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 November 13, 2010

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10 Things about Fun Taiwan!
I can't believe our plane trip to Taipei was almost the same as going to Davao City! We had barely finished our fabulous airline meal when the Eva Air pilot announced that we were approaching Taipei Tao Yuan International Airport. It was only one hour...
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4 Signs of Jet-Engine Flaws Found before Disintegration
LONDON (AP) - Rolls-Royce engines on the world's largest airliner malfunctioned four times before one of them disintegrated during flight last week, and aviation experts said that the earlier mishaps may hold clues to design or construction flaws.Rolls-Royce...
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A Celebration of Hope
MANILA, Philippines - COME April 28 to May 1, 2010, a Bicol Celebration of Hope with Will Graham will be held at the Pili Freedom Stadium in Pili, Camarines Sur. This event is simply sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with thousands and thousands of...
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A Problem Student
MANILA, Philippines - AN American college professor tells the story of how his life was transformed 190 degrees because of a humble man's initiative to help him. The college professor relates: "I spent most of my high school days in the principal's...
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Aquino Welcomes Japan Travel Warning
YOKOHAMA, Japan - President Benigno S. Aquino III said the new travel advisory issed by the Japanese government on kidnapping and criminal activities in the Philippines is "normal."President Aquino came to the defense of the Japanese government a day...
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Ara Mina Set to Retire Sexy Image
MANILA, Philippines - Actress Ara Mina is thinking of giving up her sexy image unless people find her "trying too hard." "Lahat ng klase ng pagpapaseksi, nagawa ko na, di ba? Parang wala lang, parang hindi na maganda kung ano... Baka sabihin, trying...
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ARMM Anniversary Set to Start Monday
COTABATO CITY, Philippines - Speaker of the Malaysian Parliament Tan Seri Panglima Amin Hadji Mulia together with former Sen. Mar Roxas will grace tomorrow, Monday, the opening of the 21st founding anniversary celebration of the Autonomous Region in...
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At 5-4, Heat Know Their Bashers Are Rejoicing
MIAMI (AP) - Dwyane Wade has been part of a Miami Heat team that stumbled at the start of a season, and been part of a Heat team that began the year flying high.The slow-starting team won an NBA championship.The fast-starting club got bounced in the...
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A Taste of Royalty
Bangkok is one city that can make gluttons of everyone. While it is not popularly known to be an art and architecture capital like the great cities of Europe, its stunning architecture, grand palaces, exotic temples, and scrumptious street fares...
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A True Test of Marian Faith; Upgrading Shalani's Hosting
MANILA, Philippines - JUST A THOUGHT: What you see depends on what you're looking for. * * * SEEN: There's nothing wrong if Shalani Soledad has succumbed to the temptation of pursuing a showbiz career. What is wrong is that she hasn't prepared...
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At the Heart of Fashion and Style
MANILA, Philippines - "Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening," Coco Chanel once said. Indeed, the wisdom of the legendary French...
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Best of RP Green Brands Showcased in Japan Show
MANILA, Philippines - The country's abundant natural resources and its dedication towards sustainable living is the Philippines' edge at the APEC Green Showcase in Green Device 2010 held November 11- 12, 2010 at Makuhari Messe, Japan. Four local...
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Bill Clinton: Embracing the Philippines
MANILA, Philippines - PRESIDENT Bill Clinton's visit here for just 12 hours last November 10, was all too short, just like those of PM Tony Blair and VP Al Gore earlier - which were also quick parachute jumps. The sorties of these three eminent X's...
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Butch Abad; from Student Activist to P-NOY's Mentor
"Now and then, it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy." - Guillaume Apollinaire "Many times, we keep on chasing after what we already have. " - Arch. Soc Villegas MANILA, Philippines - Good news! The PCSO under chairman...
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Cebu City Ranks High as BPO Emerged Destination
CEBU CITY, Philippines - Global outsourcing and investments and advisory firm, Tholons announced Friday that Cebu City has edged up to become the world's ninth emerged destination for business process outsourcing (BPO) globally. "Cebu City has been...
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Chilean Envoy at Mining Summit
MANILA, Philippines - The Chilean Ambassador to the Philippines will be gracing the four-day 57th Annual National Mine and Safety and Environment Conference (ANMSEC) in Baguio City, to give inspiration among Filipinos on Chile's successful rescue mission...
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Claudine Barretto Wants Separation Rumors to Cease and Desist
MANILA, Philippines - Apparently distressed with the never-ending rumors alleging that she and husband Raymart Santiago have ended up in Splitsville, Claudine Barretto pleads with gossips to stop the chinwag."Makikiusap ako, kapag wala pa ho kayong...
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Comeback Squad Jazz Wins Fourth Straight Beating Hawks
ATLANTA (AP) - Deron Williams would be happy if his Utah Jazz played a bit better in the opening half so the last-minute heroics wouldn't be necessary.Paul Millsap hit a corner jumper with 1:20 to play and the Jazz came back from a double-digit, second-half...
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Davao Farmers, Gov't Join Forces in Encouraging Organic Farming
DAVAO CITY, Philippines (PIA) - About 1,000 participants composed of farmers, government officials and personnel, and guests gathered together to promote ecologically sound and sustainable practices for crop production in Davao del Norte. The multi-sectoral...
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Day of Prayer for the Nation
MANILA, Philippines - SOMEONE said that prayer is the most powerful tool a person has against all adversities and trials. As a nation, we truly believe in the power of prayer. In times past, we have witnessed how God has answered our pleas and accompanied...
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DBM to Release Year-End Bonus of State Officials and Employees on Nov. 15
MANILA, Philippines - Government officials and employees will receive the remaining half of their 13th month bonus and cash gift starting November 15, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) said on Friday. Budget Secretary Florencio B. Abad...
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Derek Goes on Cam without Make-Up
MANILA, Philippines - Even when there is never a shortage of good-looking actors in its stable of endorsers, it is controversial hunk actor Derek Ramsay who has been handpicked by Dr. Vicki Belo and her daughter Cristalle Henares to headline the banner...
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DoST Gets P729.6-Million Grant for Flood Forecasting
MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Science and Technology (DoST) is getting a 100.7- million Norwegian krone (P729.6-million) grant from the Norwegian government in a bid to improve further the country's flood forecasting system, especially in...
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DoT Focuses on Infrastructure
MANILA, Philippines - The enhancement of Manila's top tourism icons - the walled city of Intramuros and the historic Rizal Park - along with the development of airport facilities and other infrastructures nationwide, will be the Department of Tourism's...
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Dry Eyes
MANILA, Philippines - THE poem continues "hardly a word to say; the end of a summer day; Sweet Love dead." Intuitively we know that with the absence of tears in a relationship crisis something is wrong: Maybe there's been too much pain, too little...
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Edge and Ease
MANILA, Philippines - Minimalism is not exactly the first word that comes to mind when you think about Oyxgen. The fashion forward brand is usually known for its more flamboyant and colorful types of youth-oriented streetwear. So when brand director...
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Experts Say Bignay Wine Surely Good for the Heart
MANILA, Philippines - Make no bones about it. Bignay wine is good for your heart.This counsel comes not from an oenologist but from a dyed-in-the wool scientist from UP Los Banos commissioned by the Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR) to prove that...
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Fitch Still Closely Monitoring Fiscal Front
MANILA, Philippines - Fitch Ratings said it was closely monitoring the Philippine government's efforts to increase tax revenues, noting that improvements on the fiscal front is a primary consideration for any upgrade to the country's debt ratings....
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FLI Reports 66% Rise in Net Profits to P2 B in 9 Months
MANILA, Philippines - Filinvest Land, Inc. (FLI) reported that its net income for the first nine months of 2010 increased 66 percent to P1.99 billion from the P1.2 billion earned during the same period in 2009.The P1.99 billion net income for January...
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Follow the Law, MMDA Tells Bus Operators
MANILA, Philippines - Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Francis Tolentino gave a stern warning on Saturday to bus operators who are reportedly planning to go against the full enforcement of the number-coding scheme on public utility...
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Foreigners Face Nationality Hurdle in RE Projects
MANILA, Philippines - Foreign investors eyeing to put in renewable energy (RE) projects in the country are hurdled by 'nationality restrictions,' including those for emerging technologies, such as for wind resource.They raised concern that "Philippine...
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For Free Spirits and the Wholesomely Flirty
MANILA, Philippines - An annual festival in Indio, California, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Fest served as Folded and Hung's main inspiration for its Philippine Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2011 contribution, along with sister brand Jellybean....
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FPIC to Face Writ of Kalikasan
MANILA, Philippines - Residents of West Tower Condominium in Makati City trooped to the Supreme Court (SC) late Friday afternoon to file a petition for Writ of Kalikasan against the Lopez-owned First Gen Corp. and First Philippine Industrial Corp....
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Gen. Gregorio H. del Pilar
MANILA, Philippines - GENERAL Gregorio H. del Pilar was born in Bulacan, Bulacan, on November 14, 1875. Sent to Manila for further studies, he learned lessons of patriotism and courage from his uncles Deodato Arellano and Marcelo H. del Pilar. He became...
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Giselle and Emil: Gossip Girl Meets Average Joe
Eighteen years ago, actress-comedienne Giselle Sanchez made a late-night phone call to a friend's house to borrow a video camera recorder for a class project. Sadly, her desperate search for a video-cam was futile. Instead, she had her first conversation...
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Globe Pilots LTE Tech for Mobile Broadband
MANILA, Philippines - After successful laboratory and field testing, Globe Telecom plans to use Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology as it explores 4G next generation mobile communications for the Philippine market. LTE is a high-performance air...
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Goodies for Good Governance
MANILA, Philippines - Thinking of what to give to your family and friends this Christmas? How about something tasty, yummy, and more importantly, good for the country?Imagine biting into a sweet, slightly crunchy brownie - filled with incredible flavor...
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Guam: A Paradise of Tropical Luxury and Cultural Beauty
For someone bitten by the travel bug, a trip to Guam becomes a tangible incarnation of paradise. With a rich cultural heritage playing along wonderful beaches, top notch golf spots and tax-free shopping, Guam provides a leisurely laid back haven for...
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Hanjin and China Shipping Plan New Vessel Orders as World Trade Rebounds
Hanjin Shipping Co., South Korea's largest shipping line, and China Shipping (Group) Co. said they were close to ordering new vessels as world trade rebounds from the global recession.Hanjin may announce a deal for mid-size container ships by as early...
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Heart on Rift with Annabelle: 'I'll Just Be Humble'
MANILA, Philippines - An emotional Heart Evangelista broke her silence on showbiz talk show "Tweetbiz" Nov. 11concerning her rift with "former" manager Annabelle Rama but maintains she'll "just be humble about the situation." In tears, she said: "I'm...
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Hopes, Prayers for Pacquiao
MANILA, Philippines - President Benigno S. Aquino III may be attending to more important matters of the State while in Japan but the Palace said on Friday that it shares in the hopes and prayers of the nation for congressman and boxing superstar Manny...
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Hope Springs Eternal for Jasmine
GUANGZHOU - On a dreary first day of hostilities in the 16th Asian Games, young swimmer Jasmine Alkhaldi saw something positive despite failing to qualify in two events at the Aoti Aquatics Center."Now I know that I could compete with them, kahit mga...
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Indie Film Presents Jodi Sta. Maria in Her Most Daring Role Ever
MANILA, Philippines - Actress Jodi Sta. Maria is a big revelation in her latest indie film "Chassis."The nerve-wracking ending will surely surprise everyone who used to see the young mom portray stereotypical roles in the past."Hindi ko rin alam kung...
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JG Summit Profit More Than Doubles to P12.8 Billion
MANILA, Philippines - JG Summit Holdings reported that net profit for the nine months of the year more than doubled, rising 113 percent to P12.77 billion from last year's P5.99 billion."The remarkable performance of major subsidiaries of the Group...
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Jon Bon Jovi Criticizes Today's Music, Finds Too Much Nonsensical Pop in It
MANILA, Philippines - The frontman, heart and soul of hit-maker Bon Jovi need not worry about one day losing his magic touch for chart-topping compositions. With a catalogue of hits already ensuring him of a lofty post in rock history, Jon Bon Jovi...
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Kids with Cancer to Lose Home
MANILA, Philippines - Six months from now, will these children with cancer still have a roof over their heads?This is the dilemma being faced right now by the people behind CHILD Haus, a halfway home for children seeking treatment for cancer. Six months...
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Kristine Denies Rejecting Vic Sotto
MANILA, Philippines - Actress Kristine Hermosa refutes talk that she declined an offer to become Vic Sotto's leading lady in the Metro Manila Film Festival entry, "Agimat ni Enteng." Note that Kristine has been Vic's leading lady in the past four...
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Label Executive Hopeful, Upbeat about CD Survival
MANILA, Philippines - While some people in the music biz are worried, seeing that physical CDs would become obsolete in a few years' time, the head of what is arguably the country's biggest record label today expressed confidence it will not. His view...
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Livelihood Aid Benefits Local Farmers
KAPALONG, Davao del Norte, Philippines (PIA) - The Mindanao Rural Development Program under the Community Fund for Agricultural Development (MRDP-CFAD) of the Department of Agriculture (DA) made way for the empowerment of local farmers here to further...
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Love Has 30-30 Game in Wolves' Win over Knicks
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - At one point in the third quarter, Kevin Love leaned over to Michael Beasley on the bench and whispered in his ear. "I'm going for 30 tonight," Love said. With Love having only seven points at the time, Beasley looked at him...
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Marshalling the Fashion 'Troops'
MANILA, Philippines - In his closing remarks for the recently concluded Philippine Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2011, Runway Productions executive producer Joey Espino responded to the oft-asked question why he seems to be giving young designers a lot...
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Mayor Lim, Clean Air and Men in Black
MANILA, Philippines - There was a traffic jam lasting all day in the vicinity of the Malate Church near my apartment yesterday, but instead of complaints, loud cheers greeted the men in brand-new black uniforms who caused it. I have lived in Malate...
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Melissa Mendez on Selling Barbecue: 'Nothing Wrong.'
MANILA, Philippines - Melissa Mendez admits to selling barbeque, siopao, siomai and imported perfumes but denies that she does so having sunk into poverty.This she said after blind items circulated about a character actress who had allegedly resorted...
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Mocha Lambasts Critics
MANILA, Philippines - Singer-actress Mocha Uson has no kind words for those who don't agree with her image as a liberated, modern woman. "Ipokrita sila!" she hissed during a promotional appearance for her upcoming concert "Luv to Laff." Uson doesn't...
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Nash Has Big Night after Big Day, Suns Beat Kings
PHOENIX (AP) - Steve Nash had 28 points, 14 assists and even seven rebounds on the day of the birth of his son, and the Suns beat the Sacramento Kings in Phoenix for the 10th straight time, 103-89 on Friday night.The 36-year-old two-time league MVP,...
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New Peace Corps Volunteers Inducted
MANILA, Philippines - A total of 66 new Peace Corps volunteers were inducted on Friday afternoon at the Multi-Purpose Hall of the Meralco Theater on Ortigas Ave., Pasig City, during simple swearing-in ceremonies led by officials of the United States...
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Officials Cite S&P's Credit Rating Upgrade for RP as 'Vote of Confidence' for Aquino
MANILA, Philippines - Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima said Friday the Standard & Poor's upgrade of the country's long-term foreign currency sovereign credit rating is a vote of confidence for the Philippines and its government. "The one-notch...
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Ombudsman, Not Just DepEd, Can Sanction Teachers - SC
MANILA, Philippines - The Supreme Court (SC) has ruled that the Department of Education (DepEd) has no exclusive disciplinary authority over public school teachers as the Office of the Ombudsman can also impose administrative sanctions on erring government...
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One Reason to Panic Buy
MANILA, Philippines - It's sale season, the time of year when discounts in malls give bargain hunters and kuripots the tingles. But these great deals are often confined to clothes, furniture, and a number of luxury items, which people only "want" but...
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Pacquiao Nearly Six Pounds Lighter Than Margarito
ARLINGTON, Texas (Reuters) - Manny Pacquiao weighed in almost six pounds lighter than Antonio Margarito after the Filipino was greeted by deafening cheers from his supporters on the eve of Saturday's WBC junior middleweight title fight.Pacquiao, 51-3-2...
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Pacquiao Needs Precision vs Margarito - Salud
MANILA, Philippines - Former PBA commissioner Rudy Salud said Saturday the weight difference between Manny Pacquiao and Mexican Antonio Margarito could force the handlers of the Filipino boxing icon to make last-minute adjustments in their strategy....
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Palace Monitors Mount Bulusan
MANILA, Philippines - Malacanang said on Saturday it is closely monitoring the situation in Sorsogon following the abnormal activity of Mt. Bulusan, urging residents to be prepared for evacuation should the need arise.Deputy presidential spokesperson...
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PAL, Aquino Confirm Meeting in Bid to Settle Labor Union Row
MANILA, Philippines - Flag-carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) confirmed on Friday that top airline executives sat down with President Benigno S. Aquino III and Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa last Tuesday to discuss the planned spin-off and its effects...
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Petron Offers to Fill Up Supply in M Manila
MANILA, Philippines - With its geographically-diversified oil handling facilities, leading oil player Petron Corporation has offered help to government in alleviating oil supply shortages resulting from the closure of the pipeline transferring products...
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PNoy Admits 'Spending Some Time'' with Liz Uy
MANILA, Philippines - Putting a stop to all speculations about his love life, President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III admitted that he is dating his stylist Liz Uy."We have been spending some time together as our schedules will permit, but at this point...
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PNP Braces for Bus Strike This Monday
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine National Police (PNP) will be deploying its personnel along the stretch of Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue (EDSA) and other major thoroughfares in Metro Manila in preparation for the planned transport strike by bus...
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Pop Music Greats Then and Now
MANILA, Philippines - 'The Magic Of David Foster & Friends,' David Foster, Warner Music Celine Dion's "Because You Loved Me," Toni Braxton's "Un-Break My Heart," James Ingram's "Whatever We Imagine," Peter Cetera's "The Glory Of Love"- besides...
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Poverty and Industrialization
MANILA, Philippines - THIS is one of my articles that discusses controversial government policies, and at the same time, suggests solutions to those running the government. We are familiar with the poverty alleviation program which allocates R20 billion...
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Rain or Shine, MYX Anniversary Concert Pushing Through
MANILA, Philippines - MYX, undoubtedly the country's leading music channel, celebrates a decade of playing awesome, beautiful music through what is expected to be its biggest anniversary concert ever. "It's a rain or shine event," said Andre Alvarez,...
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Ramon G. Orlina: A Glass Act
MANILA, Philippines - One can't be faulted for being dazzled by a Ramon Orlina creation.For one, his glass creations are certainly hard to miss, roundly praised for their ability to "reveal spaces within spaces in a breathless unfolding," as so eloquently...
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Ratings Upgrade a Recognition on PHL Economy's Strength - Economic Managers
MANILA, Philippines (PNA) - Economic managers cited the domestic economy's fundamental strength as the major factor on Friday's upgrade by Standard and Poor's of the country's debt rating.S&P raised one notch higher the country's long-term foreign...
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Recording Quite Risky for Dolphy
MANILA, Philippines - For 82-year-old comedian Dolphy, recording his first solo album was more than a labor of love but one that posed health risks.According to PolyEast Records' Chito Ilagan, who produced the album "Handog Ni Pidol: A Lifetime Of...
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Red Bull's Vettel Wins Pole at Abu Dhabi GP
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull put pressure on championship leader Fernando Alonso by taking pole position Saturday for the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.With an unprecedented four drivers still in contention...
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Ricky Martin Wants Wedding in Puerto Rico
Gay singer Ricky Martin is adamant he will one day marry his boyfriend, but not until they are legally allowed to wed in his native Puerto Rico. The Latino star announced he is gay earlier this year after years of speculation about his sexuality....
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Right-of-Way Problems Delay Implementation of TPLEX Project
MANILA, Philippines - Construction of the P19-billion Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway project (TPLEX) has been delayed because of the right-of-way acquisition issues.Ronaldo Elepano, DMCI first vice-president for business development overseas,...
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Road Trippers to Redemption and Stardom
MANILA, Philippines - Road trip films frame their tales in the traditional Aristotelian storytelling format of start, middle and end. The beginning introduces the protagonists as they embark on their journey. The middle consolidates and slowly pushes...
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RP Credit Rating Highest in 7 Years
YOKOHAMA, Japan - The country's credit rating was raised to the highest level in more than seven years by Standard & Poor's (S&P).But President Benigno S. Aquino III said the Philippines deserves a debt rating higher than the two notches below...
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RP Hopes to Be out of EU Aviation Watchlist by March
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines hopes soon to be removed from blacklists of countries deemed to have unsafe aviation, paving the way for its flag carrier to add US flights and return to Europe, a regulator said Friday.Philippine airlines were...
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Showdown in Texas
DALLAS - The hopes of an entire nation fall on the shoulders of a man barely 150 lbs in weight as Manny Pacquiao makes another stab at history on Saturday night (Sunday in Manila) as he meets Antonio Margarito of Mexico before an expected mammoth crowd...
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Singapore Discovers Softer Side of Global Competitiveness
SINGAPORE (dpa) - When it comes to business, Singapore ranks among the top scorers on international indices for competitiveness, but when it comes to culture, the island-state is far from being a match for its global rivals.''While we have attained...
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Size Difference Doesn't Worry Freddie Roach
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Freddie Roach has a game plan to make life in the ring easier for Manny Pacquiao. If Roach had his way, it would be in place Saturday night when Pacquiao moves up in weight once again to take on Antonio Margarito.The problem...
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Slick Federer Ends Paris Masters Hoodoo
PARIS (AFP) - Roger Federer broke his ATP Paris Masters hoodoo by beating Austrian 11th seed Jurgen Melzer 6-1, 7-6 (7/4) here on Friday to reach the semi-finals at the Bercy arena for the first time in his career.The 16-time Grand Slam champion will...
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Smooth Special Polls, Says Comelec
MANILA, Philippines - Except for some technical problems, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said special polls in Basilan, Malolos City in Bulacan, and at least eight municipalities in Lanao del Sur went off smoothly on Saturday.Teopisto Elnas,...
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Somali Piracy Outpacing Multinational Efforts to Stop It, Says UN Official
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Piracy off the coast of Somalia is outpacing efforts to combat it and more is needed to attack the problem at its root by creating economic alternatives for young Somalis, a top UN official said.Lynn B. Pascoe, UN undersecretary-general...
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Spain Sizzles
If you're a traveler wishing to explore a new destination that would satisfy your senses and nourish your soul, search no more. Spain has it all. Depending on what you crave for, Spain Tourism Director for Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand...
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Spotlight on the North
MANILA, Philippines - "If you think the North Philippines (NorthPhil) Tourism and Travel Expo 2010 is just all about tourism destinations and products exhibit, then you have to come and see it for yourself." Thus said Central Luzon Regional Director...
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Steph Henares Is Pinay Pride in Malaysian Fashion Show
MANILA, Philippines - Standing at 5'8" with her slim frame and mestiza complexion, no doubt Steph Henares is a head-turner that epitomizes a supermodel. Thus, it almost comes as no surprise that she is able to represent the country well in international...
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Stop Motorcycle Criminals or Face Relief, Cop Chiefs Told
MANILA, Philippines - Chief Superintendent Nicanor Bartolome, director of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO), warned all precinct and station commanders in Metro Manila to intensify their campaign against street crimes or face relief...
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Tampakan Project Eyed to Avert Flood
KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato, Philippines - A veteran international expert and consultant on hydrology and water resource management, using a recently concluded baseline study, has disclosed that the Tampakan Copper-Gold Project water resource management...
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Team Ninos Win C. Visayas Sports Tilt for 18 Straight Years
DUMAGUETE CITY, Philippines - The Team Ninos of Cebu City for 18 straight years has dominated the Central Visayas Regional Athletic Association (CVIRAA) Meet held in this city's Gov. Mariano Perdices Memorial Sports Coliseum. The last such sports fest...
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The Adult TV Viewer's Memory and Eyesight Faulted
MANILA, Philippines - Adults rule the world of children who are voiceless and therefore, choiceless.The issues remain constant. In every seminar or symposium staged by Anak TV, regardless of setting or location, the questions raised are similar.Where...
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'The Challenge We Will Respond To'
MANILA, Philippines - WHEN my colleagues and I founded the Philippine Home Economics Association in 1948 - that is right, 1948, 62 years ago - our hope was that PHEA would flourish through the years and continuously make the discipline of home economics...
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The Crimes Committed in the Name of Indie
MANILA, Philippines - One of our very favorite musical directors is Vince de Jesus. He is not only a great musician but also a great thinker. And he certainly doesn't mince any words when he feels he has something to say. If transparency has become...
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The New Face of Alliances
MANILA, Philippines - US President Obama left Washington last week for a 10-day Asia trip to four democratic market economies in Asia: India, Indonesia, South Korea, and Japan. It is now recognized that economic and business growth occurs mostly...
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The Wisdom of the Court
MANILA, Philippines - DR. Shimon Street, an esteemed professor of Law at a university in Canada, wrote that "Courts are not merely a forum for solving disputes but an important institution in society." The good professor showed wisdom on both points:...
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This Is Our City
MANILA, Philippines - As among SM City North-EDSA's pioneer tenants: Arthur Coronel of Cinderella and Sammy Lim of Automatic Center , and later Vivian Sarabia of the Vivian Sarabia Optical, opened with lots of optimism during times of political and...
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Traveling A-Z: Eastern Samar
In one of his first speeches as Tourism Secretary, Alberto Lim cited Eastern Samar as one of the new areas in the country that will be opened up for tourism development by the Department of Tourism. Being an island of unexplored scenery, Eastern Samar...
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Two Box-Office Giants Join Forces
MANILA, Philippines - Individually, Bong Revilla and Vic Sotto are box-office giants to reckon with, having proven this fact many times over with the movies they've made especially those intended for the annual Metro Manila Film Festival. For this...
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Vice Ganda Explains Recent Movie Date between Kris and James
MANILA, Philippines - Before tongues could even wag, Vice Ganda explained the recent movie date between his BFF (best friend forever) Kris Aquino and James Yap.Last November 7, the estranged couple was spotted coming out of a movie house together with...
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Watermelon Is Not Just Water, Says DoST-FNRI
MANILA, Philippines - Watermelon isn't just water.While it is indeed 92 percent water, it is not known to many that watermelon contains more for nutrition.According to the Department of Science and Technology's (DoST's) Food and Nutrition Research...
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