The 3rd chamber
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - February 23, 2024 - 12:00am
The country has a Senate and a House of Representatives. And then there’s the third and most powerful chamber of Congress, the bicameral conference.
Common cause
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - February 21, 2024 - 12:00am
Thanks to the stealthy way proponents are stampeding the nation into Charter change, diverse groups are finding common cause to oppose the Marcos 2.0 administration.
No ceasefire
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - February 19, 2024 - 12:00am
For the second time this year, a ceasefire between the two chambers of Congress was announced over Charter change.
‘Price crash’
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - February 16, 2024 - 12:00am
We keep hearing about prices of agricultural commodities falling at the farm gate.
Till death they won’t part
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - February 14, 2024 - 12:00am
With Valentine’s Day this year coinciding with the day when Catholics are reminded that we are dust, and to dust we shall return, we can blend the sweet with the bittersweet aspects of love and relationsh...
Performance review
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - February 12, 2024 - 12:00am
This love month, Malacañang is in no loving mood. It has launched a performance review of all presidential appointees, “to ensure that those who are qualified will remain in office.”
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - February 9, 2024 - 12:00am
The large pork leg and whole fish are ready for cooking, together with the Chinese fermented mustard greens that I like for my pata tim.
The secessionist
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - February 7, 2024 - 12:00am
The naughty Rodrigo Duterte must be immensely amused. In his retirement, he says “boo” and the government jumps.
Constitutional authoritarianism
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - February 5, 2024 - 12:00am
The elder Ferdinand Marcos, brilliant lawyer that he was, projected himself as a law-abiding person.
‘Tokhang’ brains?
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - February 2, 2024 - 12:00am
As of yesterday, the UniTeam tandem remained intact, although the unity was hanging by a flimsy thread.
The gloves are off
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - January 31, 2024 - 12:00am
Which substance scrambles the brain more, cocaine or fentanyl?
Irreconcilable differences?
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - January 29, 2024 - 12:00am
Oh well, President Marcos supposedly said it: the people’s initiative to amend the 1987 Constitution is “divisive.”
Bad faith
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - January 26, 2024 - 12:00am
It’s amazing how an existential threat can unite a chamber whose members normally behave like independent republics.
Layers of deniability
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - January 24, 2024 - 12:00am
Aides of politicians may see another cautionary tale in the legal woes of Sen. Jinggoy Estrada.
Blurred line
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - January 22, 2024 - 12:00am
Where do our taxes go?
Read more
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - January 19, 2024 - 12:00am
Did President Marcos deliberately post on X his message congratulating Taiwan’s pro-independence president-elect Lai Ching-Te, or was it a lapse on his part, unmindful of its possible impact on Beijing?
Most congested
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - January 17, 2024 - 12:00am
Last Saturday, thinking that the holiday shopping rush was over, I decided to check out for the first time the sprawling garment tiangge or flea market in Taytay, Rizal.
Political Cha-cha
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - January 15, 2024 - 12:00am
It’s out in the open, what political opponents think of the latest push for Charter change: Speaker Martin Romualdez, they believe, wants to become prime minister once his cousin Ferdinand Marcos Jr. steps...
Cha-cha for sale
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - January 12, 2024 - 12:00am
This has to be among the reasons why investors steer clear of the Philippines: rules can be rewritten on a whim, in an underhanded way, to favor whoever is in power.
Religious fervor
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - January 10, 2024 - 12:00am
It’s always an awesome sight to behold – those millions of devotees jostling to touch or catch a glimpse or get as close as possible to the image of the Black Nazarene.
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