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 April 21, 2004

1st National Cheerleading Camp, Held
The 1st National Cheerleading Camp headed by NBA cheerleaders, Jason Bass and Giselle Fabricante of the New Jersey Nets and NBAs Fan Patrol kicked off at the Adidas Sportskamp at the Fort recently. The weeklong event culminates on April 23 at the...
ABS-CBN Launches Its Interactive Career Web Site
Seeking to enhance its employee recruitment processes, broadcast network ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corp. has entered into a partnership with online recruitment services firm Jobstreet.com to create an interactive recruitment Web site. Launched in March...
Across the City
KNP condemns break-in at lawyers offices The Koalisyon ng Nagkakaisang Pilipino (KNP) condemned yesterday the reported break-in at the office of the general counsel of KNP in Pasig City. In a statement, the KNP said the forcible entry of unidentified...
A Man of Courage, a Man of Conviction; (A Tribute to President Diosdado P. Macapagal)
Byline: ABRAHAM F. SARMIENTO WE remember with respect and affection the late and lamented President Diosdado P. Macapagal whose 7th death anniversary falls on April 21, today. The highlights of President Diosdado Macapagals life are well-known....
A Musical Showdown for Mother Earth
Byline: ANTONETTE R. VALDEZ You are invited to a grand party on April 23, Friday at the Tomas Morato Strip in Quezon City! Your favorite singers and other showbiz personalities come together to celebrate Earth Day. To impart the message of...
Another Good Year for San Miguel Corporation
(Speech delivered by San Miguel Corporation chairman, EDUARDO M. COJUANGCO JR. at the 2004 annual stockholders meeting, April 20, 2004) FELLOW stockholders, ladies and gentlemen. Good afternoon. Two-thousand and three was yet another good year...
Around the Nation
Citations returned Three honorees, led by former Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) president Archbishop Oscar Cruz, returned their diplomas to the Angeles University Foundation because it granted the same honors to gambling tycoon...
Athletic Fortitude and San Mig Light
An extraordinary thing is happening in sports nowadays. The principle behind racing turns over a new leaf as thrill seekers and adventure racers compete against themselves and nature to overcome obstacles and defy their limits. For Hardcore Athletes...
BackStagePass; Retrospecting to 23 Seasons of Theatrical Legacy
Byline: Text by LEO ORTEGA LAPARAN II Photos by MERLINA R. HERNANDO Sining-Lahi Polyrepertory must have a score and three reasons this year to further live up to and exalt their image of being the resident student's theater organization of the Polytechnic...
Broken Silence; the Death and Misconception of Idealism
Byline: JUAN MIGUEL LAGO Network of Campus Journalists of the Philippines City of Calapan, Oriental Mindoro It's true. Filipinos are impatient. They are the most impatient people in Asia, if not in the world. A decade and a half ago, we ousted...
Calpers to Keep Investments in RP
Byline: JIM CHRISTIE SACRAMENTO, Calif., Apr. 20 (Reuters) Calpers, the largest US pension fund, said on Monday it would continue investing in the Philippines, citing reforms that had lifted the countrys ranking on the funds scorecard for emerging...
Camp North Caravan Takes the Road April 23
The Camp North 2004 Caravan will take the road April 23 to 28, Undersecretary Renato V. Diaz, Presidential Assistant for North Luzon, announced. This caravan is part of the "Go North Philippines Advocacy," which was launched by President Arroyo...
Cervical Osteoarthritis
Byline: Gary S Sy, MD CERVICAL Osteoarthritis is a disorder that affects some of the seven cervical vertebrae, which are in the neck. It also affects the flexible discs of the cartilage that are sandwiched between these vertebrae, and are frequently...
Chin-Chin Gutierrez off to Paris
Our good friend Anjie Ureta, who is also the manager of prized actress, singer and Time Magazine Asian Heroine for the environment Chin-Chin Gutierrez proudly tells us that Chin-Chin is facing yet another opportunity to make her country proud as she...
Constant Learning Will Be Key to Success in the Future; What One Learns in School Is Obsolete in Five Years; to Cope with Change, One Needs Seven Critical Skills
In a global economy that is constantly in flux because of new information and technology, how does one stay ahead? By primarily embracing the fact that one will have to be constantly learning and adapting to new innovations every few years, according...
'David' Meets Software's 'Goliath'
A fast-growing IT services firm and software laboratory based in the Philippines begins its uphill climb this year against US-based software giant Microsoft in an ambitious project that would eventually allow Windows applications to run smoothly on...
DepEd Revises Rules of Provident Fund
Byline: TONY PE. RIMANDO PASIG CITY The Department of Education (DepEd) here has revised the implementing guidelines of the agencys Provident Fund (PF) to make it more responsive in addressing the financial needs and demands of its 500, 000 teachers...
Discourse with Nicodemus; John 3:16-21
JESUS said to Nicodemus, For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him might not perish but might have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might...
Distorted Report Must Be Corrected
Byline: Willie N Ng SUSAN Roces, campaigning for her husband Fernando Poe Jr. in Roxas City Saturday, warned the local candidate standing beside her on the campaign truck to stop touching her arms and shoulders. He kept touching her as he told...
Domingo Wins 'Gapo Stage, Ties for 2nd Spot
Byline: noli cruz OLONGAPO CITY With the leaders in cruise control, a blast from the tours past came out of nowhere to rekindle his love affair with this place. Slipping away unnoticed from the rest of the Air 21 Tour Pilipinas heavyweights,...
Explore All Angles in Shell Attack, 'No-El' Plot - Binay
Makati Mayor Jejomar C. Binay on Monday said the police should explore all angles in probing Sundays grenade attack on the headquarters of Pilipinas Shell Petroleum, including a destabilization attempt against the Arroyo administration and a reported...
First National Convention of the Rank-and-File Employees of the Public Attorney's Office at the Manila Hotel
ARMED with the constitutional mandate that guarantees that no citizens should be denied access to courts by reason of poverty, the Public Attorneys Office (PAO) has continually worked to improve its capabilities in attending to the lawyering needs...
Food Poisoning Kills Employee, Downs 150 Others in Batangas
Byline: Ma. VINNAH DELGADO BATANGAS CITY An employee died yesterday and at least 150 other employees of two electric manufacturing companies were confined in six different hospitals in three cities of Batangas after they suffered food poisoning....
For Dina Bonnevie, Beauty Has Its Rewards
Of course, there are women who are victims of their own provocative beauty. Clueless to the inherent advantage they wield over other women of less sterner stuff, and men ready to trample them over. But not Dina Bonnevie. She knows what shes got...
FPJ Bares His Plans on Reviving Economy
Koalisyon ng Nagkakaisang Pilipino (KNP) standard bearer Fernando Poe Jr. yesterday bared his program to revive the national economy in a speech before members of the Chinese community in Manila. Speaking before the Federation of Filipino-Chinese...
From 'Fitness Blonde' to 'Fitness Babe'
Thank you to Well Being and all the readers who sent me messages of congratulations on my new baby boy, Colin Anthony. I really appreciate the good wishes. I thought Id be giving birth by C-section on Saturday, April 3, but was very happily surprised...
GMA Cries over 'The Passion of the Christ'
From the pigeonhole: She shed tears, and described the movie as wonderful. A die hard movie buff, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo made it a point to watch The Passion of the Christ, the highly controversial film directed by Mel Gibson, while...
GMA Offers Self for Scrutiny; President Vows to Keep Campaign Promises
Byline: FERDIE J. MAGLALANG President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo yesterday offered to submit herself to public accountability and scrutiny should her socalled pro-poor, six-point promise fails inside the six-year term she is seeking in the coming May...
Habitat for Humanity to Build Homes at Baseco
The lives of residents of the Baseco Compound, aptly renamed Bagong Buhay Village, is expected to further improve with the continuing efforts of the national government, the City of Manila, and non-government organizations. This was bared by Manila...
Having a Ball at Adidas Sports Kamp
Byline: OWEN ARAOJO BAUTISTA Finally, Asias premiere athletic training center opens! Neatly nestled on a 500 sq. meter lot along Libertad Drive, Bonifacio Global City Taguig, just across The Fort, is the adidas Sports Kamp. It envisions a mecca...
Home & Garden Talk
STONE LOVERS OUTING. Members of the Natural Stone Society of the Philppines will go on their annual summer outing tomorrow, April 18. They will go on a stone hunting trip to Rio Chico in General Tinio (formerly Papaya), Nueva Ecija. Participants...
How Tony Bennet's Songs Helped My Singing Career Richard Merk
Byline: WALDEN SADIRI When jazz artist Richard Merk saw Tony Bennet perform in Atlantic City almost three years ago, he was in awe. Having been a fan of Tony Bennet, he was mesmerized with Tonys vocal styling. For him Tony has not changed a bit...
Ibay Fit and Ready for Makati Mayoral Post
Byline: HANNAH TORREGOZA Makati City Councilor Oscar Ibay, official mayoralty candidate of the administration Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats party (Lakas-CMD), challenged yesterday re-electionist Mayor Jejomar Binay to make public his true health...
Interest in Off-Season Mango Production Keen
We mentioned once in our column that ECJ Farms made more profit from the 500 tons of off-season mango it harvested in Davao than the 2,900 tons it harvested in Negros. Thats because assorted fruits of the off-season crop sold for about R48 a kilo...
KNP Bet Vows to Transform M'luyong into a Lion City
Byline: MONICA T. MACARIOLA Koalisyon ng Nagkakaisang Pilipino (KNP) mayoralty bet Angelyn Domingo-Buan, daughter of former mayor Ernesto Domingo, vowed to transform Mandaluyong City into a Lion City if the electorate will give her fresh mandate...
Lacson Cancels Gensan Sorties Due to Colds
Byline: ROY C. SINFUEGO Coughs and colds sidelined opposition presidential candidate Panfilo Lacson and forced him to skip a scheduled campaign sortie in General Santos City on Mindanao. Lacson issued this statement to belie initial speculations...
List of New Professional ECEs Part 1
ABAD, BARVIN SENADRIN ABALOS, ROCHELLE RITURBAN ABAR, REGIE RAMOS ABAT, ARTURO JR AQUINO ABITONA, JOVIE MIRA ACAP, JONATHAN DICON ACEDERA, ZION SO ADAN, EDERLHIE PANGAN ADDURU, BRYAN MATURAN ADOLFO, ERNIE TORRES AGANG-ANG,...
List of New Professional ECEs Part 2
GUEVARRA, MARY JOY TALPLACIDO GUILLERMO, JERALD POLESTICO GULMATICO, WELMER DOMAYCOS GURANGO, HARRIS VALENCIA GURTIZA, ARNEIL CARIASO GUTIERREZ, CARLO ANGELO YAMBAO GUZARIN, AARON ORTINERO GUZMAN, NILO GUMERA HENRY, SHARON GRACE...
LXS: The Ateneo LEX; Just Cause
Byline: CAROL H. PAJARON Ateneo's LEX truly embodies its three main thrusts of law, business, and people. While it seems that most school organizations must address such varied advocacies in autonomy, Ateneo de Manila University's LEX (Latin...
Mead Johnson Takes Up Crusade vs Malnutrition
Malnutrition is a prevalent, yet often neglected problem in the Philippines. Children especially those who belong to poor and disadvantaged families are often those who suffer the most from this condition. One company has taken up the challenging...
Mendoza Narrowly Misses Athens Trip
Byline: jean malanum THERE WILL be no Filipino fencer competing in the coming Athens Olympics. In yesterdays final day of the Asia-Oceania qualifying at the Philsports Arena, three more locals fell to superior opponents and missed out on trips...
Metro-Go-Round
Fluidmech joins Asiafood Expo For the first time, Fluidmech will join Asiafood Expo 2004, the 13th International Exposition on Food Processing, Packaging, Handling Machinery, Equipment and Technology on September 1-4 at the World Trade Center Metro...
Miriam: Some Senate Bets Violate Air Time
Byline: RICO C. NAVARRO Koalisyon ng Katatagan at Karanasan para sa Kinabukasan (K-4) senatorial candidate Miriam Defensor-Santiago filed yesterday before the Commission on Elections (Comelec) a petition seeking a review and probe of alleged broadcast...
Moon and Six Pence
AMONG all the candidates, President Gloria alone is offering the details of the Big Picture: A hunger-free Philippines, a cleansed judiciary, and power-sharing with the opposition, whether party or parties is not clear. Meanwhile, she has also increased...
More Companies Now Deploy DWDM Technology for Uninterrupted Access
Byline: edu h. lopez Companies want their idle assets to be more productive and maximize the utilization of their servers and storage capacities by creating a server cluster. Nortel Networks response to this challenge is a technology called DWDM...
Mussaendas Add Color to the Landscape
You can make your garden more interesting with the so-called Dona flowers. These are the mussaenda hybrids which are regarded as among the most significant contributions of the Philippines to the world of ornamental horticulture. They are also among...
NEWS IN BRIEF; P/$ Rate Closes at P55.64
The peso closed lower at P55.64 to the US dollar yesterday at the Philippine Dealing System of the Bankers Association of the Philippines from P55.62 the previous day. The weighted average rate appreciated to P55.631 from P55.71. Total volume amounted...
New US Envoy O Iraq Faces Tough Job
Byline: EVELYN LEOPOLD Reuters UNITED NATIONS John Negroponte, the American ambassador to the United Nations whose next job is US ambassador to Iraq, tried to retire from tough assignments but they just keep chasing him. A career foreign service...
Nokia 7200; Clamshell Phone for Cyber-Babes and Fashionistas
Sleek. Stylish. Sophisticated. The Nokia 7200 pampers the woman who knows how to live the good life with a phone that's as equally trendy. The first flip type mobile unit to be launched by the company this year, the N7200 speaks of class with its...
Non-Wage Labor Benefits Being Studied by Gov't
Malacanang assured yesterday that the government is seriously considering the granting of non- wage benefits to the countrys workers pending the resolution of a petition seeking to increase the minimum wage before the various Regional Tripartite Wage...
Opening Pages; A Novel in Your Phone
Byline: Peachy Limpin I just spent a very relaxing Holy Week break catching up on John Grishams work and by the time I finished my fifth book I already had an affinity with the citizens of Clanton, Mississippi. Grishams works are all page-turners...
Paid with a Glass of Milk
Byline: Fr. Bel R San Luis, S V D LET me share with you the following true story on the eternal value of a good deed: One day, a poor boy who was selling goods from door to door to pay his way through school, found he had only 25 cents left, and...
Palace Suspends Bus, Traffic Plan; Decision Made to Appease Angry Transport Groups?
Byline: CHITO A. CHAVEZ Malacanang has ordered the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) to defer the implementation of the Organized Bus Route (OBR) Program and the Non-Contact Traffic Apprehension Plan, a decision seen as a move to...
Pathway; Bestowing Hope to the Marginalized Pathfinders
Byline: Text and photos by MERLINA R. HERNANDO Every minute, four Filipino babies are born. In an hour, 240 babies are produced a total of 5,760 totaling to almost two million Filipino babies a year. Knowing these figures, who wouldn't...
Pete Roa: There Is Life after Stroke!
At age 57, Pete Roa, popular television and radio personality, suffered a stroke which silenced his Frank Sinatra-like baritone voice. At the time of his stroke, Pete was co-host of a daily radio program and an executive of a film foundation. Ive...
Port Workers Express Their Support for Roco
Byline: BEN R. ROSARIO A few days after presidential candidate Raul Roco of Alyansa ng Pagasa left for medical treatment in Houston, Texas, thousands of port workers chose Roco for president in a mock poll conducted in the waterfront areas. The...
Psx; Up Close & Personal
Byline: Paolo M. Zaide Last year, Tech News featured in its pages what can probably be described as the ultimate Multi-Media monster known as the PSX. This year, Tech News is fortunate enough to cut its teeth and get a hands on preview of the machine...
Roundup
LUZON Six men rob bank of P1 M DASMARINAS, Cavite Six heavily armed men robbed a savings bank of more than R1 million in cash that was about to be delivered to another bank in this town last Monday. Robbed at about 1:30 pm by the Armalite-wielding...
SEAIR's Do-24 Flying Boat Starts World Tour
Local airline company South East Asian Airlines (SEAIR) newly-restored Do-24ATT, its so-called flying boat (or more commonly known as the seaplane), conquered the skies once more as it left Manila recently for its world tour. The Do-24ATT will fly...
Sendo X; A Looker from a Homely Family
Byline: Allan D. Francisco By launching the X smartphone, Sendo seeks to make itself rid of reputation as purveyor of low-cost, low-tech mobile handsets. This UK-based vendor has, quoting from its Web sites literature, taken the best technology...
Shun Corruption, Pope Urges RP Leaders
Byline: LESLIE ANN G. AQUINO Public servant leaders of the Philippines have been urged by Pope John Paul II to be good role models by shunning all forms of graft and corruption. This was contained in the Holy Fathers address last Monday, April...
Siemens and Research in Motion to Integrate BlackBerry Connectivity Solution in Mobile Phones
Siemens mobile and Research In Motion (RIM) today announced plans to enable BlackBerry[R] connectivity on Siemens mobile phones. Siemens and RIM will work together to provide integrated data connectivity capabilities on Siemens mobile phones using...
Sun Previews Landmark Solaris 10
SINGAPORE Sun Microsystems, Inc. previewed the Solaris 10 Operating System, the upcoming version of its award-winning OS for systems based on UltraSPARC and x86 microprocessors. The new release, with early access versions available now for download,...
Tabuena's 68 Paces Junior World Elims
MIGUEL Tabuena eagled his way to a four-under-par 68 yesterday to post a seven-stroke lead in boys Class D even as AR Ramos and Princess Superal paced Class E in yesterdays opening round of the Callaway Junior World qualifier, the third leg of the...
Tao of Programming; A PROGRAMMER'S WINTER IN TORONTO, CANADA (Last Part of Three Parts)
Byline: Paul Vergel Our usual meeting time is 12pm Eastern Time. That is 9am in LA, where our client is. For the project I am doing, we are required to have a meeting 3 times a week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. This is a conference call with...
Taxi Drivers & Operators Give Arroyo Solid Support
Byline: BABY CAYABA MANILA (PNA) A group composed of at least 4,000 drivers and owners of major taxi companies operating in Metro Manila have expressed solid support to the candidacy of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, who, they said was the...
The Parable of the Request
THE middle-aged woman was a childless widow. As such, she devoted all her spare time to all sorts of civic and voluntary work in the barrio. Her activities ranged from the Barangay Council to the Balikatan ng Kababaihan (Womens Association) and other...
The Quest Corner
Byline: Timmy Magalang This week I invited William Nabaza to talk about the internet. He has an extensive background on the internet and e-commerce. INTERNET FOR BEGINNERSby: William Nabaza < william@nabaza.com > There's a very powerful...
The Real Score on the Anti-Diabetic and Other Medicinal Properties of Ampalaya
Byline: Dr. Eduardo G Gonzales Is it really true that ampalaya tea and capsules are effective in lowering the blood sugar of diabetics? Are they really good substitutes for the anti-diabetic drugs that are available in the market? Does ampalaya...
The Search for Intelligent Life
CERTAIN people who are wondering about the brain capacity of some of the powerful and affluential (influential by virtue of wealth) might find an answer in a recent UN study which shows that diminished brain power of nations, especially the developing,...
The Team Behind SAFE 4 SR
Byline: LLOYD A. LUNA / Polytechnic University of the Philippines Call it political gimmick but for the officials and employees of the Office of the Presidential Assistant for Youth Affairs (OPAYA), the Student Assistance Fund for Education for...
Toshiba TECRA M2 Series; the Next Generation Lightweight Business Notebook
Toshiba Singapore Pte Ltd, Computer Systems Division (South and Southeast Asia Regional Headquarters) introduced its next generation lightweight notebook, the TECRA M2 series a notebook designed for the corporate and small-to-medium sized business...
'Walk This Way' Program Launched for Kids' Safety
Byline: CHRIS DATOL An international campaign that highlights the critical need for pedestrian safety awareness recently launched its Philippine chapter in Manila, formed through a partnership between Safe Kids Worldwide and FedEx, the worlds largest...
WB Cites RP Investment Recovery
Byline: EDU H. LOPEZ The Philippines is among the six Asian countries that had shown signs of recovery in domestic and foreign investments, according to a World Bank (WB) report. The other countries showing signs of recovery are China, Indonesia,...