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Ana Marie Pamintuan
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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.
The morning after
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - May 11, 2022 - 12:00am
On Monday night, New Zealand and Canada were trending on social media… as destinations for Filipinos who can afford to flee a Marcos 2.0 presidency.
The government we deserve
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - May 9, 2022 - 12:00am
Where do you want the country to be in six years?
Beyond the elections
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - May 6, 2022 - 12:00am
So, is the boxing match all but over? Tapos na ba ang boksing?
Hubris
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - May 4, 2022 - 12:00am
A week before Filipinos pick his successor, President Duterte has admitted that he overpromised during his 2016 campaign.
Information disorder
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - May 2, 2022 - 12:00am
Last Friday I received a text message from an unknown number, advising against voting for some of the greediest dynasts seeking Senate seats.
Syndicate
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - April 29, 2022 - 12:00am
Here we are, deeply polarized by our rotten politics.
The homestretch
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - April 27, 2022 - 12:00am
With less than two weeks before election day, can voter preferences still change?
Pandemic fatigue
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - April 25, 2022 - 12:00am
Large parties are back. From images I’ve seen of some of the recent gatherings, people are ditching their masks altogether, and not just to eat and pose close together for pictures.
Voting for change?
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - April 22, 2022 - 12:00am
In certain parts of Metro Manila, nearly every lamppost along busy streets is festooned with the campaign materials of incumbent officials and their allies.
Withdrawal
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - April 20, 2022 - 12:00am
In the 2019 midterm elections, an official of a group that regularly commissions surveys by the country’s two top pollsters said the numbers consistently pointed to a shutout of the opposition Otso Diretso...
Coming back to life
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - April 18, 2022 - 12:00am
On Good Friday, the news from the United States was that the country was facing yet another COVID surge, after a two-month decline.
Heaven is waiting
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - April 13, 2022 - 12:00am
In the time of COVID, surrounded by sickness and death, do we feel closer to heaven?
Learning poverty
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - April 11, 2022 - 12:00am
At age 10, I was in fifth grade and avidly going through our family’s complete set of Book of Knowledge children’s encyclopedia.
Divided they will fall
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - April 8, 2022 - 12:00am
The frontrunner’s lead remains considerable, but the camp of the second placer in the latest Pulse Asia survey on presidential candidates was of course heartened by the nine-point improvement in the rating...
Wealth and politics
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - April 6, 2022 - 12:00am
It’s good to hear President Duterte fulminating against the corrosive influence of wealth in Philippine politics.
Letting down our guard
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - April 4, 2022 - 12:00am
A couple I’ve known since my teenage years, who settled in the United States after college graduation, caught COVID last month. The husband survived; the wife had a heart attack and died. She had no history...
Death and taxes
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - April 1, 2022 - 12:00am
The estate tax is levied for the privilege of transferring the covered assets of a deceased person to the heirs.
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