SKETCHES
No ningas cogon
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - May 24, 2019 - 12:00am
There’s a positive development in the just concluded elections that people are hoping would be pursued to its legal conclusion and would not be ningas cogon or a mere flash in the pan.
Eddie and Patty
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - May 22, 2019 - 12:00am
Incoming Manila mayor Francisco Domagoso, a.k.a. Isko Moreno, has a warning to “Eddie and Patty”: stop the collection of grease money.
Trust the machine?
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - May 20, 2019 - 12:00am
In 2010 when the country finally went ahead with automated general elections, I attended a briefing conducted for the media by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) and Smartmatic-TIM, provider of the precinct count...
Post-mortem
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - May 17, 2019 - 12:00am
Monday morning quarterbacking is always easy. But even the opposition Otso Diretso must be conducting its own post-mortem on its debacle at the polls.
The positives
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - May 15, 2019 - 12:00am
It took me all of 11 minutes to vote last Monday, from the time I looked for the classroom where my precinct was assigned, to the moment indelible ink was daubed on my forefinger.
Voice of the people
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - May 13, 2019 - 12:00am
Candidates complied with the ban on rallies yesterday.
Spoiling the fun
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - May 8, 2019 - 12:00am
Fiji is clean, green and lovely, and the people are as friendly as Filipinos. But a foreign visitor’s enjoyable memories of a country can be ruined by unpleasant experiences, especially at the airport departure...
The Garden of Eden
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - May 6, 2019 - 12:00am
He calls it magic, the Garden of Eden, the University of Life.
Bullish on the Philippines
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - May 3, 2019 - 12:00am
From this South Pacific island state, the economic weather forecast for the Philippines is fair, with a chance of rain showers but no major typhoon in the near future.
International host
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - May 1, 2019 - 12:00am
Fiji has deployed 400 police officers to secure some 3,400 delegates and other people attending the 52nd annual meeting of the Board of Governors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) this week in this city.
Workers’ woes
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - April 29, 2019 - 12:00am
This Wednesday being Labor Day, let’s take a look at the state of some of our workers overseas.
More fun, but…
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - April 26, 2019 - 12:00am
The mayor of Malay town in Aklan, which has jurisdiction over Boracay, was ordered dismissed this week by the Office of the Ombudsman for the environmental mess on the resort island.
Next, the Big One?
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - April 24, 2019 - 12:00am
Office workers filed out into the sidewalk, with several groups wearing hard hats of the same color, after the Magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck Metro Manila and Central Luzon the other day.
Silent protest
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - April 22, 2019 - 12:00am
Until late in the evening of Good Friday, there were people praying before the Stations of the Cross or inside several churches that I visited or passed by in Metro Manila and neighboring areas.
Homo luzonensis
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - April 17, 2019 - 12:00am
In the heat of the campaign season, it’s heartening to see Filipinos getting excited about something so far removed from politics.
Are we richer or poorer?
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - April 15, 2019 - 12:00am
This being the season of fasting, it’s useful to know how much food a person needs to meet the basic nutrient requirements in our country.
Fighting graft
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - April 12, 2019 - 12:00am
Independent senatorial candidate Gerald Arcega, a.k.a. Sultan Muhammad Issa, is proudly presenting himself to voters as “Senador Bitay,” with his campaign promise of sending corrupt politicians and other...
Powerless
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - April 10, 2019 - 12:00am
Common poster areas?
Scrutinizing the drug war
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - April 8, 2019 - 12:00am
Human rights advocates have won a legal victory in the Supreme Court’s ruling directing the government to provide private petitioners records of police anti-narcotics operations under President Duterte.
The jeepney maker
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - April 5, 2019 - 12:00am
Elmer Francisco says he could assemble a jeepney when he was just in his early teens.
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