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 December 28, 2003

All about Presidents & Presidential Candidates
Byline: Floro L. Mercene NOLI de Castro is the favored runningmate of GMA. Ina ng Bayan at Kabayan. *** If a GMA-Noli tandem happens, I predict that Bobby Barbers will end up being teammate of Raul Roco. Its a formidable team. *** Ping...
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America's 911 and Our 117
THERE was a series of loud bangs starting 9:15 a.m. on Christmas Day in a small building on Road One, near its intersection with Visayas Ave. in Project 6, QC. This was a small store full of firecrackers and other fireworks. The owner claimed that...
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Arroyo Seeks El Shaddai's Support for Reconciliation Bid
Byline: GENALYN D. KABILING President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo urged yesterday the millions of El Shaddai members to rally behind her national reconciliation initiative for the country to achieve greater progress. Addressing the 20th Christmas...
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Balanced Brain Dev't Is Key to Child's Growth
As soon as a child shows some behavioral manifestations to certain situations or stimuli, there is that tendency for people around him/her to immediately conclude the child is either left-brained or right-brained. Right-brained individuals are...
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BCAP Set to Wage War
Byline: Edgard Hilario FROM ALL indications, American John Moran will be the next head coach of Shell in the Philippine Basketball Association. And judging from every word that comes out of Basketball Coaches Association of the Philippines head...
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Better Job Situation Seen
Byline: E. T. SUAREZ DoLE, employers and labor sectors optimistic on 2004 The Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE), together with the employers and labor sectors, is optimistic that the job situation and economic prospects will improve in...
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Codinera Coming Home; New FedEx Deal Awaits
Byline: Eddie Alinea THE DEFENSE Minister is coming home. FedEx slotman Jerry Codinera has been released from the Azienda Policlinico Umberto Uno hospital in Rome following a successful colon operation before Christmas and is expected to be back...
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Compton Remains Hopeful
Byline: Dodo Catacutan jr. THE DOOR may still be closed, for now. But that doesnt mean Alex Compton will stop knocking and waiting. Its okay, Ill just keep waiting, said Compton, a day after news came out that the Philippine Basketball Association...
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'Crying Ladies' Bags Best Picture Award in Filmfest
Byline: LEONARDO Q. BELEN "Crying Ladies" won Saturday night the 2003 Metro Manila Film Festival grand award of "Best Picture," which carries with it a P500,000 cash prize. "Crying Ladies" also won the "Best Actor Award" for Eric Quizon and the...
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Downstream Sector Seeks Tax Holidays in Lieu of Tariff Protection
Byline: BERNIE CAHILES-MAGKILAT The domestic downstream steel industry has urged the granting of tax breaks and tax holidays being made available by the government to investors instead of raising steel tariffs by as much as 15 percent as this will...
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Gov't Urged to Encourage $1B Fresh Investments in Power
Byline: MYRNA M. VELASCO The government, through the Department of Energy (DoE), is being urged to immediately set sure-fire strategy to attract some $1.0-billion worth of fresh investments starting next year in new power projects. This is to...
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Mama Mio!
A review of Mitacs Mio DigiWalker 8380 Smartphone Handset makers are finally finding ways of combining the flexibility of handhelds with the mass-market appeal of mobile phones. Take the case of Mitacs new Mio 8380 DigiWalker Smartphone which...
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Mama Mio!
A review of MitacEs Mio DigiWalker 8380 Smartphone Handset makers are finally finding ways of combining the flexibility of handhelds with the mass-market appeal of mobile phones. Take the case of MitacEs new Mio 8380 DigiWalker Smartphone which...
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New Direct Investments Gain 38% at P6.5 B in Q3
Byline: EDU H. LOPEZ The combined approved foreign direct investments (FDIs) registered with the promotion agencies rose to P6.5 billion in the third quarter of 2003, up by 38 percent compared to the P4.7-billion worth of pledges in 2002. Romulo...
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New Guidelines Aim to Cut Glaucoma-Related Blindness
East Asians suffer from the highest rates of blindness in the world caused by a relatively common form of glaucoma, primary angle closure glaucoma (PACG). New guidelines launched recently by the South East Asia Glaucoma Interest Group (SEAGIG) at...
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News in Brief
Peso closes at P55.59/$ The peso closed at P55.59 to the US dollar last Tuesday at the Philippine Dealing System of the Bankers Association of the Philippines. The weighted average rate stands at P55.546. Financial markets will open today afer the...
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Normal Adults Need Not Restrict Egg Consumption
A friend told me that eggs contain a lot of cholesterol and that I should limit my intake of this foodstuff if I want to prevent heart disease? Is my friend right? How many eggs can I safely eat per week? - Jenny M., Makati City Your friend is...
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Of Botched Resolutions and Ruined Predictions
Byline: Elinando B. Cinco THE making of New Years resolutions has become a tongue-in-cheek flair of many, that is, nobody takes it seriously anymore. After all the biggest one made last year in Baguio City was never meant to be fulfilled, in the...
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P10 B Seized in 6 Months of Anti-Drug Operations
Byline: Ignacio R. Bunye WHEN President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo relaunched her anti-drug campaign in June of this year, she vowed that the government would go after the big manufacturers and clean the streets of drug pushers. Since then, the President...
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Pacquiao to Grace PSA Rites Afterall
Byline: Nick Giongco MANNY PACQUIAO is going to be a busy man starting in the first few days of the new year, but the champ is making sure hell be around to personally receive his Athlete of the Year award from the Philippine Sportswriters Association....
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Palace Says P22 B Allocated in '03 for Farm Modernization
Malacanang said yesterday that the administration allocated this year P22 billion, representing a hefty slice of its budgetary appropriations for 2003, for agriculture modernization in a bid to increase farm productivity and, subsequently, raise the...
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PayPlus Ties Up with Ragnarok
Byline: Edu h. Lopez Ragnarok, the Korea-developed multiplayer online role-playing game that has taken the Philippines by storm, has now become even more accessible with PayPlus+. PayPlus is a web-based payment gateway that allows users to pay...
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Political and Natural Landslides
Byline: FRED M. LOBO WHILE political camps were busy finding formulas for political landslides, natural landslides struck Southern Leyte, even further threatening to bury other parts of the province. This is a wakeup call to our leaders to attend...
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Proliferation of Wireless Data Creates Security Risks
The proliferation of wireless data has created a major concern on security risks among wireless carriers as well as the endusers. Although the local wireless data market is relatively new, wireless carriers such as the two big players Smart Communications...
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Reflections Today
The presentation in the temple Luke 2:22-35 WHEN the days were completed for their purification according to the law of Moses, Joseph and Mary took Jesus up to Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord, just as it is written in the law of the Lord,...
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RP Seeks US SEC Nod on $1.5-B Bond Issue
Byline: FIL C. SIONIL The national government will seek approval from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to float some $1.5 billion worth of global bonds, a preparatory step to raise funding offshore to complete the $1.8 billion financing...
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RP Will Send Relief Aid to Quake-Ravaged Iran
The Philippines will send relief assistance to Iran on the heels of the devastating earthquake in the city of Bam, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo said yesterday. In a news briefing, the President responded to the call of the Iranian government...
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The Tale of the Chicken
IF chicken producers made a killing during the Christmas season, they have Agriculture Secretary Luis Lorenzo to thank. If he had not resisted, apparently with GMAs approval, DTI Secretary Mar (Mr. Palengke) Roxas recommendation to import chicken three...
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Why Don't 'Church Tourists' Attend Services More Regularly?
ONCE a priest, celebrating midnight Mass before a jam-packed congregation, said, Merry Christmas and Happy Easter! The people wondered why he included Easter. The priest went on to explain it was because the next time they would show up in church...
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Will You Swallow a Pill Camera?
Byline: PATRICK CONDON Doctors can see 50,000 images from digestive tract DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Doctors have used small cameras on snaking tubes for years to check patients intestinal troubles. These days, theyre asking some patients to...
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'Zigzag' Weakens Further; Monitoring Center Closed
President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo closed yesterday the Malacanang command center monitoring tropical depression "Zigzag" after it weakened into a low pressure area and diminished its threat to Eastern Visayas. The President ordered, however, a 24-hour...
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