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 August 18, 2009

131st Birth Anniversary of President Manuel L. Quezon
“The government of the Philippines is not only the government of all officials of the government; it is the government of all the Filipinos and the interest of the people should be placed over and above the welfare of the party,’’...
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4 Typhoons Cost Agriculture P692 M
The Department of Agriculture (DA) has raised the damage wrought to agriculture by four typhoonsand flooding all over the country at P692.92 million.DA issued the official update lastAugust 14 and chances are high the estimate would rise further as...
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ABS-CBN Stands Behind Willie Revillame
In a move meant to prove to all that Willie Revillame is still their favorite son, ABS-CBN has defended the beleaguered host of the popular noontime show, Wowowee, from a complaint filed by the MTRCB with the KBP.MTRCB Chairman Consoliza Laguardia...
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A Busy Quarter for Backroom Artists
Backroom artists have their hands full of projects this quarter. Comedy Concert Queen Ai-Ai delas Alas hosts the daily morning show “Ruffa and Ai” on ABS-CBN. She is now busy shooting her movie with former Pres. Joseph Estrada under...
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Air China Raises Stake in Cathay Pacific to 30%
HONG KONG (AP) – Air China Ltd. raised its stake in Hong Kong carrier Cathay Pacific Airlines Ltd. to 30 percent in a move aimed at boosting the competitiveness and international reach of mainland China's largest airline.Air China will buy...
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Aljur Abrenica Chooses to Focus on His Work
The case of acts of lasciviousness filed against young actor Aljur Abrenica by a 15-year-old promo girl resurfaced once again last week and many falsely thought that it was because the case had already been elevated in court.But the truth is, the old...
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Ampatuan Orders DoH-ARMM to Help People Affected by Fighting in Basilan
Cotobato City – Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Gov. Datu Zaldy Uy Ampatuan Tuesday directed the Department of Health in the region (DoH-ARMM) to lead regional government agencies in responding to and addressing the health needs...
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Angel Aquino Is Eco-Mom and LG Health Ambassador
LG Electronics, a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, recently named veteran host, actress, and environment advocate Angel Aquino as its “Eco-Mom” and first Health Plus ambassador for the Philippines....
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Angel Aquino on Fashion's Unsung Heroes in 'Us Girls August Awards'
TV host-actress Angel Aquino would like it if people who will applaud the winners in the forthcoming “Us Girls August Awards” would really understand the merit behind the accolade.In an interview held at Cravings Katipunan on Aug....
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Art Object: The Ancestral House Turned Museum (Part II)
The Balay ni Tana Dicang, an ancestral house located in Talisay, Negros Occidental, joins other houses in the province that memorialize their previous owners by being turned into museums and in the process, assuring their preservation as veritable...
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Asian Competitors Cast Shadow over German Solar Industry
BERLIN, August 18, 2009 (AFP) - Germany's solar power industry, until recently the world leader in the technology, is facing an unprecedented crisis, analysts say, outshone by cheaper competitors from Asia, most notably Chinese firms.Q-Cells, the world's...
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Asistio Shares Putra Cup Lead
THAILAND — Tonton Asistio blitzed a three-under card at the backside for an eagle-spiked 69 as he shared the lead with Malaysian Nicholas Fung in the individual competition while steering the Philippines to joint second with a two-under 214,...
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Award-Winning Hip-Hop Talent Robert Hoffman in 'Aliens in the Attic'
Award-winning hip-hop choreographer Robert Hoffman (“You Got Served”) struts his way into the adventure-comedy “Aliens in the Attic” opposite Ashley Tisdale.In the movie, Ricky (Hoffman) is the object of Bethany...
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'Awesome' Geek Toys
Would you believe that this is actually my first time to write about gadgets? So to get me in the right frame of mind, I went through some gadget articles and reviews in both online and in paper. But why be serious for my inaugural gadget run and at...
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Baguio to Privatize Garbage Hauling
Baguio City – The city council has authorized Mayor Reinaldo A. Bautista Jr. to enter into a contract with a private contractor for the hauling of over 300 tons of waste collected daily in a bid to avert an impending garbage crisis.The crisis...
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Bekele Vows to Keep on Running after Fourth World 10,000m Title
BERLIN, August 17, 2009 (AFP) - Newly-crowned four-time 10,000m world champion Kenenisa Bekele has vowed, doubtless much to the chagrin of his rivals, to keep on running.Bekele's medal haul from the Olympic Games, worlds and world cross-country championships...
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Bersamins Laud Court's Arrest Order
Bangued, Abra – The Bersamin family here has hailed a decision of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) in Quezon City to order the arrest of former Abra Governor Vicente “Vicsyd” Valera who was tagged as the alleged mastermind...
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BoP Yields $2.72-B Surplus in 7 Months
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported Tuesday the balance of payments (BoP) position remained in surplus of $2.72 billion for first seven months of the year, higher than what was reported in the first semester of $2.2 billion.For the month...
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Cease-and-Desist Order Reissued against Town for Violation of Environment Rules
Cebu City – The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) 7 has ordered a new Cease-and- Desist Order (CDO) to the municipality of Consolacion, Cebu Tuesday, specifically to stop the earthmoving and hauling activities conducted in said town.It can...
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Cellphones Largely Immune to Viruses, for Now
It has been great using smartphones as de facto computers. You don’t have to buy antivirus software or worry about the devices going haywire every time some Ukrainian crime ring finds a new way to steal data from the cloud.Which is why you...
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Chiz Pushes for POC-PSC Truce
Opposition Senator Chiz Escudero said on Tuesday he expects the Senate Committee on Games, Amusement and Sports to act soon on his resolution calling for an investigation into the turf war and rivalry between leaders of the Philippine Sports Commission...
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Conquering the Android Phone
A few days ago, I received an open-line T-Mobile G1 from Manila Bulletin. This is a development phone for Android app development -- does not make sense to develop apps using on the emulator, right? Anyway, the HTC Magic is available locally but it...
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Dante's Paradise
New will contest the fact that the Cannes Film Festival is the world’s premier showcase for cinema. It is considered an honor to be invited to even just participate in exhibiting one’s works at the festival. Lino Brocka was the...
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Defenders of Human Rights
Aung San Suu Kyi and Cory Aquino share many things in common. Both are icons of democracy, well educated and highly revered by their own people and the world. Both have gone through the same experience of persecution by military authorities.I remember...
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Dennis Trillo's Past, Present and Future Revealed through Tarot Card Reading
If Dennis Trillo is having a blast and is addicted to his successful showbiz career, it can of course be attributed to his superb thespian skills, hard work and also a bit of luck. But it was never because he knew about his future even before it happened...
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Direk Maryo J Calls for Balance on Local TV Fare
Director Maryo J. delos Reyes, who’s at the helm of the Philippine version of the hit Mexican soap opera “Rosalinda” and whose movies had been remade on TV, said that the remake trend should be balanced with original materials.“Para...
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DoE Bowing to Pressure on Oil Pricing Control
Having enunciated its position that it is favoring a review of the Oil Deregulation Law, chances are inching closer that the Department of Energy (DoE) may soon bow down to pressure on ‘oil pricing control’ pushed by various interest...
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Donaire Not Inclined to Train under Roach
Nonito Donaire acknowledges Freddie Roach as a world-class trainer but it is unlikely that he is going to sign up the American ace as his full-time trainer in light of Roach’s many commitments.“I need 100 percent of his attention,”...
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Emulating the Excellent: CCP's 40th Anniversary Mood
The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) carry on its life beginning anew with their 40th anniversary celebration.It was a successful start as the celebration began last February when the CCP opened the “Pasinaya” Festival that...
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Envoy Stresses Peaceful Dialogue
Ambassador Rafael Seguis, the peace panel chair of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) in the peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), on Tuesday asserted the importance of the negotiations with the MILF, stressing...
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Federer Honing Hard Court Skills as US Open Looms
CINCINNATI, Ohio, August 17, 2009 (AFP) - The arrival of twin girls left Roger Federer little time to savor twin triumphs at Roland Garros and Wimbledon, and now the Swiss star has his sights set on one more 2009 Grand Slam.Federer captured the French...
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Fraser Emulates Bolt to Add World Crown to Olympic Gold
BERLIN, August 17, 2009 (AFP) - Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser won the women's 100 metres title here at the world championships on Monday in the joint third fastest time ever of 10.73 seconds.The 22-year-old Olympic champion - who thus emulates compatriot...
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Globe Business Videoconferencing Service at Convergence 2009
Globe Business took part in one of the largest multi-site videoconferencing event in the Philippines that gathered the key players in the fast growing offshoring and outsourcing industry. It provided connectivity between the Commission on Information...
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Globe Provides Wireless Internet Service to Ascott Makati
Ascott Makati, a high-end serviced apartment facility, is now truly, fully connected.Globe Telecom, the leader in communication technology and connectivity, has given Ascott Makati's 306 units access to password-protected wifi Internet, making it the...
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Gov't Eyes $2-B Comm'l Borrowings in 2010
The Philippines is looking to raise over $2 billion in foreign commercial borrowings next year, higher than earlier planned, to finance a wider-than-expected budget deficit, a senior government official said Tuesday.National Treasurer Roberto Tan told...
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Group Raps Coddling of Death Squads
Human Rights Watch (HRW), an international watchdog opposed to extrajudicial killings, has criticized President Arroyo for not acting firmly on the murders of hundreds of people in Davao City and elsewhere.HRW executive director Kenneth Roth said his...
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Historic Meeting of Political Parties
If Buenos Aires, Argentina, in late July, I was privileged to co-preside at the first meeting in history of the Asian and South American political parties.The South American parties are grouped in the ‘Permanent Conference of Political Parties...
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Holy Crap! "In God We Trust" Dual SIM Phone!
An imaginary scene from a make-believe movie "The Exorcist" 2009: Young girl Regan twists and turns in mid-air, spewing Latin obscenities and green bile at the same time. Father Damien Karras, already near-dead fighting off the demons possessing the...
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House Dared to Probe GMA Trips
Opposition Rep. Teofisto Guingona III on Tuesday challenged Speaker Prospero Nograles to form a special committee to look into the Commission on Audit’s complaint that President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo had overshot her allocated budget for...
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How Real Is Web 2.0 to Business?
A recent McKinsey & Company survey of 1,700 global executives conclusively demonstrated that most companies gain measurable business benefits from implementing Web 2.0 technologies. Those benefits include more innovative products and services,...
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Internet - Hazardous as a Pandemic?
So much has been said about the Internet and the wealth of information it gives us. In the same token as we’ve written several times on the dangers and ill affects it may have on our kids as well. I can’t stress it enough, I guess,...
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Jaidee Credits Army Stint for Golf Success
Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee, one of the finest Asian golfers in the world today, on Tuesday revealed that his military background helped take him to where he is right now.“That’s why I want my juniors to try the army,”...
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Jones to Fight Green for IBO World Title in Sydney
SYDNEY, August 17, 2009 (AFP) - American former four-division world champion Roy Jones jnr will fight Australian defending champion Danny Green for the IBO cruiserweight world title here in late November, the New South Wales state government said on...
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Leg Cramps
Leg cramps are sudden, painful, involuntary contractions of muscles in your leg. In most cases, leg cramps involve your calf muscles, but muscles in your feet or thighs may cramp as well.Most of the time, true leg cramps occur for no known reason,...
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Letran, Arellano Aim to Boost NCAA Semis Bids
Games on Thursday (The Arena)10 a.m. — Letran vs EAC (Jrs)11:45 a.m. — CSB vs Arellano (Jrs)2 p.m. — Letran vs EAC (Srs)4 p.m. — Arellano vs CSB (Srs)Letran and Arellano University try to boost their respective...
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Love on Line (LOL)' Opens Wednesday
Samson and Tot are brothers whose personalities are as extreme as it gets.Samson is the serious type who believes in hard work and loyalty in a romantic relationship, while Tot is happy-go-lucky and spends time playing video games and making friends...
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Microsoft and Nokia Form Global Alliance to Design, Develop and Market Mobile Productivity Solutions
The worldwide leader in software and the world’s largest smartphone manufacturer have entered into an alliance that is set to deliver a groundbreaking, enterprise-grade solution for mobile productivity. Today, Microsoft Business Division...
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Microsoft Philippines Appoints New Managing Director
Microsoft Tuesday announced the appointment of John Bessey as the new managing director of its Philippine subsidiary, Microsoft Philippines. Bessey will officially take on his new role on October 1, 2009.Bessey will be taking over from Rafael “Pepeng”...
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Missing Ship Found off Cape Verde, Crew OK
MOSCOW (AP) – The high seas mystery surrounding the disappearance of the freighter Arctic Sea ended Monday with the Russian navy's discovery of the ship off the coast of West Africa, far from the chilly waters of Finland where it launched.But...
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Mobile Phones Continue Evolving
While some electronic toys and gadgets come with some dumbing down effects on their users, most of these devices offer increasing levels of convenience. Take the mobile phone, for example. While too many accidents and mishaps might have been caused...
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More BPO Firms Seen in 'Next Wave' Cities
Trade and Industry Secretary Peter B. Favila sees a new wave of investments in the business process outsourcing industry through the next wave cities.Favila’s assessment came following the overwhelming response from officials of the World...
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Mother Lily: 'Life Is Beautiful at 70!'
Wife is beautiful at 70, thus said Mother Lily who marks a milestone today, Aug. 19. On this  special day, the Regal Films matriarch doesn’t want to celebrate with a lavish party. “Life is hard these days so maybe I’ll...
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National Day of Afghanistan
Tomorrow, Aug. 19, is the National Day of Afghanistan.Afghanistan is a landlocked country in the heart of Asia. The country is bounded on the north by the Central Asian countries of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan; on the east by China and...
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New Orleans Rising
Four years after the Katrina tragedy, New Orleans is back on its feet and continuing the efforts to rebuild its city and its people. We recall that dreadful day in August 2005 when Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans and devastated everything it ran...
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No. 3 No Worry for Nadal
CINCINNATI, Ohio, August 17, 2009 (AFP) - Rafael Nadal is taking his demotion to world number three in his stride and focusing on the long-term as he continues his comeback from injury at the Cincinnati Masters this week."It's only a number," Nadal...
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Number of Pinay Runaways in UAE on the Rise - DoLE
The Department of Labor and Employment admitted on Tuesday it is possible that the number of Filipino domestic helpers expatriated or fleeing from their employers in the United Arab Emirates has increased this year.Labor Secretary Marianito Roque said...
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Oil Products Still Overpriced - Official
Pump prices of gasoline and other fuel products by the so-called “Big 3” oil companies are still overpriced but the price difference is no longer as big as last month, an official of the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA)...
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Oops, I Did It Again!
New communications tools give you as much exposure as e-mail. Unfortunately, mistakes in your e-mail will receive that same exposure too. Depending on who sees your email, your job, reputation, or career could suffer. Fortunately, avoiding these mistakes...
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P1.5-B Road to Boost Dev't in Samar, Eastern Samar
Tacloban City — A P1.531 billion road project envisioned to boost Samar and Eastern Samar’s economic development by enhancing their tourism potential and potentially improving the peace and order situation in these provinces has...
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Pag-IBIG Okays P78-Billion Approvals
The P172-million spent to advertise Pag-IBIG's housing loan program resulted in P78 billion housing loan approvals which the fund generated from 2007 to June 2009.This was the declaration made by Jaime A. Fabiaña chief executive officer...
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Panlilio Asks Poll Body to Stop Recount
Pampanga Governor Eddie Panlilio has asked the Commission on Elections to suspend the ongoing recount of votes for the 2007 gubernatorial race in the province, accusing the camp of his opponent Lilia Pineda of indirect bribery. Panlilio lawyer...
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PDIC Backs BSP Charter Amendments
Philippine Deposit Insurance Corp. (PDIC) President Jose C. Nograles said they are supporting Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) proposed changes to its own charter to “complement” the new PDIC law.The Lower House’s Committee...
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Peace Process Is Supreme - Palace
Malacañang Tuesday upheld the supremacy of the peace process in Mindanao pending an inquiry into the deadly clashes between the military and Abu Sayyaf bandits aided by Muslim separatist rebels in Basilan last week.Executive Secretary Eduardo...
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PRA Harnesses Private Sector Services for Foreign Retirees
The government is harnessing private sector services and capabilities to serve the growing number of foreign retirees in the country, Philippine Retirement Authority chairman Edgardo B. Aglipay said.According to Aglipay, the major issues being faced...
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Premiere Show Biz to Represent GMA Network in the 2009 Global Fair and Festival
Premiere Show Biz, Inc. (the Company), a fully-owned subsidiary of publicly-listed entertainment and gaming firm Premiere Entertainment Philippines, Inc. (PEP) will be representing GMA Network, Inc. (GMA) in the 2009 Global Fair and Festival to be...
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President Signs FDA Law
President Arroyo Tuesday signed a new law strengthening the regulatory capacity of the Bureau of Food and Drugs (BFAD) to ensure the safety, quality, and efficacy of medicines and other health products in the country.Republic Act No. 9711 also renames...
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Pro-Active Stance
Before any odds, there is always the temptation to allow ourselves to be so daunted that we shy from taking any action. Before many difficulties, we could be easily swayed to take the easy way out, and that is, not to rock the boat and therefore not...
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QC Marathon Aims to Be World Event
The 1st Quezon City International Marathon (QCIM) fires off October 18 with more than P3 million at stake. But beyond that, the event hopes to become an annual event and a major destination for Asian runners in the mold of the Tokyo, New York, San...
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Ramos Declines Lakas-Kampi Post
Former President Fidel V. Ramos has formally declined the position of chairman emeritus of the newly formed Lakas-Kabalikat ng Malayang Pilipino (Kampi)-Christian Muslim Democrats (CMD) which was proposed for him by President Arroyo.Ramos made the...
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Rebel General Announces Senatorial Bid
Detained Army Brig. Gen. Danilo Lim has formally declared his intention to run in the senatorial race in May 2010 during his visit to his birthplace in Solano town, Nueva Vizcaya.“Today, I formally declare my intention to run for senator...
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Rejected US Cambodian Brings Hip Hop Home
PHNOM PENH, August 18, 2009 (AFP) - A slim boy with curly hair spins on his head to hip hop music at a house down a crowded and dusty road in the Cambodian capital.The dancer, 11-year-old Soeurn Nhanh, says he had a hopeless existence as a shoeshine...
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RP Embassy Staff in Malaysia Moves out of KL Apartment
Philippine Ambassador to Malaysia Victoriano Lecaros has ordered embassy personnel in Kuala Lumpur to move out of an apartment complex following the death of Philippine social welfare attaché Finardo Cabilao in the Malaysian capital early...
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RP Is Top Market for Foreign Flipflop Brand
Cebu City – Brazil-made flipflop brand Havaianas has identified the Philippines as among its top five revenue contributors from 120 countries worldwide.Aimil Sarmiento, managing director of AL Amizade Marketing Inc., the sub-distributor of...
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Russell, the Child Wilderness Explorer in 'Up'
Russell (voice of Jordan Nagai) is an enthusiastic and persistent 8-year-old Junior Wilderness Explorer. Armed with a backpack laden with official Wilderness Explorer camping gear, Russell is ready for the wilderness! There’s just one catch:...
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Sandigan Affirms Cuerpo Suspension
The Sandiganbayan junked again a second motion for reconsideration filed by Rodriguez, Rizal Mayor Pedro Cuerpo and affirmed an earlier order for the latter’s suspension along with several other officials of the said town.In a resolution...
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SBP Eyes 3 PBA Players to Reinforce Gilas Squad
Three PBA players are in the wish list of Smart-Gilas national team that will take over the responsibility of representing the country in international meets.Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) executive-director Noli Eala said the team is not closing...
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SC Allows Tanduay to Sell 'Ginebra'
The Supreme Court has lifted a 2003 injunction issued “with grave abuse of discretion” by the Mandaluyong City regional trial court that stopped Tanduay Distillers, Inc. from selling its “Ginebra Kapitan” gin...
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Self-Portrait and Tax Money
(Editor's note: Most spenders of tax money offer lame excuses as noted by the author.)In progressive countries where citizens are free to aspire for any public office, elective or appointive, there’s no law or rule asking them to wait for...
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Seriously, Now
When my time comes to go before the Pearly Gates, I only have these words to Saint Peter say. And I am certain that, the good and holy keeper of the key will promptly send me on my merry way, to join the company of God’s holy and faithful...
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Sharapova Cruises into Toronto Second Round
TORONTO, August 18, 2009 (AFP) - Former world number one Maria Sharapova cruised into the second round of the WTA hardcourt tournament here Monday with a straight sets win over compatriot Nadia Petrova.The 22-year-old downed 10th seeded Petrova 6-3,...
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Sneer and Hiss at GMA?
It came late – too late, in fact – but just the same Speaker Prospero Nograles’ recent defense of President Gloria Arroyo against the sneer and hissing of her detractors was a needed response from the House leadership.Calling...
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Solons Push Cash for Poor Measure
Legislators at the House of Representatives are pushing legislation to institutionalize the conditional cash transfer (CCT) for poor families, calling the program a legacy of the Arroyo administration that is worth sustaining.House Deputy Speaker Ma....
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Sony Plans to Adopt Common Format for E-Books
Paper books may be low tech, but no one will tell you how and where you can read them.For many people, the problem with electronic books is that they come loaded with just those kinds of restrictions. Digital books bought today from Amazon.com, for...
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South Korea's Yang Could Become Tiger's Achilles Heel
CHASKA, Minnesota, August 17, 2009 (AFP) - Yang Yong-Eun did the unimaginable not once but twice, beating the world's top golfer in a Sunday final round and proving that Tiger Woods is indeed human after all.The 37-year-old affable South Korean emerged...
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Standard Chartered Reports Record $7.96-B Income in H1
LONDON – Standard Chartered PLC announced another record performance for the first half of 2009 with income rising 14 percent to US$7.96 billion and operating profit before tax of 10 percent to $2.84 billion.The Group has seen substantial...
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Superhuman Concert from Lou Bonnevie
Lou Bonnevie impressed audiences at the Central Plaza, Eastwood City during the launch for her album “Only Human.” Her heartfelt performance of an all original album that she wrote was well received. Behind the event as presenters...
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SVD Founder's Gift
Let me yield my space to the homily of Very Reverend Antonio Pernia, SVD, Superior General of the Society of the Divine Word (SVD), delivered at the Centennial Mass held in the Shrine of the Divine Word, Christ the King Seminary compound, Quezon City...
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Thai Airways Sees Return to Profitability Starting Q3
BANGKOK, Aug. 18 (Reuters) – Thai Airways International expects travel demand to pick up from August as fears about the H1N1 flu outbreak fade, and it should make an operating profit from this quarter, a senior executive said on Monday.The...
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The Hero Comes and Conquers
The HTC Magic is dead. Featured here in the Manila Bulletin Technews as the perfection of the HTC G1, we now consider the Magic dead, buried and forgotten as HTC released their latest Android powered phone, the HTC Hero.The screen of the Hero features...
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The Spirit of Nationalism
The life story of Manuel L. Quezon was woven around a central theme: “Ang Bayan Higit sa Lahat!”“The country above all else!” Or, to put it clearly, the good of the nation must always be above personal interests.This...
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The Workers in the Vineyard
MATTHEW 20:1-16Jesus said to His disciples, “The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out at dawn to hire laborers for his vineyard. After agreeing with them for the usual daily wage, he sent them into his vineyard. Going out about...
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Tita Cory and the Social Networking Revolution
While it was People Power on EDSA that catapulted former President Cory Aquino to the highest office in 1986, it was Twitter Power when she died last August 1, 2009. “Tita Cory is dead L,” headlined one online friend in her Plurk....
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UK Business Mission Set to Rev Up CDM Trading for RP Projects
With carbon trading slipping along with the global economic collapse, a business mission to the United Kingdom (UK) seeks to rev up the participation of Philippine projects in clean development mechanism (CDM) initiatives by broadening investment opportunities...
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United States Pays $52.2 M to Filipino Veterans
Chicago, Illinois -- A total of $52.2-million have been so far paid by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to claims filed by Filipino World War II veterans as of Monday (Aug. 17) on the halfway mark of the implementation of The American...
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US Ambassador Inaugurates Upgraded Tawi-Tawi Airport
Sanga-sanga, Tawi-Tawi – United States (US) Ambassador Kristie A. Kenney led the formal inauguration of the P172.2 million newly completed and upgraded Sanga-Sanga Airport runway on Monday, signaling a much brighter hope for the provincial...
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US Businessmen Support Gov't Move on Trans-Pacific Partnerships
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Feeling left out in the seemingly various regional trade agreements being forged by ASEAN with different regional trading blocs, American businesses are strongly supporting the US government's move to join in the comprehensive...
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Why Does Tower of Pisa Lean?
Cinque Terre, Italy - The poet Eugenio Montale wrote that the men and women here were "worthy successors of Hercules" for carving out of inhospitable hillside 6,729 kilometers of terraced vineyards.* * *On barren rock houses sprouted like barnacles...
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Yang's Victory Shows Golf's Global Strength
CHASKA, Minnesota (Reuters) — Yang Yong-eun's landmark victory at the PGA Championship, where he deprived Tiger Woods of a widely expected 15th major title, highlighted the modern game's remarkable strength in player depth.The 37-year-old...
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