SKETCHES
License to steal
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - December 19, 2018 - 12:00am
Former mayor Jerry Pasigian of Alfonso Castañeda town in Nueva Vizcaya could face up to 22 years in prison after being convicted by the Sandiganbayan of graft and malversation.
Assert it or lose it
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - December 17, 2018 - 12:00am
The story is correct: Antonio Carpio thinks the Duterte administration did the right thing in signing a memorandum to work out an agreement with a Chinese state-run company to develop gas reserves in the West Philippine...
Sustainability model
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - December 14, 2018 - 12:00am
The salinity of seawater goes down the closer you get to shore. And different species of mangrove must be selected for planting in different levels of salinity or they won’t survive too long.
‘Real rights, real people’
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - December 12, 2018 - 12:00am
Can a human rights advocate work for Rodrigo Duterte?
Lessons from the judiciary
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - December 10, 2018 - 12:00am
Recent court actions on plunder cases are imparting valuable lessons to the citizenry.
‘Voice of justice’
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - December 7, 2018 - 12:00am
In the race for the post-EDSA Senate in 1987, human rights advocate and anti-Marcos activist Rene Saguisag won handily with what he says were minimal expenses.
Avoiding a death sentence
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - December 5, 2018 - 12:00am
A few weeks ago someone I know brought her ailing child to a private health center in Metro Manila, and was surprised by a crowd of mostly youthful-looking people waiting in a long line for blood testing.
Speeding up justice
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - December 3, 2018 - 12:00am
Kaya naman pala. So it can be done.
Healing the wounds?
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - November 30, 2018 - 12:00am
Selecting members of the judiciary including the chief justice is a presidential prerogative. Presidents are only human; they will pick individuals who are known to agree with their views and policies.
Aiming for chief justice
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - November 28, 2018 - 12:00am
He’s the chief justice the country hasn’t had. Will that last part of the sentence soon change into “never had”?
Opportunities for thievery
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - November 26, 2018 - 12:00am
On my way to our newspaper office in Manila last Thursday from the One News TV studio in Mandaluyong, the driver told me that he used to drive a truck hauler regularly to the Port of Manila.
Still, impunity
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - November 23, 2018 - 12:00am
After nine years, the multiple murder case against several members of the Ampatuan clan finally looks headed for resolution.
‘Win-win partners’
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - November 21, 2018 - 12:00am
Let’s see… the Chinese will be buying more coconuts and frozen fruits from the Philippines, providing more support for infrastructure projects, and donating 10,000 tons of rice to victims of Typhoon...
Child discipline
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - November 19, 2018 - 12:00am
Childhood has its unique nightmares. Once in third grade, I thought of running away from home, to avoid going to school the next day.
Instant gratification
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - November 16, 2018 - 12:00am
For their own financial health, politicians should join efforts to regulate campaign finance and activities that would clearly constitute campaigning.
Home free?
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - November 14, 2018 - 12:00am
Sure, the former first lady now has “convict” appended to her name. Do we address her as the “honorable convicted member of the House of Representatives (a.k.a. the HOR)”?
Renewable energy
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - November 12, 2018 - 12:00am
Last Monday on my first full day in Iceland, the first snow of the season fell, heralding the start of winter.
Pitch-black
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - November 9, 2018 - 12:00am
My most memorable experience during my visit to this country with spectacular landscape is pitch-black darkness, and the sound of silence.
Tourism as growth engine
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - November 7, 2018 - 12:00am
This country doesn’t have its own armed forces. Its cops have no guns. Citizens can own guns, but the weapons are mostly rifles that are used for hunting.
Lost in translation?
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - November 5, 2018 - 12:00am
In the first weeks of Rodrigo Duterte’s presidency, our Davao-based reporter, who has covered him since his days as mayor, advised our news desk not to take everything he said seriously.
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