SKETCHES
Mobility crisis
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - October 16, 2019 - 12:00am
They picked the wrong guy for the commute challenge, according to presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo.
Jeepsetter
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - October 14, 2019 - 12:00am
Look what the presidential spokesman has started.
Off to London
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - October 11, 2019 - 12:00am
A colleague told me he has become a satisfied customer of motorcycle ride-hailing service Angkas.
‘Asking for the moon’
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - October 9, 2019 - 12:00am
Commuters hated it; drivers of private cars were glad about the light traffic on a working Monday.
General problem
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - October 7, 2019 - 12:00am
So who are the two police generals “still playing” with illegal drugs?
Amusement parks
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - October 4, 2019 - 12:00am
With the yuletide season upon us, there was dismay over the destruction of Star City, Metro Manila’s popular amusement park, in a fire last Wednesday.
Recycled
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - October 2, 2019 - 12:00am
Cops have been “recycling” confiscated illegal drugs even when I was a crime reporter fresh out of journalism school.
Battle over ‘pork’
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - September 30, 2019 - 12:00am
A mother of two working in Metro Manila paid P50 to enroll each of her children in kindergarten in Guimaras, and then another P10 a month ostensibly for water and electricity fees in the public school.
Saying no to aid
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - September 27, 2019 - 12:00am
No government of a sovereign state likes being told what to do by foreign devils, aid donors or not.
Contained?
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - September 25, 2019 - 12:00am
Among the delights of my recent brief visit to Cebu City was sampling its lechon – renowned for being so good eating it with any sauce is considered a mortal sin. The lechon did not disappoint.
Here comes CITIRA
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - September 23, 2019 - 12:00am
If you’re wondering why Finance Assistant Secretary Antonio Lambino is looking like a pirate these days with a black eye patch, you can look at vapes and e-cigarettes as the likely culprit.
Connectivity
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - September 20, 2019 - 12:00am
From my hotel room in this bustling city, I can see a vile-looking blanket of what looks like smog, even over the Mactan Channel where the sea breeze is supposed to lift polluted air.
Victory and humanity
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - September 18, 2019 - 12:00am
What do you remember about the “discovery” of the Philippines?
100 years of cinema
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - September 16, 2019 - 12:00am
These days I unwind at the end of the day by watching movies on Netflix. They can be addicting.
Carmageddon ahead
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - September 13, 2019 - 12:00am
Is that a holiday nip in the air?
Saving the farmers
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - September 11, 2019 - 12:00am
Rice prices are down – but not down enough, even by the reckoning of agriculture officials themselves, considering the amount of rice imported so far under the “unli” importation made possible under...
Staying… for good?
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - September 9, 2019 - 12:00am
He was “not satisfied” with the response of Chinese President Xi Jinping when the arbitral ruling on the South China Sea was raised, President Duterte told a recent public gathering.
Rody lets go
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - September 6, 2019 - 12:00am
See, President Duterte is sensitive to public opinion. In firing his loyal kumpare Nicanor Faeldon from the Bureau of Corrections, Duterte even went one step further: he ordered all convicts freed on good conduct...
Culture of discipline
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - September 4, 2019 - 12:00am
Mayors have one month left in their 60-day deadline to clear sidewalks and roads of obstructions.
Frienemy moment
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - September 2, 2019 - 12:00am
Three years of investing in goodwill, and it didn’t pay off.
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