Ana Marie Pamintuan
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Buyer beware
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - March 21, 2018 - 12:00am
The budget process of the national government is so complex even many lawmakers are befuddled by its intricacies.
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - March 19, 2018 - 12:00am
Since the Philippine government strongly believes there is no case against President Duterte for crimes against humanity, it should have just stuck to his initial response: he was ready to prove his accusers wr...
Finally, a dynasty ban?
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - March 16, 2018 - 12:00am
The focus of the constitutional commission on curbing dynasty-building is much appreciated by ordinary folks who weren’t born with the right surname and must work 10 times harder to advance in life.
Rotten welcome
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - March 14, 2018 - 12:00am
Last Sunday a Tsinoy returned to Manila with his wife and daughter from a vacation in Taiwan.
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - March 12, 2018 - 12:00am
The tragedy of Joanna Demafelis may have given some Filipinos second thoughts about working overseas.
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - March 9, 2018 - 12:00am
Since the committee on justice has already voted overwhelmingly, as everyone expected, to impeach Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, the case should be presented pronto to the House plenary for voting.
Open sea lanes
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - March 7, 2018 - 12:00am
If Bonhomme Richard sounds French rather than American, that’s because the amphibious assault ship of the US naval forces, currently sitting in Manila Bay, is the third vessel bearing the name of the original,...
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - March 5, 2018 - 12:00am
Let’s see… the person suffers from “grandiosity, thirst for unlimited power, sense of entitlement, exploiting other people to her advantage and lack of empathy.”
Enduring alliance
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - March 2, 2018 - 12:00am
Near Japan’s Imperial Palace in Tokyo is Hibiya Park, where there are two monuments to the country’s friendship with the Philippines.
Disaster resilience
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - February 28, 2018 - 12:00am
Next month the Tokyo Metropolitan Government or TMG is distributing a million pink illustrated booklets in schools, giving simple but detailed instructions to children about what to do in case of natural calami...
Betting on the Philippines
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - February 26, 2018 - 12:00am
 Returning to my hotel room on Saturday night in this city in Japan’s Hokkaido prefecture, I realized I had lost my smartphone. I suspected that it was while tube sledding at the Kan Kan Mura&nb...
Running trains
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - February 23, 2018 - 12:00am
When Kouhei Ushida graduated from high school, he no longer proceeded to university. Instead he went to work for the Tokyo Metro, the company that operates the subway in this Japanese capital.
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - February 21, 2018 - 12:00am
Before China’s touted peaceful rise lost credibility, before the Philippines posted military personnel on a rusty ship beached on Ayungin Shoal to stake the country’s maritime claim, Beijing had long...
Feeling the pain
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - February 19, 2018 - 12:00am
Revolutions have been staged over taxation. When the masses are feeling the pain of higher taxes, the government must show that the money is being put to good use and the suffering is worth it.
Going for the gold
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - February 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Sports officials didn’t raise public expectations, and our paper’s in-house sports experts told us it would be a miracle if either of the two Philippine athletes bagged a gold at the ongoing Winter Olympics...
Losing Paradise
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - February 14, 2018 - 12:00am
President Duterte describes it as a “cesspool” arising from untreated sewage, and he has threatened to file charges against negligent local government officials.
Goodbye to all that?
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - February 12, 2018 - 12:00am
We normally see these horror stories only in the movies, but life can be more gruesome than fiction. Especially for vulnerable sectors of society, such as female household helpers working for foreign employers ...
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - February 9, 2018 - 12:00am
Not a day goes by, it seems, without a congressional investigation going on in one or both the chambers of Congress.
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - February 7, 2018 - 12:00am
One of the reasons cited by foreign investors for bypassing the Philippines in favor of neighboring countries is the unpredictability of many things that affect business here.
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - February 5, 2018 - 12:00am
My generation had diaries. Unlike today’s blogs and social media posts, our diaries were kept under lock and key.
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