Katataspulong

Atty. Sonny Pulgar’s Blog & personal website.

GABALDON: AFFAIRS OF A LITTLE HEART

At nine years old I began to notice the opposite sex. But I was overwhelmed by the physical disproportion. Why were the girls much taller and bigger than us? I was clueless of the biological rationale. I was skinny then, and I was covered with banil as the libag got...

RAUL ROCO: A BICOLANO BETRAYAL

"‘Tis not seasonable to call a man a traitor that has an army at his heels." John Selden (1584-1654), British jurist, statesman. "Traitor," Table Talk (1686). We pride ourselves with our regionalistic inclinations. We identify ourselves with our friends, relatives,...

LOST PARTY

It is understandable if the likes of Jejomar Binay or JV Ejercito keep their swashbuckling animus while the object of their best punch remains standing. They are now back on the drawing board charting how best to politically decapitate their target. While the budget...

REPUBLIC OF MAKATI

Since the death of FPJ, the Mayor of Makati has lent his visibility and probably leadership in the rudderless opposition ship. The competing irresistible forces of the camps of two high profile senators, who are both presidential wannabes, have rent asunder a model...

SET-UP

Had the 2004 elections been computerized and not conducted in what observers then called the archaic system of manual counting, today's allegations of cheating and rigging would simply be baseless. It is disturbing (but also revealing) that hardly anyone is...

PINOY NETWORKING

Recently, when I e-mailed a long-lost friend who is now based in America, he asked me how life is today in his old Philippines. He told me he hasn't been here for the last 30 years. Of course he told me that he is kept posted on the developments hereabouts via the...

TRANCHE DE VIE

This year is the 25th anniversary of my lawyering. Not a single day interrupted my continuous trial life as an attorney. While I had my foray in government service for six years, the law did not forbid from practicing  my profession. For ten years from taking my oath...

30 YEARS IS A LONG TIME GONE: A LETTER TO A FRIEND

(NOTE: I received the following unedited email recently from a friend based in California whom I have not heard from for the last 31 years. The death of a fraternity brother induced the exchange of emails.) Dear Sonny, I have been informed of important news about tom...

simple life

That man is the richest whose pleasures are the cheapest. Henry David Thoreau US Transcendentalist author (1817 - 1862) Hands down, there is no debate that we live in a poor country. In Quezon, we have meager resources. Yet, if one looks around, there is something...