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 January 30, 2005

162,500 Illegal OFWs in Sabah Face Expulsion Starting Tomorrow
Byline: DAVID CAGAHASTIAN At least 162,500 illegal Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in Malaysia, most of them residing in Sabah a territory being claimed by both the Philippines and Malaysia will be facing imprisonment, fines, and deportation...
Across the City
Bagets strike anew A group of notorious teenagers dubbed as the bagets gang and believed responsible for the series of FX taxi holdups in Metro Manila struck anew in Quezon City and victimized two passengers and a driver in Quezon City the other...
Alabang's Mango Tee Offers P6 M in Prizes
AN OVERBOOKED roster of 640 members and guests will take a crack at prizes worth more than R6 million when the 21st edition of the Mango Tee tourney co-presented by Smart Communications and Pilipinas Shell tees off on Feb. 2 at the Alabang Country...
A New Era for Higher Education Accreditation in RP; Educators Speak
Byline: NILO E. COLINARES Ed.D. ACCREDITATION of educational institutions is akin to a recent management practice called KAISEN, the Japanese term for a concept of quality as a search for continual improvement where responsibility is shared by every...
Around the Nation
Catholics mark feast day of St. John Bosco The Catholic Church will commemorate the feast of St. John Bosco, founder of the Salesians, tomorrow, Monday, January 31, with masses and novenas in his honor. Known as the patron saint of young boys,...
A Sabah Surprise
Byline: CANDY S. MANALOTO It wasnt exactly the perfect time for a fam tour. While most tourists would rather stay indoors during these circumstances, I found myself with a small group of travel agents and journalists bound for Sabah. To those...
Auto Industry Sees Modest 8% Growth
Byline: BERNIE CAHILES-MAGKILAT The motor vehicle industry has projected a modest 8 percent growth this year to 95,000 units from last years sales figure of 88,003 units. Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA) president Elizabeth H. Lee said this...
Bea Alonzo's 'Dreamboy': Her Passport to the World!
Byline: WALDEN SADIRI If you want to see this 17-year-old stunner beam in excitement, mention the name Paolo Coelho. Bea Alonzos favorite bedtime partner at the moment, Paolo Coelho started to fascinate Bea since she read his book "The Alchemist."...
BJMP-NCR Bares 2004 Accomplishments
Regional Bureau of Jail Management and Penology-National Capital Region (RBJMP-NCR) led by C.Supt. Armando M. Llamasares, reports the gains made by his office last year focused on providing a humane condition and rehabilitation of law offenders. ...
BORACAY in Style at Fairways & Bluewater
Byline: NINAH C. KINAVANOD Boracay is one of the best places in Asia to get away from it all. The idyllic, serene surroundings are perfect for recharging and rejuvenating your body, mind, and spirit. And there is no better place for wellness in...
Diabetes in Children
An anxious mother asked me one day how do you detect diabetes in a child? Most of the same symptoms seen in adults may apply with children but may be more subtle. Because of this, parents may not be aware that their child has diabetes until it...
Does Your Child Have AD/HD? Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Byline: J.LO F. MANONGDO Is your child overly active and uncontrollable? Is he vigorous and often demanding and argumentative? Does he possess excessive temper tantrums? If you answered yes to all of the above, chances are your child may be suffering...
Elections in Iraq
Byline: FRANCIS J. RICCIARDONE US Ambassador to the Philippines ON January 30th, one year and ten months after Iraqis were liberated from the tyranny of Saddam Hussein, they will go to the polls to take the first decisive step toward building the...
Enrile: Chances Are Nil for Senate Approval of VAT Bill
Byline: EDMER F. PANESA Opposition Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile yesterday said that chances are nil for the House-approved bill calling for a 20-percent rate increase in the value-added tax (VAT) to be passed by the Senate. "Hindi papasa yan sa Senado,"...
Euro Clubs Chase 9-Year-Old Wonder
SAO PAULO, Brazil (AP) Nine-year-old Brazilian soccer player Jean Carlos Cherao is attracting interest from Manchester United and other top European teams. Jean, 1.37 meters (4-foot-6) and 34 kilograms (77 pounds), plays for the youth teams of...
Flights between China & Taiwan Begin after 55 Yrs
Byline: AMBER WANG TAIPEI (AFP) The first direct flights between bitter rivals China and Taiwan since the end of a civil war 55 years ago started yesterday, carrying Lunar New Year holidaymakers amid hopes for improving cross-strait relations....
Forgiveness Is Not Optional
FORGIVING others is a divine mandate. Forgiveness is not optional. The Holy Bible is very clear in its message: For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men in their sins,...
Gov't to Cushion Any Effects of VAT on Poor - Palace
The government will closely monitor prices and adopt measures to ensure a stable supply of basic commodities and cushion the effects of the increase in the Value-Added Tax (VAT), Malacanang assured yesterday in the wake of protest actions against the...
Gov't to Offer 37 Projects at International Mining Confab
Byline: MELODY M. AGUIBA An international mining conference in Manila next week is anticipated to lure investors to seriously look into 37 prospective exploration projects as exploration is hoped to sustain on the long-term an expected renewed mining...
Husband Plays, When He Is Away
SPECTATORS AND PARTICIPANTS alike walked out just as the winners of a very recent songfest were being announced and our mole said that they couldnt be blamed at all. It was an awful embarassment on the organizers part, coming up with incredible winners,...
Iraq Votes Today amid Tight Security; Bush Airs Confidence in Courage of Iraqi People
Byline: NED PARKER Police ready for attacks by insurgents BAGHDAD, Iraq (AFP) Iraq closed its borders and sent tens of thousands of security forces on to the streets Saturday in a bid to stifle insurgent attacks in the final hours before the...
Jolo May Leave to Study in the US
We have been told that since November last year, GMA 7s Sunday showbiz talk show "S Files" has consistently been rating higher than that of ABS-CBNs "The Buzz." It could be true since we know for a fact that many felt shortchanged by one particular...
Kings Predict Win
Theyre not soothsayers but the Gin Kings are quite sure of themselves following their victory in the semifinals over the San Miguel Beermen. "It doesnt matter if he (Taulava) plays or not, said Eric Menk after powering the Gin Kings past the Beermen,...
Korina Sanchez Going Back to 'TV Patrol World?'
Weve heard that Korina Sanchez might go back to "TV Patrol World," which she used to anchor (until its ratings dropped) but which is now handled by Karen Davila and Ted Failon. But the popular and awarded TV host/broadcaster doesnt know about it and...
Let Me Introduce Myself
INASMUCH as this is my first scratch, bite and roar, let me introduce myself properly. My name is Joey de Leon. Yes, its my real name. And yes, Im that guy from that longest-running noontime show on Philippine television"Eat Bulaga!" Im proud to say...
Letran, Lyceum Dispute Last V-League Semis Berth
LETRAN AND Lyceum clash today for the fourth and last semifinal berth in the Shakeys V-League second conference even as Philippine Sports Commission takes on La Salle at the close of the double-round elims today at the Rizal Coliseum. The Lady Knights...
M. Lhuillier Swamps Quezon for Crown
CEBU CITY Powerhouse M. Lhuillier-Cebu City displayed big fighting heart down the stretch to turn back the Quezon Coco Huskers, 97-87, and capture the 2005 Mayor Tomas Osmena Sinulog Invitational Cup Friday at the New Cebu City Coliseum here. ...
MMDA Continues Implementation of Traffic Regulations
THE METROPOLITAN Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has continued with the implementation of its traffic regulations despite the temporary restraining order issued by the Makati City Regional Trial Court. Emerging from a meeting with MMDA Chairman...
Multiple Sclerosis: Mysterious Sickness
And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon thee, and thou shalt be blind, not seeing the sun for a season. Acts of the Apostles 13:11 The Holy Bible, King James Version THERE is nothing more frustrating in science and medicine (if the...
National Bible Sunday; Transforming Effect of the Bible
YEARS ago there was a Broadway play called The Royal Hunt of the Sun. It was about Spains conquest of the Indians in Peru in the 16th century. In one scene someone gave the Indian chief a Bible and told him, "This is Gods Word. He speaks to us through...
National Bible Week
OF the hundreds of thousands of books published since the Medieval Era, the Bible is the only book that has been translated into every language in the world. This highlights the importance given by mankind to this book and the many contributions it...
NCRPO Goes High Tech; but Lawmen Will Have to Overcome Fear That Computers Complicate Job
Byline: RIZAL S. OBANIL Policemen, just like ordinary mortals, marvel at how lawmen in the movies they watch track down criminals with the use of computers. At the same time, however, some of our lawmen are intimidated when they actually come...
Need for Quality Education
A YEAR-LONG study on Philippine higher education conducted by the British Council confirmed what I had always been worried about: The mushrooming of substandard colleges and universities. Several years ago, we welcomed the initiatives of the private...
No Point in Solons' Demonstrating in Streets
SENATE Pres. Franklin Drilons observation is beyond dispute that VAT being a consumption tax and a pass on levy, bigger taxes in place of VAT should be shouldered by all top earning enterprises on record with the Securities and Exchange Commission....
One, Two, Three. Go Flex!
Byline: THERESE J. CAMET Who would have thought that plastics can be so innovative? Artificial as they may seem, plastic products such as Tupperware has been cited as one of the greatest inventions of the 20th century by the Guiness Book of World...
Ortigas Home Depot Donates P.4 M to Pasig's Bahay Aruga
The Ortigas Home Depot (OHD), which reaped on a robust business during the last quarter of 2004, has moved to fulfill its social commitment by donating P421,471.92 to Pasig Citys abused and neglected childrens halfway home, aptly called Bahay Aruga....
Petite, Soft-Spoken Woman Heads QC's Police Station 5
Byline: JOSE CIELITO M. REGANIT MANILA (PNA) In the Philippines, we generally think of police station commanders as tough-talking officers, cold-hearted old hands, male chauvinists. Petite, soft-spoken and kind-hearted are descriptions hardly...
Que Stays in Magic 10
SINGAPORE Angelo Que birdied two of the first three holes, but couldnt get any better the rest of the way for a third straight, two-under par 70 Saturday in the third round of the Caltex Masters at the Laguna National Golf Club. Still, Que stayed...
Ramos to Coach FedEx Express
ITS FINAL. Gerardo Bong Ramos is the new coach of FedEx Express. This was yesterday confirmed by Air 21 and FedEx team manager Lito Alvarez in a development that ended speculations as to who will handle the Bert Lina-owned franchise in the PBA starting...
Reforming the Mass
RHS, a serious parishioner, has written to the Church or the Catholic hierarchy about the songs at Mass these days. The tunes keep on changing, different churches have different ones for different days. Though God in His Infinite Patience can certainly...
Reyes Named Adopted Son of Infanta
Byline: DANIEL N. MANGABA INFANTA, Quezon This town yesterday honored Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Angelo Reyes by naming him an adopted son of this municipality in a ceremony led by Quezon Representative Rafael P. Nantes...
Roundup
LUZON No city fund for grill event DAGUPAN CITY (PNA) The city government will not spend a single centavo in staging the "Bangus Festival" in April, whose main attraction is the holding of the "worlds longest grill" event. Councilor Michael...
RP Remains Committed to MILF Peace Talks - Bunye
Byline: GENALYN D. KABILING Malacanang yesterday vowed to mobilize its full might to eliminate the threat of terrorism as it assured that it remains committed to pursue the peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). Press Secretary...
RP Riders to Guam Moto
FRUSTRATED LAST year, Glenn Aguilar is hoping to regain his Asian title when the 2005 FIM Asian Motocross Championship series kicks off Feb. 4-6 in Guam. Aguilar came close to winning his second straight crown but misfortune befell him when a suffered...
Taulava Suits Up for Pals Tonight; but Eala Warns Talk 'N Text on Sanctions
Byline: noli cruz ASI TAULAVA will suit up for the Talk N Text Phone Pals tonight at the start of their titular clash with the Barangay Ginebra Kings in the Gran Matador PBA Philippine Cup at the Araneta Coliseum. "Yes he (Taulava) will play,"...
The Beatitudes; Matthew 5:1-12a
WHEN Jesus saw the crowds, He went up the mountain, and after He had sat down, His disciples came to Him. He began to teach them, saying: "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they who mourn, for they...
The Crazy Things Gary Did for Love
Byline: KAYE VILLAGOMEZ BEFORE music videos came to play, few singers can actually take listeners to a visual high via imagination. Gary Valenciano is one of them. All because hes too familiar with the many faces and phases of love. Gary slides...
The GRP-MILF Peace Process
THIS weeks topic is the air strike and artillery barrage conducted by the AFP on the terrorist lair at Butilan marsh in Datu Piang, Maguindanao. As reported by the AFP based on their intelligence reports, 40 terrorists and MILF renegades were killed....
Two Confusing Markers at Tandang Sora Shrine
Byline: SEVERINO C. SAMONTEMANILA (PNA) Will somebody from the concerned government agency please fix the confusion? MANILA (PNA) Will somebody from the concerned government agency please fix the confusion? Steps to correct the conflicting...
VAT Collection Needs Improvement
Byline: LEE C. CHIPONGIAN The countrys value-added tax collection needs improvement and Filipinos both consumers and businesses needs to deal with it and get it over with, according to Trade and Industry Secretary and incoming finance chief Cesar...
When God Speaks; National Bible Week
Byline: ELIZABETH C. ZAMBARRANO This one is clear enough: The scripture is one politics that Filipinos should explore. "If we resort to the bible, it cannot lead you to the wrong place, wrong purpose," said running priest Fr. Robert Reyes citing...