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 2, 2003

4 Lady Envoys Reaffirm Support to RP Gov't; Country Deserves Better Perception Overseas
Byline: BERNIE CAHILES-MAGKILAT Four countries Australia, Switzerland, France and Thailand have affirmed their support for the Philippines saying this country deserves a much better perception abroad even as they pushed for improved economic relations....
'A Culture of Coups?'
ENGRAVED in the facade of the Cebu provincial capitol building are the words that state that: Sovereignty resides in the people and all government authority emanates from them. This quotation is the essence of a democratic state government. That...
Another PMAer Named to Feliciano Probe Body
Byline: GENALYN D. KABILING Another "mistah" or classmate in the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) of young military officials involved in the Makati mutiny last Sunday was named yesterday by President Arroyo as the seventh member of the Feliciano...
Around the Nation
US mayor lauds honest SM guard Antonio C. Cartagena, mayor of the City of Walnut in California, recently cited aShoemart (SM) guard for his honesty. In a letter to the SM management, Mayor Cartagena commended S/G Berllei Pila of Singer Security...
ASEAN Finance Ministers Meet Here Next Week
A meeting of the finance ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) scheduled in Manila next week will be held as scheduled despite the recent shortlived military uprising, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo said yesterday. ...
Asean Junior Table Tennis Championships
Byline: Indons bag 4 golds INDONESIA DISPLAYED its fiery form by winning four golds yesterday in the ninth South East Asean Junior Table Tennis Championships at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium. The Indons started its assault in the boys singles 18-under...
Board Decides on Hawkins-Air21 Dispute Tomorrow
Byline: edgard hilario When the PBA Board decide, with finality, on the long and drawn out contract dispute between Air21 and Bong Hawkins any day from now, the big question is to whom do the league bigwigs give justice. FAIRNESS TO whom? ...
CA Bares Revolutionary Enterprise Security Management Solution
LAS VEGAS, Nevada Computer Associates International, Inc. (CA) recently announced the delivery of eTrust Security Command Center, a revolutionary enterprises security management solution that empowers organizations to greatly reduce risk by proactively...
Cha-Cha Issue Now before the Senate; Committee Report Favors Constitutional Convention Mode of Amending Charter
Byline: MARIO B. CASAYURAN The Senate constitutional amendments committee brought to the upper chamber yesterday the issue of several modes of amending the 1987 Constitution as nine of the 14 members of the committee favored the Constitutional Convention...
Cities and Municipalities
More cops for Cebu City CEBU CITY A platoon of policemen from the Regional Mobile Group (RMG) is expected to arrive here soon to improve police visibility in crime-prone areas, following the recent series of crimes happening in different places...
Consumer Post
A TIME TO GET ANGRY. There are lessons to be learned from the Makati mutineers of Lt.Sg. Sonny Trillanes and his men in Oakwood, Ayala Center, Makati City. This was not an attempt to take over government, Trillanes insisted, but to air deep seated...
Decisions by Devotion
Byline: JOJO P. PANALIGAN Half a continent away we found what we were looking for is the explanation Viva Records latest act, Devotion, gave on choosing a singing career in the Philippines versus the States where they already have released a considerably...
Domestic Banks Step Up Efforts to Reduce Bad Loans Portfolio
Byline: LEE C. CHIPONGIAN Private banks are stepping up efforts to reduce their portfolio of non-performing assets and are now engaged in talks with foreign investment banks to dispose foreclosed and bad loans through the establishment of asset...
Drilon Urges RP Ambassadors, Other Envoys to Act with Dignity
Senate President Franklin M. Drilon yesterday urged Filipino ambassadors, consuls, attaches, and other Filipino representatives abroad to act with dignity, decorum and propriety, befitting the nature and high status of their office. Drilon issued...
Dutch Gov't Freezes Bank Assets of Joma in Europe; after It Found out That His Name Is in the List of Terrorists
DAVAO CITY (PNA) The assets in various banks in Europe of Jose Maria Sison, chairman of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) who is in exile in Utrecht, the Netherlands, have been frozen by the Dutch Finance Ministry, a report from Luxemborg...
Edu's Fatherly Instincts
We spoke (again) with Gregory Peck, the producer of the Rock and Roll Revival World Tour (World Chance for Peace) recently, and it amazes us how this American businessman could churn up the most exciting incentives to those who will come and watch...
Fat Kids Warned vs Diabetes
Byline: SHIANEE MAMANGLU Fat kids with dark lines on their neck are candidates for diabetes, medical experts said recently. Dr. Marianne Abraham Lim, an endocrinologist-internist, expressed alarm over a number of school children, particularly...
German Software Giant SAP Repackages SME Solution
Small and medium industries can now deploy an easy business application under a repackaged program earlier introduced by SAP Philippines and its partner, Magnus Philippines. With an initial investment of R3 million, SMEs could acquire M3 Lite, a...
Hard Work and Honesty Do Not Pay
NERISSA Mercado of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, OWWA, is learning that hard work and honesty do not pay in some, if not all, government offices. While she has no problem with her bosses, who have cited her performance, being instrumental...
Hong Kong.Unmasked
Byline: JASER A. MARASIGAN HONG KONG Hong Kong...A place known for food, leisure and shopping was ringed by the SARS virus for months and seriously damaged its tourism industry. But now that the threat posed by the virus had diminished, Asias favorite...
Kris Aquino's Career Soars High
Lucky girl this Kris Aquino. Not only was she born to wealth, fame and power; she was also born beautiful. And with that flawless fair complexion, how could she not be easily noticeable and prominent a celebrity? This is why she is a sought-after product...
'Learning on to Be' in the Philippine Setting (Conclusion)
I HAVE chosen to focus on the theme Learning to Be using the Philippine setting and the present efforts of our education sector, both public and private, to help our youth in the task of learning to be. For the last school year 2002-2003, we had...
Local IT Distributor Unveils ECS 'People's Notebook' PC; Aims 25 % Growth for 2003, Clarifies Mislabeling Issue
Byline: edu h. lopez Axis Global Technologies, Inc., the exclusive distributor of ECS products in the Philippines is aiming a 25 percent growth this year as it expands its offering of notebooks. ECS (Elitegroup Computer Systems), a Taiwan-based...
Malacanang Supports Call to Suspend Congress Probe
Malacanang yesterday supported a call by six administration senators to suspend the congressional inquiry on Sunday's military uprising pending the pursuit operations against the plotters and financiers of the coup attempt. Presidential spokesman...
'Moral' Sequel out, 'Noon at Ngayon' in for Star Cinema
Byline: KAYE VILLAGOMEZ That blockbuster act called Ang Tanging Ina was one tough achievement to follow, let alone, overthrow. So Star Cinema thought that if they could come up with a similar family formula, then maybe, they could string their...
NEWS IN BRIEF; Peso Closed at P54.87
The peso closed at P54.87 to the US dollar last Friday at the Philippine Dealing System of the Bankers Association of the Philippines. The weighted average rate stands at P54.888. BSP to ease forward deals The current pesos weakness wont delay...
RAGNAROK ONLINE; A Virtual Multi-Player Quest in Real-Time
Byline: RHEA P.M. CATADA When I first got a copy of The Sims Superstar, the latest expansion pack from one of Americas most popular PC games The Sims, I swore nothing else could yank me out from it until a friend introduced me to this Pinoy- centered...
Retired AFP, PNP Generals Back Reyes
Byline: Roy C. Sinfuego The Association of Brigadiers Generals P/Chief Superintendents and Commodores Pensioners of the Philippines, in a resolution issued last week, threw its support behind Defense Secretary Angelo Reyes and AFP Chief of Staff...
Rosales Slips to 11th Spot
LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England Jennifer Rosales slipped five shots off the pace in the Womens British Open after the second round. After an inspiring three-under-par 69 on opening day. Rosales could only match par in the next 18 holes to plunge to a...
Roundup
LUZON Cops arrest American ANGELES CITY An American was arrested recently and charged for allegedly keeping and molesting in his house in a plush subdivision here two boys. The boys, aged 8 and 14, were rescued last week from the house of Richard...
Spiritual Blood Transfusion
EVERYDAY, we hear of stories of people who are enjoying life because of change of blood in their bodies. People who are afflicted with hepatitis and their livers are damaged and nearly useless. Thanks to modern medical science, their blood in their...
'State of Rebellion' Is a Call for Filipinos to Unite and a Warning to 'Misguided Elements'
STATE of Rebellion should not be a cause of worry to the citizens of even of a democratic and constitutional state such as ours. It is the people of autocratic or non-democratic states which are the perennial objects of rebellions by opposing elements...
'TB Patrol'
Health is my expected heaven. John Keats (1795-1821) English poet Letters of John Keats (Keats suffered from, and died of, tuberculosis) OH the power of media! Here we were all agog over SARS as the killer of the century. The public cringed...
Text 117 Launched by DILG to Boost Crime Reporting
Byline: RICO NAVARRO Call 117, the governments emergency hotline number, is now accessible via text with the formal launching today of Text 117, this was learned yesterday from the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG). DILG...
The Bread of Life; John 6:24-35
WHEN the crowd saw that neither Jesus nor His disciples were there, they themselves got into boats and came to Capernaum looking for Jesus. And when they found Him across the sea they said to Him, Rabbi, when did You get here? Jesus answered them and...
The Cooperative - an Instrument for National Survival
EVERYONE agrees that the events of the past few weeks the escape of Al-Ghozi and the 20-hour rebellion would certainly set us back in the more manifest impact such as attracting tourists and foreign investments. But the more worrisome effect of the...
The Cry at Oakwood
Byline: Edgardo J. Angara THE short-lived Oakwood rebellion by young military officers may have been suppressed. That is not the end of it, however. The incident may have a repeat if we dont heed the voices of the young soldiers who indicted the...
The Foot Fetish - or Putting the Best Foot Forward
Byline: CLAIRE ROSEMBERG PARIS (AFP) There is a very popular French expression prendre son pied that literally means take your foot but actually translates as experiencing the ultimate in sensual pleasure. So it may be hardly surprising that...
This Priest Sends People to Hell
IN the July 28 issue of Time magazine, an unnamed Catholic priest in New Mexico, USA made news for saying in the funeral mass that the deceased was only a lukewarm Catholic and would go straight to hell. The bereaved family is up in arms and is...
Travel Web Portal Soars with .NET Technology
Innovative features and efficient interconnectivity strategies are crucial to any travel company, especially for one that maintains offices across the globe. For Miles and Loops International, a unique leisure-venture provider, the Internet plays...
Treasure Hunt in Quezon Nat'l Park Suspended
Byline: EDMER F. PANESA Secretary Elisea G. Gozun of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) suspended yesterday treasure- hunting activities in the Quezon National Park following initial findings that certain conditions in the...