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 19, 2004

14 Firms Listed for Hog Exports
Byline: MELODY M. AGUIBA The Department of Agriculture (DA) has listed an initial 14 companies that may soon export live hog and other pork products to potential export markets in Japan, United States, Russia, and the European Union (EU) since the...
20 Percent Turnout Noted in Absentee Voting; 50,000 Vote
Byline: DAVID CAGAHASTIAN At least 80 percent of the total 360,000 qualified overseas voters is expected to take part in the countrys first overseas absentee voting (OAV) exercise as the trend for the first week of OAV implementation indicates a...
2 VIP Visitors See Erap Today
Byline: Willie N Ng IN Baguio City, the Northern Luzon chapter of the Lacson for President movement is said to have gone over to the side of Fernando Poe Jr. while the Poe faction in Ilocos Sur is moving over to Panfilo Lacson. It is not known...
3 NPA Rebs Slain, Countless Hurt in Clash; Female Soldier Killed, CAFGU Man Wounded in Rebel Ambush
Byline: MIKE CRISMUNDO BUTUAN CITY Three suspected New Peoples Army (NPA) rebels were killed and an undetermined number of their comrades were believed to be critically wounded when a gunbattle erupted between government forces and communist dissidents...
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...
Acer MF 350: A Handy and Functional Storage Drive
Acer introduces the new Acer MF 350 Multi-Functional Storage Drive. It lets users listen to music from FM radios, MP3 and WMAs, record voices and music from FM radios, store datas on its 128MB USB disk and learn by creating audio segments for repeating...
Across the City
April 30 deadline for CSC awards The deadline for submission of nominations for the 2004 Civil Service Awards has been extended from April 15 to April 30. Administered by the Civil Service Commission (CSC), the awards is an annual, nationwide...
All Funds for May 10 Elections Already Released, Palace Says
Byline: FERDDIE MAGLALANG Malacanang assured yesterday that it had already released to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) its needed logistics, including financial requirements, to help the poll body to successfully conduct an honest, orderly,...
All Needed Poll Funds Already Released, Malacanang Assures
Byline: FERDIE J. MAGLALANG Malacanang assured yesterday that it had already released to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) its needed logistics, including financial requirements, to help the poll body to successfully conduct an honest, orderly,...
Anti-Poverty Project Pushes through over Mountain Province Tribal Conflict
Byline: ROMY V. MAPILE The implementation of the Kapit-Bisig laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (KALAHI-CIDSS) Project, push through despite a brewing tribal conflict in Sadanga, Mt. Province. The clarification...
A PROGRAMMER'S WINTER IN TORONTO, CANADA; Second of Three Parts
Byline: Paul Vergel I like where my cubicle is located, facing the window. I can see everything and I love watching the snow falling from the sky. I sometimes stop working and just stare outside. First things first, check personal e-mails....
Ara Mina, Jay Manalo Bag Top FAMAS Plums
Byline: ANTONETTE VALDEZ Grant me this opportunity to give a long speech. This will serve as my only dialogue for I had no speaking lines in the movie from start to finish, were the words of Jay Manalo as he accepted his Best Actor trophy at the...
Around the Nation
Jeepney driver killed A jeepney driver was shot dead by an unidentified man who posed as a passenger inside his jeepney in Pasig City on Saturday night. Carlito Lito, 29, single, of Lorma St., Faxville 1, Barangay San Miguel, Pasig, died on arrival...
ASEAN Meet to Focus on Energy Security Scheme
Byline: MYRNA M. VELASCO The energy ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has outlined on top of the agenda the need to ensure security of supply in the energy sector, to avoid hurting further some of the regions already...
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...
Attracting More Japanese Tourists
As I wrote in a previous column, there are some 20 million Japanese senior citizens who can be our market for what is now called medical tourism. A recent report by two industrial economists of the University of Asia and the Pacific expanded the scope...
BoI Reviews Incentive Policy on Privatized Gov't Assets
Byline: BERNIE CAHILES-MAGKILAT The Board of Investments (BoI) is reviewing the incentives policy on the privatized governmentowned assets in light of the application of Global Infrastructure Holdings Ltd. (GIHL), new owners of National Steel Corp.,...
BOP Yields $443-M Surplus in March
Byline: LEE C. CHIPONGIAN With dollars on reserve the countrys balance of payments as of end March reported a surplus of $443 million for the month, but year-to-date the weak dollar savings in February meant a deficit of $379 million for the quarter,...
Broken Silence: 'I Am Proud to Be a Teacher'
Byline: ALLAN ABRAHAM B. PADAMA It is often said that teaching is the noblest profession. Indeed, teachers are one of the most respected personalities in our society. They are the role models because they are considered to be the second parents...
BSP Okays Sale of NSC for R13.8 B under SPV
Byline: LEE C. CHIPONGIAN The Monetary Board, the policy-making body of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, approved the sale of National Steel Corp.s steel complex in Iligan worth P13.792 billion, the single biggest transaction to be qualified under...
BSP Seeks to Curb Banks' Role in High-Risk Instruments; Credit-Derivatives Singled Out
Byline: DITAS LOPEZ MANILA (Dow Jones) Concerned about domestic banks rising exposure to risk through credit derivatives, mostly with sovereign debt as underlying assets, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas is seeking to regulate further their participation...
Building Bricks of the Self
Byline: Text and photos by AMYLINE QUIEN CHING No idea is unconceivable; no house is unbuildable to a mind that dreams. Such is the power that dreams wield. It creates doors where no doors are present, turning impossibilities to imminently possible...
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...
City of Koronadal: Mindanao's Newest Investment & Tourism Haven
The conferment of the most sought after award Most Competitive Small-City in the Philippines from the prestigious Asian Institute of Management (AIM) for year 2003 was not really surprising. And just like, as what many expected it to be, Pres. Gloria...
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...
Don't Let Politics Deter Progress
Partisan politics as practised in this country has always been among the negative factors deterring a faster rate of economic growth. And the latest turn in the political oppositions move to select its strongest presidential candidate to wrest power...
ECS EZ30D Tablet PC; Small Footprint, Big Features
Byline: Allan D. Francisco In this age of postage stamp-sized memory cards that come in two-megabyte incarnations, micro-hard drives the size of a ten-peso coin, and cellphones that are no bigger than a credit card, users by now should have gotten...
Erap Hosts FPJ-Lacson Talks Today; Marks 67th Birthday, Ping Urges Prayers for Unification
Byline: BRENDA PIQUERO TUAZON A unification of the opposition would make an extremely meaningful and memorable 67th birth anniversay gift, President Joseph Estrada said yesterday as leaders of the opposition disclosed that he will be presiding over...
Ernst & Young Suspended from Getting New Business
Byline: MARCY GORDON WASHINGTON (AP) Ernst & Young was barred from accepting new corporate clients for six months Friday for failing to maintain its independence from a company whose books it audited. The administrative law judge at the...
Estrada's Birthday Wish Is Arroyo's Ouster in May 10 Philippine Elections (April 19 - 2:40 Pm)
MANILA (AP) _ Jailed ex-President Joseph Estrada has a birthday wish: He wants the divided political opposition to unite and oust his successor in May 10 elections. Estrada _ still deeply bitter at his removal from office by current President Gloria...
Estrada Tries to Rally Split Philippines Opposition to Oust Arroyo (April 19 - 10:34 Am)
MANILA (AFP) - Detained former Philippines leader Joseph Estrada marked his 67th birthday Monday with a mission to unify a split and faltering opposition against incumbent Gloria Arroyo, the woman he accuses of stealing the presidency from him. ...
Eurozone Faces Lackluster Growth
ROME, Apr. 18 (Reuters) Three of the euro zones leading economic research institutes said on Friday the bloc could expect lackluster growth in the first nine months of 2004 in a hesitant industrial climate with low consumer demand. In the first...
Feliciano on Top after Wild Finish
Byline: noli cruz TAGAYTAY CITY Frederick Feliciano found himself the beneficiary of a rule violation that disqualified Sherwin Diamsay during a mad dash to the finish line here and vaulted to the top of the Air 21 Tour ng Pilipinas, the fourth...
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...
Funding, Anyone?
Byline: CHRISTOPHER BERNARDO & SANTANINA VERZOSA /University of the Philippines We don't have funds. This is the usual argument of many organizations concerning their inability to execute their projects. Such argument was blown away in the...
German CB Chief Quits on Scandal
Byline: DAVID McHUGH FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) Germanys central bank head, Ernst Welteke, resigned Friday after enduring two weeks of criticism for taking a free hotel stay from one of the commercial banks his Bundesbank supervises. Welteke left...
Great Games (Must Have Games for the PS2); Soul Calibur II
Genre: Fighting Game ; Rating: 5/5 stars ; E: Everybody Many people consider the original SOUL CALIBUR as the greatest 3D fighting game of its time. Since I never played the game, much less lay my eyes on a copy of the game; I cannot claim this...
Guingona Urges Change in Leadership
ZAMBOANGA CITY Vice President Teofisto T. Guingona Jr. yesterday called for a change in national leadership. Addressing the Regional Developers Society of the Philippines at its third annual congress here, Guingona described FPJ, the presidential...
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...
Help My Bets, Arroyo Asks TUCP Leaders
CEBU CITY President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo appealed yesterday to leaders and members of the 1.2-million strong Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) to help her candidates win in the May 10 elections. "I would like to believe that your...
HiFi Tops Regatta despite Bad Fnish
THE CREW of defending champion Karakoa denied Hi Fidelity chances to overtake them in the last day of the Smart Infinity-12th Presidents Cup Regatta last Saturday off Subic Bay waters here. As a result, Ray Ordovezas Excel 53 ruled the fifth and...
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...
Ibon Survey Indicates Loren Now Ahead
KNP vice presidential candidate Loren Legarda is now leading in the vice presidential race by a decisive 4 percent of total registered votes, according to voters survey conducted by the Ibon Foundation from March 28 to April 4. The first part of...
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...
Kepco Sees BNPP Conversion Too Costly
Byline: MYRNA M. VELASCO The proposed conversion of the mothballed Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP) has been estimated to be extremely expensive; according to initial study undertaken by the Korea Electric Power Corporation. The Korean firm...
Malacanang Ready to Issue EO Slashing Duty on Capital Equipment
Byline: BERNIE CAHILES-MAGKILAT Malacanang is set to issue an Executive Order slashing duties on imported capital equipment and accompanying spare parts to one percent from the present 1-10 percent tariff range for enterprises that will register...
Manila FAME Int'l Fair Opens Today at World Trade Center
Trade and Industry Secretary Cesar V. Purisima and Tourism Secretary Roberto M. Pagdanganan will lead guests at the opening of the Manila FAME International today at the World Trade Center Metro Manila in Pasay City, with over 3,500 local and foreign...
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...
Merry-Go-Round; 6 Million Jobs in 6 Years - Here or Abroad?
Byline: FLORO L. MERCENE FPJ to Lacson: With your money and my popularity we could go places. Lacson to FPJ: Call off your dogs (ASO) and well cut a deal. *** GMA apologizes to FPJ for calling him an actor without experience in governance....
Michelle Ayalde: Talent Center's Emerging Diva!
Byline: WALDEN SADIRI Eighteen-year-old Michelle Ayalde has joined more than 20 singing contests in her academic life. And she won most of them with her a la Regine Velasquez-interpretation of the song And Im Telling You. Such display of her...
Mike Backs Bacolod Team to World Series
The Bacolod-DepEd Big League girls softball team, newly-crowned Philippine Series champion in the 16-18 age category, is definitely going to Kalamazoo, Michigan to represent the country and Asia Pacific in the division World Series. First Gentleman...
Mindanao Newsbits
NPA delisting from list nixed ZAMBOANGA CITY The proposals to remove the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its armed group, the New Peoples Army (NPA) from the list of foreign terrorist organizations has been opposed by Defense Sec....
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...
Mutya Ng Lungsod Quezon Set to Be Crowned April 24
Its that time of the year again when beauty pageants hug the limelight from big cities down to the remotest barangays in the country, showing the Filipinos fascination for it never fades after all these years. Quezon City, touted as the countrys...
Nature Group Calls for Cancellation of Mining Permits in C. Mindanao
GENERAL SANTOS CITY (PNA) A group of anti-mining advocates in South Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani and this city has urged the government to immediately cancel all existing mining permits in the area before they create damage to the environment....
NEWS IN BRIEF; P/$ Rate Closed at P55.80
The peso closed at P55.80 to the US dollar last Friday at the Philippine Dealing System of the Bankers Association of the Philippines. The weighted average rate stands at P55.765. PSE website for F/S sought The Securities and Exchange Commission...
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...
Nokia Registers Q1 Profit but Warns of Revenue Fall Ahead
HELSINKI, Finland (AP) Confirming it missed expectations in its flagship mobile phones unit, Nokia on Friday reported lower earnings and sales for the first quarter and lowered forecasts for the second quarter amid increased competition from American...
Nueva Ecija's Antonino Offers Life to Public Service
Byline: RAYMUND ANTONIO Rodolfo "Rody" Antonino, who belongs to a well-known family of senators, following the excellence and integrity of his parents, is vying for a position as Congressman in District 4 of Nueva Ecija. As the son of the late...
One for the Books!
Byline: KAREN ANNE C. LIQUETE Tired of seeing the same old selections in your local bookshop? Why not visit an independent book store? Youth and Campus Bulletin paid a visit to Booktopia, a book lovers haven located in Libis. Rowena Dimaguila talks...
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...
Opening Pages; Nano-Nano 2
Byline: Peachy Limpin Some updates first before I discuss nanotechnology further. There are now ten applications for new top level domain names (TLD) pending before ICANN. Some of the more interesting ones are: .jobs for human resources management...
Pacesetters
Byline: Ethel Soliven Timbol A WEDDING IN MEGEVE. It was like a fairytale which should end with happily ever after. Perhaps it shall for newlyweds Coralie Charriol and Dennis Paul who exchanged marriage vows on a summers night in the quaint village...
Philippines Army, Police Told to Brace for Post-Election Violence (April 19 - 1:27 Pm)
MANILA (AFP) - Philippine security forces have been told to prepare for violent protests after next month's election, amid allegations the government is not ready to hold a free vote, a top official said Monday. Commission on Elections (Comelec)...
Philippines Issues Warning as Vietnam Launches Spratlys Tour (April 19 - 3:47 Pm)
MANILA (AFP) - A Philippines official on Monday warned Vietnam to avoid raising tensions in the South China Sea on the day Hanoi launched a controversial boat tour to the disputed Spratly Islands. Foreign Undersecretary Franklin Ebdalin said Manila...
Pilipinas Shell Main Offices in Makati Shot at; Probe On
Byline: JEAMMA E. SABATE Police are investigating terrorism as the angle behind the shooting by four armed men of Shell House Philippines yesterday morning in Makati City. The glass windows of the headquarters of one of the countrys leading oil...
President Joseph Ejercito Estrada Happy 67th Birthday
MEMBER of a family of professionals, Joseph Ejercito Estrada distinguished himself early in another field, show business. He notched several box office successes while winning awards. He did not, however, let success stop him from contributing in other...
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...
Regional School Welcome Tryouts Ng Bayan and Basketball Clinic
The Try-outs ng Bayan basketball clinics gave our kids the opportunity to learn new drills and new basketball techniques, and meeting the member of the RP team was very encouraging for them. We appreciate the tremendous efforts that the national team...
Roco Interruptus
IN spite of defectors to other camps, Raul Roco has, of last report, not withdrawn from the presidential race. Considering his physical condition (some people attribute it to prostate cancer), there is a question of another kind of withdrawal. Roco...
SEC Approves Meralco Bonds
Byline: ANA MARIE MACUJA The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved the creation of additional bonded indebtedness of Manila Electric Company (Meralco) in the amount of $60 million. Meralco disclosed the issuance of the bonds forms...
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...
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...
Singapore, Malaysia Explore Link-Up of Stock Exchanges
SINGAPORE, Apr. 18 (Reuters) Southeast Asias largest stock exchange, Singapore Exchange Ltd, said on Friday it had started preliminary talks to link up with Malaysias bourse as ties between the neighboring countries warm. An electronic linkage...
Splashing Colors around with Alcatel One Touch[TM] 332
French telecommunications giant Alcatel sizzles in the summer sun as it goes on a wet and wild color splurge with One Touch 332. With a vivid color screen, highly adaptable interface and user-friendly features, this light, compact and reasonably priced...
Stable Revenue Stream, Favorable Valuation Main SM Prime Lures
Byline: MICHELINE R. MILLAR MANILA (Dow Jones) Investors shopping for stocks that promise a stable revenue stream and favorable valuation should train their sights on SM Prime Holdings Inc. (SMPH), the Philippines largest mall operator, analysts...
Stock Investors Turning Cautious as May 10 Election Approaches
Byline: EDU H. LOPEZ Investors are cautious with the approaching May 10 national elections as trading would likely be within the narrow range. Optimism is slowly coming in and this will also translate to a slow ascension for the stock market....
Suffrage
As the electorate goes to the various polling places spread all over the country, one cannot help but realize the importance of suffrage or the right to choose from among the many candidates and vote into office those whom it thinks deserve to be so....
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,...
SWU, USJ-R Are Champs; Nestea Beach Volleyball Finals
Byline: willie B. caballes BORACAY Living up to their predatory names, the University of San Jose Recoletos Jaguars and the Southwestern University Lady Cobras captured the 2004 Nestea Beach Volley University Championships crowns with straight...
Taiwanese Ends Bata's Streak
HONG KONG There wont be a three-peat for Efren Bata Reyes. In an upset of gigantic proportions, Bata lost his semifinal match to Taiwans Yang Chin-Shun, 11-8, ending his ran of 13 consecutive victories in the San Miguel Asian 9-Ball Tour that began...
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...
The Parable of the Lawsuit
THE old farmer received a subpoena to appear in the town court. A city man claimed the farmers dog bit him while walking past his farm house. The farmer was also instructed to bring along a lawyer for his proper defense. The farmer was visibly irritated...
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 QUEST CORNER; Keyboard Stuff
Byline: Timmy Magalang I use the computer keyboard an average of 8 hours a day, 7 days a week. The irony is among the computer devices it is the most accessible yet the most neglected. To be frank about it after so many hours of usage I still have...
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...
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...
Travels in Spain (6)
Byline: Zenaida A Amador AFTER freshening up and settling into our rooms, we went out to have lunch. The kids must have been starving, since it was almost 3 p.m. (of course thats par for the course in Spain) so they each ordered a huge steak. I...
UP Tops Big Int'l Law Tilt in France
The University of the Philippines shared top honors with the University of Cambridge in the English- speaking round of the Jean Pictet Competition (Concours Pictet), the prestigious moot court and role playing competition for law students in the area...
UP Volleyball Team Gets VIP Treatment
The name Vip Isada rang a loud bell when it was casually mentioned by Rupert Acuna, team captain of the champion 1971 University of the Philippines volleyball squad, who was seated next to me during the birthday dinner hosted by movie actress Dexter...
US Has Sufficient Troops in Iraq
WASHINGTON A senior US military official said there are an already adequate number of forces in Iraq now to handle the security situation, but additional forces are being identified to move in quickly should that become necessary. The unidentified...
VOTY-NCJP, Other Youth Groups to Join 2004 Global Youth Service Day (GYSD)
Byline: LLOYD LUNA / Polytechnic University of the Philippines "Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) 2004 mobilizes youth in over 150 countries to rebuild communities, breakdown ethnic barriers and promote peace through community services. From Kuwait...
'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...
WESM Envisioned as Alternative Market; for New Merchant Power Plants
Byline: MYRNA M. VELASCO Energy officials are envisioning the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) as an alternative market for new power projects that would be built on a merchant basis; or a scheme wherein project proponents would have to...
Who Is Andrea Boccelli?
Byline: Crispina Martinez Belen Aside from being a blind tenor, Andrea Boccelli is known as the heavenly voice behind such classical crossovers as his duet with Celine Dion in The Prayer. Andrea Boccelli is coming over for a special fundraising...
Why Maksim Is the Latest Buzzword in Music
Maksim Mrvica (pronounced Maravitsa) has definitely attained rockstar status as he continues to prove without doubt that he is the hottest classical crossover artist today, delighting millions of fans the world over with his new and modern presentation...