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 September 26, 2001

10 Companies, Group Eyed for Job Generation
At least 10 agribusiness companies and farm organizations, including San Miguel Foods, Nestle Inc, the National Agribusiness Development (NADC), and the Seaweed Industry Association of the Philippines (SIAP) have been identified as the key to the...
Arroyo Calls for Big Cuts in Gov't Red Tape; Urges Return of Filipino Values
President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo moved yesterday to reduce the bureaucratic red tape as various government agencies reported they had cut by more than half the usual tedious processes required for government service. Meeting with her Cabinet in...
'Banyo Queen,' 'Heartbreakers,' and 'The Fast and the Furious'
IT's good that ''Banyo Queen'' starring Andrew E. and Rica Peralejo made money at the box- office even if we didn't find it funny at all. It's the kind of dumb comedy where the characters do all sorts of foolish and silly things. Even if a comedy...
Corona Has Full Arroyo Confidence
President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo yesterday expressed full confidence in the credibility and integrity of Presidential Chief of Staff Renato Corona, a nominee for a seat in the Supreme Court. In a news briefing, presidential spokesman Rigoberto...
De Venecia Pushes Asset Securitization
Speaker Jose De Venecia is batting for the passage of several bills seeking the securitization of idle government assets and the creation of a special purpose vehicle for the management of nonperforming assets of commercial banks. Speaking before...
Lacson Alleges Perez Has $20 M in HK
Opposition Sen. Panfilo Lacson, beleaguered by numerous charges of unethical or illegal activities when he was chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP) during the Estrada administration, claimed yesterday Justice Secretary Hernando Perez had...
Meet on Global Economy on Today
The International Labor Organization (ILO) and the Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECoP) discuss at 9 a.m.-1 p.m. today with chief executive officers (CEOs) of selected corporations and other captains of industry the global compact which...
News in Brief
Peso closes at P51.24 The peso closed lower at P51.24 to the US dollar yesterday at the Philippine Dealing System of the Bankers Association of the Philippines from P51.185 the previous day. The weighted average rate depreciated to P51.282 from...
Oil Depot Transfer to Cost Firms P10 B
The country's giant oil companies Petron Corporation, Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation and Caltex Philippines, Inc.; collectively known as ''Big 3'' would be spending a combined P10 billion for the transfer of their respective oil depots, according...
RP Affirms Ties with Muslim Nations
Notwithstanding the tension created by the terrorist attacks in New York, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has affirmed the government's intention to further develop the growing economic ties with Asian Muslim countries. Muslim leaders noted that...
Saudi Arabia Cuts Taliban Ties; US Gets More Support
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (Reuters) - Afghanistan's ruling Taliban found themselves further isolated on Tuesday when Saudi Arabia severed diplomatic ties as support grew for the USled international campaign against terrorism. US President George...
Solons Propose Plans for Local Jobs, Int'l Aid
Senate President Franklin M. Drilon yesterday called for an emergency employment program in anticipation of a global economic slump as a result of the impending US military attacks against international terrorists. Drilon said that the US-led coalition...
Sweet, Sweet Julia in 'America's Sweethearts'
Is Julia Roberts still America's sweetheart? Read on as Julia discusses her new film, ''America's Sweethearts,'' a romantic comedy set against the backdrop of contemporary behind-the-scenes Hollywood. In the film: For an awkward, self conscious...
We Were 'Heard on Thursday'
Scuttlebutt We were 'Heard on Thursday' PUZZLER: Our mole was so surprised when he heard the news that this musician is going to collaborate with a top artist in a musical genre that is not exactly his "expertise." The mole said, "I wonder...
Year-Round Training Key to Athletic Success - Muros
CONTINUITY IN the country's extensive and expensive sports development programs is the only thing that could help ensure the success of present and future Filipino athletes in various international competitions like the SEA Games, Asian Games or even...