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‘An unfortunate incident’
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - February 26, 2021 - 12:00am
Who’s the target of the drug bust; where are the drugs; where’s the money for the payoff (and was the money marked)?
Antsy
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - February 24, 2021 - 12:00am
Eat your heart out, Philippines… Afghanistan, which continues to be rocked by bombings, kicked off yesterday its COVID vaccination program, using the UK’s Oxford /AstraZeneca jabs.
Where’s the vaccine?
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - February 22, 2021 - 12:00am
Last Saturday, registration got underway in my neck of the woods for COVID-19 vaccination.
Still disorganized
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - February 19, 2021 - 12:00am
Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and even strife-torn Myanmar have started their COVID-19 vaccination programs.
Willy-nilly
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - February 17, 2021 - 12:00am
After 11 months of telling the nation what to do for pandemic response, with little resistance, maybe it was force of habit that made the national government announce the reopening of cinemas, gaming arcades and...
Unconditional love
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - February 15, 2021 - 12:00am
Yesterday being Valentine’s Day, my mind was on love the unconditional kind.
Target: Zero waste
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - February 12, 2021 - 12:00am
When we put our minds to it, efficiency is possible.
Pork holiday
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - February 10, 2021 - 12:00am
There goes the pata tim for those who didn’t do their shopping early for the Lunar New Year.
V-Day
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - February 8, 2021 - 12:00am
V-Day is Vaccine Day, but it won’t fall on Valentine’s Day, according to the Department of Health.
Leading by example
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - February 5, 2021 - 12:00am
Let’s see… Secretary to the Cabinet Karlo Nograles says he is willing to be vaccinated in public with China’s Sinovac shot.
Silliness
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - February 3, 2021 - 12:00am
Perhaps because we were all so preoccupied with the pandemic, a year passed with hardly anyone realizing that a new law was set to take effect yesterday, Feb. 2.
Apples and oranges
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - February 1, 2021 - 12:00am
Exactly a year after it was announced that a 38-year-old tourist from China’s Wuhan City had become COVID-19 patient No. 1 in the Philippines, I drove around last Saturday in my part of town and visited some...
Fixer magnet
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - January 29, 2021 - 12:00am
This is why people laugh with derision when President Duterte says he wants red tape cut and he hates corruption.
Waiting for relief
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - January 27, 2021 - 12:00am
America, home to four of the biggest producers of the COVID vaccine (Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson and Novavax), aims to administer the first dose of the shots to 100 million people in 100 days.
It’s here
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - January 25, 2021 - 12:00am
Viruses naturally mutate; it was only a matter of time, we were told, before the more infectious variant of the COVID virus, first detected in the United Kingdom, would reach the Philippines.
Youth recruitment
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - January 22, 2021 - 12:00am
So what might state security forces be able to do now, following the unilateral abrogation by the Department of National Defense of its coordination agreement with the University of the Philippines?
Choosing a vaccine
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - January 20, 2021 - 12:00am
People I know who are 70 or older were spooked by the reported deaths of up to 33 frail and elderly people in Norway after they took the first dose of the Pfizer / BioNTech COVID vaccine.
After you
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - January 18, 2021 - 12:00am
With the Duterte administration still bent on procuring the Sinovac COVID shots, it must move to overcome public resistance to China-made vaccines.
Trust deficit
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - January 15, 2021 - 12:00am
After the ungentlemanly leadership brawl last year at the House of Representatives, plus all the personal gripes unabashedly cited for rejecting the franchise of ABS-CBN, you can understand why the latest Charter...
Take it or leave it
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - January 13, 2021 - 12:00am
Finally, a COVID vaccine.
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