Ana Marie Pamintuan
Ana Marie Pamintuan
  • Articles
  • Authors
Funding Priorities
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - September 27, 2023 - 12:00am
The Department of Health suffered a P10-billion cut in its proposed budget for 2024, apart from a P2-billion reduction in the funding for the Philippine General Hospital and another P1.7 billion for DOH-run specialty...
Legacy mode
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - September 25, 2023 - 12:00am
Picture this: 28 kilometers of jogging paths, 78 km of bicycle lanes with a 12-km dedicated bike highway, and 14 kilometers of waterfront promenade from which to watch the magnificent sunset over Manila Bay, all...
Still at it
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - September 22, 2023 - 12:00am
The threat posed by the communist insurgency was used by Ferdinand Marcos the elder as the excuse for declaring martial law in 1972.
Security threat?
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - September 20, 2023 - 12:00am
The country’s ambassador to the US, Jose Manuel Romualdez, said that based on intel he has received, “almost all” Philippine institutions have been “severely compromised” and are vulnerable...
MUP pushback
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - September 18, 2023 - 12:00am
The reforms in the pension system of military and uniformed personnel or MUP will be passed by yearend.
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - September 15, 2023 - 12:00am
Corruption became endemic in this country ages ago.
Wishing out loud
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - September 13, 2023 - 12:00am
Like defeat, a bad idea is an orphan.
Wanted: Hoarders
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - September 11, 2023 - 12:00am
Day six in the imposition of price caps on rice, and still no one arrested for hoarding – the reason cited for the measure that throws askew the law of supply and demand.
Monkey business
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - September 8, 2023 - 12:00am
Classify it as another unattained aspiration: the promise of ending digital scams, disinformation and other cyber offenses through mandatory SIM card registration.
Capping prices
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - September 6, 2023 - 12:00am
For the president and concurrent agriculture secretary, who’s still “aspiring” for P20 a kilo rice, seeing rice retail prices hitting P60 per kilo must be a nightmare.
Playing nice
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - September 4, 2023 - 12:00am
You can’t play nice with lowlifes who don’t play by the rules.
Cops behaving badly
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - September 1, 2023 - 12:00am
Some want to be feared.
A chance for change
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - August 30, 2023 - 12:00am
Is your community well run? Is it clean, safe, business-friendly? Do livelihoods get support for growth, without favoritism?
More effort
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - August 28, 2023 - 12:00am
Three supply deals alone, for RT-PCR test kits (remember them?), were worth P4.165 billion.
Ople’s mission
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - August 25, 2023 - 12:00am
There are so few decent and dedicated public servants in this country, and it’s too bad that one of them has gone back too early to her Maker.
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - August 23, 2023 - 12:00am
Considering the circumstances, Ferdinand Marcos Jr. handled the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Benigno Aquino Jr. pretty well.
Devalued property
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - August 21, 2023 - 12:00am
Think about it: if a reclamation project blocks natural water passageways and causes regular massive flooding in your community, what happens to economic activities and the value of properties in the area?
Premature campaign
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - August 18, 2023 - 12:00am
This early, streamers, posters and other materials used for election campaigns have popped up all over, featuring the faces and names of people who are surely running in the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections...
Still active
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - August 16, 2023 - 12:00am
Last Monday I received a call from a stranger, offering a loan. I used to get a lot of such offers by text; it was the first time that someone actually called
Tweaked curriculum
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - August 14, 2023 - 12:00am
In this month dedicated to the national language – Buwan ng Wika – the government has launched a revised K-12 curriculum, which includes tweaking the use of the mother tongue as a medium of instruct...
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | ... | 165 | 166 | 167 | 168 | 169
Are you sure you want to log out?

Philstar.com is one of the most vibrant, opinionated, discerning communities of readers on cyberspace. With your meaningful insights, help shape the stories that can shape the country. Sign up now!

or sign in with