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Ana Marie Pamintuan
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Here we go again?
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - December 1, 2021 - 12:00am
Sumptuous hotel buffets have reopened. Some people I know have booked trips to Boracay with their families a first for them since the pandemic.
Bracing for Omicron
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - November 29, 2021 - 12:00am
After Alpha and Beta last summer, and then Delta beginning in August, here comes Omicron.
Smished
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - November 26, 2021 - 12:00am
Phishing. Smishing. Admit it, you became aware of these words only recently.
Goodbye, tokhang
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - November 24, 2021 - 12:00am
Tokhang is out that is, in the literal meaning of the play on the Visayan words tuktok, which is to knock on the door, and hangyo or to plead.
Cokehead
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - November 22, 2021 - 12:00am
Hell hath no fury than a father scorned.
Avoiding overconfidence
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - November 19, 2021 - 12:00am
Although much delayed, the Christmas lights and other décor are finally out. After the days of the dead, Christmas carols are in the air.
From Digong to Bong
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - November 17, 2021 - 12:00am
For the first time since the start of the pandemic, President Duterte found it necessary to explain last Monday why his long-time aide, Sen. Bong Go, is always by his side in his weekly briefing to the nation on...
The Switch Game
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - November 15, 2021 - 12:00am
Candidates still have until this evening to withdraw or substitute for others. So the Dutertes still have a few more hours to play the Switch Game.
Last two minutes
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - November 12, 2021 - 12:00am
It’s the last two minutes. And it looks like Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio will not disappoint the skeptics who from the start saw nothing but a “Sarazwela” in her avowed disinterest in seeking...
Face shield debate
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - November 10, 2021 - 12:00am
Healthcare workers assigned in COVID wards are required to wear medical grade goggles. They fit snugly with enough room for eyeglasses, and provide a 180-degree field of view.
Resolve it, and quickly
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - November 8, 2021 - 12:00am
Regardless of political affiliation, surely there is agreement that it is in the national interest to resolve with finality, ASAP, the disqualification case filed against Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr....
See you at the movies
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - November 5, 2021 - 12:00am
All cinemas will reopen by Dec. 1; some in low-risk areas may be able to reopen by Nov. 24.
Waning efficacy
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - November 3, 2021 - 12:00am
Many people I know are now looking at their COVID vaccination cards – not just for discount eligibility in commercial establishments, but also to remember the date of their second dose.
Dirge
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - November 1, 2021 - 12:00am
This being the period for remembering the dead, allow me to dwell on grief over the dearly departed.
Pols bearing gifts
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - October 29, 2021 - 12:00am
With a pandemic still raging, it’s going to be an expensive Christmas for the candidates in the 2022 elections.
No more united front?
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - October 27, 2021 - 12:00am
She has said she’s no “last-two-minutes” candidate, and the latest word from Malacañang is that Sara Duterte-Carpio is truly bent on seeking reelection as Davao City mayor in 2022.
Vaccine mandate
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - October 25, 2021 - 12:00am
AllDay supermarket gives a discount of P200 for a minimum single-receipt purchase worth P3,000 to fully vaccinated shoppers. The discount is triple the maximum accorded to seniors and PWDs for groceries.
Money politics
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - October 22, 2021 - 12:00am
The mouthpiece had to nuance the statement of his principal: President Duterte was not referring to public funds when he promised to give “one sack of money” to each candidate of his PDP-Laban facti...
Overconfidence
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - October 20, 2021 - 12:00am
It must be vaccine overconfidence. Or the relaxation of health protocol enforcement. Or simply quarantine fatigue. Or all of the above.
Candidate Bato
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - October 18, 2021 - 12:00am
There are 97 people who have filed certificates of candidacy for the 2022 presidential race. The number is not unusual; for the 2016 elections, 130 people filed COCs for president.
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