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 July 5, 2004

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6 NPA Rebs, Army Officer Slain in E. Samar Encounter
Byline: NESTOR L. ABREMATEA TACLOBAN CITY Six members of the New Peoples Army(NPA) and one Army official were killed in an encounter Saturday morning in Sitio Magurot, barangay Agsam, Oras, Eastern Samar, the Philippine Army (PA) here reported....
Academic Bookfair Set; Manila Int'l Bookfair at World Trade
A total of 28 exhibitors are joining the 8th Philippine Academic Bookfair on July 12-16, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the UP Bahay ng Alumni, Diliman, Quezon City. Organized by the Association of Booksellers for the Academe and the Professions (ABAP), the...
Advocacy Group Studies Baldness among Filipinos
Byline: JENNY F. MANONGDO Bald heads often look good on men with round heads. The likes of Michael Jordan and local actor Bembol Roco are perfect examples of men who look good with bald heads. Sadly though, not all mens heads are shaped that way....
A 'Hairy' Story (Holding on to Whatever Hair You've Got)
Byline: OWEN A. BAUTISTA Baldness affects almost fi ve percent of men by age 20 and about 50 percent by age 40, regardless of race, social status, age and occupation. Current studies suggest the prevalance of Male Pattern Hair Loss (MPHL) approaches...
A Hi-Tech Album Cum Frame
Byline: Peachy Limpin Would you like to view your digital pictures much like a PowerPoint presentation right on your desk or wherever you choose? Then get yourself a VistaFrame, a gadget you can use to display your digital pictures directly from...
All-New Ford Focus Makes Debut in Beijing
Ford Motor Company executive vice president for Ford Asia Pacific and Africa, Mark Schulz, recently showed a concept version of an all-new Focus four-door at Auto China 2004 in Beijing. Terming it a teaser version of what will become the most sophisticated...
All-Out Probe of Tax Cheats Urged
Byline: JUN RAMIREZ SAN FERNANDO CITY, Pampanga Revenue district officers (RDOs) of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) here and elsewhere proposed over the weekend an all out investigation of suspected tax cheats to raise more funds and trim...
Amy Perez in 'Diretsahan'
From the pigeonhole: Just another talk show? Think again. In the studio, Mystica "spliting" actress thrusts her feet, in all its aerobic strength, at a young man-her ex-boyfriend. Close by, Madam Auring and her 15-year-old boyfriend are all dressed...
Atkins Diet May Damage Fertility
Byline: SARAH BOSELEY BERLIN The high-protein Atkins diet may be damaging the chances of weight- conscious women getting pregnant and having a healthy baby, scientists said last week. They advised those hoping to conceive to switch to more normal...
Atty. Filemon Dionisio Tanchoco and Mrs. Purificacion Gallego Tanchoco; Their Fight for the Right of Filipinos to Education
Atty. Filemon Dionisio Tanchoco and Mrs. Purificacion Viola Gallego tied the knot in 1926. Filemon was 39 and Purificacion, 24. Their story as a couple is most inspiring in the sense that one complemented the other. They defiantly hurdled all those...
AUV Market Looses Speed
Byline: PINKY CONCHA COLMENARES, SPMJ The AUV (Asian Utility Vehicle) is losing its speed in the Pinoy vehicle market. Year-to-date figures for the first five months of 2004, show a 53.8 percent decrease in sales of AUVs, according to records of...
Baretto and Manager Comment on Docu Issue
Byline: ARIS R. ILAGAN Calm and composed, international car racing competitor Angelo Baretto arrived at the Garden House Restaurant in Pasay City to air his side regarding the series of controversies now hounding him, both in terms of career and...
BIR Fails to Collect P47 B - Teves
DUMAGUETE CITY The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has failed to collect at least R47 billion in annual income taxes from hundreds of establishments that belong to the countrys top 5,000 corporations, Negros Oriental Rep. Herminio Teves said yesterday....
BROKEN SILENCE; an Offered Solution to Our National Problem
Byline: PAULA CARLA C. LIMBANG/ Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila The paradox of our time in history is that we have more local movies but less in appreciation; taller buildings but not taller trees; ear-bangers and noisy crowd but silent lips to...
BROKEN SILENCE; towards National Advancement
Byline: CHRISTOPHER C. BERNARDO/ University of the Philippines Diliman The talented men that were mentioned in the letter of Dr. Jose Rizal to Fr. Vicente Garcia on 1891, were all defenceless when he referred to them as "talented individuals who...
Busienss Focus; Legalese Ala Carte
Byline: ATTY. EMILY V. SANCHEZ-FARAON Next to sleeping, fine dining is my favorite vice. A sumptuous meal in a fine restaurant in the company of family or friends is my idea of a Friday-Night-Out. Recently, it dawned upon me that just as one finds...
Business and Society; the Business of Rolls Royce
Byline: Bernardo M. Villegas Do you drive a Rolls Royce? Thats the predictable question I get when someone learns I form part of the Southeast Asia Advisory Board of Rolls Royce Group plc, a British company. Surprise quickly follows when I inform...
Business Sector Monitors Project in Cotabato
COTABATO CITY The business community here is upbeat with the implementation of the longawaited Cotabato City East Diversion Road Project that is expected to lower transportation costs and reduce travel time for traders from nearby provinces. Moreover,...
Camp John Hay Gets ASEAN Energy Award
Camp John Hay (CJH) Manor in Baguio City was bestowed the ASEAN Energy Award recently. The Awards, started in 2000, is Southeast Asias prestigious annual awards program that recognizes outstanding work for excellence, creativity, practicality and dedication...
Church Leaders to Gov't: Face Divisive Concerns
Byline: BRENDA PIQUERO Church leaders, in a single voice, renewed yesterday their appeal to government to resolve sensitive and serious political concerns and leave divisive politics behind us to heal the wounds dividing the country in the quest...
Coffee.com, a Cool Cyber Cafe at the Heart of Manila
Staying at Traders Hotel Manila provides one the chance to see a perfect view of the scenic Manila Bay horizon. Now, it becomes even more relaxing to have such privilege as the premiere hotel at the heart of Manila recently opened its Coffee.com a...
Congress of Clergy Starts Today; 5-Day Assembly of Priests & Bishops at WTC in Pasay City
Byline: LESLIE ANN G. AQUINO The five-day National Congress of Clergy, set to be attended by 3,800 priests and 100 bishops, starts today at the World Trade Center (WTC) in Pasay City. Dubbed as the biggest gathering of priests in the country,...
Coops Support Arroyo's Move to Resolve Napocor's Debt Woes
Leaders of the countrys rural electric cooperatives recently expressed support for moves by the Arroyo government to resolve pressing issues involving the state-owned National Power Corporation (Napocor), particularly its burgeoning debt problem and...
Defense, Sporting Arm Show Set
The 2004 Defense & Sporting Arms Show, the biggest event of its kind in the country today, is all set to unfold on July 8-12, at the Megatrade Hall of SM Megamall B, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City. The event, held twice a year, brings together...
DoJ to QC Prosecutors: File Libel Raps vs 15 Lung Center Doctors
The Department of Justice (DoJ) has thrown out a resolution of Quezon City prosecutors rejecting the filing of libel charges against 15 doctors of the Lung Center of the Philippines (LCP) found to have crafted and disseminated a white paper accusing...
Dragon Dance Brouhaha
I had absolutely no idea what Red Bull coach Yeng Guiao was talking about when he mentioned a dragon dance during the post game interview with the press after Game 2 of the 2004 PBA Fiesta conference best-of-five championship series last Friday. ...
Economy Grows but Inflation to Hold Peso Rally
Byline: Bernardino Ronquillo There seems to be a concensus the gross domestic product will grow to as high as 4.5 percent this year and probably higher in 2005. But the inflation rate which stood at just around 3 percent in the crisis years until...
Epson Introduces Its Latest Printers for the Home and the Office
Epson Philippines Corp., the leading vendor of digital imaging products and solutions in the country, on June 15, 2004, released the Epson Stylus C45 home printer and the Epson Stylus C65 office printer. Featuring stylish and charming designs backed...
'Erection Quality' Lures Users Back to Viagra; Battle of the ED Drugs:
Byline: CHRIS DATOL Erection quality and efficacy are determining the outcome in the raging battle between the three local pharmaceutical companies who are attracting patients suffering from erectile dysfunction. Apparently, sildenafil citrate...
ESCUDO / ORSEM 2004: A Training Ground for 'Knights'
Byline: MERLINA R. HERNANDO Photos provided by RANDY JACINTO College life is synonymous to freedomlots of it. It is a time when a person is entitled to avail of tons of freedom because there is a need to test their wings and to prepare them to soar...
Exports of Ecozone Firms Grow 35% to $12.6 Billion; Employment Also Up 13.5% in 5 Months
Byline: BERNIE CAHILES-MAGKILAT Exports of enterprises located at the countrys various economic zones went up by 35.639 percent in the first five months this year to $12.626 billion from $9.308 billion in the same period last year. Also, cumulative...
Farm-to-Market Roads to Benefit ARCs
Byline: JOEL C. ATENCIO Farmers in Negros Occidental will soon experience the convenience of speedy transport of farm produce to the market with the R39.5 million farm-to-market road projects of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR). The project...
Ginebra a Win from Title
Byline: noli cruz CORONATION NIGHT is within sight for the Ginebra Kings, but coach Siot Tanquingcen is still wary a Thunder-storm might ruin the party. "Its nice to be up in the series but we havent achieve anything yet," said Tanquingcen moments...
Globe Pioneers Yet Another Texting Innovation with Txt Bak Mo Libre Ko
After making an impact with its popular Share-A-Load application, for which it won Most Innovative Service at the recent Asian MobileNews Awards in Singapore, Globe Handyphone continues its innovative streak with Txt Bak Mo Libre Ko, a messaging service...
GMA's Message of Renewal & Hope
NOW people are talking about President Gloria weather. On June 30, the day of her inauguration, typhoon Igme was battering Northern Luzon. Typhoon signal No. 1 was hoisted over Metro Manila and classes in the elementary grades were suspended. When...
Gov't Forms Phased Scheme to Privatize Napocor in Two Years
CLARK SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONE, Pampanga (PNA) Department of Energy Secretary Vince Perez has disclosed that the government will implement a phased privatization program for the National Power Corporation (Napocor). Perez, who was here for the first...
Griffin and Sabine and Matthew and Isabella
Byline: SUSAN A. DE GUZMAN LIKE the elusive romance between its titular characters, the epistolary fantasy known as Griffin and Sabine almost never came to be. Its author and artist Nick Bantock, writing in his visual autobiography titled The Artful...
Harry Potter Tops NBS Young Adults List
J.K. Rowlings magic continues in National Book Stores bestsellers list for young adults. Garnering the top five positions are all of this phenomenal writers Harry Potter books. 1. Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling. The Harry...
HIV/AIDS Funding Accelerates but Lags Behind the Pandemic
Byline: PETER CAPELLA GENEVA (AFP) Two years after the United Nations said a minimum of 10 billion dollars a year was needed to fight HIV/AIDS, the international community is coming up with less than half that amount and the pandemic is growing...
ICTSI Assures Port Users at MICT of No Cargo Delays
Byline: JAMES A. LOYOLA International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) assures exporters and other port users that there will be no delays in servicing cargo at the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) even after the global implementation...
Indonesia Eyes Model of SB Corp. Guarantee
The central bank of Indonesia has expressed satisfaction on the transparency of the credit guarantee system of the Small Business Guarantee and Finance Corporation (SB Corp.) with its partner financial institutions. Bank Indonesia is using SB Corp.s...
Infamous Davao Death Squad Kills 29 in June, Breaks Record
DAVAO CITY (PNA) Members of the shadowy Davao Death Squad stepped up their killing rampage on the last day of June, killing their 28th and 29th victim for the month, a number short of what could have been a perfect months average of one death a day....
Intel Xeon Processor Family Ushers in New Technologies, Broader Range of Capabilities for Enterprise Platforms
Intel Corporation recentlyannounced availability of a new Intel Xeon processor-based platform and a host of products and technologies for its Intel Xeon processor family that significantly boost performance, memory and graphics capabilities for workstation...
Japanese Firms Seek IT Business Matching
Byline: MYRNA M. VELASCO TOKYO, Japan Japanese information technology-based companies are inclined on forging tie-ups with Filipino companies on business matching arrangements; wherein the latter would be tapped for outsourcing initiatives on certain...
JdV Convenes Today Asian Parliament Heads
Speaker Jose de Venecia will convene today the Executive Council of the Association of Asian Parliaments for Peace (AAPP) to finalize the agenda of the next AAPP General Assembly. The theme of peace will be emphasized in the assembly as the region...
July Agriculture Mag Is Full of Useful Info
Dont fail to buy a copy of the July issue of Agriculture Magazine published by the Bulletin and edited by yours truly. It has lots of useful information that could help you in your farming. Take, for instance, the techniques of Joel Fernandez and...
Liar, Liar
Byline: Peachy Limpin Cellphone manufacturers try to outdo one another by coming up with distinctive features in their phones that would want consumers to purchase them. They put in Bluetooth, cameras, a multitude of ring tones, multimedia capabilities,...
Linux Chasing out Unix; in the Enterprise Server O/S Battlefield
Byline: edison d. ong SINGAPORE Linux is not after Microsoft. Linux is chasing Unix out of the enterprise server scene. Why not Microsoft? Well, its because Microsoft apparently has not completely succeeded in the data center league. "Unix...
'Magnifico,' Maricel Win Top FAP Awards
Byline: LEONARDO Q. BELEN The movie Magnifico won the best picture award and other top citations during the 22nd Film Academy of the Philippines (FAP) Awards held Saturday night at the main theater of the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay...
Manila Central University: Celebrating 100 Years of Academic Excellence
HUMBLE BEGINNINGS The Manila Central University began life in 1903. On the request of several students from the University of Santo Tomas and other individuals, Dr. Alejandro Albert organized a private review class. This review class was developed...
Marubeni Eyes New Energy Projects
Byline: MYRNA M. VELASCO TOKYO, Japan Japanese firm Marubeni Corporation is keen on pursuing new projects in the Philippine power sector, particularly in geothermal, natural gas and other renewable energy ventures. On top of this, the company...
Metabolic Syndrome Reaches Epidemic Level
LONDON Metabolic syndrome, a cluster of common metabolic disorders including obesity, pre-diabetes, abnormal lipid levels and high blood pressure, is now approaching epidemic proportions worldwide. A new report from independent market analyst Datamonitor...
Migraine Pain Has Adverse Effects on Qualify of Life
Migraine headaches can have adverse effects on a persons quality of life. Due to severe migraine pain, a person can experience extreme difficulty in functioning normally. In many cases, migraine sufferers have to miss days at work or school, or cancel...
Miller Criticizes Jenny's Swing, Calls It 'Unusual'
Byline: dodo catacutan jr. Jennifer Rosales has certainly turned heads with her stunning play so far in the 2004 US Womens Open, but she has yet to make a fan out of the outspoken guy at the television booth. The swing that has brought Rosales...
Mobile Intelligent Terminals from Samsung; Combining the Best of Cellphones and Laptops
Leading mobile designer and technology vendor Samsung Electronics introduced its line of Mobile Intelligent Terminals (MIT) at the 2004 CommunicAsia communications and information technology trade show in Singapore. These devices, technically mobile...
'Most Liveable City' in the USA
Byline: Elinando B Cinco SEATTLE, Washington Hollywood movies and nonresident Americans love to snift: it always rains in Seattle. Yet, I have been in and out of this charming Pacific Northwest American City for the past 15 days and I have not...
NCAA at 80: Roaring for the Next Generation of Mighty Athletes
Byline: Text by AMYLINE QUIEN CHING Photos by BOB DUNGA AND ROBERT VINAS A mighty roar filled the entire coliseum, signaling the continuation of a great sports dynasty that has flourished for the last 80 years. 80 YEARS OF GLORIOUS RUNOpening...
NDC Approves Financing for SLEX Extension
The National Development Co. (NDC) board has approved the funding for the rehabilitation of the South Luzon Expressway 2 and extend it from Calamba, Laguna to the Southern Tagalog Arterial Road (STAR) in Sto. Tomas, Batangas, to pave the way for the...
New Hip Restores Active Lifestyle for Elderly
A persons active life can suffer just because of a painful hip. Being one of our bodys largest weight-bearing joints, the hips are responsible for many of our essential movements. A painful hip can impede us from having a normal and active lifestyle....
News in Brief
Byline: P/$ rate closed at P55.97 The peso closed at P55.97 to the US dollar last Friday at the Philippine Dealing System of the Bankers Association of the Philippines. The weighted average rate stands at P55.952. ECCP promotes RP IT hub The...
Nokia Expands Entry Level Portfolio with the Launch of Nokia 2650 and Nokia 2600
Singapore Nokia expanded its range of entry level portfolio with the announcement of two new phones for this consumer segment. Unveiled at the Nokia Connection 2004 events held simultaneously in Singapore and Helsinki, the Nokia 2650 brings the elegant...
No Massive Gov't Reshuffle - Palace
Byline: FERDIE J. MAGLALANG Malacanang ruled out yesterday a major reshuffle or revamp of the Arroyo Cabinet even as it defended the interim appointment of National Anti-Kidnapping Task Force (NAKTF) chief Angelo Reyes to the post that will be left...
NPC Steps Up Cost-Saving Measures
Byline: LEE C.CHIPONGIAN The National Power Corp. is implementing more belt-tightening measures to maximize its savings in the next years, a senior official said. Napocor president and CEO Rogelio Murga were urging his executives to implement...
Opening Pages; the Help Menu and a Very Mobile Pilipinas
Byline: Peachy Limpin Ive been using a Palm Zire for six months now and I must confess that I still am not familiar with its other functions apart from those that I frequently use like the calendar, the to-do list, the phone book, the expenses,...
P5-B Bond Issue Revitalizes the Housing Sector
The governments successful bid to raise some P5 billion from the capital market paved the way for a series of gains in the housing sector, particularly the restoration of the private sectors confidence in the shelter program. This was disclosed...
Pacesetters
RIKKI JIMENEZ, a good friend since the 1970s (oops, am I giving my age away?), celebrates his birthday each year with a rather exclusive guest list. This year, that list grew because Rikki was also launching the Rikki J. and Friends Foundation Inc....
Pangasinan's Enchantment
Byline: MITA SISON-DUQUE In the book "In the Beginning...a Nation, A President", written a year before Fidel V. Ramos was to be the first Pangasinense president, this author lyrically declared that "Pangasinan has now joined the exclusive league...
Pinoys Go Wireless!
On June 18 and 19, 2004, m|ph magazine and Intel hosted Mobile Pilipinas 2004, by far the biggest mobile ITor mobilityfair in the country. Held at The Expo Exchange, Greenbelt 1, Makati, it successfully brought together the major players of the local...
Preventing Coronary Artery Disease
Byline: Dr. Eduardo G Gonzales I am a 42-year-old accountant. I consulted a cardiologist several months ago after I have experienced occasional chest pains. After a thorough check up that included an ECG examination and echocardiography, I was...
Pro-Arroyo House Bloc to Contest Top Positions
Byline: BEN R. ROSARIO Leaders of an emerging power bloc at the House of Representatives say that the group would not contest the speakership but would battle for other top positions that are up for grabs as session opens. Reps. Jose Solis (Lakas,...
Pumaren vs Pumaren in UAAP Tilt
Byline: nick giongco WHEN LA Salle and University of the East meet in the 67th season of the UAAP cage tournament, the game should see the Warriors outnumbering the Archers in terms of Pumarens, three to one. Pilo and Derick Pumaren are expected...
Race Driver Documentary Sparks Complaint
Byline: PINKY CONCHA COLMENARES, SPMJ How far will one go to build an image? That seems to be the reason for the "nightmare" of former Manila Bulletin reporter Louise Belle Baterna-Hubert who out of exasperation sent a letter of complaint to...
Rainbow Coalition 4 Readied in House
Byline: Floro L. Mercene IN GMAs vision for 20l0, RP will be on top of global lists as the least corrupt and most efficient in the world. She will make it happen in six years! *** The President took her oath of office in Cebu City. Cities,...
Recto Frowns on Con-Con as Top Problem Cure
Sen. Ralph Recto yesterday said it is wrong to market the constitutional convention (Con-con) as the fast-acting cure to the top problem of the land the fiscal crisis. "In the long run, yes, as the Constitution can still stand some improvement...
Rep. Garcia Airs Proposals on Patriotism & Corruption
Byline: LANBER J. DANAS City of Balanga outgoing mayor and now Bataan Rep. Albert Garcia proposed yesterday to President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo his ideas on how to instill love for country and how to eradicate corruption. In an open letter,...
Risk Factors Lead to Heart Disease; Measures Cited
Syndrome X, now considered an alarming health issue, is actually a combination of risk factors, including insulin resistance, elevated cholesterol or triglycerides, obesity, and high blood pressure. The presence of three or more of these risk factors...
Rosales on the Brink of US Open Win; Sparkling 69 Gives Her a 3-Shot Lead
SOUTH HADLEY, Massachusetts Jennifer Rosales, playing with admirable calm and consistency even while battling the nerves, put together a two-under par 69 in the third round yesterday and stood on the brink of a major breakthrough in the US Womens...
Roselle Is MYG's Most Bemedalled
Byline: eddie alinea EMERLYN ROSELLE Illescas of Albert Elementary School added five more gold medals to her collection, two of them in record times, at the close of athletics competitions in the Third Manila Youth Games yesterday at the Rizal Memorial...
Rotary Club Makati Ayala Sets Induction
On the eve of the centennial year of Rotary International, the Rotary Club of Makati-Ayala (RCMA) turns another page in its illustrious history on July 9 with the induction of its new president Engineer Alberto Dong Rosal and his Board of Directors...
Roundup
Luzon Rapist meted death SAN CARLOS CITY A cement hauler was sentenced last week by a regional trial court (RTC) here to die by lethal injection for raping and strangling dead a 9-year-old- girl. RTC Judge Renato D. Munez of Branch 59 also ordered...
Run. Box. Climb. Do It All at Pinnacle Healthpointe
Byline: JV ANTONIO A locally owned and managed health club recently paved the way for a breakthrough concept in fi tness. PINNACLE HEALTHPOINTE, one of Manilas most successful fitness clubs recently opened a 2,000 square meter gym located at the...
Second Bromeliad Congress Set in Cagayan De Oro
The Second Philippine Bromeliad Congress will be held from July 23 to 28 at the Limketkai Center in Cagayan de Oro City. There will also be an outdoor exhibit in conjunction with the congress and this will be from July 15 to 31 at the Limketkai Complex...
Siemens Bags Major Awards at Asian Mobile News Event
Siemens won two major awards in the Asian Mobile News event held in Singapore last week. The awards were for M55 for Best Youth Phone and C62 for Best Entry Level Phone. The awards were given at the ceremony organized for the first time by Asian...
Siemens Launches Two Extraordinary Phones
Siemens Information and Communication Mobile adds two new amazing phones in the Siemens mobile portfolio during the CommunicAsia 2004 held in Singapore. The SL65 is a slider phone that combines an extraordinary and innovative design concept with...
Sluggish Job Growth Rekindles Fears of US Economic Slowdown
WASHINGTON, July 4 (AFP) A surprising slowdown in June employment growth reported Friday raised fears the jobs boom may be fizzling and stirring a presidential election spat over the economy. Employers created 112,000 new jobs in June, the Labor...
Small, Medium Enterprises Await Fruits of Arroyo Drive
The small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are one sector awaiting the fruits of the f presidential ecoomic evelopment drive of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. The SMEs will benefit from the six-point "propoor" agenda President Arroyo promised during...
Smuggling & Corruption
Byline: Willie N Ng ARE the ten new promises of President Arroyo doable? Those wishing to be on her good side cited her courage for moving beyond safe targets. To them, all are do-able. Critics recalled her earlier promises about education,...
Stock Market Seen Likely to Undergo Price Correction
Byline: EDU H. LOPEZ The stock market is likely to undergo some corrections before investors troop back to the trading floor. The fall of New York stocks Friday is also bound to dampen investors interest. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell...
Storm 'Mindulle' Hits Taiwan; 15 Persons Die
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) Mudslides buried houses and rescuers battled muddy floodwaters to evacuate villagers from their mountainside homes on Sunday as Taiwans death toll from tropical storm Mindulle rose to 15, with nine more missing, officials said....
Suburbia's 'Battle of the Bands' Is On
In line with its fifth year celebration, Suburbia, the premiere live entertainment bar in the heart of Malate (Adriatico), is proud to announce the launch of the Battle of the Bands. With all the top bands performing in the house regularly, management...
Taguig's San Isidro Parish Marks 24 Triumphant Years
Byline: DAISY LOU C. TALAMPAS "The genuineness of your faith though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor and glory at the revelation of Christ. Let us not be weary in doing good for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we...
Tao of Programming; Home Is the Office
Byline: Paul Vergel Peek into any Pinoy programmers drawer and aside from the usual multi-colored paper clips, yellow post-its, orange and pink highlighters, pens of various shapes and sizes, and other office knickknacks; you will inevitably find...
Tao of Programming; Springtime in Toronto, Canada
Byline: Paul Vergel Many new and exciting things have happened since I last submitted my story to Manila Bulletin. Winter has turned into spring and my original 3-month contract, supposed to end April 2004, was extended until September. I guess...
Tax Issue on Debt Condonation Stalls Finalization of NSC Sale
Byline: BERNIE CAHILES-MAGKILAT The issue of tax condonation on the R700 million debt of the National Steel Corp. (NSC) to the local government of Iligan remains the biggest stumbling block to the closure of its sale to the Indian-owned Global Infrastructure...
The Economy of Ignorance; Breakfast Table
Byline: Adrian E. Cristobal THE devil is in the details. Its important therefore, to examine the details of the Presidents education for all in her 10-point agenda. A proportionate increase in school buildings, books, and computers are welcome,...
The K700i; Not for the Technologically Challenged
The Sony Ericsson K700i is an enhanced version of the K700. It has the same sleek metallic look with better zoom functions, video recording capabilities, and an internal memory of 40MB; thats four times the memory of one of my e-mail accounts! ...
The Official's Daughter and the Woman with a Hemorrhage; Matthew 9:18-26
WHILE Jesus was speaking to the crowd, an official came forward, knelt down before Him, and said, My daughter has just died. But come, lay Your hand on her, and she will live. Jesus rose and followed him, and so did His disciples. A woman suffering...
The Parable of the Choosy Seed
THE seed awoke amidst the moisture of the fertile soil. She was greeted by Mother Nature who asked, Little seed, what do you want to become? Just this once, I am allowing you to choose your destiny. You can tell me whether you want to become a vegetable,...
The Price of FITNESS; DON'T JUST SIT THERE!
Byline: ANNA UNSON - PRICE So many people complain that they want to start exercising but they're so busy with work they just don't have the time. But how about combining the two givens the need to work out and the sitting at the desk for at...
THE QUEST CORNER; A View of the Software
Byline: Timmy Magalang For the past several months we familiarized ourselves with the hardware of your personal computer. Just to refresh your memory; hardware is everything that is tangible in your computer system. It refers to your processor,...