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 September 30, 2010

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11 Towns in Region 1 under Comelec Control
LINGAYEN, Pangasinan - A total of 11 towns in this province and nearby La Union have been placed under the watchlist of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in relation to the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections set on October 25.The...
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2 Mariculture Projects Boost Siargao Fishermen's Income
DAPA, Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte - A big number of fishermen in this island and in Barobo town, Surigao del Sur have started to reap the fruits of the two mariculture park projects of Agencia Espanola de Cooperacion Internacional (AECI), it...
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ABS-CBN Has Most Beautiful Stars, Mestizos Y Mestizas
JUST A THOUGHT: Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart. - Kahlil Gibran * * * MOST BEAUTIFUL STARS: Beauty, coupled with acquired glamour and a certain class, the shine that lends them luminosity and grace, separates the stars...
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Advocates Overjoyed by PNoy's Pro-RH Stance
Manila, Philippines (PIA) -- While some Catholic leaders are'hurting" over P-Noy's recent statement of support for family and reproductive health services, a group of advocates are joyous over this statement as they urge the President towards concrete...
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Airline Sector Posts Slower Aug. Growth
Global scheduled passenger traffic fell by 1.0% and cargo by 0.8% last month compared to July, 2010, although year-on-year, passenger demand went up 6.4%; cargo, by 19.6%, according to data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA). ...
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'Ampatuan Kin Ordered Attack'
MANILA, Philippines - A member of the Ampatuan clan allegedly ordered the attack on the convoy of the Mangudadatu family three days before the carnage, a new witness in the "Maguindanao Massacre" said Wednesday at the resumption of the hearing at Camp...
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Annabelle Rama's Diva Moment in "Star Factor"
MANILA, Philippines - "Star factor," a reality show on TV5 purportedly created to discover local tinsel town's next big star, has apparently unleashed the diva in one of its resident judges, Annabelle Rama. After gaining much media mileage for her...
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A One-Stop-Shop for Training and Employment
MANILA, Philippines - The Ricky Reyes Learning Institute (RRLI), with branches in Cubao, Quiapo, San Juan, and Alabang prepares students for employment with professional training for basic and advanced courses in cosmetology and hotel and restaurant...
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A Premium on Enduring Luxe
While the recession has seemingly slowed down, it also has left an ineradicable impression on our psyches. Apart from instilling a reverence for the money in our wallets, the recession has turned the general public off from the ostentatious and gaudy...
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Are You Ready to Trick-or-Treat.Or Not?
MANILA, Philippines - Do you celebrate Halloween by donning costumes while trick-or-treating or attending parties decorated with jack-o-lanterns? Or do you make it a point to visit the dead and celebrate the season of Halloween with your loved ones...
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Arroyo Seeks Formula vs Maternal Deaths
MANILA, Philippines - With her non-committal stance on the Reproductive Health (RH) Bill being pushed in the House of Representatives, former President and Pampanga 2nd District Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo called on Congress on Wednesday "to look...
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Awesome Tasks Ahead
"The greatest of faults is to be conscious of none." - Thomas CarlyleMANILA, Philippines - After the fruitful visit to the United States and the UN in New York, President Benigno Simeon Aquino III will find that problems and issues have piled up while...
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Be like Bruce Wayne in Your Own Batmobile!
MANILA, Philippines - Ever fantasized about being the "Caped Crusader" without, obviously, endangering your identity? Here's a bit of good news for all of you Batman fanatics out there!DC Comics, the world largest comic book publisher who owns what...
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Bishops' Hurting Is Nothing Compared to Suffering of Women, Says Women's Group
MANILA, Sept. 29 (PNA) -- Bishops' reaction that they are 'hurting' on P-Noy's recent pro-reproductive health stance got the ire of a federation of 257 grassroots and community women's organizations with around 40,000 individual members nationwide...
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Bobcats Becoming the Home of Second Chances
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) - Players with checkered pasts. Guys trying to come back from gruesome injuries. Still another trying to prove he's not a bust.From Stephen Jackson and Javaris Crittenton to Shaun Livingston, Darius Miles and Kwame Brown, Charlotte...
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Bohol Capitol Forms Team to Salvage Jatropha Project
TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol - Bohol Governor Edgar Chatto has formed a team to try and salvage the multimillion-peso jatropha project which is the subject of a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) signed between Bohol province under then Governor Erico Aumentado...
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Caloocan Starts Water Rationing
MANILA, Philippines - With the effects of the water service disruption now being felt in some barangays, the city government of Caloocan has started to distribute water to the affected neighborhoods to at least lessen the impact on the daily life of...
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Cargo Throughput Grows by 36% at Sasa Wharf, as Vietnam Rice Pulls Up Import by 50%
Davao City (PIA) -- The much-talked about Vietnam rice seemed like rushing floodwaters in 2nd quarter this year as about 9,499,000 kilograms jacked up imports at Sasa Wharf by 50%, therefore, effectively raising foreign trade totals by as much increase...
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China-RP Trade Reaches $13 Billion
MANILA, Philippines - Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Liu Jianchao disclosed on Wednesday that the China-Philippines bilateral trade for the first half of 2010 reached $13 billion, adding that Chinese investors are looking at more areas of cooperation...
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Citi on Leveraging Technology for Better Banking Experience
Technology in its different forms has undeniably made life easier for consumers from simple household and personal aids to transportation, entertainment and communication advancements. This message was the focus in the recent BancNet E-banking Forum,...
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Collegiate Pool League Set for Debut
MANILA, Philippines - Long after the likes of Efren "Bata" Reyes and Francisco "Django" Bustamante brought the game of billiards out of smoke-filled halls and into mainstream acceptance, a billiards league featuring leading schools and universities...
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Could 'Goldilocks' Planet Be Just Right for Life?
WASHINGTON (AP) - Astronomers say they have for the first time spotted a planet beyond our own in what is sometimes called the Goldilocks zone for life: Not too hot, not too cold. Juuuust right.Not too far from its star, not too close. So it could...
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DBM Assures Legal Fund for OFWs
Budget and Management Secretary Florencio B. Abad said the government's legal assistance fund (LAF) for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and their families would be worth at least P100 million, as mandated by law. Abad made this assurance to allay...
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DENR to Restrict Logging in Natural Forests
MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will put the country's natural and second-growth forests off-limits to logging activities to help mitigate the effects of climate change. Natural forest and tree plantations...
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DoH Backs Artificial, Natural Family Planning
MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Health (DoH) remains firm in promoting both the natural and the artificial or the scientific method of family planning, giving couples the opportunity and the liberty to choose the method that will suit them."If...
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DoH, Las Pinas Launch '4S Laban Sa Dengue'
MANILA, Philippines - Responding to the growing threat of dengue, the Las Pinas government, in collaboration with the Department of Health (DoH), Thursday launched an anti-dengue campaign dubbed "4S Laban sa Dengue."Las Pinas Rep. Mark Villar, calling...
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ERC Extends Retail Power Suppliers' License
The license to be issued to retail electricity suppliers (RES) was proposed to be stretched to five years, from three years originally, as could be gleaned from the rules revision being crafted by the Energy Regulatory Commission. "The RES license...
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Europa League Matchday 2 Guide
UEFA's Europa League continues with Matchday 2 set for September 30. The games are played in a home and away basis, the team listed on the left being the host and the team listed on the right are the visitors. Here is a collated match guide of...
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Ever Heard of Cell Phone Recycling?
With the different cellular phone models and brands available in the market today, changing your present cell phone unit is as easy as shopping for clothes. You may have changed from one cell phone brand to another over the years and chose to use newer...
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Excommunication Awaits Aquino over Contraceptives
MANILA, Philippines - President Benigno S. Aquino III may be excommunicated from the Catholic Church if the administration will push through with the plan to distribute contraceptives to couples, the head of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the...
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Facebook and Skype Tie-Up in the Works
MANILA, Philippines - Facebook is eyeing to be the "central console" of the Internet age. Reports of a looming partnership between social networking giant Facebook and Internet phone call provider Skype have been gaining ground as of late, with Kara...
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Feast of Saint Therese of the Child Jesus the Saint of the 'Little Way'
Saint Therese of Liseux is one of the youngest and one of the most popular saints. She is also called Saint Therese of the Little Flower because she loved flowers and she considered herself as the "little flower of Jesus" who strives to live a holy...
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FEU Star Wins Most Valuable Player Award
MANILA, Philippines - Far Eastern University's Ryan Roose "RR" Garcia completed his journey to stardom on Thursday as he finally received the coveted UAAP Most Valuable Player award before the start of Game 2 of the best-of-three series for the UAAP...
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Filing of CoCs for Oct. 25 Polls Starts
MANILA, Philippines - Filing of certificates of candidacy (CoCs) for the October 25 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan polls starts this Friday, October 1, 2010, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said on Thursday.The Comelec said candidates for...
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Filipino Humor
MANILA, Philippines - It is conceded that the Filipino's brand of humor is so pervasive it can creep into almost any occasion, overstepping any personality. This omnipresent pastime flattered the decorum of two legislative hearings a fortnight ago.When...
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Frencheska Farr Explains Career Lull
MANILA, Philippines - Singer-actress Frencheska Farr understands why some critics have said she's no longer in the priority list of her mother network, GMA-7. As a neophyte, she has been given the lead role in movie musical "Emir," a project that's...
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Gov't Completes $3.2-B Bonds in Swap, Sale
The Department of Finance (DoF) yesterday announced the government has completed a $3.2-billion dollar debt exchange exercise that raised fresh money that would partly fix a record budget-deficit of P325 billion. The finance department said the...
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Growers Push for Massive Fruit Production in Caraga Region
BUTUAN CITY - Fruit growers in Northeastern Mindanao (Caraga region) pushed Thursday for a massive planting of fruits as they targeted more plantations to boost production, saying the market demand for fruits is expected to rise in the coming years.The...
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Guam to Employ 30,000 from San Pedro, Laguna
SAN PEDRO, Laguna - At least 30,000 Filipino construction workers from this municipality will have an opportunity to work in Guam, an island territory the United States, after the San Pedro municipal government and the eight Guam municipalities signed...
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Hajj 2010 Seen to Draw 4,000 RP Pilgrims
MANILA, Philippines - As Hajj 2010 in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, draws near, Secretary Dr. Hamid Aminoddin Barra of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) Thursday vowed to eliminate exploitation of Filipino pilgrims as he sees 4,000 joining...
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Health Services Assurance Made
COTABATO CITY - The recent gang-rape of and slay-attempt on a nurse-trainee in Maguindanao will not disrupt health services in the province in particular and the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) in general, authorities have assured."We will...
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HP Unveils Full Line-Up of Great Value Printers That Offers Up to 50% Lower Running Costs
HP has unveiled a full suite of ultra-low cost Ink Advantage printers that offers customers reduced printing costs of up to 50%. This new offering is in response to strong demand for the HP Ink Advantage System that provides customers with lower printer...
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If Only We Were United
MANILA, Philippines - President Benigno Aquino asserted last Sunday after Mass in San Francisco's Mission Dolores, "Time and again, we have proven to the world that if united nothing is impossible for us Filipinos." One condition is that what we need...
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Independence Day of Cyprus
Cyprus celebrates its Independence Day today (Friday). The celebration is highlighted by festivals in schools and a large military parade in Nicosia, the country's capital.Cyprus is a Eurasian island country in the Eastern Mediterranean, south of Turkey...
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International Day of Older Persons
The United Nations Principles for Older Persons are founded on the need to build an inclusive society that emphasizes participation, self-fulfillment, independence, care, and dignity for all. To transform them into deeds, the United Nations has been...
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It's a Sweep, 3-Peat for Ateneo Blue Eagles
MANILA, Philippines - Oftentimes rued for being out of shape and inconsistent, veteran forward Ryan Buenafe turned his guarantee to deliver in the clutch into action with an epic performance Thursday night at the close of the UAAP basketball wars at...
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Johnson Joins Super Six, to Fight Nov. 6 in Vegas
NEW YORK (AP) - Glen Johnson and Allan Green will have at least one thing in common when they meet Nov. 6 in the final group stage of the Super Six World Boxing Classic.Both of them were nowhere to be found when the tournament began.Johnson officially...
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JYJ to Launch First English Album, World Tour
The three breakaway members of K-pop boy band TVXQ have teamed up with American music producers Kanye West and Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins in making their first English and global album that will be launched on October 12. Xiah Junsu, Micky Yoochun...
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KL Urged to Join Mindanao Peace Process
MANILA, Philippines - Malaysia has a responsibility to participate in the settlement of the Mindanao secessionist movement "because to some extent they encouraged it and the one that provided the funding was Libya through Malaysia,'' Senate President...
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Kris Aquino Back as Vicky Belo Endorser
MANILA, Philippines - Queen of Talk Kris Aquino is indeed back into the Vicky Belo fold as endorser after their falling out for more than a year. "We were all ready. We were all at a place in our lives na-." Kris said on "Showbiz News Ngayon," September...
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Lady Falcons Retain UAAP Cage Crown
MANILA, Philippines - Adamson leaned on the sterling efforts of Anna Buendia and Finals Most Valuable Player Analyn Almazan to finish off Far Eastern University, 56-54, and retain its UAAP women's basketball crown on Thursday at the Araneta Coliseum.The...
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Land Bank Valuation Not Final, SC
MANILA, Philippines - The Supreme Court (SC) has asserted that the valuations being made by the Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) on lands covered by the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) are not conclusive.In a 25-page decision penned...
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Large Rubber Tree Plantation to Soon Rise at UPLB's Land Grant
LOS BANOS, LAGUNA (PNA) - A large rubber plantation will rise soon at the University's Laguna-Quezon Land Grant (LQLG) in barangays Sta. Clara and Tipuan within the boundary of Laguna and Quezon province.The rubber tree, Havea Brasiliensis, is among...
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Leaders Urged: Use Political Will vs Jueteng
MANILA, Philippines - Retired Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Oscar Cruz on Thursday called on the country's leaders to muster enough political will to get rid of jueteng, an illegal numbers game."It takes only political will on the part of the local officials...
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Lee Kuan Yew's Prayer
MANILA, Philippines - When I read Seth Mydans' piece "Founder of Singapore reflects on his journey" in the International Herald Tribune last September 11-12, 2010, I could not help thinking back to the years I studied at Harvard 50 years ago. In the...
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'Legend of the Guardians': Superb, Stunning and Soaring
MANILA, Philippines - Three-dimensional animation has never looked this good and this useful as with "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'hoole." From the minute details of the owl's bodies (they are almost divine!), the crystalline beauty of...
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Lopez Group May Invoke Right of First Refusal
First Philippine Holdings Corporation and subsidiary First Gen Corporation are evaluating whether or not to exercise their right of first refusal over the British Gas Group's planned sale of its stake in two power plants to Korea Electric Power Corporation...
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Made in Germany
MANILA, Philippines - FREIBURG. If you meant to be at Oktoberfest but aren't here yet, you may be too late. Like Pinoys who can't wait for Christmas, Beer-guzzling Bavarians begin Oktoberfest in Munich in September and end after the first Sunday of...
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Magic's Van Gundy Tries to Connect with Players
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Stan Van Gundy took a few extra trips this summer.They weren't vacations to exotic destinations with five-star accommodations. The Orlando Magic coach just wanted to improve communication with players, so he traveled to some of...
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Making Brown Eyes Pop
There is a shift of gears for makeup this season, with fresh looks done in hues of lilacs, pinks, and lavenders favored over the wild-eyed glamazon look typically associated with the holidays. "I just figured that, for the longest time, it's always...
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Malaysia Airlines Unveils Fukuoka, Nagoya Online Booking through ANA
Malaysia Airlines has made it even more convenient for customers to book flights online to or from Fukuoka and Nagoya in Japan via its codeshare with All Nippon Airways (ANA).The airline already serves these routes through its code share agreement...
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Mayor Urges Road Completion
BASEY, Samar - The mayor of this town is urging contractors to speed up completion of the construction of the road leading to the Sohoton Natural Bridge National Park (SNBNP), a famed tourist attraction located here.Basey Mayor Atty. Igmedio Ponferrada...
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Minds Made Up
These days are the age of unreason. Nobody listens to reason anymore, and everybody hates one who seems infatuated with logic. It is either we love or hate something or somebody, and discussions about merits can only bring about slashing arguments...
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MMDA Backs Non-Use of Plastic Bags
MANILA, Philippines - The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is backing the call of environmental advocates to prohibit the use of plastic bags and other plastic-based disposable containers as these not only clog waterways, causing massive...
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National Day of Nigeria
Today (Friday) is the National Day of Nigeria. This national holiday commemorates the start of the autonomy of Nigeria on October 1, 1960, after being under British control since 1900. Nigeria became a federal republic with a new constitution on October...
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NBA Owner Praises NHL's Hard Salary Cap
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) - Washington Wizards majority owner Ted Leonsis told local business leaders Wednesday that he expects the NBA soon will have a hard salary cap similar to the NHL's model.NBA commissioner David Stern said that's not necessarily true...
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NEO Takes Us to the Mobile 3D World
The first 3D experience I had, I remember, was in Universal Studios. Back then they featured Arnold Swarzenegger's "Terminator." That was years ago and at that time, 3D featured films were hard to come by. If 3D films before were limited and is usually...
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NVIDIA Is Life
At the recently concluded NVIDIA regional conference in Bangkok, Thailand, John Milner, NVIDIA's Vice President for GeForce Worldwide Channel Sales, had this amusing anecdote to tell. It seems that whenever he and his wife watch television, he invariably...
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Oliver's Twist
"I really love this place because it's almost the same with the stores in New York," declares the soft-spoken fashion designer Oliver Tolentino as he shows Manila Bulletin around his newly-opened boutique, located at the corner of Legazpi and C. Palanca...
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Onion Farmers Press for Anti-Smuggling Accreditation
Onion farmers have asked the Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) for an accreditation as an industry watchdog against the smuggling of onions into the country following the suspension of import permits until end this year. In a meeting with onion farmers...
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Pasay City on Amusement Tax Issue: No Discounts, No Exemptions
MANILA, Philippines - Pasay City Mayor Antonino Calixto took a firm stand concerning alleged preferential treatment with regards to amusement tax fees: Promoters and producers organizing concerts in the big venues within the city are not getting amusement...
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PCSO Building Declared Unsafe
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), headed by Chairperson Margarita "Margie" P. Juico, will transfer to the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) on Saturday, after the Department of Public Works and...
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Penalty Shots Lead to Victory in the Second Half of Champions League Matchday 2
After the first half which featured Groups E to H, now comes the turn of Groups A to D to play their Matchday 2 games in the Group Stage of the UEFA Champions League. Tottenham enjoyed a 4-1 victory over Twente with goals from Rafael Van Der Vaart...
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People's Republic of China National Day on October 1, 2010
MANILA, Philippines - Today (Friday) is the 61st Anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China (PRoC).The PRoC was founded on October 1, 1949, with a ceremony at Tiananmen Square. The Central People's Government passed the Resolution...
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Philex Shipments Rise 18% to P8.21 B in Jan.-Sept. of 2010
Philex Mining Corporation, the country's largest mining firm, reported an 18.43 percent jump in estimated value of shipments in the first nine months of 2010 to P8.21 billion from P6.93 billion in the same period last year. Based on the firm's disclosures...
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PNoy Stands Firm on Population Planning Policy
MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) - Philippine President Benigno Aquino III said on Thursday he is to stand firm in his population management policy, which respects all family planning methods including artificial contraception, despite the threat of possible...
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Policeman Arrested for Threatening Couple at Gas Station
MANILA, Philippines - Operatives of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) arrested last Wednesday a fellow police officer assigned at the Police Security Protection Office (PSPO) in Camp Crame for grave threat, arrogance, and abusive acts over a dispute...
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Politicized Barangay Elections
MANILA, Philippines - "Nobility is often the victim of realpolitik." A quote that best describes the scheduled Barangay Elections (BE).Recall, the prevailing statutory intention is to render said exercise non-partisan with political parties forewarned...
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President Should Retain Puno, Says Pastor
MANILA, Philippines - President Benigno Aquino III should stick with Interior and Local Government Undersecretary Rico Puno as long as he continues to trust his friend to do the job, a pastor said on Thursday. Pastor Apollo Quiboloy, the leader and...
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PRO-CAR Gets Guns, Equipment
CAMP DANGWA, La Trinidad, Benguet - Director-General Raul Bacalzo, Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief, turned over the other day firearms and civil disturbance management equipment to the Police Regional Office in the Cordillera Administrative...
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Providing Opportunities for Career Progression
MANILA, Philippines - The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) strongly supports legislative proposals on the institutionalization of the ladderized education program (LEP). Three such legislative bills were filed by Reps....
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QC Prioritizes Squatters' Relocation
MANILA, Philippines - The Quezon City government Thursday said it had initiated measures to decrease the chances of severe damage and make rescue operations easier in case a tropical storm similar to "Ondoy'' would occur in the locality.Elmo San Diego,...
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RCBC to Raise $100 M from New Shares
Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation is raising $100 million from the proposed offering treasury and new common shares to finance its expansion as well as planned acquisition of medium sized banks. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange,...
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RP Names 249 Bets to Asiad
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines named 249 athletes to compete in the Guangzhou Asian Games on Thursday with several sports associations able to put in additional names to the list despite many of them failing to meet the standard set by the screening...
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RP's Inclusion in IMF's FTP Shows Strong External Position - BSP
The Philippines' eligibility to participate in the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) $276-billion Financial Transactions Plan (FTP) is an indication that the country is enjoying strong external position, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas said. "(The)...
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RP to Surpass Doha Medal Haul
MANILA, Philippines - Guangzhou Asian Games chief of mission Joey Romasanta predicted that the Philippines will surpass its medal production in Doha four years ago where the country won only four golds."We'll do better," said Romasanta, sounding convinced...
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Selfless
MANILA, Philippines - Efren Bino does not look like a teacher at all. This tall and lanky gentleman is soft-spoken and extremely shy who always keeps his head down. Teacher Efren may be different from the more outgoing and confident teachers but...
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SMDC Breaks Ground for P12-Billion Tagaytay Condo Projects
SM Development Corporation (SMDC) is breaking ground for the first tower of its P12 billion residential condominium projects in Tagaytay City, the Wind Residences, on October 2, 2010. The firm said in a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange...
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SM to Open Its 38th Mall
SM Prime Holdings, Inc. (SM Prime), the country's top mall developer and operator, is set to open in SM City San Pablo today, its 38th shopping mall in the Philippines."We warmly welcome all our valued customers to SM Prime's newest mall, SM City San...
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Soldiers to Augment Metro Poll Security
MANILA, Philippines - Shortly after their peacekeeping missions in two conflict-torn areas abroad, over 200 soldiers will conduct more peacekeeping duties back in the country, this time, as augmentation security forces in the forthcoming conduct of...
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Solon Proposes Higher Budget for Universities
MANILA, Philippines - An increase of P70.2 billion on the P23.4-billion budget that will fund about 112 state universities and colleges (SUCs) nationwide next year has been proposed in the House of Representatives after lawmakers complained of a slight...
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Spokesman: Contador Tests Positive for Steroid
PARIS (AP) - Three-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador tested positive for a banned steroid during this year's race and has been suspended by cycling's governing body.A lab in Germany found clenbuterol in Contador's urine sample on July 21...
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Stags More Determined Than Ever
MANILA, Philippines - Coach Ato Agustin remains positive about San Sebastian College's chances of retaining its NCAA basketball crown despite losing on Wednesday night to San Beda College, which went on to complete a historic 16-0 sweep of the eliminations."I'm...
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'Survivor Philippines' Stars Invade Cebu
The Event Center of SM City Cebu sizzled as the stars of "Survivor Philippines Celebrity Showdown," the hottest reality show in the country, flew in for a Kapuso Mall Show to remember.The crowd was already waiting at the mall hours before the show...
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Take off the Fishnet and Fight Me, Margarito Tells De la Hoya
MANILA, Philippines - Antonio Margarito is dead serious in making a hell of a comeback when he steps into the ring on November 13 against boxing's pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao.However, there's this name that keeps on ringing inside Margarito's...
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TechTutor 2 Seminar Proves Big Demand in Technology Education
Around 6,000 people trooped to SM Megatrade Hall 3 to witness the annual seminar of Jerry Liao entitled "TechTutor 2 - Productivity in the Cloud".Schools and universities nationwide attended the event as Liao showed new techniques on how to use computers...
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The Greatest in the Kingdom
MATTHEW 18:1-4At that time the disciples approached Jesus and said, "Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?" He called a child over, placed it in their midst, and said, "Amen, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will...
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Touching Lives One Day at a Time
Having focused on the children's welfare for the past years, and having noticed the importance of the elders in the community, premier global telecommunications corporation Alcatel-Lucent Philippines (ALU) recently conducted an outreach program for...
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Underestimating US Would Be a Big Mistake, Seve Warns
VALENCIA, Spain (Reuters) - It would be wrong to underestimate the United States Ryder Cup team because of the relatively poor form of Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, according to former Europe captain Seve Ballesteros.Ballesteros, who is recovering...
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USAID Barangay Bridges in Mindanao Seen to Boost Peace, Economic Activity
General Santos City (PIA) -- Two barangay bridges funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) were inaugurated this week in provinces adjacent to this city, the agricultural hub of southern Mindanao. The new bridges-one in Sitio...
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