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‘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.
Besties
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - April 8, 2024 - 12:00am
Thanks to the propensity of many people to post anything and everything about themselves on social media, Filipinos can get a glimpse of what our government officials are doing when our taxes send them overseas on...
No longer invincible
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - April 5, 2024 - 12:00am
If Apollo Quiboloy had not gotten the goat of the House of Representatives, the Senate and presumably the Marcos 2.0 administration, would he be on the run now, among the nation’s most wanted as an accused...
Death knell
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - April 3, 2024 - 12:00am
Members of the House of Representatives were hoping for a dialogue with senators on Charter change while Congress is not in session, during the long break starting before Palm Sunday.
Endangered
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - April 1, 2024 - 12:00am
Before the Holy Week break, among the topics in our newsroom chats was salt.
Live your faith
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - March 27, 2024 - 12:00am
‘Tis the season to be holy, to contemplate matters of the spirit and repent for one’s sins in hopes of redemption.
Medical privacy
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - March 25, 2024 - 12:00am
People want to keep their state of health private.
A mandatory duty
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - March 22, 2024 - 12:00am
With dynasty-building reaching shameless proportions, the Supreme Court has finally been asked to step in and mandate Congress to carry out a task set out in the Constitution: to define and prohibit political d...
Second parents
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - March 20, 2024 - 12:00am
Our schools are in dire need of mental health care providers.
Heritage custodians
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - March 18, 2024 - 12:00am
From the air, the Chocolate Hills of Bohol are a wondrous sight to behold.
Daughterte-Duterte tandem in 2028?
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - March 15, 2024 - 12:00am
It wasn’t the first time that the idea was floated.
Life after kidnapping
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - March 13, 2024 - 12:00am
For the first time in a long while, I exchanged my evening Net-flix bingeing for a book
Political warfare
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - March 11, 2024 - 12:00am
The battle lines are being drawn between the feuding camps in the (dis)UniTeam. Will it lead to something good for Juan and Juana de la Cruz?
Women empowerment
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - March 8, 2024 - 12:00am
A woman I know left her husband and three children in the Visayas two decades ago to find work in Manila.
Malleable justice
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - March 6, 2024 - 12:00am
There’s another long-running complaint of investors that cannot be cured by Charter change: a compromised Philippine justice system.
Navel-gazing
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - March 4, 2024 - 12:00am
Of course the government doesn’t have funds for wage subsidies, as suggested by pa-pogi lawmakers.
Tatak Pinoy
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - March 1, 2024 - 12:00am
Everywhere I go in my part of town, coffee shops are opening it seems almost every week. Not major chain outlets, but mom-and-pop operations with hole-in-the-wall stands.
Senior moments
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - February 28, 2024 - 12:00am
As of 2020, there were 9,242,121 senior citizens or those above 60 years old in this country, as recorded by the Philippine Statistics Authority.
Spooking investors
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - February 26, 2024 - 12:00am
Thanks to the mad rush to amend the Constitution, the 38th anniversary of the people power revolt had a rallying point, with commemorative events drawing crowds larger than in previous years.
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