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Tantingco: God’s cruel little joke
LET me tell you about the little trick God once played on me. The first time I went abroad was when I was five, back in 1965. My little brother Raymond had just died ...
From 2028 days ago
Tantingco: Events to see this Holy Week
ALL roads will once again lead to Cutud, and so for a change, why not avoid the madding crowd, take the road less travelled, and discover these less-known Holy Week events in Pampanga: The pasyon serenata of Barangay San Basilio in ...
From 2049 days ago
Tantingco: Conduct unbecoming a military academy
LET us not stop talking about Cadet Jeff Cudia, not just yet. If we leave him alone now he will most likely lose his case at the Supreme Court, and he will disappear into a life of wasted potential, ...
From 2056 days ago
Tantingco: My fraternity story
THIRTY years ago the Greek letters of a fraternity in Baguio City seduced me with the promise of bonding, brotherhood, and belonging that only a fraternity could give. Ten years later the attraction turned fatal in Angeles City when ...
From 2070 days ago
Tantingco: Sic transit Gloria mundi
LAST Friday I found myself inside Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s detention room at the Veterans Memorial Medical Center (VMMC) in Quezon City. I sat next to her at the dining table, looking forlornly at the chocolate-coated cookies arranged neatly on a ...
From 2084 days ago
Tantingco: Vultures in Pampanga
FILIPINOS are truly a grateful people. We thank others profusely even for tiny favors. When someone says “Thank you,” we reply “Thank you” instead of “You’re welcome.” Last week our government spent millions of pesos worth of billboards expressing ...
From 2091 days ago
Tantingco: Sex and Kapampangans
OUR ancestors had a lot of fun with sex. Pre-colonial Visayan men, Pigafetta wrote, had metal rods “the size of a goose quill” pierced across their penises because “the women wish it so.” During intercourse, a woman “gently ...
From 2104 days ago
Tantingco: 10 Kapampangans the nation forgot
HOW sad indeed that aside from Jose Abad Santos, most Filipinos cannot name another Kapampangan who deserves to be in the nation’s pantheon of heroes and patriots. The reason for this ignorance is Manila’s control over national history—the ...
From 2119 days ago
Tantinggo: Calumpang and other border disputes
SOME people will always make an attempt to push the limits of their territory, and other people will always try to push them back—whether these are military confrontations involving empires and nations, or two neighbors in a shouting match over ...
From 2133 days ago
Tantingco: Eight Complicated Things about Kapampangans
AS THINGS stand today, Kapampangans are already harassed from all directions — their language and culture are vanishing, their reputation is being tarnished by persistent stereotyping, and their very existence is threatened by natural calamities — and yet instead of ...
From 2140 days ago