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 19, 2004

28th National MILO Marathon: Running Becomes Part of the Pinoy Lifestyle
Along with basketball, running enjoys a strong following among Filipinos, so much so that it has become ingrained in the active lifestyle of every Pinoy. Often regarded as the cheapest form of recreation and exercise, the appeal of running transcends...
Accuracy Rather Than Speed
Byline: Willie N Ng A LAWYER told me yesterday that the opposition could have a better issue to raise before the Supreme Court than its petition to stop the canvass on the grounds that Congress had already adjourned indefinitely. Unable to get...
A Mami Love Sonata: The Ma Mon Luk Story of Love, Survival, and Fame
Byline: Diana A. Galang And Jeremy C. Malcampo The popularization of Mami in modern Philippines, has, perhaps, reached a certain level of commercialized surrealism, with its fusion identity of being both Filipino and Chinese. No one really bothered,...
Angel Thought for the Day
"I abandon myself into your hands; do with me what you will. Whatever you may do, I thank you, I am ready for all, I accept all. Let only your will be done in me I wish no more than this." A prayer of Trappist monk Charles de Foucauld...
Around the Nation
New for women, men Condoms for women and pills for men are some of the new methods of contraception that will be available in the country next year, a family planning expert revealed recently. Dr. Ricardo Gonzales, medical adviser of the family...
Auto Makers Show off Newest, Priciest Models at Beijing Auto Show
Byline: JOE MCDONALD BEIJING (AP) US, European and Asian automakers showed off their newest SUVs, most lavish sedans and priciest roadsters at Chinas biggest auto show last Wednesday, trying to woo buyers in the worlds fastestgrowing car market....
Bishops Say Elections Were Credible
Byline: LESLIE ANN G. AQUINO The Executive Committee (Execom) of the National Secretariat for Social Action, Justice and Peace of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP-NASSA) yesterday affirmed the credibility of the national...
Causeway's Eels and Ostrich, Rock Banawe
Byline: Jamy Caparas Situated along Banawe Road, corner Del Monte, in Quezon Citywithin the neon Tanglers of Le Ching Tea House, Bodhi, and Haf ChangCauseway Seafood Restaurant stands as a muse, with mid-classy ambiance, offering the freshest line...
Clavecilla Top Pick in RP Seniors Open
IGGY CLAVECILLA hopes to make it back-to-back in the Philippine Seniors Amateur Open but is expected to have his hands full against an equally-talented roster when the event is played beginning June 23 at the Pueblo de Oro Golf and Country Club in...
CommunicAsia 2004: Clash of the Cell Phone Titans
Giant cell phone manufacturers Nokia, Samsung and Siemens will slug it out this week during the CommunicAsia 2004 to see who will dominate the market in Asias mobile communications. Communic Asia is Asias premier information and communications technology...
De la Salle GSB Benchmarks Corporate Social Responsibility
De La Salle Professional Schools, Inc. Graduate School of Business (DLS PSI-GSB) recently concluded its first Research Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), fostering the integration of CSR into higher business and management education....
De Venecia Assures There Will Be No Power Vacuum
Speaker Jose de Venecia, together with other leaders of Congress, yesterday assured the public that a vacuum of power will not occur in the country and that a president and a vice president will be proclaimed before the June 30 constitutional deadline,...
Dismantling of Lapu-Lapu Monument at Rizal Park Hit; Lapu-Lapu City Dads Call Removal of Statue 'Illegal'
Byline: MARS W. MOSQUEDA JR. LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu The dismantling of the monument of the countrys first hero, Lapu-Lapu, in Rizal Park, Manila has angered the members of the city council here, prompting the citys aldermen to pass a resolution condemning...
Donating Blood Regularly Is a Healthful Habit
When my father-in-law was scheduled for surgery to remove a tumor in his colon, we were told that he will need blood and that we should bring blood donors days before the operation. Why do we need to bring blood donors? Cant we just buy blood? Also,...
Ease in Searching with New Yahoo! Features
Did you know that two matinee idols, an anime icon from the 70s, and two vehicles are among the most searched-for keywords on the Yahoo! Philippine Edition (yahoo.com.ph)? In the last few months, information and images of Vina Morales and hunk idol...
Eating China II; EATING TAIWAN
Byline: Gene Gonzalez It didn't take much to get me packing (so did my son and Taste co-writer Gino) when we were promised by coffee and tea beverage specialists Herrick and Cathy Wang two days of exploring and eating our way in the Shilin Market...
Empower Interactive to Pump Power onto Smart's SMS Traffic
Byline: EDISON D. ONG Mobile service operator Smart Communications is boosting its capability to handle at least two thousand more Short Message Service (SMS) or texts/messages per second. Infotech has received a dispatch from Singapore, venue...
Everyone Intrigued by 'Sabel'
Interest in "Sabel" has reached fever-pitch and shows no sign of lessening. The organizers of the Toronto International Film Festival have already asked director Joel Lamangan to provide them a screening copy. Everyday, Regal Entertainment is inundated...
Exemption of SME Loans from Required Reserves Eyed
Byline: BERNIE CAHILES-MAGKILAT The Department of Trade and Industry is working closely with the Department of Finance and the Monetary Board to possibly exempt banks from the reserve requirement for the loans they extend to small and medium enterprises...
Expert ENT Advice at Throat and Voice Care Station
Bactidol, the leading oral antiseptic from Pfizer Philippines, in partnership with the Philippine ENT Experts formally known as the Philippine Society of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery (PSO-HNS), launches the first Throat and Voice Care Station...
FEATI's Electronics, Computer Courses: Preparing Students for the Rapidly Changing Technology Era
In this age of dynamic and modem technology, there is no doubt the world of business is rapidly changing with the times. The corporate arena continues to demand skilled graduates who will perform significant tasks in the workplace-enabling enterprises...
FEATI University: Getting Ready for the 21st Century
HUMBLE BEGINNINGS Founded 58 years ago on March 6, 1946, FEATI University was first known as FEATI Institute of Technology, an endeavor began by the visionary couple, Dr. Salvador Araneta and Dr. Victoria Lopez de Araneta, whose mission was to establish...
Ford Everest Offers Easy-to-Own Package
The Everest, Fords latest seven-seater family Sports Utility Vehicle, continues to dominate the mid-size SUV segment. Since its introduction, the Ford Everest has enjoyed overwhelming acceptance from the public and has sold close to 1,000 units since...
'For the Sake of Our Country, Our Democracy'
FOR the sake of our country and for the sake of our democracy Speaker Jose de Venecia made this plea as he sought cooperation from the opposition to let the joint congressional committee fulfill its constitutional obligation to proclaim the duly...
FPJ Deplores Dispersal of Mendiola Rally
Koalisyon ng Nagkakaisang Pilipino (KNP) presidential standard-bearer Fernando Poe Jr. deplored yesterday the dispersal by water cannons of a rally protesting electoral frauds on Chino Roces Bridge on Mendiola, Manila in front of Malacanang Palace...
Freedom and Self-Restraint
WE have recently been reminded of the blessings we enjoy under freedom. An Independence Day celebration is never complete without a public official recalling the heroic and valiant efforts of many Filipinos who came before us to win and defend our...
General Santos Newsmen Condemn Broadcaster's Slay
Byline: BONG REBLANDO GENERAL SANTOS CITY Working journalists in print, broadcast, and television here have condemned the senseless murder of MBC-DZRH affiliate Radyo Natin broadcaster Ely Binoya. In a joint manifesto, the newsmen described...
Ginebra Has Luxury of 'Choosing' Semis Rival
BARANGAY GINEBRA is actually in a position to choose which team it wants to meet in the Final Four of the Gran Matador PBA Fiesta Conference, but dont tell that to coach Siot Tanquingcen. The Ginebra coach cant make up his mind. "All the teams...
Good Fortune at Golden Fortune; Pleasures of the TABLE
My daughter, Giannina and good friend and Bulletin columnist, Dr, Brix Pujalte suddenly had the bright idea of going to Chinatown for dinner and I quickly obliged before my extremities had taken root on my couch. We ended up in Soler street at a...
Gov't Eyes Vietnam as Source of Coal
Byline: LEE C. CHIPONGIAN The Philippines is looking to source more of its coal requirements from Vietnam, even as China the countrys major coal importer, has vowed to increase shipments by another 1.5 million tons per year. The Department of...
ISAW (Internet Security and Warfare); Bluejacking and Toothing
Byline: Professor P.I. Flashbulb Question: Is there any virus in cellphone? Mario Answer: I have been receiving unsolicited emails from people who have a lot of time to waste informing me of a cellphone virus. If you receive this kind of email...
Isuzu D-MAXimum Drive Team Conquers Mt. Pulag
Byline: ARIS R. ILAGAN The supposed fun adventure to the treacherous Mt. Pulag in Benguet eventually became a game of attrition. One by one, the participants of the four-day Mt. Pulag D-MAXimum Drive of Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) backed...
John Osmena Joins Fray for 12th Spot
Byline: GABRIEL S. MABUTAS Sen. John Osmena yesterday joined the fray for the 12th senatorial slot, bringing to three the number of senatorial contenders questioning the proclamation of Sen. Rodolfo Biazon whom the Commission on Elections (Comelec)...
Jolina Saddened over Nearing 'Starstruck Kids' Finals
As GMA-7s "Starstruck Kids" nears its culmination night (on June 26, 3 p.m. at the Aliw Theater), its host Jolina Mgdangal said shes deeply saddened and that she will surely miss the kids who have always made her smile all throughout the competition....
KNP Lawyers Withdraw after Filing of Kidnap Raps
The 20-man legal team representing Koalisyon ng Nagkakaisang Pilipino (KNP) bets Fernando Poe Jr. and Sen. Loren Legarda last night withdrew en masse from the national canvassing proceedings after the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) reportedly...
Leaders of Winning Party-List Quarrel over Nominees' Rank
Byline: ESTANISLAO ALBANO JR. TABUK, Kalinga It looks like the crown does not rest securely on the head of Guillermo Cua, the proclaimed representative of the Coop-NATCCO, one of the winning party-lists in the May 10 polls. In fact, some cooperative...
LIST OF NEW DENTIST Part 1
ABELEDO, CHRISTIAN JOSEPH GRANADA ABENIR, MA SHIELA OCENAR ABENOJAR, ZACARIAS PERICO ABERAS, MARY ANN DIANGZON ABINETA, CHERRYL NANGIT ABOBO, FLORYVIC ESTIANDAN ABRAN, JENY GLEN CALLO ACOSTA, MILDRED EDURECE ADRIANO, NORWENA...
LIST OF NEW DENTIST Part 2
LAURENTE, GLADYS SECLON LAVAPIE, JASPER SERRANO LAZARO, DIVINA FERNANDO LAZARO, LORENA LAGMAN LEGASPI, AUDREY ROSE QUINTOS LEGASPI, MILAGROS BERGUNIO LEGISLADOR, IRENE MILLENDEZ LENDIO, PRIMADONNA NALANGAN LIBRON, CAMILUS CASTILLO...
Missing-You-Buffet; STP-Ovr Lng Me S Hong Kong Baby!
Byline: Oliver & ann kuy first time Oliver and I will be away from each other in years, he promised to give me a detailed account of his trip and every dish. OLIVER: On a side trip to Hong Kong on my way to London, I wanted to fill up just...
Mocha Frost, Manila Hotel Magic, GMA Candy, Queries on Jollibee Goto, and Stuff; CARINDERIA TALES
Byline: JEREMY C. MALCAMPO With my throat, over-abraded with Starbucks' Mocha Frap during evenings and cold Taster's Choice every morning with my lola's yaya, back home, one night, I decided to hunt for new blends (or more or less, new taste-grooves...
Mussomeli: RP Must Stay within Democratic Processes
Byline: DAVID CAGAHASTIAN Joseph Mussomeli, charge daffaires of the US Embassy, yesterday said the Philippines is a democracy with institutional processes and every individual or group is obliged to live and operate within those processes. "Any...
New Medical Clinic Opens in Eastwood
Borough Medical Care Institute Ambulatory and Surgical Clinic, a state-of-the-art, one-stop-shop medical facility in the country recently opened at the 6th floor of Cybermall Building in Eastwood City, Libis, Quezon City. The 1,500 square meter...
NEWS IN BRIEF; P/$ Rate Closes at P56.43
The peso closed at an all-time low of P56.43 to the US dollar yesterday at the Philippine Dealing System of the Bankers Association of the Philippines from P56.355 the previous day. The weighted average rate depreciated to P56.393 from P56.355. Total...
Northwest Starts New Airbus A330-200 Service between Tokyo, US West Coast
MINNEAPOLIS Northwest Airlines recently announced the start of operations of its new Airbus A330-200, its newest aircraft type, between Tokyo and three destinations along the West Coast of the United States and four destinations in the Asia/Pacific...
Opening Pages; in the Works at Webworks OS
Byline: Peachy Limpin Webworks OS is a pretty new player in the software development field having been incorporated in the US in January 2003 and in the country only last October 2003. Though its a US-based company, operations are entirely conducted...
Pacquiao Rooting for Barrera Win vs Ayala
Byline: nick giongco BY THE time the Philippine Airlines jet bearing Manny Pacquiao and his family touches down at Don Muang International in Bangkok at high noon on Sunday, the Marco Antonio Barrera-Paulie Ayala bout at the Home Depot Center in...
Pamantasan Ng Lungsod Ng Maynila 39th Anniversary
UNLOCKING opportunities, breaking barriers, harnessing, and unleashing the Filipinos full potentials through continuous educational innovation and improvement to achieve total development for its graduates these are the lofty goals the Pamantasan...
PBA Visitors Eye Local Caging Jobs
Byline: eddie alinea Coach Malcolm Smith of the US Pro-Am squad, and Fil-Canadian Karlo Villanueva, who plays guard in the University of British Columbia basketball team, must have liked what they saw. They now want to explore the possibility...
QC Medical Society Holds 20th Convention
The Quezon City Medical Society, Inc. a component society of the Philippine Medical Association, will hold its 20th Annual Convention and Induction Ceremonies on June 17 to 18 at the Holiday Inn Galleria Manila Suites, Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City. ...
Rereading Rizal
NATIONAL Artist for Film Eddie Romero once said that we needed a new Noli to arouse in us a new sense of society. Rereading Rizals Noli and Fili (actually a novel in two parts), I realized, is enough. They are classics in the sense that read and reread,...
Roundup
Luzon Burned body identified HILLTOP, Taytay, Rizal One of the badly charred bodies found last June 6 at sitio Upper Pinagminahan, barangay San Luis, Antipolo City has been identified. The victim was identified through his dental records as...
Runway Rocks: Trends & Themes
For more than a hundred years, Swarovski, the Austrian family company based in Wattens, Tyrol, has been the worlds leading manufacturer of precision-cut, man-made crystals. Through its rich history, it has made ground-breaking collaborations with...
SAMSUNG D410 Cellular Phone; A GREAT CAMERA!
Byline: Barbie L. Atienza Its high-tech look with its larger than usual and oh so colorful LCD display and all metal body never fails to impress onlookers. It looks so professional, it's almost intimidating. It is a little too bulky to be really...
Sandiganbayan Extends Anew Jinggoy's US Trip
Byline: EDMER F. PANESA The Sandiganbayan Special Division yesterday extended anew Senator-elect Jose Jinggoy Estradas trip abroad, giving him until June 20 to wind up his dealings with various Filipino communities in the United States, where he...
SAP Continues to Achieve Growth through Innovation across AsiaPac; Momentum Fuelled by Midmarket Success
BRISBANE, Australia SAP Asia Pacific recently announced that its business across Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) continued to gain momentum as the regions economy experienced a strong recovery in 2004. The companys product revenue in quarter one (Q1)...
Saving the Seas; the Slow Count
JUNE, being Environment Month, we would like to point out important milestones in efforts to protect our environment and natural resources. One is the recent memorandum of agreement on the creation of joint registration and licensing teams in support...
Siemens Mobile Opens Makati Service Center
Byline: Allan D. Francisco One more reason for Siemens mobile phone users to feel good about owning one of those finely crafted, German-engineered mobile phonesSiemens mobile opened a Siemens Mobile Care Center, its third in the country and the...
Solons Clash on Maguindanao CoC; Only 1 Certificate Tallied; Administration Lawmakers Want Saturday Session
Byline: BEN R. ROSARIO Hobbled by the withdrawal of lawyers and lengthy debates, the 22-man Congressional Joint Committee was able to tabulate only one Certificate of Canvass (CoC), its lowest in 11 days of canvassing, as the solons clashed over...
St Expo 2004
The ST Expo 2004, which was held in the recent founding anniversary featured the accomplishments of the students from different departments. With the theme, Innovention in Engineering Services, the four-day affair were filled with lots of fun and activities....
Streetball Mindanao Elims Today
DAVAO CITY No less than 146 teams troop to the Gaisano Mall here today for this years Mindanao eliminations of the Adidas Streeball Challenge 2004. The tournament, which is on its last leg, drew 81 senior teams, 48 junior teams, 12 girls teams...
Studies Shed Light on How to Lower Blood Pressure
Does it really matter how high blood pressure is lowered? "It certainly does. Foremost is how low one gets to, and secondly, the choice of drugs that can achieve this BP goal," UP-PGH Department of Medicine chair Dr. Agnes Dominguez-Mejia said in...
Supermicro Bares Next-Generation Server Sol'ns at Computex Show
TAIPEI Supermicro Computer, Inc. a high-end server manufacturer, is unveiling its new server solutions at Computex 2004. Supermicro will display a feature-rich series of new 64-bit server solutions. Leveraging with the Xeon Extended Memory 64 Technology...
Tanya Garcia Plays Daring Role in 'Kulimlim'
Byline: WALDEN SADIRI When Tanya Garcia took on the role of Robin Padillas wife in VIVA Films "Kulimlim," she never expected it to be very daring (physically) in terms of the actions involved. Her first rape scene in a movie in her six years in...
Tao of Programming; Being Pinoy
Byline: Paul Vergel My memory of June 12, Independence Day, will always include the centennial fireworks over Manila Bay. That day back in 1998, my then girlfriend, now wife, and I joined the multitude in Roxas Boulevard to celebrate 100 years...
The Parable of the Failed Farmer
THE farmer was acknowledged as the supreme workaholic of the whole barrio. Not only did he truly love keeping, himself busy, he also worked extremely hard. Where other farmers averaged nine hours of work, he utilized all of fourteen hours without...
The Price of Fitness; Make Yourself over with Yoga
Byline: ANNA UNSON - PRICE In the past few weeks, weve featured some of our generous sponsors and how they will be supporting our Challengers and Runners-up. However, no matter how much assistance our participants will be receiving, this Challenge...
The Resurgence of a National Dance Treasure
Byline: LEO ORTEGA LAPARAN II Combine the innately artistic talent of young Filipino jivers, close-to-half a century of Philippine folk dance heritage, and a genuine gusto to keep the legacy alive and be relished by citizens in the years to come...
Time to Consider the Exotic Mangoes
IF YOU think you cant compete in producing the carabao mango because there are so many growers and prices get extremely low during peak harvest season, consider planting the exotic varieties. They have their own merits and can become money makers for...
Top Karters Ready to Face Asia's Best
THE PHILIPPINES top bets defending champion Michelle Bumgarner of M&M Racing and Matteo Guidicelli of the Cebu Racing Group are gearing up for a battle against Asias best karters in the 2004 Casino Filipino-Shell Asian Karting Open Championship...
Treasure in Heaven; Matthew 6:19-23
JESUS said to His disciples, Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and decay destroy, and thieves break in and steal. But store up treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor decay destroys, nor thieves break in and steal. For...
Viva Goes for Clincher
Byline: nick giongco VIVA MINERAL Water-FEU coach Koy Banal wants the PBL Unity Cup finals to end in Game Four this afternoon, but hell be the least surprised if it doesnt. Kahit sino naman ang nasa position namin siguro ay isa lang ang goal...
We All Have Crosses to Carry
ONCE a husband came home from church and suddenly lifted his wife and carried her around. The wife was startled and said, "Why did you do that? Did the priest tell you to be romantic?" The husband replied: "No! He told me to carry my cross!" ...
Whirligig Politics and Incredible Politicians
Byline: MANUEL Lolong M. LAZARO POLITICS, in the pithy phrase of Theodore Parker, is the science of exigencies. To Groucho Marx, It is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies....