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Golden moments
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - August 2, 2021 - 12:00am
It looks like the country’s first Olympic gold got the Philippine momentum going.
Interminable wait
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - July 30, 2021 - 12:00am
If e-businesses want to thrive in this pandemic, they will have to behave more responsibly. And the government will have to improve its regulation of the burgeoning e-commerce.
Swan song
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - July 28, 2021 - 12:00am
The joke Monday night was that two records were broken: one by weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz, who finally gave the Philippines its first ever Olympic gold medal in 97 years, and the other by President Duterte, for the...
Legacy of death
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - July 26, 2021 - 12:00am
Administration supporters will find it unfair. But what is remembered in any administration is its most unique feature something that differentiates it from the previous dispensations.
Improvisation
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - July 23, 2021 - 12:00am
Everyone is engaged in improvisation in responding to this pandemic. Still, it must be possible to inject some method or system into the improvisation.
The Delta wave
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - July 21, 2021 - 12:00am
Over the weekend I visited a large mall for the first time in about six weeks. It was disheartening to see even more shops shuttered, with no more intent to reopen.
Education crisis
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - July 19, 2021 - 12:00am
The secretary of education is correct: the current sorry state of Philippine education is a product of decades of neglect and missteps.
Adobo heritage
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - July 16, 2021 - 12:00am
Poor Ramon Lopez must be discombobulated by the firestorm generated by his department’s plan to standardize the Pinoy adobo.
Boosting immunity
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - July 14, 2021 - 12:00am
In the time of more virulent COVID variants, the race is no longer just to get vaccinated, but to get booster shots.
Party implosion
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - July 12, 2021 - 12:00am
It never fails: in all general elections since the end of the dictatorship, the dominant political party always implodes.
Continuity
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - July 9, 2021 - 12:00am
When one pitches continuity, the inevitable question is, what exactly do you want to continue?
Whimsical
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - July 7, 2021 - 12:00am
With millions of Filipinos now getting at least one dose of COVID vaccine particularly in Metro Manila, try comparing vaccination cards.
Ready to rumble
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - July 5, 2021 - 12:00am
After that meek comment that he was simply trying to help when he said there is corruption in the Duterte administration, it looks like Sen. Manny Pacquiao is now in fighting form.
‘What if we win?’
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - July 2, 2021 - 12:00am
Senate President Vicente Sotto III and Sen. Panfilo Lacson asked themselves that question as they pondered the possibility of teaming up for the May 2022 elections.
Mutating
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - June 30, 2021 - 12:00am
Earlier this month when I got my first dose of COVID vaccine, I looked away so I would not see the needle entering my arm.
Daring to dream
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - June 28, 2021 - 12:00am
What is it about the Aquinos that makes Filipinos grieve with them when there is a death in the family?
Color-coding
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - June 25, 2021 - 12:00am
A request circulated on social media yesterday, for people to display yellow ribbons in memory of Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” Aquino III, who succumbed to renal failure secondary to diabetes at age 61 the...
Incoherence
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - June 23, 2021 - 12:00am
From distributing ayuda to regulating face shield use to declaring quarantine classifications and rolling out COVID vaccination, you can see the government fumbling to get its act together.
All in the family
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - June 21, 2021 - 12:00am
In countries such as New Zealand, people quit top government positions because the job is too demanding, or because of plain burnout and they want to try something new.
Change vs continuity
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - June 18, 2021 - 12:00am
The non-politicians behind 1Sambayan are getting flak supposedly for being elitist and having their head in the clouds. But I’m actually sensing hints of change in the way the opposition might frame the battle...
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