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 April 22, 2000

15 Nailed to Crosses in Pampanga, Bulacan; Bloody Friday Tradition Seen by Thousands
Despite the Catholic Church's objection to their act, the risk of infection, and the searing heat, 15 penitents were nailed to the cross in the annual bloody reenactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ yesterday, Good Friday, in barangay San Pedro...
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ADB Urges Asian Gov'ts to Open Water Distribution
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) urged governments to adopt policies that would encourage private investment in water distribution as it said the scarcity of potable water in Asia had reached serious proportions. The Manila-based lending agency...
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Black Saturday Rites Today
Black Saturday, the intervening day between Good Friday and Easter Sunday, is both a day of sadness and joy being the close of Lent and penance, and the beginning of the paschal time, which is one of rejoicing when the world looks forward to the promise...
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DTI Pushes E-Commerce Legislation
Trade and Industry Secretary Manuel A. Roxas II said the government has to pass the e-commerce bill, further deregulate the telecommunication sector and to steer the educational system towards a more information technology-orientation for the country...
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Grandmother Killed in Fire
Fires hit Paranaque City at dawn yesterday and Pasay City last Thursday night, the former killing the grandmother of Pasay Vice Mayor Greg Alcera. Three persons, one of them a year-old girl, were injured in the Pasay fire. Killed in the four-hour...
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Laguesma in Baguio Dialogue
Labor Secretary Bienvenido E. Laguesma held a dialogue with 129 barangay captains and other officials in Baguio City over the weekend and assured them of the commitment of President Estrada to reach out and serve, stressing that Cabinet members have...
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National Gov't's Debt Stock Seen Increasing to P1.78 T; in End-2000
The administration fiscal authorities have projected a P65.1 billion increase in the national government's outstanding debt stock to P1.777 trillion this year from end December 1999 level of P1.712 trillion. Official documents showed that the percentage...
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News in Brief
Peso rate at P41.218 The peso reference rate remains at P41. 218 to the U.S. dollar, the weighted average rate pegged at the Philippine Dealing System of the Bankers Association of the Philippines last Wednesday. Waste management project A...
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Not Just a Remembrance or Reenactment
Once a young man visited a seminary. On the walls of the corridors and bulletin boards were various posters which read: ''Christ is the answer.'' The puzzled visitor scribbled the following below one of those numerous posters: ''What is the question?''...
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P2.3-B Solar Power Plan Bared
The Estrada administration will pursue a three-year P2.3-billion program to provide over 70 agrarian reform communities (ARCs) in 41 provinces with solar electricity. The Solar Power Technology Support Project to Agrarian Reform Communities, or...
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Smuggling of Farm Goods into RP Hit
Senate President Pro Tempore Blas F. Ople, chairman of the Senate foreign relations committee, asked yesterday for stiffer penalties for the smuggling of agricultural products from various countries which has adversely affected the livelihood of ...
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Villar Cites Nat'l Peace Movement
Speaker Manuel B. Villar, in a Lenten call, has asked the members of the House of Representatives to spur the spread of ''the culture of peace and thanksgiving'' in their districts. "Apply your power and influence" in spreading the movement, which...
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