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 March 10, 2011

7 Fat Cows & 7 Lean Cows
MANILA, Philippines - The Pharaoh had a dream: 7 fat cows, devoured by 7 lean cows. News item 27 July 2010: "'Our warehouses are filled. We are swimming in rice." - NFA Administrator Lito Banayao. Seven months soon after, NFA imports from Vietnam....
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A (Big) Family Affair as 'Sister Wives' Returns
NEW YORK (AP) - They laugh a lot. Maybe the Browns are just happy to be back in New York City, where they have landed to plug the second season of their TLC reality show, "Sister Wives." The Browns love being here, make no mistake. But something...
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Advice to the Graduates of 2011
MANILA, Philippines - March is a big month for a lot of students. It is perhaps the most awaited month by most since it means that another school year is coming to an end.However for the seniors and the graduating students, it means the end of another...
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Alcala Urges Vigilance vs Animal Diseases
MANILA, Philippines - Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala has ordered the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) to implement stringent bio-security measures against major animal diseases like foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), which has battered South Korea...
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Al-Hussaini Seeks Acceptance from SMB Fans
MANILA, Philippines - Admittedly with big shoes to fill, it looks like the three new and youthful San Miguel Beer additions in Rabeh Al-Hussaini, Noy Baclao and Rey Guevarra have their work cut out for them. While the same holds true for their counterparts...
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Aquino Assured of More Aid
SINGAPORE - The Singaporean government has expressed willingness to expand its assistance to the Philippines in enhancing Filipinos' technical and systems skills as it lauded Filipino talent, which has become part of Singapore's workforce.President...
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As Competitors Pop Up, iPad Keeps Price Advantage
NEW YORK (AP) - The new iPad model hitting stores Friday comes with several improvements over the original version but the same price tag, hobbling efforts by rivals at breaking Apple Inc.'s hold on the emerging market for tablet computers. Competitors...
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Asian Shares Fall amid Ongoing Libya Fighting
HONG KONG (AP) - Asian shares fell Thursday, weighed down by ongoing fighting in Libya and a larger than expected contraction in Japan's economy.Traders are keeping a wary eye on oil prices, which have been driven higher during weeks of anti-government...
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Asia's Biggest Wedding Fair Celebrates 18th Edition at the SMX
MANILA, Philippines - Four Hundred top caliber wedding suppliers will turn 6,000 sq m of the SMX Convention Center at the SM Mall of Asia into a wedding wonderland on March 12 - 13, 2011 when Wedding Expo Philippines, the Philippines' most prestigious...
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Asistio Forges Political Ties with Echiverri
MANILA, Philippines - Caloocan City's two most potent political families have buried the hatchet and forged a tactical alliance aimed at ensuring the city's stability, development and progress.This surfaced after former congressman Luis "Baby" Asistio...
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A Time of Renewal
MANILA, Philippines - Lent is a time of renewal. Like spring cleaning, the window sills and shelves get dirty from the normal dust of the ambient air. Periodically we need to dust off. The trees too shed their leaves to have new more efficient leaves....
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Avida Towers Centera Holds 3D Street Painting Contest
MANILA, Philippines - FILIPINO artists will have the chance to showcase their talent and passion at Avida Towers Centera 3D Street Painting Festival on March 18 and 19, 2011 at Reliance Street in Mandaluyong City. With the theme "Fast-forward: Life...
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Bad News for OFWs
MANILA, Philippines - Thousands of our overseas workers are now fleeing the Middle East from civil unrest, terrorism, cruel employers, and despotic rulers. Now a more deadly threat has surfaced, forcing thousands to flee the island of Madagascar-a...
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BIR Sues Garcia, Ligot for Tax Evasion
MANILA, Philippines - The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) filed Thursday separate tax evasion cases against two former treasurers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) who allegedly pocketed millions of pesos in government funds.Members of...
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BoI Sees Investment Shift to the Country
MANILA, Philippines - At least $2 billion in foreign direct investments (FDIs) are expected to flow into the Philippines from investors in the European Union and the Middle Eastern countries as troubles hounding some Middle East and African countries...
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Brain Tumor Radiation Tied to Later Infertility
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Low doses of radiation therapy to the head, for brain tumors or some other cancers, might make it slightly harder for girls to have babies when they get older, a new study shows. Doctors already knew that higher doses...
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British Envoy Forecasts Growing Trade with RP
MANILA, Philippines - British Ambassador Stephen Lillie forecasts an upsurge in bilateral trade between the Philippines and the UK last year, and expressed optimism that the upward trend will continue in 2011. "Britain has identified the Philippines...
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Catalysts or Figure Heads
MANILA, Philippines - A period of mal-governance e.g. the rapacity of political power, abuse, repression, nepotism and intentional graft and corruption in the highest rulers of the land, eventually is vanquished by the lesson of all fallen monarchs,...
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Cebu Customs Hard Pressed to Attain 2011 R93-B Target
CEBU CITY, Cebu - Cebu Customs Collector Ronnie Silvestre has admitted that the agency is hard pressed to hit this year's P93-billion target he said has been set by the main Bureau of Customs (BoC) office because of the increase in volume of non-taxable...
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Champ Re-Channels Skills, Tries Talent Management
MANILA, Philippines - After the break-up of Hale and his eventual solo-act adventure, band frontman Champ Lui-Pio plunges into talent management. He is currently focusing his efforts in promoting a 20-year-old local act in the mold of Adam Young (otherwise...
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Charice Resumes Taping for 'Glee'
MANILA, Philippines - It can finally be said that Sunshine Corazon will definitely be back soon on US musical TV series "Glee.""Look who's back!! @officialcharice!!! So happy!!!," actress Lea Michele posted via Twitter on the morning of March 9, Manila...
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Charlie Sheen Sparks New Era of Cyber Celebrity Meltdowns
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Tracking celebrities in trouble used to be so easy. First, there was the problem, then a public apology followed by a trip to rehab and interview in People magazine or on Oprah Winfrey's talk show. Now, there's Charlie Sheen....
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Chef Dino's Winning Recipe
MANILA, Philippines - Beating 24 chefs from around the world is an amazing feat. And a true-blue Filipino who hails from Tondo did just that. Chef Alex Dino was named the grand winner in the so-called "Amazing Race" in the culinary world - the Sears...
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Chicago Bulls Clinch NBA Playoff Berth
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (AFP) - The Chicago Bulls clinched an NBA playoff berth, defeating Charlotte 101-84 despite seeing Carlos Boozer limp out of the contest.Chicago on Wednesday notched their 11th victory in 13 games and sealed their sixth playoff...
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Chinese Airlines Face Headwinds; Seek Fuel Surcharge, Hedging
BEIJING (Reuters) - After flying high for two straight years, China's airlines will have to brace for strong headwinds now that oil prices have topped $100 per barrel, with no letup in sight. Top airline executives attending China's annual parliament...
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Classic Fairytale Gets a Darker, Angsty Revamp in 'Red Riding Hood'
MANILA, Philippines - It's a game of "guess who the big bad wolf is" in this 2011 adaptation of the well-loved fairytale, "Little Red Riding Hood." But first off, this isn't the first time a "Little Red Riding Hood"-inspired movie was made. In 1984,...
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Coast Guard Monitors Extortionists in Manila Bay
ORION, Bataan - The Philippine Coast Guard is now closely monitoring the reported extortion activities of a number of "Bantay Dagat" members from Cavite, following complaints from fishermen that these armed Bantay Dagat men have been resorting to extortions...
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Construction Materials Manufacturers Mull Price Adjustment to Stay in Business
MANILA, Philippines - Hostile economic forces unfolding at the home front and elsewhere in the world have compelled Philippine construction materials manufacturers to seriously consider adjustments in their pricing mechanism to ward off potential losses...
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Corona: Politicians Can't Pressure SC to Decide Based on Popularity
MANILA, Philippines - Breaking his silence over impeachment threats, so called "flipflopping" decisions, and alleged hasty issuance of resolutions, Chief Justice Renato C. Corona said Thursday the country's politicians cannot pressure the Supreme Court...
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'Dead' Actress Eager to Comfort Crying Fan
MANILA, Philippines -- Actress Kathryn Bernardo is keen to soothe a fan who cried over her "death" on national TV recently.So "touched" that the young fan took to heart the seeming "passing" of her character in the hit TV series "Mara Clara," Bernardo...
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Defense Tries to Discredit Autopsy Reports
MANILA, Philippines - Defense lawyers in the Maguindanao massacre case took turns Thursday in trying to discredit the autopsy reports on the massacre victims by zeroing in on the alleged procedural miscues and misjudgment as they cross-examined the...
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DepEd Pushes for More New Classrooms
MANILA, Philippines - More schools are expected to have new classrooms in time for the school opening this June as the Department of Education (DepEd) continues to concretize its counter-parting agreement with local executives in various parts of the...
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Doctors Debate Genetic Tests
CHICAGO, Illinois, United States (AP) - Was your kid born to be an elite athlete? Marketers of genetic tests claim the answer is in mail-order kits costing less than $200. Some customers say the test results help them steer their children to appropriate...
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Donaire Sr. Apologizes in Behalf of Son and Daughter-in-Law
MANILA, Philippines - Nonito Donaire Sr., father of his namesake boxing champ, Nonito Jr. is profuse in apologizing to some members of the media for a recent brouhaha that had his son exchanging heated words with them."Humihingi ako ng paumanhin sa...
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Environmental Watchdogs Press DENR to Impose Ban on Lead in Paints
MANILA, Philippines - Green advocates Thursday appealed to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to implement a policy that jibes with the international consensus to phase out lead-added paints.In a letter sent to DENR Environmental...
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EU Picks Samal as Project Grantee
ISLAND GARDEN CITY OF SAMAL, Davao del Norte (PNA) - This island city in Davao Region was chosen among the three areas in the world to embark on a project dubbed "Implementing Climate Change Adaptation Strategies in the World's Most Outstanding Natural...
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Export Growth Slows to 11.8% in Jan
MANILA, Philippines - The country's exports posted an 11.8 percent growth to $4 billion in January 2011 compared to $3.5 billion in the same period last year, with the rate of increase slowing to the lowest in nine months. The National Statistics...
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Facebook Puts Six on Forbes Billionaire List
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Facebook not only made household names out of its founders thanks to the movie "The Social Network" -- it has also minted the latest crop of the richest people on the planet. Six of the founders and investors behind the hot...
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FDA Approves First New Drug for Lupus in 56 Years
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved the first new drug to treat lupus in over 50 years, a milestone that medical experts say could prompt development of other drugs that are even more effective in treating the debilitating...
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First Friday of Lent Observed
MANILA, Philippines - This Friday, Catholics will observe the first Friday of Lent, traditionally considered with the next six Fridays until April 22, Good Friday, as a Day of Sacrifice in preparation for the solemn observance of Holy Week, which begins...
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Focus on Reforms
MANILA, Philippines - It's the tail wagging the dog. When the mundane issues of the day and the sensational topics of the moment seek to monopolize the center stage, President Benigno Aquino's "kung walang corrupt, walang mahirap" mantra tends to take...
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Gerald-Sarah: A Loveteam against All Odds
MANILA, Philippines - JUST A THOUGHT: Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple. - Dr. Seuss* * *NEW ACTION PRINCE: Without a doubt, Gerald Anderson, who's just turned 22, is the new Action-Drama Prince.The former PBB housemate...
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Gov't Alerts Filipinos in Yemen
MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) - The Philippine government urged Filipinos in Yemen to voluntarily depart from the country in view of the ongoing tensions there."We are hopeful that the political situation will stabilize. Nonetheless, precautionary measures...
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'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1' Becomes Top Earner of the Film Series
BURBANK, CA - Warner Bros. Pictures' "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1" has become the highest grossing installment in the "Harry Potter" franchise in international markets. With just months to go before the release of the finale of the...
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Helper of Elizabeth Oropesa's Niece Allegedly Duped by Gang
MANILA, Philippines - The maid of the niece of actress Elizabeth Oropesa is suspected to have been victimized by a notorious gang that allegedly conned and took an estimated P300,000 worth of cash and jewelry from her on March 9. Separate reports...
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HIV Positive Theater Actor-Director Urges Investigation on Blacklist Order
MANILA, Philippines - Theater actor-director Marcelino Cavestany will seek investigation from the senate or congress following a blacklist order against him from the Bureau of Immigration (BI) which prevented him from entering the Philippines last...
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Internet Banking Surges in Southeast Asia
SINGAPORE (AFP) - Online banking sites in Southeast Asia saw a sharp rise in users last year, as institutions grew more Internet-savvy and customers got used to paying their bills on the web, according to a research published Wednesday. A survey...
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Japan Envoy Pleased with ODA Project Results in Philippines
LA TRINIDAD, BENGUET - Both Japanese diplomats and local officials here were all smiles after seeing for themselves the product of Japan's official development assistance (ODA), which, apparently, has greatly aided the province.Japanese Ambassador...
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Knicks Beat Grizzlies on Anthony's Winner
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Carmelo Anthony made a 16-footer with less than a second left as the New York Knicks withstood a late Memphis rally and beat the Grizzlies 110-108 on Wednesday night.The winning shot by Anthony, who finished with 31 points, came...
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Kris Mum on James' Rumored Romance with Isabel; Revilla Siblings Unveil Monument for Revilla Sr
MANILA, Philippines - It seems like TV host Kris Aquino has truly changed in that she no longer wants to stir any more controversy by commenting on the rumored romance between her ex-husband James Yap and model-actress Isabel Oli.In a rare display...
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Leave Yemen
MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Thursday hoisted Alert Level 2 in Yemen as it urged Filipinos to voluntarily leave that country in view of the ongoing tensions. It likewise advised Filipinos living and working there to...
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Lohan Rejects Plea Offer in Necklace Theft Case
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Lindsay Lohan rejected a plea agreement Thursday offered by prosecutors in a grand theft case that included a guaranteed return to jail. The "Mean Girls" actress appeared in a Los Angeles courtroom and told a judge she agreed...
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Makati Bar Ordered Closed for Anti-Smoking Ordinance Violations
MANILA, Philippines (PNA) -- After ignoring repeated warnings from the Makati City Health Department, a bar in Barangay Bel-Air has been closed down for violating the Revised Anti-Smoking Ordinance of Makati and the Tobacco Regulation Law, or Republic...
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Meet the Earthlings, Aliens of 'Mars Needs Moms'
MANILA, Philippines - Producer Robert Zemeckis credits the cast Disney Animation Studios' "Mars Needs Moms" for infusing so much humor into the film."The situations are funny and the scenes are hilarious-the whole absurd reality of the movie just lends...
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Microblogging: Great Leap Forward
BEIJING, China (AFP) - Yu Jianrong has spent years advocating the rights of China's rural poor and denouncing lawless officials, but five months ago he took a step that expanded the reach of that campaign exponentially. Since opening a Twitter-like...
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More LCP Officials Air Views on Cityhood
MANILA, Philippines - Officials of the League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) have expressed views on the "flip-flopping controversy" surrounding the Supreme Court decision on the 16 new cities.Mayor Dan Lim of Tagbilaran City, who is the LCP President...
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More People Sought Unemployment Aid Last Week
WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose last week. But the rise comes after applications hit their lowest level in nearly three years, and economists expect further declines as the economy improves. Applications...
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Mother Nature's Ambassadors of Cool
MANILA, Philippines - A unique class on marine conservation, organized recently by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines, seemed more like a children's party - sans the food, drinks and party decor. Students in Grades 4, 5 and 6 at the...
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NASA Disavows Its Scientist's Claim of Alien Life
WASHINGTON (AP) - The gaps and stringy fibers in these space rocks sure look like bacteria, and a NASA researcher has caused a stir with claims that they're fossils of alien life. But as NASA found 15 years ago, looks can be deceiving. Top scientists...
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Nets Beat Warriors for 3rd Win in a Row
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Brook Lopez had 26 points and 10 rebounds, and made two clinching free throws with 3.3 seconds left as the New Jersey Nets beat the Golden State Warriors 94-90 on Wednesday night for their first three-game winning streak in two...
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'Next to Normal' Comes to Manila
MANILA, Philippines - Two of the country's most accomplished musical theater's actors topbill the cast of Atlantis Productions' "Next to Normal." They are Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo and Jett Pangan who essay demanding roles written for musical theater...
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No Withdrawal Symptoms from Poppy Seed Ban
MANILA, Philippines - For owners of a burger-centric restaurant that only used poppy seed buns for their sandwiches, the anti-narcotics authorities' recent ban on poppy seeds and food containing it was enough to give them mini-heart attacks."We were...
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O.F.W. Dependents Get O.W.W.A Aid
TABUK CITY, Kalinga - The second batch of 106 dependents of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) in the province got typhoon aid from the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) to help them recover from the onslaught of previous calamities and bring...
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Oil Tumbles as Economists Warn on High Prices
NEW YORK (AP) - Oil prices tumbled 3 percent Thursday, as economists warned that the recent surge in fuel prices will eventually hurt the fragile economic recovery. So far fuel prices haven't slowed consumption, but economist Michael Lynch said...
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On the Spot: Charisse Tinio of Nice Print Photography
MANILA, Philippines - If there's one item that shouldn't be left out in Charisse Tinio's "to bring" list, it has to be her camera. Just as a pair of scissors is important to a haircutter or a tape recorder is to a news reporter, a camera - at least...
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Overhaul Aims to Make PCSO Leaner, Stronger
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) will be reorganized to make it more attuned to its objectives as a charitable institution.A source inside the agency said that as early as last November, the new PCSO management...
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PBA: Sale of Barako Franchise Faces Rough Sailing
MANILA, Philippines - Just when nearly everyone thought Phoenix Petroleum Philippines Inc.'s entry to the elite Philippine Basketball Association will be smooth and trouble-free, it now appears that there is a big stumbling block to its take over of...
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Perfection, Pure, and Simple
MANILA, Philippines - You know you've made it in the restaurant world when serious food lovers gasp in awe and other chefs tremble at the mere mention of your name. Such is the case with Alain Ducasse, a man who has so dazzled the food world with his...
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PH Commits to Safe Schools, Hospitals
MANILA, Philippines -- In the wake of recent floods and landslides in the Philippines, the government reconfirmed its commitment to make more than 60,000 schools and hospitals safer during disasters. At a ceremony to launch UNISDR "Making Cities...
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Phl, Indon Police Join Forces vs. Transnational Crimes
MANILA, Philippines(PNA) - The Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Indonesian National Police (INP) have formalized anew an existing accord to expand regional inter-agency cooperation against transnational crimes and terrorism in both countries.The...
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PNoy Sis Pledges to Build Pre-Schools in Davao Norte
DAVAO DEL NORTE, Philippines (PNA) -- Pinky Aquino-Abellada, sister of President Benigno Aquino III, has pledged to build more preschool classrooms in the province during her Wednesday visit here to grace the Provincial Women's Day celebration.According...
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Points and Clicks: Prenuptial Photo Shoot Basics Revealed
MANILA, Philippines - Prenup photo shoots have really come a long way. From simple studio sessions, prenups have evolved into semi-grand productions that rival, and sometimes even surpass, some ad or magazine shoots. Location shoots are all the rage...
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P/$ Rate Stands at P43.38 to $1
MANILA, Philippines - The peso exchange rate stands at P43.38 to the US dollar, the closing rate on Wednesday at the Philippine Dealing & Exchange Corp. (PDEx). The weighted average rate stands at P43.41. METROBANK EARNS P8.4 BILLION IN 2010,...
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President Aquino Thanks Filipino Voters in Singapore for Support
SINGAPORE, March 10 (PNA via PLDT and Smart) -- President Benigno S. Aquino III on Wednesday expressed his thanks to the Filipino voters here who voted for him during his Presidential bid last year.In his speech keynoting his meeting with the Filipino...
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Protecting Domestic Workers
MANILA, Philippines - Among the female workers who comprise 60% of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), the majority are household service workers or domestic workers. Unfortunately, however, domestic work is hardly recognized even in the laws and standards...
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Relief Fund Eyed for Transport Sector
MANILA, Philippines - The soaring prices at the pumps would be something that the government cannot control because of the country's heavy import-dependent nature on its oil supply, but the Department of Energy (DoE) is now advancing response mechanism...
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Reviewing Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences
MANILA, Philippines -- Learning style is the way people begin to concentrate on, process, internalize, and remember new and difficult information. It is comprised of both biological and developmental traits that make the same environments and resources...
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Road Warriors, Gems Favored in D-League
Games on Saturday (The Arena, San Juan) 11 a.m. - Opening Ceremonies 12 noon - RnW Pacific Pipes vs PC Gilmore 2 p.m. - Maynilad vs Cobra Energy Drink MANILA, Philippines - The PBA D-League Foundation Cup unfolds Saturday at The Arena in...
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Rough Ride
MANILA, Philippines - The official who is in the driver's seat of a government land licensing agency is in for a rough ride. She is probably the only middle-level bureaucrat in contemporary history that has been asked either to take an indefinite leave...
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Sabio, Greatwich Rejoin Azkals
MANILA, Philippines - Jason Sabio has left his law studies in the US to pursue his football dreams and together with midfielder Simon Greatwich, the duo are due to rejoin the Philippine Azkals in Japan Friday where the team is currently training for...
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Seaoil Locks Gas Price at P52 Via Prepaid Card
MANILA, Philippines - The oil supply crisis situation has unleashed anew the innovative side of Seaoil Philippines, Inc., as it opted to lock the price of its gasoline product for the next two months at P52 per liter via prepaid card marketing strategy....
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Soybean Research Tie-Up with Japan Companies in the Works
MANILA, Philippines - Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala welcomed the possibility of a collaborative research on soybeans, a key food product as well as an ingredient for feeds, with Japanese companies.Alcala met with a Japanese delegation visiting...
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'Spider-Man' Postponed; Taymor out as Director
NEW YORK (AP) - Producers of Broadway's "Spider-Man" musical postponed the show's official opening for a stunning sixth time, announcing Wednesday that it will not officially open until this summer and that Julie Taymor will no longer helm the production....
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Star Cruises Cites Performance of Its Largest Ship 'Super StarVirgo'
MANILA, Philippines - Star Cruises, the leading cruise line in Asia-Pacific and the world's third largest cruise operator takes pride in citing the performance of its largest ship, the 'Super Star Virgo', in the matter of excellence in sea navigation....
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Stay Away from Rallies, OFWs in Saudi Urged
MANILA, Philippines - A Filipino migrant rights group urged Thursday fellow overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Saudi Arabia to stay away from demonstrations planned by some political dissenters so as not to be implicated on any protests which the...
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Student Financing Scheme 'Needs an Overhaul'
MANILA, Philippines - Two senators Thursday called for an overhaul of the student financing scheme so that more students could take advantage of government's subsidy for education.Sen. Edgardo Angara, chair of the Senate Committee on Education, said...
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Stunning Visual Effects in 'World Invasion: Battle Los Angeles'
MANILA, Philippines - In Columbia Pictures' sci-fi action-thriller "World Invasion: Battle Los Angeles," the City of Angels is destroyed by unknown, alien forces- and visual effects supervisor Everett Burrell. Preparing to do his worst, Burrell flew...
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Sulu Gets Weather Forecast Equipment
COTABATO CITY (PNA) - The Department of Science and Technology-Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DoST-ARMM) has recently installed a modern weather forecast system in Sulu to abate natural calamities such floods that hit the province last month....
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'Tarima,' 'Ganap Na Babae' to Compete in SoHo Filmfest
MANILA, Philippines - Locally produced independent drama films "Tarima" and "Ganap na Babae" are slated to compete in the upcoming SoHo International Film Festival NYC (SIFFNYC) in April.According to the SIFFNYC website, both films will be competing...
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Texters Eye 3rd Win vs Bolts
Games on Friday (Araneta Coliseum) 5 p.m. - Talk 'N Text vs Meralco 7:30 p.m. - Barangay Ginebra vs Powerade Game on Saturday (San Juan Arena) 6 p.m. - Smart-Gilas vs San Miguel MANILA, Philippines - With two of its key players hounded...
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Thais Surge Past Pinoy Golfers
LIPA CITY, Philippines - Thailand pounced on the Philippine Team I's erratic performance to take a three-shot lead going into the final round of the Montecillo Junior Golf Team Championships at the Mt. Malarayat Golf and Country Club here. Rattanon...
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The Perfect Escape - Sabang, Puerto Galera
MANILA, Philippines - It's with apprehension and fear that I walk the plank, not off the boat but instead onto it. The drawbridge connecting the pier at Batangas, to the public ferry, is nothing more than a ladder splayed on its side. Balancing both...
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The Philippines Needs to Be Visible
MANILA, Philippines - Brett M. Decker is the editorial page editor at The Washington Times (TWT), an influential, conservative Washington DC newspaper said to reflect the political views of the Republican Party. The political irony is that TWT commentary...
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The Question about Fasting
MATTHEW 9:14-15 The disciples of John approached [Jesus] and said, "Why do we and the Pharisees fast [much], but your disciples do not fast?" Jesus answered them, "Can the wedding guests mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them? The days will...
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Tiny Diamonds Show Promise against Tough Cancers
WASHINGTON (AFP) - US researchers said Wednesday they have found a way to attack late-stage breast and liver cancer tumors by attaching a potent chemotherapy drug to tiny carbon particles known as nanodiamonds. The technique was tested in mice and...
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Tunisians Mobilize to Aid Refugees
RAS JDIR, Tunisia (AFP) - Their own revolution successfully completed, Tunisians are now mobilizing to help those fleeing the upheaval in their neighbour Libya. At the frontier post of Ras Jdir, students offer water and reassurance to two Somalis...
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Two Recent Likes
MANILA, Philippines - Mad Meats - The name of the label said Mad Meats and I was to find out it was an acronym for Martin Adriano a.k.a. mad or wild chef who is the very extreme and experimental type. I was holding on to a hunk or slab of what looked...
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Why Cucumbers Are Cool
MANILA, Philippines - Cucumber has been squeezed for juice since it first appeared in southern Asia 3,000 years ago, when it was first discovered to cool the body and cure many ailments. A substantial amount of juice is extracted from cucumbers which...
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Williams Scores 28 as Clippers Top Celtics 108-103
BOSTON (AP) - Mo Williams scored 28 points and the Los Angeles Clippers withstood a late Boston surge to beat the Celtics 108-103 on Wednesday night for their fourth straight win despite a mediocre performance by Blake Griffin.The Clippers took their...
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World's Richest Are Almost $1 Trillion Richer, Slim Leads
The global ranks of billionaires grew by 199 people in the past year, but none came close to unseating Carlos Slim, the world's richest man, who added $20.5 billion to his coffers, according to Forbes magazine's annual tally. The number of people...
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