Ana Marie Pamintuan
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Seatmates bloc
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - May 24, 2024 - 12:00am
Sen. Joseph Victor Ejercito calls it the “Seatmates bloc” – also the “Magic 7” – and he maintains it’s solid.
Orocan moments
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - May 22, 2024 - 12:00am
Juan Miguel Zubiri says he was forced out as Senate president because he had riled powerful groups due to his stand on Charter change, the Senate probe on the so-called PDEA leaks linking President Marcos to illegal...
POGO politics
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - May 20, 2024 - 12:00am
If the maritime dispute between the Philippines and China wasn’t heating up, Alice Leal Guo would have likely remained under the government radar, free to indulge her fondness for McLaren 620R supercars with...
Spy vs spy
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - May 17, 2024 - 12:00am
For the younger generations, Spy vs. Spy is a comic strip in Mad magazine about espionage activities between two stereotypical Cold War-era “Black” and “White” spies.
Tit for tat
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - May 15, 2024 - 12:00am
Sen. Ronald dela Rosa, the first national police chief under Rodrigo Duterte, conducts a Senate probe that revives stories about Ferdinand Marcos Jr. being a cocaine addict.
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - May 13, 2024 - 12:00am
Remember fomites, r-naught, social distancing?
‘Marites warfare’
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - May 10, 2024 - 12:00am
A foreign diplomat must be a naif to take the word of a middle-level military officer as the official stand of the national government.
Laughing it off
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - May 8, 2024 - 12:00am
Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau admitted that he smoked marijuana even after becoming a member of parliament. In 2018 under his leadership, Canada legalized cannabis, including cultivation and recreational...
Arrest, maybe
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - May 6, 2024 - 12:00am
One thing is certain: the UniTeam of 2022 faces irreconcilable differences.
Eking out a living
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - May 3, 2024 - 12:00am
ot too long ago, the C-5 extension near our office was lined in both directions with ambulant vendors selling various types of food, from beef pares to goto, kwek-kwek and farm products including fresh bamboo s...
Pharma incentives
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - May 1, 2024 - 12:00am
At the height of the pandemic, a guy I know lost his father to COVID-19. Vaccines were not yet available at the time to the general public, but there were drugs being used for treatment, with some verified measure...
Simple living
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - April 29, 2024 - 12:00am
Under the law prescribing norms of conduct, public officials and employees are supposed to observe “simple living.”
School break
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - April 26, 2024 - 12:00am
Two weeks ago a young mother I know was abruptly informed that the “Kiddie 1” classes of her three-year-old daughter, which were supposed to be until next month, were over for the school year.
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - April 24, 2024 - 12:00am
It’s good to see countries with shared values going beyond words in recognizing the Philippines’ sovereign rights and maritime entitlements in the South China Sea, based on the United Nations Convention...
Keeping enemies close
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - April 22, 2024 - 12:00am
If Vice President Sara Duterte has fallen out of favor or become “bad shot” with First Lady Liza Marcos, is the sentiment shared by President Marcos?
‘Coercive tactics’
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - April 19, 2024 - 12:00am
The trilateral summit in Washington among the Philippines, the United States and Japan focused attention on security issues and tension in the South China Sea.
It’s complicated
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - April 17, 2024 - 12:00am
At the rate relations have been going downhill between the Marcos and Duterte clans, the current administration should be hoping that it won’t be replaced by one led by another Duterte.
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - April 15, 2024 - 12:00am
Hello, telephone?
‘Presidentiables’ surveys
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - April 12, 2024 - 12:00am
What if you are included in a survey of potential presidential aspirants, and you land in the top three of the most preferred, but you sincerely don’t intend to run and don’t want to be included in the...
Easing hunger
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - April 10, 2024 - 12:00am
You are what you eat.
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