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‘Purging regime’
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - January 15, 2018 - 12:00am
There’s simmering public discontent over inflation from rising fuel prices due to a hefty excise tax (and a VAT on the excise tax).
Pabaon
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - January 12, 2018 - 12:00am
If the Court of Appeals can effectively rule with finality on a case that hasn’t even been resolved yet by a regional trial court, why do we bother with RTC trials?
National noodle
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - January 10, 2018 - 12:00am
In the late 1930s, field marshal Plaek Phibunsongkhram, at the time Thailand’s prime minister, launched a contest to develop a national noodle dish.
Tourist magnet
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - January 8, 2018 - 12:00am
During a Holy Week break many moons ago I visited Bangkok for leisure with my mom and kid brother. We arrived late in the evening and had to slog through infernal traffic from the Don Mueang International Airport...
Riding the TRAIN
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - January 5, 2018 - 12:00am
While consumer prices are set to spiral upward at the start of the year, our navel-gazing lawmakers are busy dreaming up ways to extend their terms beyond 2019.
Doing their job
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - January 3, 2018 - 12:00am
The cops bungled it – “pumalpak” – as Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa described it.
Winners
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - January 1, 2018 - 12:00am
With hundreds of people dead from landslides, floods and a shopping mall fire in the final days of the year, and tens of thousands of children vaccinated against dengue facing an uncertain fate, looking on the bright...
Ring in the new
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - December 28, 2017 - 4:00pm
Earlier this week I bought the local version of the South African vuvuzela, the plastic horn that gained global renown during the 2010 FIFA World Cup in Cape Town.
Killer fires
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - December 26, 2017 - 4:00pm
That was a grievous Christmas tragedy in Davao City, and unfortunately it’s not going to be the last of the major killer fires in our country.
A Christmas story
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - December 24, 2017 - 4:00pm
On Christmas Day I normally take a break from a yearlong fare of bad news to highlight the positive.
Stealing corned beef
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - December 21, 2017 - 4:00pm
If you steal a can of corned beef worth P31.50, you spend a week in jail.
Red sympathizers
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - December 19, 2017 - 4:00pm
In college I was assigned a thesis partner who disappeared after our initial discussion on our assigned work.
Tax 101
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - December 17, 2017 - 4:00pm
Having nearly flunked Math 101, I won’t presume to understand the intricacies of the tax reform package recently passed by the bicameral conference committee of Congress.
Rising above its source
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - December 14, 2017 - 4:00pm
The spring cannot rise above its source.
One more year
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - December 12, 2017 - 4:00pm
For the one-year extension of Mindanao-wide martial law, it looks like it’s all over but the formal counting of the vote at today’s joint session of Congress.
Christmas cheer
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - December 10, 2017 - 4:00pm
A micro entrepreneur I know has been trying to open a business in Muntinlupa. The application for a business permit was filed at city hall in mid-2017. The year is almost over and the application is still there,...
Because they could
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - December 7, 2017 - 4:00pm
It’s causing a seismic shift in gender relations in the United States.
Risky business
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - December 5, 2017 - 4:00pm
In the multiple probes on the dengue vaccine mess, those whetting the knives appear to be interested mostly in sticking the blades into officials of the Aquino administration.
It won’t last forever
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - December 3, 2017 - 4:00pm
A handful of despots, such as North Korea’s Kim Il-sung and his son Kim Jong-il, succeeded in dying in office, with the next generation carrying on the dynasty.
What doesn’t kill her…
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - November 30, 2017 - 4:00pm
Maybe they should have started with the other complaints, which might be meatier.
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