SKETCHES
Red October
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - September 26, 2018 - 12:00am
A Masbate native who is now a blue-collar worker in Manila says communist rebels have a strong presence in his home province.
Rewriting history
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - September 24, 2018 - 12:00am
He lied about the ambush that was used as the immediate pretext for the imposition of martial law in 1972 by dictator Ferdinand Marcos.
Leni and Rody
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - September 21, 2018 - 12:00am
She’s the Vice President of all Filipinos and not just the Liberal Party. And being the constitutional successor, the Vice President cannot lead any self-serving calls for the ouster or resignation of the President...
Resilience
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - September 19, 2018 - 12:00am
The sun came out bright and hot yesterday, with no dark clouds boding more rain. We know what this means: we’re back to business as usual.
Red or yellow October?
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - September 17, 2018 - 12:00am
Did the President and commander-in-chief issue an order but was ignored or disobeyed by the troops?
Sustainable tourism
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - September 14, 2018 - 12:00am
The best cuchinta is from Isabela. And the late world-renowned foodie Anthony Bourdain adored Philippine lechon.
Gut issues
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - September 12, 2018 - 12:00am
A supermarket near my home is popular for its fresh seafood selection; the owner also operates a commercial fishing business.
Bright idea
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - September 10, 2018 - 12:00am
His “quite bright” solicitor general did the research, but it’s “presidential prerogative” to void the amnesty granted to Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV.
Opposition star
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - September 7, 2018 - 12:00am
Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV isn’t the only vocal critic of the Duterte administration, and he’s not the brightest opposition member in Congress.
Smiling Russia
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - September 5, 2018 - 12:00am
For a Russian, Igor Khovaev smiles a lot. Russia’s top diplomat in the Philippines himself says smiling does not come easily to many of his compatriots.
Bukbok rice
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - September 3, 2018 - 12:00am
Last week I bought my usual variety of rice from the usual outlet, and was shocked to find out that the cost of a “cavan” or 50 kilos had jumped by nearly P500 from last month’s price.
Balikbayan GG
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - August 31, 2018 - 12:00am
The Quezon coastline is one of the most picturesque in the country. The Sierra Madre mountain range overlooks the shores. Seafood grills thrive along the coastal road from Gumaca to Atimonan, where the shore is lined...
Holiday time
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - August 29, 2018 - 12:00am
During holidays, cops also take a break.
Team spirit
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - August 27, 2018 - 12:00am
You know you’re in a congested airport when your flight on arrival keeps circling around, taking a long time to land.
The President’s health
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - August 24, 2018 - 12:00am
When Joseph Estrada won the presidency, STAR editors ribbed Gloria Macapagal Arroyo that she was one lucky vice president.
Back to the worst
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - August 22, 2018 - 12:00am
Monday-morning quarterbacking is always easy.
Human or machine?
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - August 20, 2018 - 12:00am
Trust the machine, Jose Melo told me.
Decongesting EDSA
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - August 17, 2018 - 12:00am
Today the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority will continue to implement the driver-only or high-occupancy vehicle traffic scheme along EDSA, which is on a dry run until Aug. 22. Malacañang is urging...
Requiem
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - August 15, 2018 - 12:00am
One day Filipinos might yet be persuaded to cut up an already fragmented, dynastic and tribalistic country into federated regions.
‘Trust the government’
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - August 13, 2018 - 12:00am
Google your home address with the house number, street, district, city and country, and you will likely see a recent 360-degree video image of your house and street.
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