Katataspulong

Atty. Sonny Pulgar’s Blog & personal website.

DRIBBLE

Delay becomes our culture. Time, we have plenty of it. Our perception of time is a concept, not an exact measurement of an otherwise ephemeral given. Time for us is, right, ephemeral: something ghostlike, passing, and ethereal. We fix our mornings from sunrise to...

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A BENCH BIDDER

It was a quite day in the office. With only his secretary pounding on her keyboard when the landline rang. He thought it was one of those clients penny-pinching on his e-load.The guy on the other line was a former undersecretary of a government agency and having got...

QUEZON POLITICAL KINGPIN?

In a matter of 14 months, the next elections loom large. For the first time in our provincial political history, a father and son put their political fate on the chopping block. They are now testing their theory that at last the people of Quezon are not a thinking...

A LABOR CASE UNDER PHILIPPINE SETTING: HYPOCRISY OF AN NGO

SUPREME COURT MANILA EIGHTH DIVISION PHILIPPINE RURAL RECONSTRUCTION MOVEMENT (PRRM), Petitioner, - versus - SC-G.R. SP NO.: 169227 (CA-GR. CV-No. 62036) VIRGILIO E. PULGAR, Respondent. x--------------------------------------x COMMENTS RESPONDENT, by counsel, most...

Beto-Beto

My mother always thought that I'd grow up as a big time gambling lord. I went home late evenings with bulging pockets full of tansans, teks, kaha ng yosi, and rubber bands. At the age of eight she caught me tossing bingkong coins under the house of her favorite...

FVR: BUSINESS BEST BEST

This country could no longer afford a stranded economy. Five more years or we crumble from the sheer weight of poverty or we implode from the misdirected infightings of the subsidized institutions. The various power centres are simply running amuck. Listening from...

THE RAMOS ALTERNATIVE

How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese? Charles De Gaulle, in "Les Mots du General", 1962 French general & politician (1890 - 1970) Whether we like it or not, FVR is a tempting alternative. The Cory years, 1986-1992, gave us a glimpse of...

LETTERS FROM AN AMIGO, PART 2

(Here's another unedited letter from a friend from across the globe who longed to return to his hometown, Calauag, Quezon) Hi Sonny, Salamat sa mga kuwento mo.  Na refresh ang mga memories ko sa Manila.  Arturito is my older brother and my middle name is de la Costa....

LOKOHAN NA!

What the opposition and the administration are doing right now is nothing but plain gang war. In this type of conflict, there are no ground rules. The row is no-holds-barred and the protagonists are locked in mortal combat. First, there were those bogus cards that...