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A Star is Born
by Matt Wolf - July 28, 2011 - 12:00am
What? Another newspaper?
After 19 Years of STAR Wars: A newspaper’s duty is still to seek the truth
by Matt Wolf - July 28, 2005 - 12:00am
The nation is in a state of unease – although most of the turmoil appears to be centered in Congress, in Metro Manila, and in our Media (the traditional "Fourth Estate") – but here we are, in...
EDITORIAL - One for all – and all for one
by Matt Wolf - July 28, 2004 - 12:00am
Is there any way to put it, in kicking off this annual self-congratulatory essay? Our Philippine STAR has turned 18.
Our 17th Year of ‘STAR’ Trek
by Matt Wolf - July 28, 2003 - 12:00am
As of late last night, the "drama" in the center of Makati still hasn’t reached a denouément. Whether the Blitzkrieg "coup," an escapade really – it looked more like a cry of...
Two kims in conflict: Ex-Sokor president calls successor ‘the worst’
by Matt Wolf - September 15, 2002 - 12:00am
What happens when two heroes fight? Surely the ground shudders. But this isn’t happening in the Republic of Korea, where wounds inflicted are always serious and "terrible," but a tenacious, long-suffering,...
SWEET SIXTEEN: Foolish enough to speak the truth
by Matt Wolf - July 28, 2002 - 12:00am
Here we are, celebrating The STAR’s 16th anniversary. Never mind bragging about our newspaper’s achievements, as everybody expects on such commemorative occasions.
The Reluctant Dumbledore
by Matt Wolf - November 18, 2001 - 12:00am
Richard Harris needed some serious persuasion to play Professor Dumbledore in the Harry Potter movie. His young granddaughter Ella provided it, and the 71-year-old actor succumbed without even having read J.K. Rowling’s...
Another murder most foul crying out for long-delayed justice - BY THE WAY
by Matt Wolf - April 22, 2001 - 12:00am
One might exclaim: What a macabre topic to bring up on a Sunday morning! The sad truth is that if crime never takes a holiday, neither should the fight against crime declare a "time out" or weekend pa...
'White House' lunch and eye surgery for Erap in the U.S.A.
by Matt Wolf - June 2, 2000 - 12:00am
The schedule of the President's "official visit" to the United States has almost been firmed up. Unless there's a sudden shift in priorities, the Chief Executive will head for the airport straight from delivering...
by Matt Wolf - June 1, 2000 - 12:00am
Senator Gregorio Honasan, handsome, articulate, was a revelation yesterday at the weekly forum of the Greenhills Walking Corporation when he explained his views on the Mindanao fighting, the political scene,...
The government is right: Use the mailed fist to assure 'peace'
by Matt Wolf - May 31, 2000 - 12:00am
The capture by four Army and Marine brigades of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front's second biggest redoubt, Camp Bushra in Butig, Lanao del Sur, which is the "guardian fort" next to the MILF's main headquarters,...
Erap to Tokyo for Obuchi's 'memorial' rites
by Matt Wolf - May 30, 2000 - 12:00am
The arrest of 26 Muslim suspects in a roundup of alleged "bombers" of the Megamall and the Glorietta has enabled Philippine National Police Chief, Director-General Panfilo Lacson, to leave for Tokyo yesterday...
So the 'bombers' were Moro rebels, after all: But wait
by Matt Wolf - May 29, 2000 - 12:00am
Let's not relax just because 26 Muslims pinpointed as being members of the rebel Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) were arrested Saturday for the "bombings" in SM Megamall and the Glorietta.
Too much ado about
by Matt Wolf - May 28, 2000 - 12:00am
There's been so much yakyak over the sarcastic May 29 TIME magazine article that people forget that almost everything which appeared in that piece, including most of the photos, already appeared long ago in the Philippine...
Erap should rage at the danger to everybody's children, not only hisown
by Matt Wolf - May 26, 2000 - 12:00am
It was probably more than a gesture of bravado that an angry Erap dared the Communist hit-men to "target" him instead of his family. It was a father's instinctive reaction to the ambush of a son, Joel "Jono"...
The peso's down, Mindanao projects stalled, but Pardo says that 'we'llovercome'
by Matt Wolf - May 25, 2000 - 12:00am
Finance Secretary Jose T. Pardo, long known as the Cabinet's foremost dispenser of "bottled sunshine", couldn't help but admit the bleakness of the present situation.
'Caller I.D.' phones will identify all crank and bomb-threatcallers
by Matt Wolf - May 24, 2000 - 12:00am
The Police National Capital Region command is having special "Caller I.D." telephones installed in all its 37 police stations (two per station), district offices (three each) and its NCR headquarters in Camp...
Jumping to quick conclusions won't nab the 'bombers'
by Matt Wolf - May 23, 2000 - 12:00am
Sure, Philippine National Police "Chief" Panfilo Lacson may be a tough cop and a straight shooter. But shooting off at the mouth won't get him anywhere in solving the Megamall blast -- or perhaps he was simply...
The Megamall blast, a one-million-dollar 'secret' ploy, and anambassador's recall
by Matt Wolf - May 22, 2000 - 12:00am
Who did it?
Too many meddlers, loudmouths and wise guys muddle Mindanao
by Matt Wolf - May 21, 2000 - 12:00am
No matter what kind of spin the government spokesmen may put on it, the President obviously cut short his five-day China trip because the Commander-in-Chief has to be at his command post in troubled times --...
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