MAURO GIA SAMONTE

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OUR city is a reflection of who we are. It is the physical manifestation of our inner most longings and culture. It is a place where social tradition, care for the natural environment and ecology, the way we live, earn our living, and the type of politics we embrace come…

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“Impossible,” snapped Publisher-Editor Rene at my emailed query on Thursday noon Nov. 19. “I am toying with the idea of having a one-on-one with President Xi Jinping. You think MT can arrange it?”

He said MT reporters were all trying to have a one-on-one with any of the heads of government attending the recent APEC summit. Realizing the futility of my idea, I told him “I’ll just find means.”

I had in mind one of my favorite quotes by a Chinese, the one by Deng Xiao Ping: “It…

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From Cory’s mouth came these words: “Alam naman natin si Ninoy. He really wanted to be President. Everything’s just been set for 1973.” Cory declared the statement in a video interview that was made part of an audio visual presentation entitled Beyond Conspiracy: 25 Years After. The documentary is an…

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TODAY, we live in a world of what used to be impossible. It is a world that Leonardo da Vinci and renaissance men before us have dreamt of: flying men. It was just once but a thought to build contraption and mechanics that would allow men to soar through the…

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Early in the week, Nurul Izzah, a member of the Malaysian parliament, visited our country, part of an international swing to drum up the support of world leaders for the effort to ease the plight of her father, jailed Malaysian opposition leader, former deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim. She was…

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THE Philippines has been chosen as site of the Asia Pacific Federation Congress of the International College of Surgeons (ICS) to be held November 21-22 at the Diamond Hotel in Manila. Expected to attend the affair are 250 delegates from Australia, Indonesia, Hongkong, Singapore, Africa and Europe. According to Dr.…

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Lenin said something to this effect: “You learn more about fascism spending a minute fighting the police out in the street than spending a year reading about it in books.” What the great Russian leader sought to stress is the primacy of practice over theory. There really is no substitute…

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