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 September 2, 2003

26 SEAG-Bound Bets to Get Int'l Exposure
TWELVE boxers, six wrestlers, four divers, three tracksters and one judoka became the early beneficiaries of the Medalyang Ginto, May Laban Tayo! project of First Gentleman Atty. Mike Arroyo. The 26 athletes were endorsed by their respective National...
3 Firms to Do Study on Panay Railway Project
Byline: LYNDA B. VALENCIA Three of the worlds leading companies in rail transport technology have agreed to conduct a feasibility study of the proposed revival of the railway network on Panay Island. Siemens of Germany, Voest Alpine of Austria...
5 Kidnapers Slain in Foiled Kidnap Try of Tacurong Trader
Byline: BONG REBLANDO GENERAL SANTOS CITY Police said five kidnapers belonging to the dreaded Pentagon kidnap gang were also slain in Mondays aborted kidnaping of a rich grains trader in Tacurong City, raising the death toll to 10 fatalities. ...
Alaska, Coca-Cola Start PBA Campaign
ONE THING Alaska and Coca-Cola have in common at this point in the Samsung-PBA Reinforced Conference is the bravado of their imports. Chris Carrawell says he knows the Aces expects him to lead them to the title. Ditto with Tee McCLary of the...
Angel Thought for the Day
Nobody trips over mountains It is the small pebble That causes us to stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path And you will find You have crossed the mountain. From Justice Consuelo Y. Santiago ****** If you like the songs at...
Around the Nation
Soriquez defends modular steel flyover in GSO Road Acting DPWH Secretary Florante Soriquez lamented Bayan Pampanga chairman Fernando Mangulabnans remarks that the traffic congestion on the Gapan-San Fernando-Olongapo (GSO) Road was not solved by...
Arroyo Hailed for Approving Holding of Political Summit
Byline: : ALI G. MACABALANG COTABATO CITY Mindanao leaders lauded yesterday President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyos approval of the holding of a political summit this month, saying the meeting could help administration and opposition leaders to rethink...
Arroyo off Today for Brunei; Will Address 15th General Meeting of Pacific Council
Byline: FERDIE J. MAGLALANG President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo leaves today for Brunei Darussalam to speak at the culmination of the 15th general meeting of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC) aimed at promoting regional cooperation and...
Arthritis
MOST Arthritis is not arthritis at all! Misunderstanding comes from a different use of the term of doctors and by patients. The arth part of the word means joint not muscle, tendon, ligaments or bone. The itis means inflamed. Thus true arthritis affects...
Asian Solons Support Korea Denuclearization
Byline: BEN R. ROSARIO Parliaments from 38 Asian countries yesterday threw their strong support for the call for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula even as they urged North Korea to comply with its commitment for international nuclear...
Asin Embarks on Nationwide Tour
Byline: JHI DIOLA GOPEZ If they already did a 21-city tour with 27 performances all over Europe, why not adopt the same concept here? After a brainstorming with production friends and musicians, Asin agrees to plot a 25-city tour all over the archipelago....
A Tale of Farewell; FILOFAX
Byline: CATHY It was five past midnight. The TV was still on. The night was hot and cold at the same time. Waiting in anger and confusion sent butterflies at the pit of my stomach. The sound of his exasperated voice over the telephone is still ringing...
Benilde Spoils Mapua's Bid
College of St. Benilde played the spoilers role when it defeated Mapua, 80-72, yesterday to deny the Cardinals the fourth Final Four seat in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) basketball tournament at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum. ...
Blast Reveals Loopholes in Cebu Airport Security; How Grenade Got Inside Radar Building Puzzles Probers
Byline: : MARS W. MOSQUEDA JR. CEBU CITY Authorities of the Air Transportation Office (ATO) and the Mactan Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) have admitted that there are security loopholes at the airport, following a grenade blast that...
Boosting Our Local Textiles
WE Filipinos can produce good tex-tile materials from pineapple, banana and abaca fibers. We can use them for functional or comfortable apparels, or for fashionable novelty fabrics and accessories. At present, they are manufactured locally either by...
BSP Weighs Cost of New Borrowings
Byline: FIL C. SIONIL BSP Governor Rafael Carlos B. Buenaventura said the planned foreign borrowings some $300 million to $500 million will depend on the pricing. The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) may forego its planned borrowings this...
Building a Political Party Infrastructure
ESTABLISHED 57 years ago, the Liberal Party is one of the two oldest political parties (the Nationalista Party is the other one) today. In a country where political parties are organized around personalities rather than issues, and where parties come...
Cities and Municipalities
Unang Sigaw rites today PALAYAN CITY - President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is expected to grace the rites for the 107th "Unang Sigaw ng Nueva Ecija" today at the capitol site here. This year's theme "Sama-Samang Novo Ecijano Tungo sa Matatag na Republika"...
Defining Moment for Pacquiao
Nov. 15 fight with Barrera will measure champs place in history A non-title fight with so much at stake. This was how Manny Pacquiaos business manager, Rod Nazario, yesterday described his wards Nov. 15 fight against Mexican ring gladiator Marco...
Even If You Are Skeptical, Give Summit a Chance
THE oppositions response to the call for a political summit can best be described as unenthusiastic. It is not only because opposition politicians want to stand clear of any move to make life easier for the embattled administration. It is also because...
Extremes in Law/faith
(Editors note: Two events last week removal of the huge 10 commandments monument and sentence of death by stoning of a woman in Nigeria created a stir in a world used to stories about terrorism.) ALABAMA was the third pro-slavery state to leave...
First Gent's Opening Statement at Senate Hearing
Following is the statement delivered by First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo at yesterday's Senate inquiry: Honorable members of the Senate, sa lahat ng ating mga kababayan, magandang umaga po sa inyong lahat. Your honors, I appear upon your...
Guingona at Opening Rites Today of AsiaFood Expo 2003
Byline: MURIEL L. ESTRADA Vice President Teofisto Guingona will be the guest of honor today at the opening ceremony of AsiaFood Expo 2003, the 12th International Exposition on Food Processing, Packaging and Handling Machinery, Equipment & Technology...
Hawkins, FedEx near Agreement
ALL Bong Hawkins wants right now is to play and resume his basketball career. Both sides looking at P4-M settlement for disputed contract If only for that, the cagers camp is more than willing to enter into a fair and amicable settlement with...
Impressions; DEAR ME,
Byline: MARK In order for everyone to shed off their inhibitions and get to know each other better, we will break the ice with a game! Rica began enthusiastically. By the end of this activity, we should feel like one big happy family! Hep, hepHep..hep...
Impressions; DEAR ME,
Byline: MARK oIn order for everyone to shed off their inhibitions and get to know each other better, we will break the ice with a game!EE Rica began enthusiastically. oBy the end of this activity, we should feel like one big happy family! Hep, hepaHep..hepaEE...
In Praise of the Administration
WE have been buffeted of late by ill winds. The economy has not performed as well as previously hoped. The peso has been testing new weakest levels. The political circus goes on non-stop. Rumors are flying fast and thick. And many people are once again...
Ive Mendes - Brazilian Sensual Singer - Visits Manila
Byline: LEONARDO Q. BELEN Before Ive Mendes appeared for the interview, we were treated to her own version of being Bare Naked. She was totally naked long shots and close-ups! She was walking barefoot along a corn field, then at a sandy beach...
Jenny Consoles Self with Top 10 Finish
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois Jennifer Rosales, her bid for a first-ever LPGA title ruined by a disastrous finish in the third round, consoled herself with her sixth Top 10 finish this season after the final round of the State Farm Classic was called off...
Judy Ann Santos Denies Rumors between Her and Robin Padilla
PUZZLER: These young actresses has shocked our mole when she saw them at a restaurant-cum-bar in Makati recently. The mole said the two arrived at the bar while the R&B night was already in full swing. But what caught the fancy of the mole,...
Mahusay, Arroyo Questioned on 1st Day of Hearing
Byline: GABRIEL MABUTAS Eugenio "Udong" Mahusay, the witness in the "Jose Pidal" controversy, had a gun when he was "rescued" from the custody of opposition Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson in Tagaytay City. This was one of the revelations of Mahusay on...
Mars, Planets Don't Collide but Our Politicians Do
LAST August 26, the planet Mars came closest to Earth at a distance of 55,706,220 kilometers (34,648,840 miles). Take note: 55 million kilometers and seven hundred six thousand, two hundred twenty. When we talk about planets, stars and distances,...
Meeting of Minds
YOU know that great minds run on the same level when you hear the president of the biggest and most influential business organization in the country and the President of the Republic blame political bickering for the economic problems of the country....
Nation Observes Nat'l Crime Prevention Week
Byline: ROY C. SINFUEGO & RICO NAVARRO The nationwide observance of National Crime Prevention Week formally kicked-off yesterday in simple ceremonies in Camp Crame. Interior and Local Government Secretary Jose D. Lina Jr. and Philippine National...
NEWS IN BRIEF; Peso Closes at P54.825
The peso closed higher at P54.825 to the US dollar yesterday at the Philippine Dealing System of the Bankers Association of the Philippines from P54.96 the previous day. The weighted average rate appreciated to P54.891 from P55.038. Total volume...
New Voice Company Bares 2003 Theatre Season
The New Voice Company announces its 2003 Theatre Season with an exciting line up of shows. The season begins with the opening of the new Republic of Malate Theatre on Sept. 19 and 20 with a special third year anniversary presentation of The Vagina...
No Need to Panic - Franz; la Salle Coach Says Team 'On Target' despite Shock Losses
Byline: dodo catacutan jr. CONSECUTIVE LOSSES to unheralded teams National U and the University of the Philippines may have triggered the alarm bells around La Salles Taft campus, but Archers head coach Franz Pumaren, surprisingly, is the least...
Political Problems Leave Local Economy Limping
Political problems such as a military mutiny and clashes between the administration and the opposition are the main problems weighing down what should be a vibrant Philippine economy, officials said. Politics is the main reason the Philippine peso...
President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Will Attend the General
PRESIDENT Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is slated to participate in the 15th Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC) General Membership meeting on Sept. 3, 2003. She will be in Brunei Darussalam as one of the keynote speakers, together with Thailands...
President Looks Forward to Coming Political Summit
Byline: GENALYN D. KABILING President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo yesterday said she looks forward to the forthcoming political summit to end the excessive political mudslinging and refocus attention to address the national concerns of the people. ...
Roundup
LUZON INC minister hunted for slay ANTIPOLO CITY - A minister of Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) was hunted by the police for allegedly stabbing and hacking to death his seven-month pregnant wife at dawn yesterday. Senior Inspector Noel Ragotero, police...
RP 4th after First Round; Nomura Cup
JEROME DELARIARTE and Juvic Pagunsan turned in rounds expected of them but failed to draw the needed support from the teams two other members as the Philippines settled for a 217 yesterday and a share of fourth place at the start of the Asia Pacific...
Task Force on Sea Safety Formed
Byline: LYNDA B. VALENCIA Transportation and Communications Secretary Leandro Mendoza has ordered the creation of a Multi-Sectoral Taskforce on Maritime Safety that will formulate recommendations to President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo for legislative...
The Cure of Simon's Mother-in-Law; Luke 4:38-44
AFTER He left the synagogue, Jesus entered the house of Simon. Simons mother-in-law was afflicted with a severe fever, and they interceded with Him about her. He stood over her, rebuked the fever, and it left her. She got up immediately and waited...
The Grand Boulevard Hotel in Fiesta Mood as IFCA Holds Recognition Night
IFCA Consulting Philippines, a multinational company providing specialized software and service solutions to the hospitality and property industries, held its Recognition Night recently at the Grand Boulevard Hotel. Dubbed as IT, Artistry and Friends,...
'The Medallion:' the Search for the Mystical Necklace
Over the course of a quarter century spent maiming himself for the amusement of moviegoers, Jackie Chan has acquired three tiers of American fans. First came the evangelists who discovered his astonishing Hong Kong martial arts films in Chinatown video...
The Miracle of Bahrain
MANAMA The modern history of the Kingdom of Bahrain is a saga of development and survival that excites both admiration and emulation in this part of the world. It is also the story of how a skillful and sagacious statesmanship has guaranteed its...
Typhoon 'Onyok' Dumps Rains on Metro Manila
Heavy rains spawned by typhoon "Onyok" (international codename: "Dujuan") caused massive traffic jams and flashfloods in Metro Manila yesterday. Classes in many private and public schools in Metro Manila were suspended yesterday afternoon due to...
What AI AI Is Afraid Of
There is one thing Comedy Concert Queen Ai Ai de las Alas is so afraid of these days. And this is for her next movie after Tanging Ina (in this case Pinay Pie) to bomb at the box-office. Kasi naman, blockbuster ang Tanging Ina, kaya takot ako noon...
Women Are the 'True Bisexuals'
Byline: CHICO AND DELAMAR DEAR CHICO AND DELAMAR.I am one of your avid fans and I always love reading your column. Ive been entertaining the thought of writing you to share my sentiments but I change my mind until I read your column dated August...
Women Are the 'True Bisexuals'
Byline: CHICO AND DELAMAR DEAR CHICO AND DELAMARa.I am one of your avid fans and I always love reading your column. IEve been entertaining the thought of writing you to share my sentiments but I change my mind until I read your column dated August...