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 November 20, 2000

Comelec OKs Rules on Nuisance Bets
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has approved the rules for the disqualification of nuisance candidates and nuisance political parties or sectoral groups desiring to participate in the May 14, 2001 polls, saying their names must no longer appear...
Counties Notch Up Costs in US Vote Recount
MIAMI - Democracy comes at a price, taxpayers in south Florida will soon be reminded, once the bill for sorting out the winner of the disputed presidential election comes due. The total cost of an endless stream of ballot counts and recounts in...
Davide, 22 Senators Take Oath Today as Impeachment Jury
The Senate is set to convene as a tribunal for President Joseph Estrada's historic impeachment trial today starting with the swearing in of Supreme Court Chief Justice Hilario Davide Jr. as presiding officer of the tribunal. Davide will be sworn...
Erap Streamlines BIR, Appeals Anew for Unity
As part of efforts to make the government more financially capable to serve the needs of the people, President Estrada moved to further streamline the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR). Also yesterday, the President renewed his appeal to the people...
Fajardo Asked to Quit as Head of Justice Panel
An administration congressman yesterday called for the resignation of Nueva Ecija Rep. Pacifico Fajardo as chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Justice which will open tomorrow the impeachment complaint filed against Vice President...
Gore, Bush Gird for Battle in Florida Supreme Court
TALLAHASSEE, Florida (Reuters) - Republican George W. Bush took a 930-vote lead over Democrat Al Gore in Florida yesterday but election officials pressed on with hand recounts which could still give Gore victory in the Nov. 7 US presidential election....
Legal, Regulatory Framework for Asset-Backed Securities Sought
President Joseph Estrada has ordered the goveernment agencies concern to develop a legal and regulatory framework which will accelerate the issuance and sale of assetbacked securities (ABS). In an Executive Order issued over the weekend, the President...
Let's Work, New Speaker Tells Solons
New Speaker Arnulfo Fuentebella faces for the first time the 3,000strong workforce of the House of Representatives when they attend the flag-raising ceremonies at the Batasan complex, Diliman, Quezon City today. "I look forward to this challenging...
Mazda Settles with Columbian Motors
Mazda Motors Corp. of Japan has compensated Columbian Motors Corporation (CMC), a local automotive assembler owned by businessman Jose Ch Alvarez , after an amicable settlement. CMC, a licensed vehicle assembler, has struck a deal with Mazda that...
Obuchi Facility Eyed for $1.2-B Petron Project; Refinery Upgrading
The proposed $1.2 billion combined Petron refinery upgrading and power project is being lined up by the government for funding under the Obuchi Facility, a special yen loan package created for countries adversely affected by the Asian currency crisis....
Portfolio Fund Inflows Post Increase
The inflow of foreign portfolio investments into the country for the week ending November 10 had significantly increased, indicating a gradual return of businessmen's confidence. This is the largest single week inflow since July last year, Bangko...
PSE Offers Scheme for Brokers' Capital Hike
The Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) has proposed to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that the computation for the paid-in capitalization of stockbrokerage houses be based on several options aside from a graduated build up of capital to...
Realtors Get Last Bus to QF
STA. LUCIA Realty thumped Shell Velocity, 105-86, last night to gain the last quarterfinals berth in the PBA Governors' Cup at the Araneta Coliseum. Playing inspired basketball, the Realtors, who took the No. 7 spot, controlled the match throughout...
Tax Amnesty in Manila Starts
Manila Mayor Lito Atienza called on property owners in the city yesterday to take advantage of an amnesty program on realty taxes offered by the city government and approved by the City Council. Atienza said that under the program which started...
The Healing of the Blind Beggar - Reflections Today
AS Jesus approached Jericho a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging, and hearing a crowd going by, he inquired what was happening. They told him, "Jesus of Nazareth is passing by." He shouted, "Jesus, Son of David, have pity on me!" The people...
Truce in Mindanao Urged in Observance of Ramadan
Former senator Santanina Rasul has called on the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and other rebel groups in Mindanao to immediately cease hostilities in observance...
Vence, Martes Top Adidas Race
PHILIPPINE NAVY'S Roy Vence was near to conceding to defending champion Eduardo Buenavista in yesterday's 21K run of the Adidas King of the Road that started and ended at the CCP grounds. But it was erstwhile pacer Buenavista himself who made the...