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 November 14, 2003

Abu Appointed New Chief of the Philippine Army
President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo yesterday named Major Gen. Efren L. Abu, the military officer who played a key role in the swift resolution of the July 27 Makati mutiny, as the new commanding general of the Philippine Army (PA). Abu will replace...
A Comprehensive International Construction Trade Show; Philconstruct 2003:
ECONOMIC policy makers and planners often track developments in the construction sector in order to help gauge the state of the economy. Growth in the construction activity is considered a favorable indicator since it generally implies that individuals...
Bidding Farewell to Former Chairman Rosario N. Lopez, Securities and Exchange Commission
ROSARIO N. Lopez, corporation law expert and lifelong civil servant of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), will be laid to rest today in her beloved hometown, Naic in Cavite, side by side with her lifelong ward and dear sister Rosie. Both...
Bribery in Disguise
(Editors note: The Supreme Court has nullified a contract in which the governments loss is staggering, as discussed in this article.) THERES an old judicial doctrine in RP, that party litigants should come to court with clean hands. This principle,...
Checks and Balances
THE impeachment of Walter L. Nixon, chief judge of the US District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, could be a guide should our Congress, after the recent messy impeachment proceedings, amend its impeachment rules. Nixon, sentenced...
DoE Fortifies Safety Standards for Liquefied Petroleum Products
Byline: MYRNA M. VELASCO The Department of Energy (DoE), through a circular, has intensified safety standards for liquid petroleum products, particularly restricting the proliferation of unsafe and illegal practices in their retailing activities....
Drilon Scores Probers on Strunk Case Setback
Senate President Franklin M. Drilon, following a US court decision rejecting the extradition to the Philippines of Rod Strunk to face charges for the killing of movie actress Nida Blanca, yesterday took to task law enforcement agencies for their...
Electronics and Communications Engineer Licensure Examination Results (Aa - Az)
ABAIGAR, BENJAMIN TANDAS ABAN, XYRUS TRIPOLI ABARQUEZ, ERIC JOSEPH SANTOS ABARQUEZ, FEDERICO JR ALMODOVAR ABELLA, BRIAN CANARES ABELLA, HERBERT TUGBO ABELLA, JAYSON BASCONCILLO ABELLERA, JAMES SABALLA ABILLAR, CLARISSA...
End of the World
A FIRED-UP preacher was drawing out from his supply of imagery to describe the end of the world. Thunder will boom, he fulminated. Rivers will overflow. Flames will shoot down from heaven and the earth will quake violently... Darkness will fall over...
House Moves to Fast-Track Budget Approval
Byline: BEN R. ROSARIO Divided over the Davide impeachment issue, the House of Representatives is however expected to stand united in backing a proposal for an "omnibus approval" of the P848.8billion proposed national budget due to serious time...
Jimenez Sentenced to 27 Months in Jail by Miami Court
Byline: JOSEPH G. LARIOSA MIAMI, Florida - Manila Rep. Mark B. Jimenez was sentenced to 27 months imprisonment and ordered to pay the United States government $1.2 million here Thursday by US District Court Judge Patricia A. Seitz on charges of...
Merger of Universal Reinsurance and Malayan Still under Review
Byline: LEE C. CHIPONGIAN The Insurance Commission (IC) said the merger plans of Universal Reinsurance Corp. and Malayan Insurance Co. Inc., the flagship non-life firm of the Yuchengco Group of Companies are still under the "review" stage, due to...
Metro Cops, Military Discuss Coordination
Deputy Director General Reynaldo V. Velasco, chief of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO), will meet with officials of the reactivated National Capital Region Command (NCRC) of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) soon to discuss...
National Day of Palestine
AS Palestine celebrates its National Day today, the international community expresses its wish for the resolution of the crisis that has beset this country, which is strategically located along routes linking the three continents of Africa, Middle...
NEWS IN BRIEF; Peso Closes at P55.37
The peso closed lower at P55.37 to the US dollar yesterday from P55.33 the previous day, based on the Philippine Dealing System of the Bankers Association of the Philippines. The weighted average rate depreciated to P55.325 from P55.287. Total volume...
Oppositors Flay Namfrel Application for Quick Count
Byline: E. T. SUAREZ The application of the National Citizens Movement for Free Elections (Namfrel) to conduct a separate and unofficial count of the votes in the forthcoming May 14, 2004 elections was opposed yesterday by several groups during...
Pacquiao to Go All out at Opening Bell
SAN ANTONIO, TexasTheres going to be no feeling-out round for Manny Pacquiao when he faces Marco Antonio Barrera on Saturday night (Sunday morning in Manila) at the Alamodome. Seconds into the scheduled 12-rounder, theres going to be punches being...
Promotion of Safe, Sustainable Mining
Byline: Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (Speech delivered by PRESIDENT GLORIA MACAPAGAL ARROYO during the 50th Anniversary of the Philippine Mines Safety and Environment Association and Annual National Mines Safety and Environment Conference at the Centennial...
PSC Dismayed Some Athletes Left Behind
Byline: jean malanum ALTHOUGH DISAPPOINTED that some teams had excluded potential medalists from its lineups to the Vietnam Southeast Asian Games, Philippine Sports Commission chairman Eric Buhain said he will take full responsibility for the success...
Rampaging Protesters Make Depressing Sight
THE resurgence of riotous demonstrations, this time demanding the resignation of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and Chief Justice Hilario Davide Jr., makes unintelligible the provocations of the political opposition. Considering that the presidential...
Responding to the Millennium Development Goals
IN September, 2002, at the historic Millennium Summit of 191 heads of UN member states, the Millennium Declaration of solidarity was signed. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which are expected to achieve eight goals are time bound and have qualitative...
SC Decision on Mining Act Seen to Attract More Investors
Byline: MELODY M. AGUIBA The mining sector is anticipating tremendous foreign investments in the country from world's most active players - India, Korea, Japan, and China once the question on the Mining Act of 1995 is resolved by the Court. Benjamin...
Storm 'Weng' Kills 4 People, Leaves Thousands Stranded
Byline: LESLIE ANN G. AQUINO At least four people were killed, while thousands were stranded after storm "Weng" lashed across the Visayas, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said yesterday....
The Market Is a Moron
IN his scandalous book, High Noon, the World Banks Vice President for Europe J. E. Rischard wrote: With the central planning model gone for good, more politicians and other players see the market as the solution to all problems, sometimes dumping on...
The Parable of the Persistent Widow; Luke 18:1-8
JESUS told His disciples a parable about the necessity for them to pray always without becoming weary. He said, There was a judge in a certain town who neither feared God nor respected any human being. And a widow in that town used to come to him...
Tigers Fight Back to Tie Series
Byline: edgard hilario YOU CANT wound a tiger and expect it to just lie down and die. Coca-Cola bounced back from a previous beating at the hands of Ginebra with all fire and fury, mauling the Kings, 85-77, last night to even their Samsung-PBA...
VP for Principled Reconcilliation; Guingona Urges All to Accept GMA's Peace Offer
Byline: DAVID CAGAHASTIAN Vice President Teofisto Guingona Jr. yesterday urged administration and opposition leaders to accept President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo's proposal for a "principled reconciliation," following a near-constitutional crisis...
Welcoat Eyes Solo Lead; Eagles, Archers Clash
WELCOAT PAINTS seeks win No. 3 and the solo lead when it battles Viva Mineral Water-FEU in another explosive doubleheader in the 2003 PBL Platinum Cup at the Pasay Sports Complex. Backstopped by five members of the Southeast Asian Games-bound RP...