SKETCHES
Pulling out
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - July 17, 2019 - 12:00am
As of last night, the word from the secretary of foreign affairs was that the Philippines would not pull out of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) or cut diplomatic ties with Iceland.
Serving your country
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - July 15, 2019 - 12:00am
Among generations that have never seen war, it can be difficult to comprehend the need to undergo even basic military training.
A done deal?
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - July 12, 2019 - 12:00am
Is the fight truly over? Tapos na ba ang boksing?
Promoting RH
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - July 10, 2019 - 12:00am
It’s not true that whatever Rodrigo Duterte wants, he gets.
The basurero cleans up
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - July 8, 2019 - 12:00am
Last Thursday night I drove past C.M. Recto Avenue from the junction of J. Abad Santos.
Free-for-all
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - July 5, 2019 - 12:00am
As of Wednesday night, the murmur in the grapevine was that Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano was it – meaning the next speaker of the House of Representatives.
Rated 9
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - July 3, 2019 - 12:00am
On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the best, President Duterte scores a 9 in governance… but this being the assessment of Malacañang, I’m surprised that the rating wasn’t a 10. His rah-rah...
The 5-minute challenge
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - July 1, 2019 - 12:00am
Just to test if it was possible, a team from the Philippine National Police Highway Patrol Group (HPG) drove along EDSA during the light traffic hour of 2 a.m. on a recent weekday from P. Tuazon street in Quezon...
Harvesting rain
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - June 28, 2019 - 12:00am
In a house where my family used to live in Sta. Cruz, Manila, there was a concrete structure about 10 feet long, four feet wide and five feet high, which I first thought was a backyard swimming pool of some sor...
A recalibrated war
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - June 26, 2019 - 12:00am
Drug suspects are still being killed under questionable circumstances, and there will always be scalawags in law enforcement.
Movies for growth
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - June 24, 2019 - 12:00am
Filipino movie fans are mourning the passing of award-winning actor Eddie Garcia.
Accountability
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - June 21, 2019 - 12:00am
The maritime incident near Recto Bank will soon be resolved – with the Philippines apologizing to China for causing trouble.
This time, justice?
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - June 19, 2019 - 12:00am
Since the new anti-hazing law or Republic Act 11053 was signed in mid-2018, there hasn’t been a single death due to fraternity hazing recorded in the country.
Turbulent seas
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - June 17, 2019 - 12:00am
For sure President Duterte is aware of the comments: he’s ready to declare war over garbage sales contracted by private parties, but his silence is deafening when Chinese believed to be maritime militias hit...
Dumping Smartmatic
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - June 14, 2019 - 12:00am
Consider this happening in the 2022 general elections: you shade the circles beside the names on the ballot.
Lightning red alert
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - June 12, 2019 - 12:00am
Leaving Manila for Scotland on the night of May 30, my plane sat on the NAIA 3 runway for over an hour, waiting for clearance to take off.
Green tourism
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - June 10, 2019 - 12:00am
My body can tell when the air quality is good.
The independent republics
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - June 7, 2019 - 12:00am
A pro-administration super majority in the Senate? It hasn’t happened before, no matter how popular the president, and I doubt if it will happen now.
Relaunching legacies
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - June 5, 2019 - 12:00am
he most attended session at the 71st annual World News Media Congress and 26th World Editors Forum in this Scottish city was a half-hour onstage chat last Sunday with Mark Thompson, the British president and CEO...
River rehab
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - June 3, 2019 - 12:00am
From my hotel room in this Scottish city, I have a splendid view of the Clyde Arc Bridge spanning the River Clyde.
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