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 July 16, 2009

20% Toll Discount Not Enough - Solons
Paranaque City lawmakers criticized on Thursday the grant of 20 percent discount on toll fees at the Skyway system at the Southern Luzon Expressway, saying that this was not enough to compensate motorists for suffering through the debilitating traffic...
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4 Indon Airlines Removed from EU Safety Blacklist
BRUSSELS (AP) – Four Indonesian airlines, including Garuda, the country's flag carrier, were removed on Tuesday from an EU list of airlines banned from flying to Europe because of safety concerns.The European Union said it acted because of...
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Ambush of Civilians in Negros Condemned
Bacolod City — Both the Philippine Army (PA) and the militant human rights alliance group Karapatan are condemning the ambush of civilians in Toboso, Negros Occidental by suspected New People’s Army (NPA) elements last Monday, July...
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Angping 'A Prophet of Gloom' - Peping
“A prophet of gloom.” That’s how Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) president Jose “Peping” Cojuangco branded Harry Angping, the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chairman who the other day said the...
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ARMM Health Investment Plan Draws Foreign, Local Support
Davao City – The European Commission (EC) through its representative here, Ms. Anja Bauer, and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) have expressed their continuing support to the five-year Autonomous Region in Muslim...
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A Snub (of Sorts) to Fancy
Paris—Haute couture isn’t as much about having money as it is about having the conviction that taste actually matters. Because if you don’t have money in fashion—and, at the moment, many designers do not—it...
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Ateneo Raps UE; UST Also Scores
Ateneo de Manila showed why it remains a formidable force despite the graduation of star guard Chris Tiu as the Eagles demolished the University of the East Warriors, 72-57, and kept their share of the lead in the 72nd UAAP basketball tournament at...
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Bicol International Airport to Be Constructed in Albay
The Bicol Region will eventually get its own international airport that promises to spur and accelerate the region's economic development.Despite its vast natural resources including, mineral deposits, geothermal power and tourism potentials, Bicol...
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BSP Slashes Budget for Printing Press to P2 B
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has decided that it will only buy one “superline” printer, cutting its budget by half or from P4 billion to P2 billion.Sources said BSP’s Monetary Board approved the cut, adding that...
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CA Orders NPC to Pay Full Value for Cavite Properties
The Court of Appeals has denied the appeal of the National Power Corporation (NPC) to reduce the amount of just compensation it was ordered by a Cavite court to pay landowners whose properties were traversed by power lines in connection with its 230KV...
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CDifferent Kinds of Learning Styles Defined
INVENTORY OF LEARNING PROCESSES (ILP)The Inventory of Learning Processes (ILP) model was developed by Ronald Schmeck in 1977. From psychology, Schmeck believes cognitive and personality studies, while useful, are not definitive and that learning styles,...
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Cha-Cha Still House Priority
Charter change (Cha-cha) remains a priority in the agenda drawn up by the House of Representatives for the third regular session which will open on July 27, Speaker Prospero Nograles disclosed Thursday.Nograles announced that his leadership's priority...
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Charity in Truth
The first social encyclical of Pope Benedict XVI, Caritas in Veritate (Charity in Truth) is addressed--like all the other social encyclicals since Rerum Novarum of Pope Leo XIII in 1891-- not only to Catholics but to all people of good will. All the...
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China's Growth Accelerates to 7.9% in Second Quarter
BEIJING (AP) – China's economic growth accelerated to 7.9 percent from a year earlier in the second quarter amid a stimulus-fueled surge in consumer spending, factory output and investment, the government reported Thursday.The growth rate...
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Cory in Stable Condition
A nephew of former President Corazon "Cory" Aquino Thursday assured the public that his aunt is in “stable” condition, belying rumors that the health of the cancer-stricken leader has “worsened” over the last...
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Cotto Now-or-Never at 145 Lbs vs Manny
Final and non-negotiable.That’s what Miguel Cotto said when asked about the catch weight of 145 lbs for the proposed November 14 showdown with Manny Pacquiao as the Puerto Rican puncher reiterated that he is not risking his health by going...
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Dacer Slay Suspect to Be Extradited Back to the Philippines
Former police Senior Superintendent Glenn Dumlao linked in the 2000 Salvador “Bubby” Dacer-Emmanuel Corbito double murder case will be extradited to the Philippines before or by the end of July.Dumlao is expected to file his deposition...
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Despite Fund Restraint, Drive for Autonomy Still Doing Well
Baguio City — The renewed pursuit for Cordillera autonomy is still in good shape despite limited resources due to the overwhelming support of various sectors.This was reported by Presidential Assistant for Cordillera Affairs Tom Killip, who...
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DoE Wants Oil Firms to Explain Price Cuts
In the wake of boycott call against the major oil companies, the Department of Energy (DoE) hauled the oil industry players once again to extract from them an explanation on what some sectors deem as ‘inadequate’ rollback in pump...
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Don't Mess with Success!
Don’t mess with success! This must be the philosophy of Isuzu engineers when it comes to their best selling model, the Isuzu Crosswind.Having sold over 50,000 units over the past eight years, Isuzu Philippines Corporation once again broke...
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Food and Nutrition
Talks about food and nutrition – and inevitably hunger – are in everyone's lips the world over. Such international concerns become even more spirited when affluent countries flaunt conspicuous consumption amidst famine and hunger...
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Ginebra Net Profit Up 75% to P425 M in H1
Ginebra San Miguel Inc., the liquor unit of San Miguel Corporation, expects 2009 to be a better year after net income for the first half jumped 75 percent to P425 million from P242 million in the same period in 2008.After the firm’s annual...
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'Give It to Me,' Obama Boasts in a Calculated Risk
WASHINGTON — With four simple words "Give it to me!" President Barack Obama took possession of the U.S. economy.For months, the White House and Obama's economic team have laid the economic crisis at the feet of President George W. Bush. But...
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Good Weather Makes Top Golfers Talk of Record 62
TURNBERRY, Scotland (Reuters) — Light breezes on a glorious sun-splashed day at Turnberry had the top players contemplating a sub-63 score at the British Open.Sixty-three has never been broken at a major championship, although that benchmark...
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Gov't Confident Export Sector Will Recover End of This Year
The government is confident that the export industry would recover by the end of the year once the global economy bounces back.In a recent meeting with local exporters, Trade and Industry Undersecretary Thomas Aquino said that several export sectors,...
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Hard to Please
“One-fifth of the people are against everything all the time.” — Robert KennedyIn a country in search of new heroes, and in need of occasional paeans of praise from both friends and foes, it would seem that the more prominent...
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Kamikazee, Hilera Bring on the Noise
“Long Time Noisy”; Kamikazee; Universal Records Compared to its predecessor, “Maharot,” the diversions in “NoIsy” are not out of place at all.One of these is promotional single, “Wala;”...
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Loan Must Be Paid, Says De Castro
“We should pay what we borrowed. It is not a good practice to borrow from government financial institutions and then complain to politicians when they encounter problems in repaying.”Vice President Manuel “Noli”...
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Love the Philippines
Bayan ko mahal ko. What does that mean? An Australian writes that he loves the Philippines and her people. A Korean student also says that he loves the Philippines and volunteers that many of the local problems may be because the Filipinos do not love...
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Magnificent 7?
Malacanang said that the Obama-Arroyo meeting would most likely focus on regional “peace and prosperity,” deducing from CIA chief Leon Panetta’s appreciation of the Philippines' pivotal role in the region.* * *Only 7 solons...
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Many Gov't Workers Underemployed - Report
Some 1.3 million jobs of the government-created 1.5 million jobs since 2008 are “non-earning, poorly earning, or otherwise insecure jobs; including part-time work,” according to research group Ibon Foundation.Ibon research head...
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Martial Rule Talk Revived
Swine flu pandemic has become unstoppable, says the World Health Organization, with 90,000 cases reported worldwide and 420 already dead.The vaccine for the disease won’t be available until September.Run for your lives but where?***Land Transportation...
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Montero Sport Is a Bestseller
Mitsubishi’s bestseller today is the Montero Sport. If you think you’re spotting a Montero Sport every so often, your eyes are not on a selective-mode. Mitsubishi Motor Philippines Corp. has sold 4,768 units since it was launched...
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Nanotech Makes Undergarments Soft and Supple
As if undergarments are never comfortable enough, Jockey, a leading brand, is once again introducing new technology in its latest line of Comfort Plus underwear.Founded by a guy named Samuel T. Cooper in 1876, Jockey has always been ahead of its competition,...
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Napocor Awards P2.6-B of Diesel Fuel Contracts
Following the award of some P2.586 billion worth of contracts, state-run National Power Corporation (NPC) has scheduled to re-bid today the remainder of its fuel requirements for the year.The contract worth set anew in the auction block is P98.708...
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No More Sovereign Bond Issue for the Rest of the Year
The Philippines will not return to the global bond market in 2009 after raising $750 million this week but it is keeping financing options open, including pre-funding its 2010 debt needs, the national treasurer said.Roberto Tan also told Reuters on...
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Palace Junks ASG Amnesty
The Abu Sayyaf will have to face the full brunt of the law after Malacañang Thursday finally ruled out offering amnesty to the notorious bandit group responsible for the many kidnappings, deaths and other atrocities in Mindanao.Deputy Presidential...
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Philippine Contact Center Industry Grows Up to Teenhood
From diaper-to-short pants days to now (wearing) short pants to long pants.That was how Sen. Mar Roxas, who has earned the moniker, “Father of the (Philippine) Call Center Industry,” described the state of the country’s...
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Philippine Stocks Emerge from Two-Week Sluggish Performance
MANILA, (Xinhua) -- Investors entered the Philippine market on Wednesday ending its more than two weeks of sluggish performance because of the extended rally of the U.S. market.The bellwether Philippine Stock Exchange index closed 23.65 points higher...
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Picking Grain on the Sabbath
Matthew 12:1-8At that time Jesus was going through a field of grain on the sabbath. His disciples were hungry and began to pick the heads of grain and eat them. When the Pharisees saw this, they said to Him, “See, Your disciples are doing...
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Piolo Pascual's Film 'Manila' to Open Cinemalaya Festival
Hunk Piolo Pascual, one of ABS-CBN Star Magic’s pride, has turned producer and his initial venture, “Manila,” will open the 5th Cinemalaya Film Festival today, July 17, at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. The indie...
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PNP Bans Tucking of Gun on Waist
The Philippine National Police (PNP) will no longer allow policemen and civilians from tucking their handguns on their waist, threatening harsh penalties to those who would dare violate the new policy.The move is not only meant for the security of...
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Potter Gone Better: 'HP6' Is as Good as the Book
As “The Dark Knight” was the best movie of its genre last year, so is “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” this year.While Warner Bros. is realizing its projection of the current release matching its predecessor’s...
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QC Dad Funds Purchase of 6 New Fire Busters
To augment the city’s regular fire trucks, a Quezon City councilor has allocated part of his annual P28-million budget for the purchase of six brand new motorcycle-powered fire busters which will be operational 24 hours a day.Councilor Jimmy...
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Reading Recommendations for the Low-Skilled
Create an English language – learning environment in the classroom.If possible, provide a comfortable, attractive, inviting and cozy area for reading - (bean bags, rugs, cushions, easy-chairs). Ensure the room lighting is suitable for reading....
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Red Bull Racing Sweeps Germany; Webber Gets Maiden Win
Red Bull Racing’s Mark Webber dominated the German Grand Prix last Sunday earning for himself his first F1 victory. Teammate Sebastian Vettel finished a distant second with third place going to Ferrari’s Felipe Massa.Webber started...
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RP Jungolfers Stage Rally
SAN DIEGO, California — Dottie Ardina, Miguel Tabuena, and two others picked up from where Miggy Yee left off by moving into championship contention after the second round of the Callaway Junior World Championships here on Wednesday (Thursday...
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SC Rules vs Panlilio
The Supreme Court Thursday allowed the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to proceed with the election protest against Gov. Eddie T. Panlilio, a Catholic priest who ran and was proclaimed governor of Pampanga in the 2007 elections.In a unanimous full...
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Series Comes to Fitting End
Game 1, Ginebra 102-96Game 2, San Miguel 95-78Game 3, Ginebra 116-103Game 4, San Miguel 106-104Game 5, Ginebra 106-98Game 6, San Miguel 98-84——————Game Today (Araneta Coliseum)7:00 p.m. —...
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SSC Battles EAC for Share of Lead
Games Today (The Arena, San Juan)10 a.m. — SSC vs EAC (Jrs)11:45 a.m. — SBC vs Perpetual (Jrs)2 p.m. — SSC vs EAC (Srs)4 p.m. — SBC vs Perpetual (Srs)San Sebastian College guns for a share of the lead when it...
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Storm Signals Up in Northern Luzon
Public storm warning signals were raised Thursday over several provinces in the Ilocos, Cagayan Valley, and Cordillera regions after tropical depression "Isang" intensified into a full-fledged storm threatening the eastern part of Luzon.The Philippine...
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Strappy Footwear, Tights, Shorts with Suits, a Playful Menswear for Next Summer
With the recent Spring-Summer 2010 showings, menswear is abuzz with new, exciting fashions and styling ideas for the coming season. The hottest trends out of Paris and Milan offer fresh, out-of the-box styles for modern men. In these times of emerging...
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Taiwan Aims to Impress with Eco-Friendly World Games
TAIPEI, July 15, 2009 (AFP) - The World Games open this week in southern Taiwan, with the island looking to impress the world with its state-of-the-art facilities, less than a year after rival China staged the Summer Olympics.A total of 4,748 athletes...
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'Tasks' Software Is Gmail Labs First Graduate
SAN FRANCISCO, July 14, 2009 (AFP) - Google Labs brainchild "Tasks" graduated from the sandbox on Tuesday as the Internet giant seeks to entice computer users to switch from packaged software to programs offered online as services.Tasks is the first...
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Theme Park to Highlight Agri Technology
The Department of Agriculture (DA) will be embarking on a new trend of technology transfer to make people appreciate the functional uses of veterinary medicine and agriculture in the Philippines.The DA and the University of the Philippines-Los Banos...
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They Left Their Heart in Kalinga
An indigenous community in Kalinga gets help from the most unlikely people -- at the right time.It all began with a grueling 22-hour backpacking adventure in the Cordilleras for Australian tourist Tim Andrews. His travels brought him to an indigenous...
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Tiger Sets out to Tame Turnberry
TURNBERRY, Scotland, July 16, 2009 (AFP) - Tiger Woods was among the early starters as the 138th British Open got underway here on Thursday, returning to Turnberry for the first time in 15 years.The 33-year-old American was looking to follow in the...
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To Talk, or Not to Talk, to Abu Sayyaf
Malacanang is cold to the proposal to grant amnesty to the Abu Sayyaf .They’re too hot to handle!***It is “more unlikely than likely” that the proposal of Sen. Richard Gordon to consider amnesty and livelihood assistance...
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Traders Benefited from P305.57-B Aid - Palace
The Arroyo government has so far provided P305.57 billion financial aid to small businessmen that eventually helped create some 2.5 million jobs since 2004, Malacanang said Thursday.Press Secretary Cerge Remonde said around 5.6 million small entrepreneurs...
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'Transformers 2' Thunders Past P300-Million Mark
Manila, Philippines – “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” sailed past the P300 million box-office mark Thursday night, after only 15 days at the box-office. The movie is currently the Philippines’ second biggest...
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Two Boys Plus 'Astig' Equals Cannes Film Festival?
On the vision boards of first-time movie producers Boy So, restaurateur and resort developer, and Boy Abunda, one of the country’s celebrated TV hosts, are the following – produce a movie, win awards, and go to Cannes Film Festival....
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US Senators Back Limit on Tarmac Strandings
WASHINGTON (AP) – Airline passengers could be stranded on tarmacs no longer than three hours under legislation introduced Tuesday in the Senate.The protection for stranded passengers is part of larger bill that provides a blueprint for Federal...
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Wild and Fierce
M.A.C. never ceases to amaze us with its special collections. From the cute line of Hello Kitty and Barbie makeup, it now goes a notch higher with sexy and sophisticated palettes called Style Warrior.Bright- and vibrant-hued eye colors and lip shades,...
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