Erring on the side of safety
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - January 22, 2020 - 12:00am
In the mid-18th century, Spanish galleons could enter what was then a salty Taal Lake from Balayan Bay, going around the lakeshore communities and then exiting through the same wide channel connecting the two bodies...
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - January 20, 2020 - 12:00am
The onions from India have arrived, and my suki is selling them: large, bright red, clean and shiny.
Bless the beasts
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - January 17, 2020 - 12:00am
Among the most touching images from the unfolding disaster spawned by Taal Volcano are those of the displaced residents, defying authorities and returning to ground zero, volcano island, to get their horses and...
Ashfall… again
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - January 15, 2020 - 12:00am
In parts of southern Metro Manila on Sunday night, people in the streets wore caps or wrapped their heads in towels or else used umbrellas not to keep out rain, but ashfall.
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - January 13, 2020 - 12:00am
The food court with a red fence along the Alabang-Zapote Road has reopened, this time with Filipinos no longer told to keep out.
Massive failure?
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - January 10, 2020 - 12:00am
Tokhang and Double Barrel will continue. The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency will remain as the lead implementer of the campaign against illegal drugs, as stipulated by law.
Motorbike taxi
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - January 8, 2020 - 12:00am
It all started decades ago, with what is known as the habal-habal: motorcycles used as public conveyances, especially in the countryside where there are few public utility vehicles or PUVs.
Sticker shock
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - January 6, 2020 - 12:00am
During the holidays, the government put a lid on price increases for basic grocery Noche Buena fare including spaghetti and hotdog, fruit cocktail, ham and quezo de bola.
Back to traffic
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - January 3, 2020 - 12:00am
On New Year’s Day I had to take a detour from Roxas Boulevard to Quirino Avenue in Parañaque because traffic was moving at turtle’s pace along the boulevard from the MIA Road junction.
2019 trends
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - January 1, 2020 - 12:00am
Which events stood out in 2019?
The Two Popes
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - December 30, 2019 - 12:00am
“Any journey, no matter how long, has to start somewhere. Any journey, no matter how glorious, can start with a mistake.”
Privacy issues
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - December 27, 2019 - 12:00am
The day after Christmas is a slow shopping day. So I took the opportunity yesterday to buy some stuff that I failed to get during the Christmas shopping rush.
Tracking Santa
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - December 25, 2019 - 12:00am
When did you stop believing there’s a Santa Claus?
Reversing decay
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - December 23, 2019 - 12:00am
Before the holidays are over, take time to visit the city of Manila at night.
Monsters, Inc.
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - December 20, 2019 - 12:00am
Considering that there were about 100 defendants and 58 victims (officially down to 57, as ruled by the judge), we should probably count our blessings that it took only a decade to resolve the Maguindanao massacre...
Save Our Spots
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - December 18, 2019 - 12:00am
For those who grew up enjoying Baguio, the announcement that the city is undergoing rehabilitation is one piece of good news in this season of cheer.
Reviving Cha-cha
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - December 16, 2019 - 12:00am
Over the past two decades, I’ve patiently studied proposals to amend the Constitution.
Having fun
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - December 13, 2019 - 12:00am
After seeing moms and dads bursting with pride, some of them teary-eyed, over their medal-winning children in the just-concluded 30th Southeast Asian Games, I’m sure there are other parents who now face a dilemma:...
Pursuing the dream
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - December 11, 2019 - 12:00am
Winning isn’t everything… but it sure feels great to be No. 1.
Storm clouds
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - December 9, 2019 - 12:00am
The questions required analytical answers rather than mere factual information.
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