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 28, 2002

83 Die, 116 Injured in Airshow Accident; Jet Plows through Crowd of Spectators in Ukraine.(Main News)
LVIV, Ukraine (AP) Residents in this western Ukrainian city began two days of official mourning Sunday after a fighter jet crash at an air show left at least 83 people dead and 116 others injured in one of the worlds deadliest-ever air show accidents....
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Abalos for Abolition of Barangay Elections to Save Billions - and lives.(Opinion &Amp; Editorial)
FROM a barrio boy to world diplomat. *** No other Filipino has been called upon to assume the leadership of this nation in foreign relations as qualified as Sen. Blas F. Ople is. *** Before assuming office, he is already a seasoned world...
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Angara Bares Hike in RP's per Capita debt.(Main News)
Every Filipino is now indebted by P37,875 due to the reckless borrowings of the Arroyo administration and its failure to collect revenues, Sen. Edgardo Angara said yesterday. The per-capita debt was only P34,624 two years ago ago, and the present...
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Arroyo Tackles Today Napocor-Meralco row.(Main News)
Byline: FERDIE MAGLALANG President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo meets today with top officials of the National Power Corp. (Napocor) and the Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) to resolve their differences and find ways together to bring down further the...
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A Stronger Arm of the law.(Opinion &Amp; Editorial)
Byline: Cerge M. Remonde WHEN policemen arrived to arrest suspected drugpusher Rigor Abala in Barangay Pasil, Cebu City recently, more than a hundred neighbors blocked their way. The police succeeded in arresting Abala only after the arrival...
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DA Earmarks P22.85 B for FAP projects.(Business)
Byline: MELODY M. AGUIBA The Department of Agriculture (DA) will spend a total of P22.853 billion for its ongoing foreign-assisted projects (FAPs) from 2003 to 2005 involving mainly irrigation, fisheries resource, grains sector reforms, and infrastructure...
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God Sends a professional.(Opinion &Amp; Editorial)
LET me share the following story sent by Rick and Monica Valdes of Toronto, Canada: A mother was at work when she received a phone call that her daughter was very sick with fever. She left her work right away and stopped by the pharmacy to get...
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Jenny, Delasin 10 Shots behind.(Sports)
Jennifer Rosales shot a four-under par 67 and Dorothy Delasin an even-par 71 to share 21st place with four others after the third round of the LPGA Big Apple Classic. At two-under 211 through 54 holes at the Wykagyl Country Club course, Rosales...
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Manny agonists.(Opinion &Amp; Editorial)
Byline: Adrian E. Cristobal For years I thought that what was good for our country was good for General Motors, and vice versa. The difference does not exist. Our company is too big. It goes with the welfare of the country. - Charles E. Wilson...
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Maroons End Eagles' run.(Sports)
Byline: EDGARD HILARIO UNIVERSITY OF the Philippines and Adamson went hunting yesterday and returned with big-time kills in the 65th UAAP mens basketball tournament at the Makati Coliseum. The Maroons claimed the biggest trophy in erstwhile...
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Menk, GF in Lovers' quarrel.(Sports)
Im not sure I understand why people are making such a big fuss over the simple (?) lovers quarrel between cager Eric Menk and his ladylove Tina Bitanga. I was ready to relate the version I heard from one of Erics teammates until I got a call...
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NEWS IN BRIEF; Peso Closed at P51.30.(Business)
The peso closed at P51.30 to the US dollar last Friday at the Philippine Dealing system of the Bankers Association of the Philippines. The weighted average rate stands at P50.986. Senate sets pre-need hearings Senator Ramon Magsaysay, Jr. announced...
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Overcapacity in Power Supply Fades in 2004.(business)
Byline: MYRNA M. VELASCO The overcapacity in power supply is seen fading away as early as 2004 or 2005 if the projected brisk economic activities in the country would be realized in the next two years. This was shown in an independent study...
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PostalBank Has Now Kept in Step with E-Banking - finally.(Opinion &Amp; Editorial)
IT used to be an obscure government-owned savings bank. And the only time depositors wandered to its doors was when they needed some loose change to buy postage stamps from the nearby counter of the "post office." Even the elite Bankers Association...
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President, Son Cast Votes in Lubao polls.(Main News)
Byline: E. T. SUAREZ President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and his son, Pampanga Vice Gov. Juan Miguel Arroyo, led yesterday the special sangguniang kabataan (SK) and barangay elections in 12 towns and 61 barangays in Region 3 (Central Luzon) where...
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Red Bull, San Miguel win.(Sports)
Byline: DAVE COROS RED BULL continued its rampage last night, goring Talk N Text, 92-80, on a day of routs at the Araneta Coliseum to assure itself of a Top Four spot in the Samsung PBA Commissioners Cup. Tony Lang scored 20 points at the head...
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RP, China Strengthen Economic Relations further.(Business)
Byline: BERNIE CAHILES-MAGKILAT The Philippines and China have forged stronger bilateral economic relations, a move seen to reduce Philippines long and heavy dependence on the United States as a major exports market. The strengthening of bilateral...
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The Galunggong Has Come into Its Own in National affairs.(Opinion &Amp; Editorial)
TWICE President Arroyo went to market, first to find out that the price of galunggong, the fish of the poor, was sold at P60 a kilo, P20 less than it was in the time of her predecessor, the well demonized Joseph Estrada. That was one of the achievements...
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The Level Keeps rising.(Opinion &Amp; Editorial)
THE level of NPLs in our banking system may dip for one or two months, but it soon rises again. Over these past couple of years, its rise has been inexorable, despite an infrequent and very exceptional lapse in its rise. The problem may now be...
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The Parable of the duck.(Opinion &Amp; Editorial)
AND it came to pass that five farmers sat on a slab of marble floating on a wide river. One of the farmers was blind. One was deaf and dumb, one was naked, one had no hands, and the fifth among the farmers had no legs. They floated contentedly...
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