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Max V. Soliven
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A Star is Born
by Max V. Soliven - July 28, 2011 - 12:00am
What? Another newspaper?
Is a jingoistic Japan on the rise under Abe? Or is this aging powerhouse no longer dangerous?
by Max V. Soliven - November 24, 2006 - 12:00am
TOKYO, Japan – It is a delight to be back in Tokyo, one of the cities of my journalistic youth, after an absence of more than five years.
Japanese sub hits Pinoy-manned tanker but it’s no Pearl Harbor
by Max V. Soliven - November 23, 2006 - 12:00am
TOKYO, Japan – The fourth major story on the front page of The Japan Times yesterday morning was headlined: "SUBMERGED MSDF SUB, TANKER BUMP."
Manny Pacquiao’s decking Morales in the 3rd didn't make any dent here
by Max V. Soliven - November 22, 2006 - 12:00am
KYOTO, Japan – The sports pages here in Japan paid no attention to our champ, Manny Pacquiao, knocking down challenger Morales in the third round – a cause for national rejoicing back ho...
Manny Pacquiao’s decking Morales in the 3rd didn't make any dent here
by Max V. Soliven - November 22, 2006 - 12:00am
KYOTO, Japan – The sports pages here in Japan paid no attention to our champ, Manny Pacquiao, knocking down challenger Morales in the third round – a cause for national rejoicing back ho...
Contradictions
by Max V. Soliven - November 20, 2006 - 12:00am
OSAKA, Japan – The queen city of the Kansai plain, Osaka – with its 8.7 million citizens (prefecture-wide) – is not a beautiful metropolis on the Tokyo scale, but it is an exciting, vibrant,...
Everywhere, everywhere Christmas tonight – in Osaka, Japan!
by Max V. Soliven - November 19, 2006 - 12:00am
OSAKA, Kansai, Japan – Yesterday, the AP and other wire service photographs of US President George W. Bush, posing in Hanoi with his Vietnamese host, Vietnam’s President Nguyen Minh Triet,...
He’ll present his credentials at the golf course
by Max V. Soliven - November 17, 2006 - 12:00am
The capture of perpetual putschist Greg "Gringo" Honasan was a big coup for the administration. No matter how government-orchestrated media "persuasion" now attempts to denigrate Honasan –...
Has the daredevil RAM-rod and chronic putschist’s luck finally run out?
by Max V. Soliven - November 16, 2006 - 12:00am
Perhaps it can be said that former Senator and ex-Colonel Gregorio "Gringo" Honasan made it his career to plan military putsches. Handsome, articulate, totally charming Honasan looked and...
‘Good morning, Vietnam’ and other GMA travels
by Max V. Soliven - November 15, 2006 - 12:00am
Remember that old Robin Williams’ movie, Good Morning, Vietnam? Today, it’s really "good morning" for Vietnam – with leaders from 21 Asia-Pacific economies congregating in Hanoi...
Susmariosep! Even ‘Rosebud’ is running for mayor of Manila
by Max V. Soliven - November 14, 2006 - 12:00am
As predicted in this column yesterday morning, Senator Panfilo "Ping" Lacson announced his candidacy for mayor of Manila a few hours later – at our friend Neal Cruz’s Kapihan sa Manila. Lacson...
‘Dirty Harry’ versus ‘Kuratong Baleleng’ basher in Manila slugfest
by Max V. Soliven - November 13, 2006 - 12:00am
It turns out, according to Alikabok, that Senator and former Police Director General Panfilo "Ping" Lacson is running for Mayor of Manila after all.
Eclipsed again – this time by the Vietnamese
by Max V. Soliven - November 12, 2006 - 12:00am
Yesterday, I bumped into Manila Mayor Lito Atienza at a market. He said he was fielding his son Ali – not his son Kim – for Mayor of Manila. Ali is tall, handsome, a Taekwondo champ and even has...
Rid of Rumsfeld at last – but too late to save Iraq
by Max V. Soliven - November 10, 2006 - 12:00am
Of course, Donald Rumsfeld had to resign after the Democrats gave the Bush Republicans a drubbing in the Midterm and grabbed control of the House of Representatives. The election had been a referendum not only on...
Bush was rebuked, the Democrats won: And the results were known in just a few hours
by Max V. Soliven - November 9, 2006 - 12:00am
If you ask me, the most significant aspect of the Midterm US Elections to us Filipinos is that the election results – all over the vast United States of America – were known in just a few...
Strange bedfellows
by Max V. Soliven - November 8, 2006 - 12:00am
Senate President Manny Villar told this writer yesterday morning that he wasn’t joining Erap’s party, but they were only discussing a "coalition" of parties to fight the Administration...
Zero hour
by Max V. Soliven - November 7, 2006 - 12:00am
Many people have been speculating over the resignation of Defense Secretary Avelino "Nonong" Cruz, who had been La Presidenta’s lawyer and served in her Cabinet for six years and nine...
Scrap that over-expensive P800M Cebu International Convention Center! It’s too rushed, unnecessary – and the roof may collapse on the ASEAN leaders!
by Max V. Soliven - November 6, 2006 - 12:00am
Once and for all, let’s stop this nonsense. That foolish and dangerous plan to rush a Cebu International Convention Center to "completion" so it can be used for the summit meeting of the...
It’s not seemly for anyone to apply to be ‘Chief Justice’ like an eager job-applicant
by Max V. Soliven - November 5, 2006 - 12:00am
Sorry, Miriam – you may cuss me out if you will – but I don’t believe it’s dignified for anybody, even one who spent years in the judiciary and is now a Senator, to publicly "apply"...
Is sainthood only for the saintly?
by Max V. Soliven - November 3, 2006 - 12:00am
Before the interest in sinners and saints provoked by our observance of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day evaporates, I’d like to bring your attention to a fascinating article by Thomas...
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