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 September 12, 2003

957 Pass Exam for Medical Technologists
The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced that 957 out of 2,082 passed the Medical Technologist Licensure Examination given by the Board of Medical Technology in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cebu, and Davao this month. On the Board...
96th Death Anniversary of the President of the Tagalog Republic: General Makario Sakay
MAKARIO Sakay was one of the early members of the Katipunan. In fact, being a close associate of Andres Bonifacio, he could be one of its founders. Like his patriotic friends, he was an avid defender of Filipino freedom. An active Katipunan member,...
Around the Nation
DPWH 4-B cuts costs Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Region 4-B Director Alfredo Tolentino has implemented measures in line with the order of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to implement cost-cutting in government agencies without...
Automating the 2004 Elections
DESPITE current developments which continue to undermine public confidence in the countrys political stability, the COMELEC, NAMFREL and political parties are gearing up for the implementation of the Comprehensive Election Modernization Program. ...
Ayala Brings Back- Jim Brickman
In town once more is multi=talented international artist Jim Brickman. For his 10th (or 11th) trip to the country, Jim thanks Ayala Malls, which is presenting together with BMG Records Pilipinas, Globe Handyphone, Joey@92.3 and Oakwood Premier the...
BSP Adopts AMLA Examination Procedures for Banking Institutions
Byline: FIL C. SIONIL The Monetary Board, the policy-making body of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), has approved the procedures in the examination of banks, both special and regular, in compliance to the AntiMoney Laundering Act, as amended....
Catholic Bishop Treads on Sensitive Political Ground
MSGR. Socrates Villegas, auxiliary bishop of Manila, said the other day that with the leadership crisis the sheep are confused as to whom to follow. At first glance, the reader was himself confused. Would the monsignor be referring to a leadership...
Credit Card Loans Rise 11% to P37.9 B
The attractiveness of plastic money, or credit card, as mode of payment by consumers has grown as reflected by the 3.9 percent increase in credit card receivables (CCRs) of the banking industry. Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Rafael...
Doing It Our Way
IT is easy to catch the attention and get the approval of many people while talking about any facet of our economy. One almost sure way is to suggest that we have to do things our way, in a manner fully sensitive to our culture, taking into account...
Drilon Clarifies Stand, Denies Proposing a Stop to All Privilege Speeches
Senate President Franklin Drilon yesterday denied published reports that he has proposed a stop to all privilege speeches in the chamber, saying that my statement was twisted and taken in the wrong context. In a press statement, Drilon cited an...
Drilon Vows Speedy Work on Pending Vital Legislation; Seeks Help from Colleagues to Achieve Goal
Senate President Franklin M. Drilon assured yesterday that the Senate will work double time on pending legislative measures as he urged his colleagues to speed up deliberations on important bills when Congress resumes session in October after a three-week...
Eagles Battle Archers, Eye Twice-to-Beat Edge
Byline: nick giongco AN OUTRIGHT twice-to-beat advantage will be defending champion Ateneos target today when the Blue Eagles square off with the La Salle Green Archers before an expected sellout crowd in the UAAP basketball wars at the Araneta...
Erap Co-Accused Serapio Gets Bail after Years in Jail
The Sandiganbayan Special Division allowed yesterday another co-accused of former President Joseph Estrada in a R4-billion plunder case to post bail for his temporary liberty. Former presidential counsel Edward Serapio was granted a P500,000 bail...
Frenzied Welcome Greets Young F4 Stars at Airport; Ken, Vaness, San Cai, & Sister Arrive for Concert
Byline: RONNIEL C. DE GUZMAN Taiwanese artists Ken Zhu and Vaness Wu, stars of the TV series action-comedy-romance series Meteor Garden over ABS-CBN, planed in on board a China Airlines flight from Taiwan at 4 p.m. yesterday to a mammoth crowd at...
From Child Labor - to a Real Childhood
Byline: YUGEL LOSORATA Communities in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India had a heart-piercing reason not to be proud of its reputation. A couple of decades ago u as a place largely populated by hardworking individuals employed to work their way...
GamesMaster Mag Launched in RP
Calling all hardcore gamers out there! Summit Media, launches GamesMaster the hottest gaming magazine from the United Kingdom! GamesMaster is the essential guide to multisystem video gaming. This bold, new magazine covers the biggest and best games...
GamesMaster Mag Launched in RP
Calling all hardcore gamers out there! Summit Media, launches GamesMaster u the hottest gaming magazine from the United Kingdom! GamesMaster is the essential guide to multisystem video gaming. This bold, new magazine covers the biggest and best games...
GMA Cites Gains from Bush Visit Next Month
President Arroyo said yesterday she is eagerly awaiting the state visit of US President George W. Bush even if he will stay for only eight hours in Manila next month. Brushing aside criticism over the length of Bushs stay, President Arroyo said...
Improved Working Conditions Cited
Secretary Patricia A. Sto. Tomas of the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) said yesterday that the agencys implementation of the new National Labor Standards Enforcement Framework (NLEF) has improved the working conditions in many companies,...
Jose Javier Reyes on 'Kung Ako Na Lang Sana'
Byline: Walden Sadiri This is a story ng isang magbabarkada. It is something that happened most spontaneously. It is how sometimes through the passage of so many years, a barkada changes. It morphes into something else. And yet two best friends,...
Journalists Hold Indignation Rally in Davao
Byline: : ELDIE AGUIRRE DIGOS CITY, Davao del Sur - Some 400 media practitioners from both print and broadcast media joined the indignation rally against the series of killings victimizing journalists, branding it as an apparent plot to suppress...
Judging Others
A PARISH priest happened to meet one of his parishioners in a mall and said, Johnny, I havent seen you in church for a long time. What happened? Father, Ive stopped going to church. There are a lot of insincere Catholics and hypocrites there. ...
Mangubat Stakes WBC Title vs Gabi
REIGNING Filipino World Boxing Council (WBC) International flyweight champion Randy Mangubat has agreed to stake his title versus up-and-coming compatriot Diosdado Gabi in a momentous boxing card on October 26 at the Cotabato Provincial Gym in Kidapawan...
MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST LICENSURE EXAMINATION Part 2
401 GALLEMIT, APRYL GUITARTE 402 GALVAN, GIL BRYAN BRAGANZA 403 GAMIS, ALLAN QUIJANO 404 GAN, SHARON BRUL 405...
MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST LICENSURE EXAMINATION Part 3
801 SAREN, FELIPE JR DAQUE 802 SARMIENTO, JANICE AYAPANA 803 SARMIENTO, JOY PERDON 804 SASUYA, MARY LUZ FELICIANO ...
Modest Growth in Agriculture
Notwithstanding El Nino, agriculture grew 2.4 percent between January and June this year. Although not reaching the target of 3.22 percent, the expansion in agriculture can be considered modestly successful because it was attained despite poor weather....
My Mother-in-Law, 89 in New York Sept. 11
(Editors note: To a Filipina, age 89, a scary experience in NY on Sept. 11, 2001 could shake up an able-bodied man of 20.) ACCORDING to one American journalist: The terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center irrevocably scarred the nation. September...
National Artist Arturo Luz Unveils Abstract Collection at the Hub
National Artist Arturo Luz recently unveiled his abstract series at The Hub by Globe Telecom at the Podium. The exhibit is part of The Hubs Sensory Indulgence campaign that celebrates technology through a multisensory experience such as art, music...
NEWS IN BRIEF; Peso Closes at P54.99
The peso closed higher at P54.99 to the US dollar yesterday at the Philippine Dealing System of the Bankers Association of the Philippines from P55.03 the previous day. The weighted average depreciated to P55.026 from P54.943. Total volume amounted...
Oil Firms Roll Back Prices by P0.10 to P0.20 per Liter
Byline: MYRNA M. VELASCO With international crude prices hitting the downtrend, the local oil companies also moved to reduce their pump prices by P0.10 to P0.20 per liter effective last night. The major oil players first announced their P0.10...
Rosales on LPGA Win: It Will Come - Hopefully Soon
Byline: dodo catacutan jr. THE SOUTHPOINT Driving Range in Alabang should have been the perfect place for an interview with LPGA campaigner Jennifer Rosales. But not at this time, when she would rather have her mind as far away from golf as she...
Roundup; Luzon
School bus driver faces raps TAYTAY, Rizal - A school bus driver is now facing multiple charges in connection with the killing of a 59-yearold man and the wounding of 11 high school students in this municipality last Wednesday. Arrested and charged...
Smugglers Met to Discuss Slaying of 2 BoC Officials? NBI Says the Agenda Is How They Can Avoid Arrest
Byline: : MARS W. MOSQUEDA JR. CEBU CITY - The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) 7 said yesterday that a group of businessmen reportedly held an emergency meeting at a KTV bar here Thursday night allegedly to discuss issues pertaining to the...
'The Event' - Celebration of Chinese and Pinoy Artistry
Theyve already conquered the concert scene in Taiwan, Mainland China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and many more. Now, its time for Pinoy Fans of ABS-CBNs Meteor Garden and Meteor Rain to shriek in delight as F4s Vaness Wu and Ken Zhu with ASOSs...
The First Principle
THE true first principle for participating politicians in the planned summit is not the agreement to stop political bickering but to insure the holding of clean, honest, and orderly elections next year. This is something that they are free to bicker...
The Making of Quezon City as Lifestyle City
QUEZON City may not be a lifestyle city yet (where people are elegant but casual in dress and manner and life is easy), but it may soon be, as it strives to be a Quality City. The impact of metropolitan reform efforts may not also be readily evident...
Wait for Polls, GMA Advises Politicians; Leads Prayer Rally for Peace, Unity at Luneta
Byline: GENALYN D. KABILING President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo yesterday appealed to politicians with ambitions for office to take power through the vote in next years elections as she vowed to crush forces plotting to overthrow her government. ...