves vaccinated at a time when the priority for the first vaccine rollout was for health workers.
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