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Ana Marie Pamintuan
Ana Marie Pamintuan
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Coming home to roost
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - June 27, 2022 - 12:00am
Have you bought chicken from the supermarket or fast-food chain lately?
BBM the agri temp
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - June 24, 2022 - 12:00am
Joseph Estrada, when he became president, concurrently held the interior and local government portfolio for a year.
No spare tire
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - June 22, 2022 - 12:00am
In our system of government, the vice president is seen largely as a spare tire. Clearly, the incoming VP will have none of it.
Reviving the fun
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - June 20, 2022 - 12:00am
A local airline has started rehiring several pilots who were laid off during the pandemic, including the more experienced ones who command higher pay.
Fear factor
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - June 17, 2022 - 12:00am
It took 10 days before Jose Antonio Sanvicente Jr., accompanied by mom and dad plus lawyer, presented himself to the police and publicly apologized to the security guard he had run over with his RAV 4 and then abandoned...
Party’s over, again?
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - June 15, 2022 - 12:00am
Just as infectious disease experts and the OCTA Research Group have warned, COVID cases are on the rise again, at around the time that they said this would happen.
Human security
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - June 13, 2022 - 12:00am
Accountability on human rights issues. No to red-tagging. Focus on human security rather than national security. An anti-drug campaign that follows the legal framework.
Back to stay-at-home
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - June 10, 2022 - 12:00am
Mobility restrictions are back. But this time, they are self-imposed, and not because of the spread of a contagious new Omicron subvariant.
A perfect storm
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - June 8, 2022 - 12:00am
Last Saturday afternoon along a road in Pasig, I saw several jeepneys not only full inside but with three passengers hanging on to the rear while standing on the boarding step and side stirrups.
‘Full, true, itemized’
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - June 6, 2022 - 12:00am
The Omnibus Election Code or Batas Pambansa 881 devotes 19 lengthy sections under Article XI to electoral contributions and expenditures.
Appointments, disappointments
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - June 3, 2022 - 12:00am
The impeachment of Renato Corona as chief justice arose largely from the belief of Noynoy Aquino that it was a post-election midnight appointment made by Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, to protect her from the expected...
Will Pharmally get away?
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - June 1, 2022 - 12:00am
As of this week, the Senate Blue Ribbon committee still lacked two signatures to complete the needed nine for its report on the Pharmally mess to go to the plenary for approval.
Team of rivals
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - May 30, 2022 - 12:00am
To show that unity is not merely campaign rhetoric, the president-elect is being encouraged by his elder sister to recruit even from his political opponents’ camps.
Second chance
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - May 27, 2022 - 12:00am
The most articulate member of the family gave the best statement.
Plant, plant, plant
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - May 25, 2022 - 12:00am
In my little garden there are several eggplant bushes that have been giving me a bountiful harvest for several months now. It’s amazing how much yield you can get from just one plant.
TikTok as battleground
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - May 23, 2022 - 12:00am
Among the presidential candidates, only three had a presence on TikTok: Bongbong Marcos, Leni Robredo and Isko Moreno.
Unity
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - May 20, 2022 - 12:00am
The only post-EDSA president who genuinely promoted national unity was the one who garnered the smallest plurality of votes, with less than 24 percent: Fidel V. Ramos.
Education challenges
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - May 18, 2022 - 12:00am
At a roadside stall where I bought vegetables late Monday night, the teenage vendor looked at the two bunches of native pechay in my hand and told me they cost P10 each.
Light a candle
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - May 16, 2022 - 12:00am
Imelda Marcos lost to Fidel Ramos in the 1992 presidential race, and her only son Ferdinand “Bongbong” Jr. lost in his bids for the Senate in 1995 and for the vice presidency in 2016.
Campaign post-mortem
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - May 13, 2022 - 12:00am
To whom much is given, much is expected.
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