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Feeling the pain
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - February 19, 2018 - 12:00am
Revolutions have been staged over taxation. When the masses are feeling the pain of higher taxes, the government must show that the money is being put to good use and the suffering is worth it.
Going for the gold
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - February 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Sports officials didn’t raise public expectations, and our paper’s in-house sports experts told us it would be a miracle if either of the two Philippine athletes bagged a gold at the ongoing Winter Olympics...
Losing Paradise
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - February 14, 2018 - 12:00am
President Duterte describes it as a “cesspool” arising from untreated sewage, and he has threatened to file charges against negligent local government officials.
Goodbye to all that?
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - February 12, 2018 - 12:00am
We normally see these horror stories only in the movies, but life can be more gruesome than fiction. Especially for vulnerable sectors of society, such as female household helpers working for foreign employers ...
Deterrent
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - February 9, 2018 - 12:00am
Not a day goes by, it seems, without a congressional investigation going on in one or both the chambers of Congress.
Hysteria
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - February 7, 2018 - 12:00am
One of the reasons cited by foreign investors for bypassing the Philippines in favor of neighboring countries is the unpredictability of many things that affect business here.
Diary
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - February 5, 2018 - 12:00am
My generation had diaries. Unlike today’s blogs and social media posts, our diaries were kept under lock and key.
‘Sword of Damocles’
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - February 2, 2018 - 12:00am
Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales might yet save the neck of her overall deputy, Melchor Arthur Carandang.
Tokhang, Take 3
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - January 31, 2018 - 12:00am
After covering the crime beat for many years, I can declare with certainty that there really are criminals who resist arrest or nanlalaban.
Dynasty building
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - January 29, 2018 - 12:00am
Some years ago I asked a Metro Manila mayor to comment on political dynasties. His three consecutive terms or a total of nine years were up and he was fielding his son as his replacement.
Steep price
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - January 26, 2018 - 12:00am
During the 2010 campaign, several presidential candidates including Noynoy Aquino said among their long-term goals was to bring home many of the 10 million Filipinos who found it necessary to find jobs overseas...
Open for business
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - January 24, 2018 - 12:00am
For some time now I’ve been taking a solar-powered shuttle provided free at the Villar Group’s Evia Lifestyle Center along Daanghari in Las Piñas.
Working on the railroad
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - January 22, 2018 - 12:00am
The senators are correct: if bicameral approval is needed for every piece of legislation, from the annual national budget to renaming a street, how much more a revision of the Constitution?
Bangkok food a dventure
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - January 21, 2018 - 12:00am
Pour scrambled egg into a giant wok, and swirl it around a bit.
Adapting to change
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - January 19, 2018 - 12:00am
In 1987 when we ratified our current Constitution, I wrote my news stories on a typewriter. Since I went to the office only to collect my paycheck (no ATMs yet), I filed my stories either by fax machine or by using...
Personal agenda
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - January 17, 2018 - 12:00am
As of yesterday, the word from the super majority in the House of Representatives was that the chamber would not abolish the Senate in the proposed shift to a federal system of government.
‘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...
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