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Ana Marie Pamintuan
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Youth recruitment
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - January 22, 2021 - 12:00am
So what might state security forces be able to do now, following the unilateral abrogation by the Department of National Defense of its coordination agreement with the University of the Philippines?
Choosing a vaccine
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - January 20, 2021 - 12:00am
People I know who are 70 or older were spooked by the reported deaths of up to 33 frail and elderly people in Norway after they took the first dose of the Pfizer / BioNTech COVID vaccine.
After you
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - January 18, 2021 - 12:00am
With the Duterte administration still bent on procuring the Sinovac COVID shots, it must move to overcome public resistance to China-made vaccines.
Trust deficit
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - January 15, 2021 - 12:00am
After the ungentlemanly leadership brawl last year at the House of Representatives, plus all the personal gripes unabashedly cited for rejecting the franchise of ABS-CBN, you can understand why the latest Charter...
Take it or leave it
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - January 13, 2021 - 12:00am
Finally, a COVID vaccine.
Who let the dogs out?
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - January 11, 2021 - 12:00am
It’s not good to laugh when there are five people dead.
Mutants
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - January 8, 2021 - 12:00am
Is it here?
Moving on
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - January 6, 2021 - 12:00am
Awkward… on the same day that the chief of staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines vowed transparency and formed a 10-member team to probe the hush-hush inoculation way back in September of members of...
COVID in 2021
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - January 4, 2021 - 12:00am
You can thank pollster Pulse Asia for kicking off 2021 with a reminder to everyone that the 2022 general elections will loom large this year, affecting policy and decision making, alliances and career moves.
Silver linings
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - January 1, 2021 - 12:00am
There’s a popular way of bidding goodbye to the year just past: good riddance.
Chaotic
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - December 30, 2020 - 12:00am
Our vaccine procurement and overall COVID response are looking increasingly chaotic.
The Grinch steals Christmas
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - December 28, 2020 - 12:00am
Except for those who lived through World War II, Christmas 2020 has to be the worst ever in our lifetime.
Pandemic winners
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - December 25, 2020 - 12:00am
As in the other special occasions since mid-March this year, there will be no traditional Christmas party for our family today.
Killer culture
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - December 23, 2020 - 12:00am
Another video was going viral yesterday. It showed inmates in an overcrowded Philippine jail (location unknown), some of them lying in improvised hammocks, singing the refrain from K-pop girl band 2NE1’s hit:...
Butterfingers
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - December 21, 2020 - 12:00am
On the last Saturday before Christmas, traffic was bad in my neck of the woods, and there was heavier foot traffic at the malls.
Give him the slingshot
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - December 18, 2020 - 12:00am
Live with it: we still have many more months of waiting for a reliable COVID vaccine to arrive in our poor country.
Enabling environment
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - December 16, 2020 - 12:00am
A woman I know got pregnant at 18, and went on to bear three more children. Her husband is a farmer and life is hard in their village in the Visayas.
Warp speed
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - December 14, 2020 - 12:00am
While the general global mood is jubilation that a vaccine against COVID-19 is finally being administered, there are people who are still wondering if they should get the shot.
Waiting in line
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - December 11, 2020 - 12:00am
A retiree in Manila received calls last Wednesday from two of his three children, both of them in the UK.
Tollway nightmare
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - December 9, 2020 - 12:00am
The traffic gridlocks are gone at the Valenzuela exit of the North Luzon Expressway.
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