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Mauro Gia Samonte

Good riddance, EU!

THE European Union tells the Philippines — free Sen. Leila de Lima, withdraw charges against Maria Ressa and renew the franchise of ABS-CBN Corp....

Countdown to Trump’s electoral fantasy

For the year 2020, the critical countdown at the start of the “ber” months is not to Christmas on December 25 but to the...

Two resonant voices on red-tagged Makabayan bloc

ONE is the straightforward head of the Southern Luzon Command (Solcom) of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the other the no-nonsense leader...

Of red-tagging, DepEd infiltration by communists and NPA’s crazy merry-go-round

The Manila Times editorial headline last Friday read, “Badoy red-tagging case demands serious attention and scrutiny.” To that I say, “Indeed!” So, I hastened to lift this...

Do I have to be a cook to know the soup is good?

ONE good reason I love to eat at Restaurant of Choice (RoC) at the University of the Philippines Diliman is its distinctly delicious pumpkin...

Why are we going crazy over Covid-19?

“THERE’S a cure for Covid.” Thus did Dr. Stella Immanuel declare at a news conference in front of the United States Supreme Court sometime ago. A...

The day I had Isko tightly under my grip

IF a picture speaks a thousand words, then the accompanying photograph speaks much of how I completely had the Manila mayor under control in...

But first, China must win Filipino hearts and minds

PROMPTED by the Chinese slant in my column yesterday, somebody emailed me the results of a recent survey conducted by Associate Professor Elmer Soriano...

Happy birthday to whom?

HAPPY birthday to… oh my God! June 27 passed without me remembering to say happy birthday to this paper’s benign patriarch! Senior moments? Or just that...

How the US presidency has always been worth wars

Last of 2 parts Finally, now to the point. In just a little over three months, the US presidential elections shall have been over, and in...

PSA’s ‘Sama Na, Sensus Na!’ airs final episode Sunday

As the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) continues to conduct its nationwide count and data gathering through the 2020 Census of Population and Housing (2020...

SSS opens online application for retirees’ pension loan

RETIREE-pensioners of the Social Security System (SSS) can now file their Pension Loan Program (PLP) applications online, the state-run pension fund announced. In a statement...

Bong Go aids pro, nonpro leagues resume games

AFTER giving the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) a little push, Sen. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go said he is also willing to help nonprofessional and...

Julia Barretto files complaint vs Jay Sonza over pregnancy rumors

POPULAR actress Julia Barretto personally filed a formal complaint against former broadcaster Jay Sonza on Friday afternoon at the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI)...

2,630 new Covid cases recorded — DoH

THE Philippines recorded 2,630 new cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) on Friday, the Department of Health (DoH) said. This brings the total number of...