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 May 12, 2002

Aces Draw First blood.(Sports)
Byline: dave coros IF THE Alaska Aces were trying to relay a message, the Purefoods Hotdogs heard them ? loud and clear. James Head scored 23 points and the Aces withstood a late rally by the Hotdogs for a 79-73 decision last night in Game...
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A Chance for Self-development.(Opinion &Amp; Editorial)
THERE is a good side to the disorder and chaos we see around us. Within a society with few systems that work and few rules that are strictly observed, most individuals have to learn to fend off for themselves and somehow carry on with life. We...
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ADB Revamps Project Inspection; Thai Project offshoot.(Business)
SHANGHAI (Dow Jones) ? Major donor countries Saturday welcomed a move by the Asian Development Bank to revamp its project inspection system after irregularities were uncovered in an ADB-funded wastewater management project in Thailand. ADB President...
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All Women Are mothers.(Opinion &Amp; Editorial)
?Working mother is a misnomer? It implies that any mother without a definite career is indolently not working, lolling around eating bonbons, reading novels, and watching soap operas. But the word ?mother? is already a synonym for some of the hardest,...
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An Urban Poor tragedy.(Opinion &Amp; Editorial)
RAFAEL Antiporda is a 68year-old government service retiree who has settled in a 40 square-meter lot in Barangay Capitol, Cebu City for more than 30 years now. "This was a cogon grass area when we settled here at that time," Manoy Paeng said....
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Crucial PBL Games on tap.(Sports)
Ateneo-Hapee-Negros Navigation seeks a share of the lead while Kutitap and Shark Energy Drink try to improve their chances for berths in semifinals today in the 2002 PBL Chairman?s Cup at the Pasig Sports Center. A win over Monta?a Jewels in...
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Drilon, De Venecia Push OK of Dual Citizenship Bill; Measure Seen to Benefit Expatriate Pinoys, OFWs.(Main News)
Senate President Franklin Drilon and House Speaker Jose de Venecia have agreed on the immediate passage of a bill granting dual citizenship to expatriate Filipinos and giving them the same rights, privileges and responsibilities as Filipinos. ...
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Gov?t Overshoots Q1 Deficit Cap by P3 B.(Business)
The national government has exceeded by roughly P3 billion its budget deficit ceiling for the first quarter of the year, largely due to higher expenditures, which went to pay of the accounts payables. A highly-placed source hinted that the preliminary...
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ILO Launches Decent Jobs Program today.(Main News)
Byline: E. T. SUAREZ The International Labor Organization (ILO) launches today at the Centennial Hall of the Manila Hotel the Action Programme for Decent Work in the Philippines, the first among four pilot countries that have been identified...
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In the Alleged PPA Rip-Off Let the Chips Fall Where They may.(Opinion &Amp; Editorial)
THE whole-day brownouts at the end of the Aquino administration were such torture that no one objected when then President Ramos was given emergency powers to set the terms in contracts with any group wishing to put up a power plant. The public...
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Jesus? Departure; John 16:29-33.(opinion &Amp; Editorial)
THE disciples of Jesus said, ?Now You are talking plainly, and not in any figure of speech. Now we realize that You know everything and that You do not need to have anyone question You. Because of this we believe that You came from God.? Jesus answered...
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Kings on Right Road for finals.(Sports)
DALLAS (Reuters) ? The Sacramento Kings continued their excellent form on the road with a come-from-behind 115-113 overtime victory over the Dallas Mavericks in their Western Conference semifinal on Saturday. Sacramento?s fourth road win of this...
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Lista Suspends Biliran Coast Guard men.(Main News)
Byline: YUL MALICSE Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) commandant Vice Admiral Reuben S. Lista yesterday (May 12) placed under preventive suspension the commander and all the other personnel of PCG detachment in Naval, Biliran, following the sinking...
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NEWS IN BRIEF; Peso Closed at P49.62.(Business)
The peso closed at P49.62 to the US dollar at the Philippine Dealing System of the Bankers Association of the Philippines last Friday. The weighted average rate stands at P49.737. Tighter meat inspection pushed The Department of Agriculture...
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Phased Borrowings Eyed to Cover PPA; $350 M Next year.(Business)
Byline: MYRNA M. VELASCO The Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (PSALM) has scheduled phased-in borrowings for the required re-financing of the universal charge, to be reduced at a flat P0.40 per kilowatt hour (kwh) from...
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Pimentel Hits Dubious P25-B Bailout and Reverse Privatization of PNB.(Main News)
Byline: MARIO B. CASAYURAN Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Q. Pimentel Jr. submitted yesterday a dissenting opinion to the report of three Senate committees giving the green light to a R25-billion loan bailout for the ?financially troubled? Philippine...
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Political Party Bill?s Significance cited.(Main News)
Sen. Edgardo J. Angara said yesterday that the passage of the political party bill and the campaign finance measure will be the ?permanent shield? against ?military arbitration and intervention? in the Philippine political affairs and the salvation...
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Roces, De Rossi Share ?Best Actress? award.(Main News)
Byline: JOJO P. PANALIGAN Actresses Rosanna Roces and Assunta de Rossi were both named Best Actress in the 25th Gawad Urian Awards held last Saturday at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City. Roces, who won for her role as a convict on the run...
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RP Has Biggest Youth Population in Asia.(Opinion &Amp; Editorial)
?THE Prez told us to remain close,? Pacifico Fajardo, Ate Glo?s 2nd cousin, said. *** Prez Arroyo celebrated Mother's Day yesterday with a gathering of her 1,700 relatives in Malaca?ang. *** Absent were Mrs. Cielo Macapagal Salgado and...
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RP, Korea to Enter into Currency swap.(Business)
Byline: FIL C. SIONIL The Philippines is set to enter into another currency swap arrangement tentatively placed between $500 million to as much as $1 billion, this time, with the government to South Korea, with signing scheduled to take place...
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Should Gays Be Ordained priests?(Opinion &Amp; Editorial)
THE disgraceful issue about Catholic priests in the USA charged with pedophilia or the sexual abuse of minors can be attributed to the US and Western European culture which condemns any discrimination on the basis of sex, including against homosexuals....
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The ?Boss? Finds Finals refreshing.(Sports)
QUIETLY, with arms folded through most of the first half, former ambassador Danding Cojuangco watched Game 1 of the Purefoods-Alaska championship series and liked what he saw. And felt. It was the first time the San Miguel Corporation chairman...
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The ?Lapu-Lapu? May Soon Disappear from the Sea and Gourmets? table.(Opinion &Amp; Editorial)
IT is a prized catch by fishermen and a delicious dish relished by seafood gourmets all over the world. A reef fish, it is called the grouper. It is popular to Filipinos as "lapu-lapu." No "lauriat" is complete without it being served either...
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The Parable of the Better landowner.(Opinion &Amp; Editorial)
TWO dirt farmers were in a friendly but heated discussion. Neither refused to give in to the other?s comments. For the implications of the issue reached their stature in life. "My hacendero (landowner) is better than yours," said the first farmer....
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USJR, Adamson Rule Beach Volley tourney.(Sports)
BORACAY ? University of San Jose Recoletos (USJR) and Adamson University capped their campaign with contrasting victories yesterday to capture the men?s and women?s divisions crowns, respectively, in the 6th Nestea Beach Volley University Championships...
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Wind Fails to Blow Maruyama off course.(Sports)
IRVING, Texas (Reuters) ? Shigeki Maruyama, one of only 13 players to break par in Saturday?s third round, extended his overnight lead from two to three shots at the $4.8 million Byron Nelson Classic. The 32-year-old from Japan carded a 68 for...
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