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 7, 2003

200 Exhibitors to Join the 5th World Food & Beverage Expo
The upcoming 5th International Food and Beverage Exposition 2003 (IFBE), promises to be this years biggest event not only in the F&B industry, but among prospective entrepreneurs. To be held from June 25-28 at the World Trade Center Metro Manila...
3 More Regions 'Boycott' Palaro
Byline: jean malanum The Palarong Pambansa suffered another setback yesterday when three more teams pulled out of the games, bringing to eight the number of regions which have signified their intention to sit out the May 18-25 event at the Mindanao...
ADB Projects Strong Economic Growth in Asia
ACCORDING to the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Asias 41 economies will still be the worlds economic bright spot this year with a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) aggregate growth rate of 5.3 percent. The Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) epidemic...
AI-AI Delas Alas Stars in Her First Major Movie, 'Tanging Ina'
Trust Star Cinema to be first in launching new stars, new loveteams, set new trends in filmmaking and offer movies that make new directions in local filmmaking. Because this time, in her first major movie under Star Cinema, Comedy Concert Queen Ai...
Air Strikes Destroy MILF Communications Center
ILIGAN CITY Two SF 260-W bombers of the Philippine Air Forces (PAF) 15th Strike Wing, supported by MG-520 attack helicopters, cannons and mortars, conducted air strikes Tuesday and destroyed the communications center of the Moro Islamic Liberation...
America's Forgotten Empire
"AMERICA'S Forgotten Empire" is the provocative title of an article that referred to the invasion of Philippines. By saying that the empire was "forgotten," its author, Mr. Mark Lewis, assumes that today's US policymakers "know" the "empire" existed...
Angel Thoughts of the Day
Be what you are and say what you feel Because those who mind dont matter, and those who do matter dont mind. Sent in by Kishore Hemlani One life, so live it well, One heart, so take good care. One soul, so keep it pure By...
Antioxidants against Free Radicals in SARS
Byline: Dr. MIGUEL R. S. CORNEJO, MD OVER the last few years, new medical discoveries kept piling up evidence indicating that powerful antioxidants are the key to preventing coronary heart disease, cancer, and a host of other ailments. Recently,...
Approval of 10 Priority Bills Pledged
President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo yesterday received the assurance of Congress leaders on the immediate passage of 10 key legislative measures, including the quarantine program against Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and the anti-terrorism...
Around the Nation
Daughters of Mary Immaculate rite The year-long celebration of the silver anniversary of the Daughters of Mary Immaculate, known before as Daughters of Isabella, will culminate on May 10 and 11. On May 10 the celebration will take place at the...
BIR Collection Up; Major Reshuffle On
Byline: JUN RAMIREZ The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) reported yesterday a total collection of R140 billion during the first four months of the year even as it started the reshuffle of officials holding key and sensitive positions in the agency....
Campus Beat
DLSL HRM studes US-bound LIPA CITY De La Salle Lipa, through its Hotel and Restaurant Management Department, will send five HRM students to Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, USA for a five month on-the-job training program in hospitality management....
Campus Beat
DLSL HRM studes US-bound LIPA CITY ? De La Salle Lipa, through its Hotel and Restaurant Management Department, will send five HRM students to Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, USA for a five month on-the-job training program in hospitality management....
Cyber Churches
Byline: Rolando V. dela Rosa,O.P HAVE you ever heard of the Virtual Church of the Blind Chihuahua? Hundreds of Internet surfers visit the website daily. The church describes itself as "the sacred place in cyberspace named after a little dog with...
Defense Secretary Reyes off for US
Byline: ROY C. SINFUEGO Defense Secretary Angelo T. Reyes departed Tuesday evening for Washington, D.C., to meet with United States National Security Adviser Condoleeza Rice, the Department of National Defense (DND) announced. DND sources said...
Different Learning Styles Part II
This is the continuation of the three-part series on the different learning style models. As we said earlier, learning styles is the way in which each learner begins to concentrate on, process, absorb, and retain new and difficult information. CHILD...
Domingo Goes Flat out to Snatch Yellow Jersey
Byline: tito talao SAN FERNANDO, LA UNION - Baguio City beckons. And Enrique Domingo, a flat road and sprint specialist, knows it. With the mountain lions of AIR 21 Tour Pilipinas sharpening their claws, shaking their manes and grooming themselves...
Embarrassment of Riches
WHAT Sen. "Nene" Pimentel would likely call Malacanang's "imperialism," to which he and Lito Osmena would pit a federalist system of government, is dramatized by the contretemps between the province of Palawan and the national government over the projected...
Fathers Look Forward to Their Sons' Bright Future in IT
Byline: ABIGAIL NUQUI With the scarcity of jobs and stiff competition for employment among fresh graduates, it is the wish of many parents that their child enter a top university and graduate with honors. Quality education, however, does not come...
GIR Level Improves to $16.18 Billion in April
Byline: FIL C. SIONIL The countrys gross international reserves (GIR) improved slightly to $16.18 billion as of end April this year from $15.98 billion in March with the $20 million increase due to foreign exchange inflows, interest income and gold...
Gordon Leads Pacific-Asia to New Tack in Travel
Tourism Secretary Richard J. Gordon is leading the Pacific-Asia travel and tourism industry in battling head on the havoc created by the twin threats of terrorism and the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). With the SARS epidemic...
Gordon Urges Adoption of Security & Safety Steps in Hotels and Resorts
Byline: JASER A. MARASIGAN To ensure the safe, convenient and enjoyable stay and travel of both local and foreign tourists, the Department of Tourism (DoT) issued a memorandum recently, to all hotels and resorts in the country for the adoption of...
Hallmark Channel Celebrates Mother's Day
May welcomes the month of the woman, as womanhood and its marvels take center stage. Hallmark Channel, Asia-Pacifics leading family movie network, gives tribute to the many roles women play as mother, daughter, sister, friend and lover. More importantly...
Iloilo School 'Raided' by Volunteers Armed with Hammers, Saw and Love
The year 2003 is, so far, mostly about military invasions, international manhunts, virus outbreaks (some false, other grimly true), and stashed biological weapons. But on April 6-16, in a certain place in Barangay Hibaoan in Mandurriao, Iloilo,...
Lee, Norton Clock in on the '25Th Hour' at Greenbelt 1 ArtFilm
What would you do if you only have 24 hours of freedom to spare? Acclaimed director Spike Lee explores the same question through Montys last day as a free man in Greenbelt 1 ArtFilms 25th Hour which runs from May 7 to 20. Edward Norton plays Montgomery...
Local Garment Exporters Bat for US Quota Higher Than Vietnam's
Byline: BERNIE CAHILES-MAGKILAT Local garment and textile exporters are batting for increased quota allocation from the U.S. that is higher than the 24 million dozen shirts and pants allocation, which is estimated to value billions of dollars,...
Lowering of Meralco PPA Seen Reducing Electricity Cost in June
Byline: MYRNA M. VELASCO Energy Secretary Vincent S. Perez gave assurance yesterday to power consumers in the franchise area of the Manila Electric Co. that rate component of the purchased power adjustment (PPA) in the monthly electricity billings...
MILF Men Raid MNLF Village in Cotabato; 3 Killed, 3 Wounded
KABACAN, North Cotabato A member of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and two civilians were slain and three other persons were wounded when Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) rebels raided Tuesday a government-assisted MNLF farming village...
Newt Gingrich Should Shut Up!
OUT of the woodwork has emerged one of the most formidable foes of diplomacy, former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich, launching a vicious attack against Secretary of State Colin Powell. In a speech delivered at the conservative Heritage Foundation...
No NAIA Privatization for Now; Arroyo Leaving It to Next Administration; Justice Vitug's Dissenting Opinion Questions SC Jurisdiction in Piatco Case
Byline: GENALYN D. KABILING President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo would rather let the next administration handle the privatization of Ninoy Aquino International Airports (NAIA) Terminal 3 while her government temporarily runs the new passenger terminal...
Not Too Late to Postpone Palaro
PSC CHAIR Eric Buhain must have been born an incorrigible optimist. Nothing wrong with that, of course. Better to be an optimist than a pessimist, they say. Just take his attitude towards the Palarong Pambansa. Although the province that is hosting...
Paranaque City Shabu Lab Raided
Elements of the Metro Manila police and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) raided a clandestine shabu laboratory and seized 11 kilos of methamphethamine hydrochloride in a series of operations in Paranaque City. Deputy Director General...
Party and Lots of Fun at Bedrock Malate's 3rd Anniversary
The ultimate party place in Manila heats up your summer nights this month of May as Bedrock Malate celebrates their third Anniversary by setting off a barrage of special events featuring some of the countrys top performing artists. On May 14, you...
Realtors' Road to Q'finals Smoother
Byline: edgard hilario STA. LUCIA Realty beat league-leader Batang Red Bull, 95-89, lifting a big weight off its back and a taking a clearer sight of a quarterfinal slot in the 2003 PBA-Samsung All-Filipino Cup last night at the PhilSports Arena....
Roundup
LUZON NPA rebels killed CAMP AQUINO, Tarlac City Two New Peoples Army (NPA) rebels were killed and another was captured in an encounter with government troops at dawn Wednesday in barangay San Roque, San Rafael, Bulacan. Maj. Gen. Romeo Dominguez,...
RP Participation in Iraq Reconstruction
THE tendency of some quarters to question the government's participation in the reconstruction of Iraq seems to overlook the importance of functional support between nations as demonstration of bilateral concerns. But more than just a foreign policy...
RP Shows Lower Resistance to Antibiotics
The Philippines has a lower percentage of antibiotic resistance compared with neighboring countries such as China, Thailand, and Vietnam, which makes the worldwide problem easier to beat in the country. This was learned from renowned medical lecturer,...
Senate Calls for NAIA Probe
Byline: MARIO B. CASAYURAN The Senate leadership yesterday asked two of its committees to investigate reports that two powerful Malacanang blocs asked for a total of $70 million to solve the legal problems of the German partners of the Philippine...
Strength of Bush
(Editor's note: World leaders view President Bush's strong character as the attribute badly needed to fight global terrorism.) LAST week on board the carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, President Bush announced that the war in Iraq is officially over....
Suzy Parker Dies at 69; Was 'The' Face of the 1950s
SANTA BARBARA, California (AP) Model-actress Suzy Parker, one of the most recognizable faces of the 1950s and a forerunner of the supermodel, has died. She was 69. Parker, known in later life as Suzy Parker Dillman, died Saturday night at her home...
The Advantages of Gender Specific Basic Education
THE lady Chief Operating Officer (COO) of an investment management company was enumerating to her Board of Directors the names of the most valuable managers she wants to retain in a thorough-going downsizing of the organization. When the male members...
The One and Only Keanu Reeves in 'The Matrix Reloaded'
What if tomorrow this war could be over? Isnt that worth fighting for? Isnt that worth dying for? Thomas Neo Anderson made a costly decision when he chose to ask the question that Morpheus and Trinity had asked before him. To seek and accept...
Villar Pushes SARS Drive in Public Places
Sen. Manuel Villar Jr. yesterday urged the government to inspect hospitals, schools, parks, malls, and factories, following the Department of Health's report of seven additional Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) cases in the country. Villar,...
Watch out for the Star of 'Pinaysex.Com'
Finally, after a series of eliminations and screen tests, Maverick Films has found a new face to star in their forthcoming movie entitled pinaysex.com, a film that deals with the phenomenon of cybersex. The search for the new actress who will play...