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 March 12, 2000

Builder Cuts Cost of MRT 3 Line Extension
The Metro Rail Transit Corporation (MRTC), builder of MRT 3, has met one condition of the country's economic managers halfway by slashing the cost of the project's second phase by $4 million. "Again, the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA)...
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Firearms Restrictions Sought
Senate Majority Leader Franklin M. Drilon yesterday bewailed the increasing number of violent incidents involving the use of firearms by private individuals outside their homes. Drilon maintained that only the police, military and licensed security...
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Full-Blast RP Energy Dev't Urged
Decreasing the country's dependence on imported fuels would make the country less affected by the fluctuations of world oil prices and the subsequent effect on local fuel prices, Speaker Manuel B. Villar said yesterday. As pump prices were again...
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Jurisdiction in Cyberspace
In cyber crimes, the question of judicial jurisdiction cannot be ignored. Judicial jurisdiction refers to the power of the courts to hear cases, render judgment, and enforce it according to the law. In a nutshell, the following questions have to...
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LBP Clarifies Its Fishery Lending Ongoing
The Land Bank of the Philippines is already offering lending program to the fishery sector to help the countryside development even without the order from the Economic Coordinating Council (ECC). According to Land Bank President Florido Casuela,...
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Local Gov'ts Asked for Investment Plans
Local government units (LGUs) are preparing to comply with President Estrada's order directing them to submit before March 31 their Annual Investment Plans (AIP) to facilitate the release of the 20 percent development fund to be taken from their respective...
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Migrants Jubilee on Today
The Catholic Church celebrates the Jubilee of Migrants today, National Migrants Sunday. The Episcopal Commission for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP-ECMI) will sponsor...
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NEWS IN BRIEF - News in Brief
Peso rate at P40.923 The peso reference rate remains at P40.923 to the U.S. dollar, the weighted average rate pegged at the Philippine Dealing System of the Bankers Association of the Philippines last Friday. Local stocks may rebound Local...
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PNP Urged to Review Order for 34-In Waist
Sen. Ramon Revilla yesterday urged Deputy Director General Panfilo Lacson, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, to rethink his order for the country's cops to trim their waistlines to 34 inches or face dismissal from the service. He said being...
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Retailers from Britain Show Interest
British retailers have expressed interest to invest here following the passage of the Retail Liberalization Act into law. This was bared by Sir David Wright, chief executive of the British Trade International, in a speech before foreign and local...
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Reyes Quit Offer Rejected
President Estrada has rejected the offer of Press Secretary Rodolfo T. Reyes to resign, telling him to stay put and continue working with his administration. Reyes tendered his resignation to the President last March 6, saying in his letter that...
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RP Retail Trade Opening Welcomed; Positive Move
The passage into law of the Retail Trade Act (RTA) is a welcome development for improving a better business environment in the country to attract more foreign investors. The enactment of (RTA), actually, addresses the observation of the International...
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UNICEF Official Arrives
United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF) Executive Director Carol Bellamy arrived yesterday to solicit the support of the Philippine government and non-government organizations (NGOs) for its ''new global agenda for children'' campaign. According...
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Water Monitored around Mayon
LEGASPI CITY - Despite signs of Mt. Mayon volcano calming down, the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) has continued to monitor water levels and possible dangers to existing water supply facilities in the areas surrounding the volcano which...
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WB Official Cites RP School System; Notes Big Enrolments on All Levels
SOLANO, Nueva Vizcaya - An official of the World Bank has hailed the Philippine Educational System (PES) as one of the best in Southeast Asia and probably the whole of Asia. WB Country Representative Vinay Bhargava said here the PES is good model of...
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