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 May 16, 2001

2 Slain Cops Cited Poll Heroes
Director General Leandro R. Mendoza, chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP), cited yesterday two policemen as ''election heroes'' after they were killed while securing ballot boxes against armed men in their respective areas of assignment in...
After Polls, Gov't Urged to Improve Governance
The Philippine government needs to devote its energies to improve economic governance after the May 14 national and local elections. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) said that a favorable environment needs to be developed to attract foreign direct...
Arroyo Vows to Work Closely with Congress; Says She'll Be a Healing President
President Arroyo is looking forward to working harmoniously with the incoming 12th Congress in pushing for the government's legislative agenda aimed at uplifting the living conditions of the poor. Presidential spokesman Rigoberto Tiglao said that...
Beermen Did Not Lose Deliberately - Coach Uichico
''This is the championship. Walang bigay-bigay dito. Laban lang ng laban.'' That's wasn't Ginebra coach Allan Caidic talking but San Miguel counterpart Jong Uichico brushing off insinuations that the Beermen "gifted" Game 4 of the PBA All-Filipino...
Bishops Lament Election Failures
The Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) yesterday blamed the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for the chaotic conduct of elections that led to disenfranchisement of some voters. CBCP President and Cotabato Archbishop Orlando...
Comelec Halts Manila Tally Temporarily
Canvassing of votes in Manila was temporarily halted by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) yesterday due to alleged irregularities. According to Aniceta Laceda, Comelec election officer IV, delay in the receipt of poll paraphernalia such as election...
Coming out with Another Winning Performance
VICE President Teofisto Guingona, who is concurrently foreign secretary, quieted the fears of the diplomatic corps and foreign executives when he convoked them to assure that it's business as usual in the Philippines after President Gloria Macapagal...
Ginebra Picked over San Miguel in Game 5
All of a sudden, the PBA All-Filipino Cup title series who many thought was forgone conclusion, is bracing for an improbable ending. "It's already a best-of-three series and anything can happen," said Ginebra coach Allan Caidic. The unexpected...
GTEB to Lower Export Target
The decline in garments and textile exports will force the government to lower its original target of $3.4 billion for the year, according to the Department of Trade and Industry. In fact the Garments and Textile Export Board (GTEB) is in the process...
Hapee Turns Back PharmaQ, 70-64
Hapee Toothpaste turned back undermanned PharmaQuick behind Nino Gelig, 70-64, yesterday in lower bracket action of the quarterfinals in the PBL Chairman's Cup at the Makati Coliseum. Gelig scored 15 points, including a clutch left-handed semi-hook...
LaO Leads RP Amateurs
Asian Games' veteran Cookie LaO relied on his short game to score a three-under-par 69 yesterday and emerged the solo leader at the start of the qualifying stage of the Philippine amateur golf championship at the rain-softened Alabang Country Club...
Maliksi, Others Win; Aunor Loses
NAGA CITY - Camarines Sur Gov. Luis R. Villafuerte was reelected overwhelmingly over movie actress Nora Aunor with 319,002 to her 99,632 votes from the 35 towns of the province and from her home city of Iriga, according to unofficial, near-complete...
News in Brief
Peso appreciates to P50.321 The peso appreciated against the US dollar to P50.321, the weighted average rate pegged at the Philippine Dealing System of the Bankers Association of the Philippines yesterday, from P50.487 last Friday. The local currency...
NPC Submits 'Costly' IPP Deals
The state-owned National Power Corporation (NPC) admitted that it has already identified and segregated a number of power purchase contracts it had with independent power producers (IPPs) which are suspected to be ''offmarket'' or those having expensive...
Perjury Charge Dropping Sought
A counsel for ousted President Joseph Estrada yesterday asked the Sandiganbayan to dismiss the perjury charge filed against his client who had been summoned by the court to appear for arraignment tomorrow. Former senator Rene V. Saguisag issued...
Similar Setbacks Get through RP Elections
THE Philippines got through an unusual election Monday with too many of the usual setbacks: deadly violence and polling problems followed by days of uncertainty that may not end when the votes are counted. The two people who stand to win or lose...
Solon's Widow Wins House Seat
Mrs. Lynnette Punzalan, congresswoman-elect of Quezon's second district, yesterday described her landslide victory over her family's longtime political rival as vindication for her murdered husband. Marcial Punzalan Jr. was assassinated Saturday...
T-Bill Rates Fall Across-the-Board; Benchmark 91-Day Fetch 9.513%
Treasury Bill (T-bill) rates declined across-the-board for all tenors yesterday with the benchmark 91-day bills going back to its single-digit level of 9.513 percent from 10.102 percent a couple of week's ago. The Bureau of Treasury awarded the...
The Vine and the Branches; Reflections Today
John 15:1-8 JESUS said to His disciples, "I am the true vine, and My Father is the vine grower. He takes away every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, and everyone that does He prunes so that it bears more fruit. You are already pruned because...