Waiting in line
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - May 21, 2018 - 12:00am
Government identification cards are being replaced with new versions that contain security chips. The way each agency is going about it should give President Duterte an idea of which ones are efficient and which...
‘Tokhang’ of the corrupt
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - May 18, 2018 - 12:00am
With less controversy, President Duterte is carrying out the equivalent of his original Oplan Tokhang in the executive branch.
Root of corruption
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - May 16, 2018 - 12:00am
After the barangay elections (which he skipped) wherein some of those on his narco list reportedly won, President Duterte should push his super majority in Congress to pass a comprehensive campaign finance law.
P20 and paracetamol
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - May 14, 2018 - 12:00am
On Saturday morning I was roused from sleep by loud music and announcements blaring from loudspeakers.
Pandora’s box
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - May 11, 2018 - 12:00am
Lesser mortals shouldn’t be reminding the gods of Padre Faura that they are the custodians of blind justice, tasked to see to it that the rule of law prevails in this republic.
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - May 9, 2018 - 12:00am
Considering the long friendships and personalities involved, people were betting that President Duterte would not fire his secretary of tourism, despite all the controversies that had hounded her and her department...
No rush to come home
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - May 7, 2018 - 12:00am
No one is coming home… so far.
Hard sell
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - May 4, 2018 - 12:00am
Political dynasties will be curbed and there will be a two-party system under which party switching will be banned.
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - May 2, 2018 - 12:00am
On Labor Day, our overseas workers were shouting “mayday,” seeking deliverance not only from abusive employers, but also from Philippine officials who are lurching from one embarrassing incident to the...
One small step for…
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - April 30, 2018 - 12:00am
One small step for Kim Jong-un, one giant leap for peace on the Korean peninsula. Or was it?
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - April 27, 2018 - 12:00am
Until Malacañang began fighting with Sister Patricia Fox, few people had heard of the Australian nun. Now that the missionary is being expelled from the Philippines for non-missionary activities, the whole...
Little warlords
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - April 25, 2018 - 12:00am
From the upper floors of an office building in the city where I was born and bred, you can look down on the street below – and wonder where the street is.
City of Lost Pines
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - April 23, 2018 - 12:00am
Summer is fully upon us – the heat, the humidity, the dust and low water pressure in the taps.
Losing friends
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - April 20, 2018 - 12:00am
Why did they push him to run, President Duterte wanted to know, and then engage in corruption after he recruited them to his government?
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - April 18, 2018 - 12:00am
The Department of Justice, according to its new chief, has been “corroded” and suffers from an image problem. Corrosion is usually associated with slow destruction by a powerful agent such as acid, with...
Sword of Damocles
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - April 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Some people find her flaky, with a tendency to talk as if she’s addressing children.
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - April 13, 2018 - 12:00am
In September 1417, the Sultan of Sulu, Paduka Batara, went to Beijing with a delegation of 340, bearing a tribute of gold, pearls, gems and tortoise shells for Ming Emperor Yong Le.
Spur of the moment
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - April 11, 2018 - 12:00am
It looks like most people agree that Boracay can use a thorough cleanup and better management.
It won’t last forever
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - April 9, 2018 - 12:00am
We may never know if Vitaliano Aguirre II offered to resign verbally or through a letter.
Unnecessary risks
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - April 6, 2018 - 12:00am
Summer for my generation was the time for mass circumcision by the neighborhood barber, with mashed guava leaves applied on the fresh cut to promote healing.
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