Manila Bulletin

Published by the Manila Bulletin, the Manila Bulletin is a daily newspaper. Dr. Cris J. Icban, Jr. is the editor-in chief, Hermogenes P. Pobre is the publisher and Diego C. Cagahastian is the news editor.

Articles from April 23, 2004

1st National Cheerleading Camp, Held
The 1st National Cheerleading Camp headed by NBA cheerleaders, Jason Bass and Giselle Fabricante of the New Jersey Nets and NBAs Fan Patrol kicked off at the Adidas Sportskamp at the Fort recently. The weeklong event culminates on April 23 at the...
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Abaypamilya Is Pro-Family
Byline: Bernardo M. Villegas THOSE who are concerned about the threats to the stability of the Filipino family should consider voting for Abaypamilya as their party-list choice in the next Congress come election day. The Congress that will exit...
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ABS-CBN Launches Its Interactive Career Web Site
Seeking to enhance its employee recruitment processes, broadcast network ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corp. has entered into a partnership with online recruitment services firm Jobstreet.com to create an interactive recruitment Web site. Launched in March...
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Alma Cried over Annulment of Marriage!
Alma Moreno (Venessa Laxamana in real life) cried when she heard the news that her marriage to Mayor Joey Marquez has been annulled. No, she didnt cry because she didnt want her marriage to Joey to end, but because of shock. Nabigla kasi ako, she...
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Alyansa Candidates Launch 'Pabibili Ka Ba?' Campaign
The Alyansa ng Pag-asa candidates led by vice-presidential candidate Herminio Hermie Aquino launched a moral campaign with the slogan Pabibili ka ba? during their two-day swing in Laguna and Quezon provinces. "With about two weeks to go in the campaign,...
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An Artists' Sortie
One weekend in Tagaytay Highlands, we encountered a group of artists who had gone there to chill out and to dabble with paintbrushes, sketchpads, oils and pastels the usual stuff. Artists, we learned, are never far from their paraphernalia. You...
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A Quick Stop at Pareng Drew's Place
Youre most likely to find Drew Pare Arellano anywhere but home at any time of the day. Twenty four-year-old Drew, the charming fellow who calls his girlfriend pare in the Sunsilk TV commercial, normally finds himself at home only when its time to...
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Around the Nation
Comelec acts on petition MONTALBAN, Rizal Acting on a petition filed by a barangay chairman, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) disqualified a lady mayoral candidate here who is perceived to be a resident of another place. In its decision,...
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Athletic Fortitude and San Mig Light
An extraordinary thing is happening in sports nowadays. The principle behind racing turns over a new leaf as thrill seekers and adventure racers compete against themselves and nature to overcome obstacles and defy their limits. For Hardcore Athletes...
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BackStagePass; Retrospecting to 23 Seasons of Theatrical Legacy
Byline: Text by LEO ORTEGA LAPARAN II Photos by MERLINA R. HERNANDO Sining-Lahi Polyrepertory must have a score and three reasons this year to further live up to and exalt their image of being the resident student's theater organization of the Polytechnic...
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Boost Security Measures, Comelec Tells PNP, AFP
Byline: RICO C. NAVARRO The Commission on Elections (Comelec) urged the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to beef up their security measures being enforced in connection with the May 10 synchronized elections...
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Boxer Tells GAB Sad Tale of Swindle in US
Byline: dennis principe WORLD BOXING Association (WBA) No. 8 superflyweight contender Roger Galicia appeared in Tuesday afternoons meeting called by the Games and Amusements Board (GAB) to shed light on the alleged defrauding the boxer experienced...
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Broken Silence; the Death and Misconception of Idealism
Byline: JUAN MIGUEL LAGO Network of Campus Journalists of the Philippines City of Calapan, Oriental Mindoro It's true. Filipinos are impatient. They are the most impatient people in Asia, if not in the world. A decade and a half ago, we ousted...
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Candidates Peace Covenant, Forum in Calbayog
Byline: Elinando B Cinco WHEN Mayor Anieto Olaje of Tarangnan town was gunned down in cold blood in the premises of a cockpit arena in Calbayog City last month, and his Vice Mayor Francisco Montero who later assumed the mayoralty post mercilessly...
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Cecile Licad Plays for CRIBS: New Superlatives Needed
Byline: Leonor O Goguingco CECILE Licad generally considered our busiest and best-known international concert pianist, recently played at a benefit concert for C.R.I.B.S. an organization offering foster care for abandoned children and sexually...
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Confusing the Public
Byline: Hector R.R. Villanueva Modesty is for those who have no talent. Anonymous FROM where we are perched, we earnestly hope that these reputable survey houses, such as, SWS, Pulse Asia, ARO-Gallup, Ibon, and others have taken due diligence...
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Constant Learning Will Be Key to Success in the Future; What One Learns in School Is Obsolete in Five Years; to Cope with Change, One Needs Seven Critical Skills
In a global economy that is constantly in flux because of new information and technology, how does one stay ahead? By primarily embracing the fact that one will have to be constantly learning and adapting to new innovations every few years, according...
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Covenant on Employment Signed; 3 Parties Pledge Job Generation
Byline: EDU H. LOPEZ Employers, business leaders and labor groups as well as government officials have pledged to provide more job opportunities. The groups have signed a covenant to ensure more employment which capped the 25th national conference...
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'David' Meets Software's 'Goliath'
A fast-growing IT services firm and software laboratory based in the Philippines begins its uphill climb this year against US-based software giant Microsoft in an ambitious project that would eventually allow Windows applications to run smoothly on...
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Domingo Pads Lead, but Acid Test Is Ahead
Byline: noli cruz CABANATUAN CITY Enrique Domingo has gotten more comfortable with the yellow jersey after Stage 8 of the Air 21 Tour Pilipinas, his lead bigger and his confidence growing by the day. But a major stumbling block lies just ahead....
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Ecleo to Undergo Thorough Medical Checkup in Manila; Bacolod Family Members Fear for Their Safety, Seek Tighter Security
Byline: MARS W. MOSQUEDA JR. CEBU CITY Parricide suspect and cult leader Ruben Ecleo Jr., who was released on bail last Wednesday by the court, is set to fly to Manila for a comprehensive medical checkup, his lawyers told reporters yesterday....
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Employment Convenant Signed; Sectors to Promote Industrial Peace, Sustain Economic Dev't
Byline: RAUL V. GONZALES With President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo as one of the witnesses, labor groups, business leaders and representatives from government signed yesterday the Social Covenant for Full Employment to promote industrial peace and...
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Enpress: Setting a New Standard for Award-Giving Bodies in Philippine Cinema?
Byline: WALDEN SADIRI They were former members of the Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC). Then they became known as the break-away group after a scandal that linked the officers of their former organization to allegedly accepting monetary incentives...
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ERC Sets Strategic Planning on Regulation
Byline: MYRNA M. VELASCO The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has undertaken a two-day planning session to draw up some strategic moves on how to handle the ticklish process of regulating the power industry. ERC chairman Rodolfo B. Albano said...
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FPJ Leading in 3 Surveys, KNP Bares
Fernando Poe Jr., Koalisyon ng Nagkakaisang Pilipino standard bearer, has topped three separate surveys, showing the exact opposite in rankings of earlier polls released by two other pollsters, the Koalisyon ng Nagkakaisang Pilipino (KNP) said yesterday....
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From 'Fitness Blonde' to 'Fitness Babe'
Thank you to Well Being and all the readers who sent me messages of congratulations on my new baby boy, Colin Anthony. I really appreciate the good wishes. I thought Id be giving birth by C-section on Saturday, April 3, but was very happily surprised...
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Having a Ball at Adidas Sports Kamp
Byline: OWEN ARAOJO BAUTISTA Finally, Asias premiere athletic training center opens! Neatly nestled on a 500 sq. meter lot along Libertad Drive, Bonifacio Global City Taguig, just across The Fort, is the adidas Sports Kamp. It envisions a mecca...
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'Hellboy' - A New Comicbook Hero Invades the Big Screen
Columbia Pictures brings to the screen the daring adventures of Hellboy, a supernatural action-thriller based on Mike Mignolas acclaimed Dark Horse Comics series of the same name. When a Nazi mystical experiment goes awry in 1944, the target of...
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Home & Garden Talk
STONE LOVERS OUTING. Members of the Natural Stone Society of the Philppines will go on their annual summer outing tomorrow, April 18. They will go on a stone hunting trip to Rio Chico in General Tinio (formerly Papaya), Nueva Ecija. Participants...
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Interest in Off-Season Mango Production Keen
We mentioned once in our column that ECJ Farms made more profit from the 500 tons of off-season mango it harvested in Davao than the 2,900 tons it harvested in Negros. Thats because assorted fruits of the off-season crop sold for about R48 a kilo...
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Isuzu Kicks off DI Diesel Up2: Power to Drive
From last years diesel up pitch, the Isuzu Direct Injection campaign shifts to power up! with the companys focus on the power attributes of DI diesel engines. Launched last week at the Eastwood City, the "DI Diesel UP2: Power to Drive" attempts...
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It's RP for Me, Says UK-Based Abbatuan
PBA media bureau Dave Coros pointed to a tall, dusky man in his early forties seated at ringside behind the Shell bench last Wednesday night at the Araneta Coliseum. Slightly muscular, the man had close-cropped hair and wore a pair of sunglasses...
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Labor-Employer Partnership, a Key to Industrial Growth
(Speech delivered by President GLORIA MACAPAGAL ARROYO at the 25th National Conference of Employers at the Westin Philippine Plaza, April 22, 2004.) MAGANDANG araw sa inyong lahat. Kumusta na kayo? Sana ay patnubayan po tayo ng Poong Maykapal. ...
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Lacson Wants Unified Campaign with FPJ
Byline: ROY C. SINFUEGO COTABATO CITY Opposition presidential candidate Panfilo Lacson said yesterday he is considering a possible unified campaign with Fernando Poe Jr. as part of the oppositions effort to thwart fraud and cheating in the May...
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List of New Professional ECEs Part 1
ABAD, BARVIN SENADRIN ABALOS, ROCHELLE RITURBAN ABAR, REGIE RAMOS ABAT, ARTURO JR AQUINO ABITONA, JOVIE MIRA ACAP, JONATHAN DICON ACEDERA, ZION SO ADAN, EDERLHIE PANGAN ADDURU, BRYAN MATURAN ADOLFO, ERNIE TORRES AGANG-ANG,...
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List of New Professional ECEs Part 2
GUEVARRA, MARY JOY TALPLACIDO GUILLERMO, JERALD POLESTICO GULMATICO, WELMER DOMAYCOS GURANGO, HARRIS VALENCIA GURTIZA, ARNEIL CARIASO GUTIERREZ, CARLO ANGELO YAMBAO GUZARIN, AARON ORTINERO GUZMAN, NILO GUMERA HENRY, SHARON GRACE...
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LXS: The Ateneo LEX; Just Cause
Byline: CAROL H. PAJARON Ateneo's LEX truly embodies its three main thrusts of law, business, and people. While it seems that most school organizations must address such varied advocacies in autonomy, Ateneo de Manila University's LEX (Latin...
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Mead Johnson Takes Up Crusade vs Malnutrition
Malnutrition is a prevalent, yet often neglected problem in the Philippines. Children especially those who belong to poor and disadvantaged families are often those who suffer the most from this condition. One company has taken up the challenging...
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Migrant Filipinos
ITS not only now that Filipinos have become a migrant people. Towards the end of the 19th century, thousands upon thousands of Filipinos lived in Hong Kong, Singapore, the coast of China, Saigon, France, England, Honolulu, Philadelphia, and in other...
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More Companies Now Deploy DWDM Technology for Uninterrupted Access
Byline: edu h. lopez Companies want their idle assets to be more productive and maximize the utilization of their servers and storage capacities by creating a server cluster. Nortel Networks response to this challenge is a technology called DWDM...
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Multiplication of the Loaves; John 6:1-15
JESUS went across the Sea of Galilee [of Tiberias]. A large crowd followed Him, because they saw the signs He was performing on the sick. Jesus went up on the mountain, and there He sat down with His disciples. The Jewish feast of Passover was near....
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Mussaendas Add Color to the Landscape
You can make your garden more interesting with the so-called Dona flowers. These are the mussaenda hybrids which are regarded as among the most significant contributions of the Philippines to the world of ornamental horticulture. They are also among...
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Need for Bureaucracy
OFTEN enough the word bureaucracy is used to mean its dysfunctional aspects and not its advantages. Small groups do not need bureaucracy but once the group is larger than a face-to-face group, then bureaucracy is essential. The original French...
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NEWS IN BRIEF; R/$ Rate Closes at P55.84
The peso closed lower at P55.84 to the US dollar yesterday at the Philippine Dealing System of the Bankers Association of the Philippines from P55.81 the previous day. The weighted average rate depreciated to P55.835 from P55.704. Total volume amounted...
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Nokia 7200; Clamshell Phone for Cyber-Babes and Fashionistas
Sleek. Stylish. Sophisticated. The Nokia 7200 pampers the woman who knows how to live the good life with a phone that's as equally trendy. The first flip type mobile unit to be launched by the company this year, the N7200 speaks of class with its...
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NPA Rebels Disarm Security Escorts of Agusan Sur Bets
Byline: MIKE U. CRISMUNDO CAMP RAFAEL C. RODRIGUEZ, Butuan City As the May 10 election is fast approaching, the the New Peoples Army (NPA) band in Southern Mindanao has stepped up its harassment operations against candidates who refuse to secure...
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Ombudsman Withdraws Charges against Lapid
The Office of the Ombudsman is withdrawing the graft charges it filed before the Sandiganbayan five years ago against K-4 senatorial candidate and Pampanga Gov. Manuel Lito Lapid and six others in connection with the alleged illegal quarrying in Pampanga....
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Opening Pages; A Novel in Your Phone
Byline: Peachy Limpin I just spent a very relaxing Holy Week break catching up on John Grishams work and by the time I finished my fifth book I already had an affinity with the citizens of Clanton, Mississippi. Grishams works are all page-turners...
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Party-List Groups Ready to Back Loren
Byline: JOEL C. ATENCIO Leaders of the party-list group Anakpawis and the fisherfolk alliance Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) said yesterday they would endorse and support the vice presidential bid of Koalisyon...
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Pathway; Bestowing Hope to the Marginalized Pathfinders
Byline: Text and photos by MERLINA R. HERNANDO Every minute, four Filipino babies are born. In an hour, 240 babies are produced a total of 5,760 totaling to almost two million Filipino babies a year. Knowing these figures, who wouldn't...
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Psx; Up Close & Personal
Byline: Paolo M. Zaide Last year, Tech News featured in its pages what can probably be described as the ultimate Multi-Media monster known as the PSX. This year, Tech News is fortunate enough to cut its teeth and get a hands on preview of the machine...
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Registered Voter's List Awaited; Merry-Go-Round
Byline: FLORO L. MERCENE MENTAL hospital loses P2.6million payroll. The patients didnt do it. Look for the sober ones. *** President offers to share power with the opposition if she wins. Will you accept Ping Lacson as Secretary of Defense?...
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Rising Global Growth Augurs Well for Philippine Economy
Byline: LEE C. CHIPONGIAN The International Monetary Fund upgraded its world economic outlook for the year due to a foreseen global upturn, which bodes well for the Philippines and the rest of the emerging economies. The IMF scorecard said the...
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Roundup
LUZON More food-poisoning victims BATANGAS CITY One-hundred-twenty-eight more employees were hospitalized due to food poisoning, bringing the the total number of victims to 280. Like the other victims, the 128 employees also partook sagot gulaman...
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Sendo X; A Looker from a Homely Family
Byline: Allan D. Francisco By launching the X smartphone, Sendo seeks to make itself rid of reputation as purveyor of low-cost, low-tech mobile handsets. This UK-based vendor has, quoting from its Web sites literature, taken the best technology...
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Siemens and Research in Motion to Integrate BlackBerry Connectivity Solution in Mobile Phones
Siemens mobile and Research In Motion (RIM) today announced plans to enable BlackBerry[R] connectivity on Siemens mobile phones. Siemens and RIM will work together to provide integrated data connectivity capabilities on Siemens mobile phones using...
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Solons Hail Ibon Poll, See Trend for GMA
Administration solons yesterday hailed the latest Ibon Foundation survey showing an increase in President Arroyos rating with a drop in the rating of Fernando Poe Jr., saying this attests to the growing strength of the President. The solons led...
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Sparmate Quits on Pacquiao
LOS ANGELES Manny Pacquiaos main sparring partner, welterweight Javier Garcia, failed to show up for Wednesdays sparring sessions, forcing trainer Freddie Roach to look for quick replacements to keep the Filipino boxing hero busy at the gym on Wednesday....
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Sun Previews Landmark Solaris 10
SINGAPORE Sun Microsystems, Inc. previewed the Solaris 10 Operating System, the upcoming version of its award-winning OS for systems based on UltraSPARC and x86 microprocessors. The new release, with early access versions available now for download,...
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Tao of Programming; A PROGRAMMER'S WINTER IN TORONTO, CANADA (Last Part of Three Parts)
Byline: Paul Vergel Our usual meeting time is 12pm Eastern Time. That is 9am in LA, where our client is. For the project I am doing, we are required to have a meeting 3 times a week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. This is a conference call with...
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The Art of Zen in the Quiet Place
It comes as a surprise at the end of a dirt road cutting a swathe through ricefields that roll away as far as the eyes can seeThe Quiet Place Farm Resort, one of the first, if not the first, agri-tourism property with an eye to designing a portion...
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The Elusive Eric Quizon
Eric Quizon is perhaps one of the nicest persons you will ever meet in show business. In fact, this image of his, Eric considers to be sometimes a liability for him as an actor. I get typecasted because of my look. Lagi na lang akong doctor. Kasi...
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The Parable of the Dead Horses
THE businessman owned the only kamalig (rice storage) and rice mill of the barrio. Because of its favorable location, it serviced a dozen other barrios inland. So he had to employ four regular laborers. At any one time, two were on duty to receive...
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The Quest Corner
Byline: Timmy Magalang This week I invited William Nabaza to talk about the internet. He has an extensive background on the internet and e-commerce. INTERNET FOR BEGINNERSby: William Nabaza < william@nabaza.com > There's a very powerful...
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The Real Score on the Anti-Diabetic and Other Medicinal Properties of Ampalaya
Byline: Dr. Eduardo G Gonzales Is it really true that ampalaya tea and capsules are effective in lowering the blood sugar of diabetics? Are they really good substitutes for the anti-diabetic drugs that are available in the market? Does ampalaya...
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The Reason Why King Exists
To say that King was born to sing is probably an understatement. The second of four siblings, King grew up in a music-filled environment. His dad was a member of the Bayanihan Vocal group and singing was his passion. His mom, though she didnt sing...
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The Team Behind SAFE 4 SR
Byline: LLOYD A. LUNA / Polytechnic University of the Philippines Call it political gimmick but for the officials and employees of the Office of the Presidential Assistant for Youth Affairs (OPAYA), the Student Assistance Fund for Education for...
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Toshiba TECRA M2 Series; the Next Generation Lightweight Business Notebook
Toshiba Singapore Pte Ltd, Computer Systems Division (South and Southeast Asia Regional Headquarters) introduced its next generation lightweight notebook, the TECRA M2 series a notebook designed for the corporate and small-to-medium sized business...
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Villanueva Scores Gov't on Unstable Peso
Bangon Pilipinas presidential candidate Eddie Villanueva yesterday said the people, particularly the business sector, have lost their confidence in the present government in the wake of the peso slipping to P55.81 to a dollar only two days after it...
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Viva Rallies to Beat UST
PRODIGIOUS ARWIND Santos was held to just five freethrows in the final quarter, but these were enough to secure Viva Mineral Water-FEUs 8881 come-from-behind win over Sunkist-UST yesterday in the PBL Unity Cup at the Pasig Sports Center. The 6-foot-4...
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'Walk This Way' Program Launched for Kids' Safety
Byline: CHRIS DATOL An international campaign that highlights the critical need for pedestrian safety awareness recently launched its Philippine chapter in Manila, formed through a partnership between Safe Kids Worldwide and FedEx, the worlds largest...
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Who Should Give Way?
OUR fate as the people of this Republic is being manipulated by politicians for their political interests more and more grossly than ever before. Believing the present administration cannot easily be changed by election, they have now resorted to agitating...
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