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 June 27, 2004

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2 NPA Rebs Killed by Cops, Troops in Laguna Encounter
Byline: ARIS R. ILAGAN Intensified government offensive operations against the New Peoples Army (NPA) rebels resulted in the killing of two guerillas during an encounter with policemen and soldiers in Laguna early yesterday morning, reports reaching...
5 Iraqis, 1 American Killed in Iraq Attacks
BAGHDAD, Iraq (DPA) At least five Iraqis and one United States soldier were killed Saturday in new attacks on government and party officials in Iraq, according to the Arabic television channel alJazeera. The minister of culture of the regional...
A380; the Flagship of the 21st Century
European- based aircraft manufacturer Airbus is hopeful that the Philippines is among the destinations of its 55-seater A380 when it first flies here through Emirates Airlines by 2008. But Airbus regional communications representative Anthony Philips...
Accounting for Security
Byline: MARY ANN DAVIDSON Chief Security Officer Oracle Corporation The rise of new vulnerabilities in software products is propagating billions of dollars in damages for organizations of all sizes. As a result, companies and organizations are forced...
A God-Given Escape Hatch
DID you know that preschoolers laugh up to 450 times a day while adults laugh an average of only 15 times a day? Children are truly blessed by our Lord God. Unlike adults, children have the uncanny ability to make anything funny. Just spend some time...
A Journey to Self-Discovery
Byline: SUSAN A. DE GUZMAN CADAVER would probably be the last title youd expect of a chapter that kicks off a travel book. And certainly this would not be quite the first line youd have in mind either: It is not easy to cut through a human head...
A Mother Speaks on Her 'Gifted' Child
Mrs. Vivian Owyong is a mother of four beautiful children; one of them is Adrian who is gifted with a talent in robotics. She believes that proper nutrition plays a vital role in the fulfillment of the wholeness of any person. Eating and resting...
A New Muse for Folded & Hung
Trendy and hip brand Folded & Hung, headed by its president Ronald Pineda, formally introduced the newest member of the Folded & Hung family and the face of the energetic Ms. B campaign, actress Claudine Barretto. An intimate gathering was...
Anti-Corruption Added to Int'l Governance Pact
Byline: LISA SINGHANIA UNITED NATIONS (AP)Business leaders, policymakers and activists called on world corporations to fight corruption, making it the newest plank in a global compact intended to improve business ethics and standards around the...
Around the Nation
Breast cancer study A landmark study in treating breast cancer was presented recently by medical experts in Makati City. The landmark study involved over 5,000 menopausal women with breast cancer who each used Tamoxifen for five years, followed...
Arroyo to Administer Belmonte's Oathtaking
President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo will swear-in Quezon City Mayor Feliciano Belmonte Jr. tomorrow, Monday, at 2:30 p.m. at the City Hall lobby as the latter begins his second three-year term as chief executive of the city he transformed from financially...
ASEAN FTA Seen Leading to Pan-Asia Free Trade
SINGAPORE, June 26 (Reuters) Creating a China-ASEAN free trade area will prod Japan and South Korea to abandon their protectionist farm policies, ushering in an East Asian single market within 15 years, a top Chinese academic said. The confident...
Asia Can Cope with Oil Price Hikes Better
Byline: EDU H. LOPEZ Asia is better prepared to face oil price increases compared to previous oil shocks, thanks to more flexible exchange rates, higher international reserves, and moderate inflation since the 1997 crisis. Economist Cyn-Young...
ASUS External DVD Rewriter Supporting USB 2.0 and IEEE 1394 Standards and 8X DVD[+ or -] Write
ASUSTeK Computer Inc., a introduced the DRW-0804P-D external DVD rewriter, which supports USB 2.0 and IEEE 1394 standards for fast peripheral connection. It provides versatile data storage at both 8X DVD-Write and 8X DVD+Write, and incorporated innovative...
Avel Bacudio's Journey through Fashion
Byline: RHEA P.M. CATADA Its been a busy month for young designer Avel Bacudio he participated in Ayala Foundations Loving the Loom: The FilipinoCreator of Beauty held at Greenbelt 3 two weeks ago, and now, for the approaching Philippine Film Academy...
'Babae Po Ako!'- Tuesday Vargas
"Babae Po Ako" seems to be comedienne Tuesday Vargas battlecry these days. But actually, this is the title of her debut solo album under EMI and PolyEast Records which was launched recently in cooperation with BNY Jeans, Manila Bulletin, Baang Coffee...
'Barney's Big Surprise!' Live in Manila
Barney and his friends are coming to Manila! The purple superstar, who has thrilled and wowed children all over the world with his singing and dancing, is set to weave his magical spell in this side of the world when he makes a debut performance...
Batangas Unveils Finest Hotel
Restaurateur Ricky Gutierrez of Chateau 1771 fame is building a new paradigm for Philippine business. He is showing the way for a new breed of entrepreneurs to trust their gut feel in opening new business ventures despite the hard times. After all...
Beauty Icons for Levi's
Timeless and effortless best describe three women whose impeccable auras define the mystique of modern Philippine beauty. They are likewise the perfect choice for Levis as its icons of beauty worthy of their denim brand. TWEETIE: Hers is the...
Ben Gauci: Hooked on Skateboarding
Picture a bronzed, hunk in flight, defying gravity and heights. He gains a sense of exhilaration and calm before he lands back again. He slides over rails and steep stairs he flies, he skids down concrete inclines. He suddenly falls, board skidding...
Bill Clinton's 'My Life': Much Too Much of a Not-So-Good Thing
Byline: JERRY SCHWARTZ My Life (Alfred A. Knopf, 957 pages, $35) Bill Clinton In 1992, presidential candidate Bill Clinton flew home from New Hampshire to affirm the execution of a cop killer, Rickey Ray Rector. Rector was brain-damaged; when...
BMW 6 Series Coupe: The Newest Dream Car
Theres a new dream car in town. Its called the BMW 6 Series Coupe, a fascinating sports car thats designed to maintain the companys tradition of large luxury coupes. According to Maricar Cristobal Parco of Prestige Cars BMW, who responded to our...
Bringing Back the Attitude and Soul of Spirit '67
Filipino entertainers have become a byword throughout the globe for their ability to perform Western popular music to a fault. The marketability factor of their songs is credited to their ability to imitate the singing styles and vocal qualities of...
Broken Silence; Little Things
Byline: CHEN YUEN WEI Life in the city often leaves me cold, makes me rather cynicalpessimistic, if you may. The traffic, the tall gates with its barbed wires, the whitewashed buildings with graffiti on the side, the faceless jaywalking mobs on...
CCA, MANILA: Setting the Standard for World-Class Filipino Chefs
There is much to be said about the world-class talent of the Filipino chef, often noted for their excellent skills, innovative techniques, warmth with people, and passion for their craft, earning them accolades in hotels and restaurants around the...
Check That Used Car Closely before Buying
Byline: REINO GEVERS HAMBURG (DPA) Most motorists tend to buy a used car to avoid the high depreciation of a new vehicle but the car you buy should be closely inspected because any one expensive repair can turn a bargain into a bad deal. You...
Chemicals Are Not Welcome in These Homes
Battling severe allergies and asthma used to be a way of life for Weena Mendoza, 40, and mother of Anton, 12, and Sella, 9. Until three years ago, Anton would wake up with intense bouts of rhinitis that he could use up a box of tissue for his running...
Chronic Kidney Failure
My sister-in-law died last week at the age of 43 because of kidney failure. Her disease was discovered only two months ago when she became very weak and pale. She was brought to a hospital and was told she had chronic kidney failure and that she...
Coconut through Time
Byline: Diana A. Galang The Coconut has been part of our cuisine since time immemorial; from ulam to sweets, or desserts, to drinks. It gives a distinctive creamy taste to certain dishes that Filipinos enjoy. It's cream or milk (gata or kakang...
Consultants Deny Toll Road Changes
Byline: BERNIE CAHILES-MAGKILAT The Japanese consultants of the P19-billion Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway project have denied charges of alterations on the original design of the road project leading to and from the Clark Special Economic Zone....
Dental Implant Offers Alternative to Dentures
Losing one or more teeth can be a painful experience for most people. One Norwegian survey found that it was so stressful and comparable to having trouble with relatives. The toothless patient has every reason to worry. He looks older because of...
Departure for Jerusalem; Luke 9:51-62
WHEN the days for His being taken up were fulfilled, Jesus resolutely determined to journey to Jerusalem, and He sent messengers ahead of Him. On the way they entered a Samaritan village to prepare for His reception there, but they would not welcome...
DepEd Cites Importance of Teacher Cooperatives
Byline: TONY PE. RIMANDO PASIG CITY The significant role played by various teacher cooperatives in 170 provincial and city schools divisions in improving the economic life of public elementary and secondary schools has been recognized by the Department...
Dispute over Transport Fare Hike Heats Up in Davao City
Byline: ELDIE S. AGUIRRE DAVAO CITY The controversial fare hike imposed on commuters in this city and neighboring places has caused an uproar as more and more passengers protested and slammed the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board...
Do-or-Die Tiffs in PBA
THE RED Bull Barako and the Talk N Text Phone Pals refused to die in Game Two. But the series surely wouldnt refuse to end tonight. The Barako face the Coca-Cola Tigers and the Phone Pals meet the Barangay Ginebra Kings in a pair of sudden-death...
Dr. Helena Z. Benitez, an Exemplary Woman
BORN into a family that has made a name for itself as nationalistic educators and intellectual leaders, Helena Zoila Tirona Benitez had the motivation to excel in her field and contribute to the progress of our nation. After graduating from the Philippine...
Drive Launched vs Overloading on Expressway; to Promote Safety and Speed Up Travel
Byline: FRED ROXAS CLARK ZONE, Pampanga A campaign against overloading was launched here last Friday by the Philippine National Construction Corp. (PNCC) on the North Luzon Expressway (NLE) to promote safety, speed up travel and provide convenience...
Export Sector Forges Partnership with LGUs
Byline: EDU H. LOPEZ The export sector has forged a partnership agreement with the local government units to adopt an export advocacy program. The Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc. (Philexport) said this is a major breakthrough involving...
Find a Way to Preserve Election Returns
ON top of marking June 30, which President Arroyo said will be a day of the people who are the real winners in the elections, June 30 should also be considered as a historical date to remind us that it was the day when she stood as the President of...
First Ever Nudist Cruise: Wearing of Clothes Optional
Byline: GILES TREMLETT IN MADRID It has been billed as the first naked tour of the Mediterranean, a week-long cruise for 450 people with the wearing of clothes mostly optional and sometimes banned completely. The first big-ship nudist cruise...
Fishermen Warn on Power Rate Increases by Napocor
Byline: JOEL C. ATENCIO The Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya), an organization of fisherfolk, yesterday warned Malacanang that the proposed increase in the power rates of the state-owned National Power Corp. (Napocor)...
Globe Telecom's Share-A-Load Wins in Asian MobileNews Awards Innovation Leader Reaps Awards Abroad, Lines Up More Firsts in Philippine Telco
Globe Telecom, the pioneer digital cellphone network provider in the Philippines received the Most Innovative Service of the Year award for its widely popular Share-a-Load over-the-air prepaid reloading application at the Asian MobileNews Awards held...
GMA Calls for Belt-Tightening; Frugal Governance Planned to Solve Poverty & Huge Foreign Debt
Byline: GENALYN D. KABILING President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo will advocate frugal and simple living in the bureaucracy, including belt-tightening measures to address the countrys fiscal woes, in the next six years of her administration. The...
GM Phils. Gains Market Share
General Motors Automobiles Philippines (GMPh), the domestic subsidiary of the worlds largest automaker, continues to gain ground in the local automotive market as it secures third highest position in the passenger car sales, according to a recent industry...
Gov't Adopts Rice Export Policy in Preparation for Sufficiency
Byline: MELODY M. AGUIBA The government has adopted a rice policy that will encourage export of premium rice to help farmers acquire trading skills that will prepare the sector for the targeted rice self-sufficiency which might eventually bring...
Honda Destroys Fake Parts Seized in Police Raids
Byline: ARIS R. ILAGAN More than P58 million worth of fake Honda motorcycle and car spare parts earlier seized by operatives of the Philippine National Police were destroyed Wednesday morning at Honda Philippines Inc. in Paranaque City. During...
Hulk Your Bread the Good Way
Byline: Jun Jun De Guzman & Adoree Uy QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS: Q: What's the difference between baking powder and baking soda when do you use each of them? (Mrs. Naty Dango from Muntinlupa) Adoree: Thanks for you question, Mrs. Dango. ...
Immigration Solutions; How Nurses Get Green Cards
The single most important thing an RN interested in U.S. employment should do is begin processing his or her Visa Screen. This is a process that takes a minimum of 6 months to complete and is a prerequisite to obtaining a U.S. immigrant visa. The...
Investors to Scrutinize RP Economic Policies
Byline: LUZI ANN R. JAVIER After the proclamation of the financial markets favorite Gloria Macapagal Arroyo as the countrys new president, investors are now looking beyond personalities in deciding whether to engage in long-term investments in the...
Isuzu D-Max 4x4 Defies Muddy Mountain Trail
Byline: ARIS R. ILAGAN The ordeal of climbing Mt. Pulag, the countrys second highest peak, was as difficult as when we made our descent from Babadak Ranger Station to the jump-off point in Ambangeg, Bokod town, Benguet, even if this time, we were...
Japanese Recovery Gains Momentum
TOKYO, June 26 (AFP) Japans economic recovery is picking up speed, with an increasing number of companies expecting business to boom and labor conditions to improve through this year, government data showed In a clear sign that the worlds second-largest...
Legal Aid Sought for RP Maid Abused in Kuwait
Sen. Manuel Villar Jr. yesterday called on foreign affairs and labor officials to provide legal assistance to the Filipino housemaid who was abducted and raped by eight Kuwaitis. Villar, chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign relations, expressed...
Little Voices That Can Change the World
Byline: AMYLINE QUIEN CHING Each soft utterance from a child's lips may drown against the voices of the world but together, their words can change the world. Believing in the power that rests in the hands of the young, Plan Philippines launched...
Look Who's Talking
Byline: LAI SUAREZREYES Its soft, sometimes hard. It has toppings while some have heavy fillings. You can smell its aroma and savour its freshness. Guess what it is?... BREAD! Breads come in different textures, shapes, tastes, colors and sizes......
Lost Opportunity
DURING the presidential election, I visited some Cebu political leaders all of whom are my close friends in order to get accurate information on what was happening in my home province. To make a long story short, they predicted that GMA would win in...
Metro-Go-Round
Specialty store gives 10% discount to consumers G & D Organic Haven is offering as much as 10 percent discount to consumers of organic and natural food and food products as it celebrates its first anniversary this month. Located at 424-C...
My Inaugural (Morality)
NOW I will tackle the matter of public morality. Some candidates have brought it up, but only one of my opponents emphasized it above the economy. However, there is a real connection between morality and the economy. If government people were good,...
National University: Aiming towards a 'Dynamic Filipinism'
HUMBLE BEGINNINGS A young man's vision, barely 23, was to inculcate in the youth the qualities of leadership and competence in the professions, possessors of moral and spiritual values, and the development of the individual into a total person...
NFA May Import 94,000 MT Rice of Farmers' Share
Byline: MELODY M. AGUIBA The government may import in place of farmers 94,000 metric tons (MT) of rice for the August arrival if farmers fail to import a significant portion of the 139,000 MT of their remaining import allocation up to June 30 and...
NSO Completes Business-Industry Census
There were 40,257 establishments in the Philippines engaged in other community, social and personal services, according to the National Statistics Office (NSO). NSO has released the preliminary results of the 2000 Census of Philippine Business and...
Olympic Day Run Starts 2005 SEAG Preparations
Byline: eddie alinea THE ALL-OUT preparations for the countrys hosting of the 23rd Southeast Asian Games next year officially starts today with the staging of the Olympic Day Run at the newly-built Baywalk along Roxas Blvd. The whole morning...
Olympic Movement Anniversary
THE Ancient Greeks started the Olympic Movement. In 776 BC, the Olympic Games were held with one event the stade, a run of about 192 meters which was won by Coroebus, a cook from the city-state of Elis. In 303 CE, the Christian Roman Emperor Theodosius...
Opening Pages
Byline: Peachy Limpin Over the last couple of months I have been receiving a lot of legitimate looking e-mails, some from familiar e-mail addresses, with equally legitimate subject lines, and more often than not have attachments to it in three of...
Opposition Must Pursue Cases vs Cheats - Nene
Koalisyon ng Nagkakaisang Pilipino (KNP) presidential candidate Fernando Poe Jr. may or may not decide to lodge a formal protest with the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), but the opposition should pursue by all means the prosecution of all election...
Pacquiao-Barrera II; Promoters Take Next Step Leading to Dream Rematch
Byline: winneleo campos LOS ANGELES Promoters of Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines and Mexican ring idol Marco Antonio Barrera have decided to take the next step leading to a dream rematch between the worlds top two featherweights as soon as possible....
Pain Relief Is Priority in Treatment of Gout
In the management of gout, its important to help gout sufferers alleviate pain with proper pain medication. The reason why gout patients go to the hospital is because they are in pain. That is why it is important for medical specialists to prioritize...
Parokya Ni Edgar Performs for Tarlac Teeners
If there is an event that will attract teeners to attend, it is entertainment of their type. The Foundation for Adolescent Development (FAD) is bringing Parokya ni Edgar to Tarlac today, Saturday, June 26, 2004 in Tarlac State University. The event...
Pinoy Technopreneur Reveals Secrets of Successful Start-Ups; If 96% of Businesses Fail, What Do Those Who Succeed Do Differently?
Putting up a business is always good for the economy. Entrepreneurship supplies new products and services to the market, increases competition, and generates jobs and expendable income. However, statistics show that start up businesses have a very...
Public Assured on Threat of Destabilization
Byline: ELENA L. ABEN National Capital Regional Police Office (NCRPO) chief Director Ricardo de Leon assured the public that the Metro Manila police will continue to be on guard against any threat of destabilization aimed at marring the inauguration...
Rachelle Ann Go Is Viva's New Sexy Divette?
Byline: KAYE VILLAGOMEZ For "Search for a Star" grand champion Rachelle Ann Go, it seemed difficult to still find her place under-the-music-industry-sun. Followers of reality-TV singing contest thought theyve seen the winners royalties in Sarah...
Restaurant a la Italiana, En la Ciudad De Manila; TASTE SPOT-FOOD PICK OF THE WEEK
Byline: Clinton Palanca PIZZERIA MAMMA TINA It's difficult to miss, though equally difficult to believe one's eyes, the sign that announces the Pizzeria Mamma Tina at the very end of the southern stretch of Edsa before the turning at Roxas Boulevard....
Roundup
Luzon TV exec robbed in busy street NAGA CITY A lady television executive was robbed yesterday of R250,000 and several pieces of expensive jewelry by two men in the middle of a busy street here and in broad daylight by two men who joined her...
RP among Countries Eligible for $120-M EC Program
Byline: MELODY M. AGUIBA The European Commission (EC) is extending a 100 million euro (approximately $120 million) multicountry support that includes projects on trade and investment, environment, and EC anti-terrorism efforts in the Philippines....
RP Cited as Asia's Leader in SMS Tech
The Philippines was cited recently as Asias leader in short message service (SMS) technology during the recent CommunicAsia 2004, an industry-wide communications and IT-trade event in Asia held in Singapore, according to Center for International Trade...
RP Swimmers Strike Gold in KL
Byline: eddie alinea MARICHI GANDIONCO and Rafael Chua struck for a gold medal each but failed to meet the Olympic qualifying standard in their events Friday in the Milo PRAM Open swimming championships in Kuala Lumpur. In a message received...
RP Tracksters to Go Full Force in Asian Meet
THE RP track and field team vows to go full force when the country hosts the third and final leg of the Asian Grand Prix at the Rizal Memorial track oval next week. With only long jumpers Lerma Bulauitan-Gabito and Maristella Torres representing...
Sales Talk
Byline: Arthur S. Sales Accountancy professions accountability debated Harvey Pitt, head of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), has proposed the creation of an oversight body to the bankruptcy of the giant energy trading...
Samsung and a 'Wireless' Lifestyle
Byline: CANDY S. MANALOTO A fellow journalist once remarked that to fully enjoy a junket, one should never expect anything and just let your feet lead the way. This probably holds true in most fam tours. But if you happen to be in the beautiful...
SEA Growth to Continue, China Risky
SINGAPORE, June 26 (AFP) A Chinese economic slowdown, a rise in US interest rates and surging oil prices will not be enough to scuttle robust Southeast Asian growth this year, investment bank Morgan Stanley said Friday. The Chinese slowdown could,...
Seminar-Workshop on Port Security a Big Success - DoTC
Byline: YUL MALICSE MANILA Transportation and Communications Secretary Leandro Larry R. Mendoza said that the seminar-workshop on Guidance to Review, Assessment, Verification and Approval of Port Security Assessment and Plans held last June 17...
Smart Joins International Operators' Organization
Byline: a. anne villanueva Smart Communications, Inc. announced that it has joined an international organization of major mobile phone operators that aims to define widely accepted requirements for an open mobile terminal platform (OMTP). The...
Star for All Races; Diskarte
Byline: howie basilio LIPA, Batangas may have its star for all seasons, but to the Bayang Karerista, Red Star Rising is Vilma Santos and more. "How are you today, Baby? Come here, Baby, Francis Trillana tells the massive chestnut his Keeneland-style...
Star Records Salutes the Akafellas, Gloc 9, South Border and Piolo Pascual
What do the Akafellas, Gloc 9, South Border and Piolo Pascual have in common? Theyre the music industrys men of the hour and some of the hottest names in the biz today. And theyre all nominated in the prestigious "MTV Pilipinas 2004!" The Akafellas...
Swift Foods Expects Turnaround This Year
Byline: ANA MARIE MACUJA Publicly-listed Swift Foods Inc. is expecting a turnaround this year as it expects to gain from better prices of chicken, lower costs and its newly bagged contracts to export chicken meat in Japan. Swift said it should...
The Costs of Corruption
WE have seen the many and varied faces of corruption. Because it is so prevalent in our society, our collective normal reaction to it has always been one of resignation. We raise our arms in surrender and declare its part of our way of life and we...
THE QUEST CORNER; Your Laptop's Brain
Byline: Timmy Magalang When choosing the hardware you want for your laptop you must be sure about your computing needs. By being sure about your needs you will avoid cases like expecting performance from your laptop way beyond its capacity or wasting...
The Response of Business Education: Socially Responsible Business Graduates
Byline: Andrew Gonzalez, FSC DURING the past few years, the international business community has been shaken by financial scandals on the part of chief executive officers of some of the biggest business conglomerates in different countries. The...
The Rides of Cruising 5; Powered by Isuzu, Caltex, and Smart
Byline: CHRIS DATOL The power of the 3.0-liter Isuzu D-Max 4x4 pickup, the comfort of the 2.5-liter Crosswind XUVi (with the back massager), and the 3.0-liter Trooper SUV, were the driving forces behind this years Cruising 5 Islands the fifth anniversary...
The Same Nene, the 3rd Time Around
(Remarks of Sen. NENE PIMENTEL at his oath- taking as a reelected senator on June 19, 2004, at the City Hall of Makati City.) LET me first thank Mayor Jojo Binay for kindly agreeing to administer the senatorial oath to me and for hosting this simple...
The Secret Is Walking
My body of a sudden blazed; and twenty minutes more or less I seemed, so great my happiness, that I was blessed, and could bless. From "Vacillation" William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) Irish poet and dramatist WHILE the rainy season isnt...
The Significance of Breanna Rodriguez Bunevacz's Birthday
Even before Breanna Zofia Rodriguez Bunevacz turned one year old this month (June 19), we knew that this occasion will be one great big event in her family. If you remember, this lovely, lovely little lady was a product of a really difficult pregnancy...
The Wedding Planners
Byline: ELIZABETH L. CASTELLON The Brides Maids & Co. promises big. They claim to make any wedding spectacular and with fairytale weddings the likes of Ruffa Gutierrez-Ylmaz Bektas, Vicky Morales-King Reyno and Kakai Manotoc-Dato Arroyo, no...
The Wooden Bowl
AFRAIL old man went to live with his son, daughter-in-law, and four-year-old grandson. The old mans hands trembled, his eyesight was blurred, and his step faltered. * * * The family ate together at the table. But the elderly grandfathers shaky...
Tin-Tin: Single Parent
Byline: CHARISSA M. LUCI Being a single parent, nowadays, is no longer an aberrant lifestyle. Struggle within a struggle as it may seem, a single parent has been estranged with numerous issues that defy her/his present and future life. It is not...
Toxic Planet
We live in a toxic planet. The air is no longer clean, neither is the rain that falls on us nor the ground that we plant our vegetables on. We wonder why there are so many cancers and how many people are dying from it. Scientists puzzle over the...
Transco to Review Its Funding Needs
Byline: LEE C. CHIPONGIAN The National Transmission Corp. will review its funding requirements in the next five years and to align available funds so as not to sacrifice some of its major projects, a high-ranking official said. Transco president...
UP Honors Villar as 2004 Top Alumnus
Sen. Manuel Villar Jr. yesterday received the 2004 Most Distinguished Alumnus Award the highest recognition given by the University of the Philippines Alumni Association for his exemplary public service and achievements. Villar, along with this...
US Envoy Lauds RP Presidency of Security Council
On his last day in New York, John Negroponte, the new ambassador of the United States to Iraq, bade farewell to Ambassador Lauro L. Baja Jr., permanent representative of the Philippines to the United Nations, and congratulated him for his outstanding...
US Military Chief in Pacific Visits RP
MANILA (AFP) The head of the US military forces in the Pacific will visit the Philippines to discuss the two allies common fight against terrorist groups, a US Embassy statement said Saturday. Admiral Thomas Fargo will meet with Philippine Defense...
'Volta': 18 Years in the Making?
Byline: WALDEN SADIRI Star Cinemas comic tale of a super heroine entitled "Volta" which opened last Wedenesday, the start of Manila Film Festival, may have experienced delays since they started filming it last year still. But come to think of it,...