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Monday, January 20, 2020

Mauro Gia Samonte

What could be under a convoluted hairstyle?

A press statement forwarded to my mail by a friend instantly brings back memories of the Corona impeachment in 2012. Those were the days...

Downing of Ukrainian plane and the world that never learns

TO begin with, I must disclaim any expertise in aviation, much less in anti-ballistic missiles technology. I just can’t help but express my view...

Aiming for the moon but hitting the stars

In the obtaining tension between the United States and Iran, this in effect was what happened to me. I grabbed at the opportunity to...

The day China had the world standing still

IT was Friday, the third. So, to one given to superstition, the killing on that day last week by the United States of Iran’s...

Of rice, water, deaf, etc. on top of how bella finds its opposite in bello

In a smorgasbord of topics, last Friday’s edition of Wilson Lee Flores’ Pandesal Forum at the 81-year-old Kamuning Bakery Cafe on Judge Jimenez, Quezon...

Push PH cinema to greater heights

FEW people realize it but when Sen. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go proposed one more Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) outside of the one that...

When Chinese heart bleeds for Filipinos

The bleeding is sincere, pure and profuse. I felt that at the height of the widespread outcry against the reported ramming of a Filipino fishing...

Walking my talk on China-PH relations

WHAT’s the talk to begin with? That the Philippines is not just government. It is also people. As a matter of fact, the Philippines is...

Can one be pro-Filipino without being pro-Chinese?

The question was first prompted in me by an incident I gathered from a book by the late former vice president Salvador Laurel, A...

Peace with CPP/NPA: Pact with the devil

THE Philippine political climate is once again being roiled by talk of resuming the so-called peace talks between the government and the highly personalized...

98% of residents in Taal’s danger zone evacuated 

Interior Secretary Eduardo Año said on Monday that 98% of the residents in villages within the 14-kilometer danger zone of Taal Volcano had been...

Motorcycle taxi pilot test halted

The Department of Transportation's technical working group (TWG) on motorcycle taxis halted the pilot test of the project amid legal hindrances, its head said...

Liquid marijuana seized in various warehouses at NAIA

Customs authorities seized on Monday 330 cartridges of liquid marijuana in different warehouses at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). Port of NAIA district collector...

China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing

BEIJING (AP) — China reported Monday a sharp rise in the number of people infected with a new coronavirus, including the first cases in...

Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry said Sunday that he felt “great sadness” but found “no other option” to cutting almost all of his and...