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 August 5, 2001

4 More Headless Bodies Left by Abu
ZAMBOANGA CITY - Government troops recovered yesterday morning four more decapitated bodies of hostages earlier kidnaped by the Abu Sayyaf, dumped in a grassy portion of Lerbeco Coconut Plantation in Lamitan, Basilan province. Armed Forces Southern...
$500-M Recovery Fund Proposed
HONOLULU, Hawaii - House Speaker Jose de Venecia proposed yesterday a two-tranche $500million Philippine Recovery Fund for presentation to the Asian Development Bank, the Philippine government, and international fund managers and investors that would...
66 MILF Rebels Yield in Maguindanao
President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo announced yesterday the surrender of 66 Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) rebels led by Acraman Saripada, alias ''Commander Mubarak,'' in ceremonies in Parang, Maguindanao. The MILF rebels surrendered to government...
Ateneo Drubs UP; NU Wins
ATENEO, TOO proud to remain just in second place, threw everything including the kitchen sink against hapless University of the Philippines, 63-50, yesterday to forge a three-way tie for the UAAP varsity basketball tournament at the Loyola Gym. ...
Caltex Seeks Delay in Implementation; Clean Air Act
Caltex country chairman Nicholas Florio admitted it would still be difficult for oil firm to infuse the required over $150 million (P7.5 billion) investment for the upgrading of its refinery in Batangas, to enable it to produce gasoline products with...
DoLE Sees 1-M Overseas Workers Deployed This Year
Target attainable, says Sto. Tomas The Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE), through the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), expects to place at least one million Filipino workers in overseas jobs this year in coordination with...
Gov't Asked to Cut Tariffs on Meat, Others
An association of meat processors is pressing the government to reduce tariff rates on pork, deboned meat, and beef, claiming the foreign exchange depreciation coupled with the high prices of imported meet inputs have been taking its toll on the processed...
Mayon Continues to Eject Lava
LEGAZPI CITY - Mayon Volcano remained active yesterday as it ejected lava fragments 100 meters above the crater rim, while roaring sounds came from inside the volcano, which could be heard as far as this city. Scientists at the Lignon Hill Observatory...
Minority May Accept Arroyo Plea
Sen. Edgardo Angara, president of the opposition Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino (LDP), said yesterday that the minority bloc in the 24member Senate might yield to President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo's proposal for a moratorium on partisan political...
News in Brief
Peso stands at P53.562 The peso reference rate remains at P53.562 to the U.S. dollar, the weighted average pegged at the Philippine Dealing System of the Bankers Association of the Philippines last Friday. Share prices seen bearish The local...
NPC Fears Delay of San Roque Project
Social compensation NPC fears delay of San Roque project NPC president Jesus N. Alcordo said there are 61 families that needs to be recompensed, mostly from the group of indigenous people in the communities hosting the power project. "We want...
Parable of the Rich Fool - Reflections Today
Luke 12:13-21 SOMEONE in the crowd said to Jesus, "Teacher, tell my brother to share the inheritance with me." He replied to him, "Friend, who appointed Me as your Judge and arbitrator?" Then He said to the crowd, "Take care to guard against all...
PSC, DoH Fumigate Athletes' Quarters
ANTICIPATING THE possible exposure to the dangers of dengue and related illnesses of national athletes bound for the Southeast Asian Games, Philippine Sports Commissioner Ricardo Garcia yesterday said that their quarters at the Rizal Sports Complex...
Quality Assurance in Philippine Higher Education; Lessons Learned
Quality assurance in Philippine Higher Education Mona Dumlao-Valisno, ph.D. Commissioner, Commission on Higher Education THE term quality assurance refers to mechanisms and processes used to lead to the maintenance and improvement of quality outcomes....
Red Bull, SMB Shoot for Finals
OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS only once so coach Yeng Guiao expects his troop to seize the moment. This day could be a historic moment for the young Red Bull franchise as the Thunder attempt to wrap up their PBA Commissioner's Cup best-of-five semifinals series...
Sin Leads Annual Clergy Day Rites
Manila Archbishop Jaime Cardinal Sin led the Eucharistic celebration, along with President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and all the priests of the Archdiocese of Manila at the Bahay-Pari San Carlos Pastoral formation complex on Epifanio de los SantosAve....
SSS Expands P9-B Housing Program to Direct Lending
The Social Security System (SSS) is expanding its direct lending program for its housing loans in order to maximize the availment of its P9 billion fund allocation for housing. Ma. Luz C. Generoso, assitant vice president for investments and...
Studies Find How Bugs Beat Leading Safe Pesticide
Studies find how bugs beat leading safe pesticide By WILL DUNHAM Reuters WASHINGTON -- Researchers have discovered how some pests develop resistance to a leading environmentally friendly pesticide in a finding that could inspire ways to keep bugs...
The Parable of the Killing; Barrio Breeze
THE farmer was a mild mannered man. His appellation of ''langaw,'' or housefly, was most appropriate. In part because he had large, roundish eyes. But more because he could not as much as kill a housefly. He led an orderly life day in and day out....