Up in smoke
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - May 26, 2023 - 12:00am
The TikTok generation will probably ask: what’s a stamp?
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - May 24, 2023 - 12:00am
It’s said that the campaign for the next presidential race starts as soon as the official results of the latest one are out.
Made in China
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - May 22, 2023 - 12:00am
God created the world; everything else is made in China.
Exodus of the best
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - May 19, 2023 - 12:00am
As that controversial ad on a bus in London has declared, we are proud of our nurses.
National branding
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - May 17, 2023 - 12:00am
The government is set to unveil an “enhanced” tourism slogan in a few weeks, in line with a national tourism development plan for 2023 to 2028 that has been approved by President Marcos, who reportedly...
Broken windows
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - May 15, 2023 - 12:00am
A day after the first anniversary of the elections that brought Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to power, my mind was on Rodrigo Duterte. Specifically, his hardline approach to law enforcement.
Flying voters
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - May 12, 2023 - 12:00am
Since late last year, several barangay officials have been shot dead, with political rivalry suspected in nearly all the cases.
Fiscal prudence
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - May 10, 2023 - 12:00am
Unfazed by criticism from the affected sectors, it looks like Finance Secretary Benjamin Diokno is determined to continue pushing for reforms in the retirement pensions and benefits of MUP – military and other...
Falling birth rate
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - May 8, 2023 - 12:00am
Maybe the reproductive health program is working.
Gift wrapper
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - May 5, 2023 - 12:00am
Whether you’re talking with private businessmen or reform-minded public officials, you can get a headache listening to the problems they must hurdle when doing business in this country.
A returnee scientist
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - May 3, 2023 - 12:00am
Remember Father Nicanor Austriaco?
Bring your own power
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - May 1, 2023 - 12:00am
When investors look at the prospects for putting their money in the Philippines, they will likely see an abundance of cautionary tales.
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - April 28, 2023 - 12:00am
This early, Ferdinand Marcos Jr. says he is already counting the remaining days in his presidency.
Strategic victory
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - April 26, 2023 - 12:00am
The founding chairman and principal ideologue is dead. So are the two top commanders.
Gen C
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - April 24, 2023 - 12:00am
That’s Generation COVID for you – children whose early development was seriously disrupted by the pandemic.
Rice crisis?
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - April 21, 2023 - 12:00am
Last week Malacañang announced that the National Food Authority wanted to import 330,000 metric tons of rice under a government-to-government arrangement, through the Office of the President or its designated...
Abalos and Azurin
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - April 19, 2023 - 12:00am
You’ve seen movies, many based on real events, in which a big fish in drug trafficking is apprehended and then freed, as bait for even bigger fish.
Proudly made in Phl
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - April 17, 2023 - 12:00am
In celebration of Filipino Food Month, I finally ended my three years of self-quarantine in Metro Manila and nearby areas, and took a day trip with my mom to the home province of my paternal grandmother, Pangas...
Ethical recruitment
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - April 14, 2023 - 12:00am
Last month the World Health Organization warned that the exodus of health professionals, particularly nurses, from lower income countries to advanced economies where the pay is much higher has worsened amid the COVID-19...
‘Fiscal collapse’
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - April 12, 2023 - 12:00am
They’re playing with fire. This is former senator Antonio Trillanes’ assessment of proposals to cut the pensions of military and other uniformed personnel to avert what Finance Secretary Benjamin Diokno...
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