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 29, 2001

Catholics Pray Today for Shrine
To protest the alleged desecration of EDSA Shrine by Erap loyalists, Catholics were asked by Jaime Cardinal Sin yesterday to wear blue today while attending mass to pray for peace and offer an apology for the 'sin against God's temple.' Cardinal...
DA Draws Up Very Optimistic Targets; for Rice and Corn
The Department of Agriculture (DA) had set optimistic goals for major crops rice and corn for the year 2004 with growth targets of 20.8 percent for rice from 2001 to 2004 and 39.78 percent for corn. In a 100-day accomplishment report, DA Secretary...
Erap Transferred to Veterans Memorial Medical Center
Doctors say 72 hrs needed for checkup Former President Joseph E. Estrada and his son Mayor Jinggoy Estrada were moved to the Veterans Medical Center in Quezon City yesterday to undergo a rigid medical checkup prior to his transfer to Fort Sto. Domingo,...
International Dance Day
THE Philippines celebrates International Dance Day today. It is part of the activities in connection with the observance of National Dance Week in our country on April 23-30 every year. This day is a significant cultural affair focusing on the high...
Jun Limpot Hopes to End Long Wait
IF JUN Limpot bothers to look back at his professional career at this time, he'd see a Rookie of the Year award, two Mythical Team selections, an Asian Games bronze medal and - believe it or not - no championships. But the young man largely regarded...
New Communication Phrases for Emergencies at Sea
WARNEMUENDE, Germany - A team of linguists led by a German professor has developed a standard form of language for reporting emergencies at sea. In future, fire alarms, attacks by pirates and other distress messages will be transmitted in English,...
P1.6-M Championship Showdown at San Lazaro; First Gentleman Silver Cup
LOCAL HORSE racing's most anticipated track showdown takes center stage today at the San Lazaro Hippodrome as the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) spearheads the sixth renewal of the prestigious PCSO Silver Cup in honor of the country's...
Pacquiao Stops Foe in Sixth
MANNY PACQUIAO again showed why he's still one of the most feared boxers in the world super bantamweight division by stopping Thailand's Wet Hya Sakmuangklang in the sixth round on Saturday night at the provincial capitol grounds of Kidapawan, North...
Poll Bets to Focus on 3 Big Regions
Senatorial candidates of both the administration and the opposition plan to concentrate their efforts in the three voterich regions -- Southern Tagalog, Metro Manila, and Central Luzon -- whose combined number of registered voters, totaling 14,571,896,...
President Affirms Policy of Compassion
President Arroyo said yesterday the government is adopting a policy of compassion towards former President Estrada and his supporters massed at EDSA as she announced that the police and the military are ready to prevent opportunists from taking advantage...
Ramos Calling Shots on Erap, Says Maceda
Former President Fidel Ramos is now calling the shots in the case of President Joseph Ejercito former Estrada, whom he had ordered transferred to the Veterans Memorial Hospital yesterday morning, former ambassador Ernesto Maceda said yesterday. ...
RP, NDF to Fast-Track Peace Talks
OSLO, Norway -- Negotiators of the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front (NDF) agreed yesterday to fast-track discussions on how to end the 32-year-old Maoist insurgency in the country. The two panels agreed to set a six-month...
SRA Mulls Flexible Tariff for Sugar; to Enable Gov't to Control Sugar Dumping Here
The Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) is looking at the possibility of implementing a flexible tariff scheme that will allow the government to control the entry of dumped sugar in the country while making sure that consumers do not pay too high...
The Appearance to the Seven Disciples; Reflections Today
John 21:1-19 [or 21:1-14] JESUS revealed Himself again to His disciples at the Sea of Tiberias. He revealed Himself in this way. Together were Simon Peter, Thomas called Didymus, Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, Zebedee's sons, and two others of...
The PERAA Retirement Program; Educators Speak
BY the end of April 2001, the total resources of the Private Education Retirement Annuity Association (PERAA) will at least be P2.25 billion, a 16% increase over the previous fiscal year's P1.94-billion level. Such resources, at least 90% of which...
Two Options Eyed on Sale of 'Gencos'
Given the widespread perception that limiting the buyers of the generation assets of the National Power Corporation (NPC) may encourage collusion among players, the state-run power firm is mulling over alternative privatization package for its power...
Villamayor Left to Carry RP Fight
IT'S NOW up to Grandmaster Bong Villamayor to carry the fight for the Philippines in the Asian Zonal chess championships. On a day GMs Joey Antonio and Eugene Torre watched their bids evaporate, the bespectacled Villamayor scored his second victory...