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Ana Marie Pamintuan
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Here comes CITIRA
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - September 23, 2019 - 12:00am
If you’re wondering why Finance Assistant Secretary Antonio Lambino is looking like a pirate these days with a black eye patch, you can look at vapes and e-cigarettes as the likely culprit.
Connectivity
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - September 20, 2019 - 12:00am
From my hotel room in this bustling city, I can see a vile-looking blanket of what looks like smog, even over the Mactan Channel where the sea breeze is supposed to lift polluted air.
Victory and humanity
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - September 18, 2019 - 12:00am
What do you remember about the “discovery” of the Philippines?
100 years of cinema
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - September 16, 2019 - 12:00am
These days I unwind at the end of the day by watching movies on Netflix. They can be addicting.
Carmageddon ahead
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - September 13, 2019 - 12:00am
Is that a holiday nip in the air?
Saving the farmers
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - September 11, 2019 - 12:00am
Rice prices are down – but not down enough, even by the reckoning of agriculture officials themselves, considering the amount of rice imported so far under the “unli” importation made possible under...
Staying… for good?
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - September 9, 2019 - 12:00am
He was “not satisfied” with the response of Chinese President Xi Jinping when the arbitral ruling on the South China Sea was raised, President Duterte told a recent public gathering.
Rody lets go
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - September 6, 2019 - 12:00am
See, President Duterte is sensitive to public opinion. In firing his loyal kumpare Nicanor Faeldon from the Bureau of Corrections, Duterte even went one step further: he ordered all convicts freed on good conduct...
Culture of discipline
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - September 4, 2019 - 12:00am
Mayors have one month left in their 60-day deadline to clear sidewalks and roads of obstructions.
Frienemy moment
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - September 2, 2019 - 12:00am
Three years of investing in goodwill, and it didn’t pay off.
10-year-old moms
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - August 30, 2019 - 12:00am
In 2017, about 2,000 of the 196,409 teenage pregnancies nationwide involved girls aged 10 to 14.
Economic dependence
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - August 28, 2019 - 12:00am
The foreigners are engaging in kidnapping and money laundering.
Tourist magnet
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - August 26, 2019 - 12:00am
It was dark and stormy when I arrived Saturday afternoon in this Thai capital, and traffic was slow as my limo taxi entered the city.
Indelible
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - August 23, 2019 - 12:00am
As usual, there are laments about how much Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr.’s assassination has faded from the memory of Filipinos.
Hotline to hope
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - August 21, 2019 - 12:00am
Chances are you know someone who committed suicide.
Friendship bumps
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - August 19, 2019 - 12:00am
Don’t get him wrong: Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana sees China as a friend.
Gift-giving culture
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - August 16, 2019 - 12:00am
Some expats from advanced Western economies have told me they find it noteworthy that Filipinos make such a big deal of birthdays.
Subversion
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - August 14, 2019 - 12:00am
If President Duterte asks his congressional super majority, the anti-subversion law could be revived.
Where our taxes go
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - August 12, 2019 - 12:00am
To a catchy syncopated reggae beat, Budoy Marabiles of the band Junior Kilat rapped in Cebuano: “Matag buwan na tung sweldo kaltasan…”
POGOs
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - August 9, 2019 - 12:00am
Around midnight at a business hub in Alabang, Muntinlupa, you can see from the windows of adjacent high-rise buildings that they are hives of activity.
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