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 May 8, 2004

Acer Offers New Projector Models for Home and Corporate Use
Acer introduces its new projector models targeted for home entertainment and office use. The introduction of these new models reinforces Acers good brand image in the IT industry as well as hitting the objective of addressing various market segment...
A Day in the Line: From Metal Sheets to Painted Machines
Byline: ANJO PEREZ, SPMJ It takes 12 hours to put an entire car together from scratch. But building one isnt easy. Pressed metal sheets have to be welded together, cleaned, primed and then painted before thousands of other parts such as bolts,...
A Decade of Nurturing Mother Nature
Byline: LEO ORTEGA LAPARAN II The recent passing of Nick Joaquin may have ended an era in Philippine literature. But, for four budding storytellers barely in their teens, who're sure to follow the path of this great national artist, they've only...
Air Link International Aviation College: Producing Thecountry'sbestaviationprofessionals
AIR Link International Aviation College the country's premier learning institution for aviation professionals has produced more than 5,000 graduates, many of whom are now pilots, leaders and prominent figures in the aerospace industry including airlines...
Angel Thought for the Day
When you were small and just a touch away, mother covered you with blankets against the cool night air. But now that you are tall and out of her reach, she folds her hands and covers you with prayers. Remember your mother tomorrow...
Announcing the Makeover Challenge Winners
Im really excited to finally be able to announce the winners of the Makeover Challenge! Though the announcement has been long in coming, Id like to think it was worth the wait, especially for the winners, who will now have what they wanted the...
Around the Nation
World Red Cross Day today Thousands of volunteers gear up to join the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) in celebrating World Red Cross Day today, May 8. Together with the 181 national member- societies of the International Federation of Red...
Bata Plays Perfect Safety Shot
TAIPEI Doing the math on his head, Efren Bata Reyes figured he may have to run the race of his life if he is to cast his vote in Mondays national elections. "Aalis tayo rito alas diyes ng umaga ng Lunes. So darating tayo sa atin mga alas dose na,"...
Broken Silence; Russian Roulette 2004
Byline: JAKE FAJARDO Just more than a week before the May 10 elections, and the latest twists that came into the most anticipated telenovela has triggered confused reactions of the public. In the case of the opposition, FPJ and Ping Lacson decided...
Bulk Grain Terminal Opens at Subic Freeport
A seven-hectare modern bulk grain terminal that will help boost the governments food security program was formally opened in Subic yesterday making this premier Freeport zone a major transshipment hub of agricultural products in the country. Subic...
Catholic Bishops Appeal for Fraud-Free Elections
Byline: LESLIE ANN G. AQUINO The national coalition for Honest, Orderly and Peaceful Elections (HOPE) yesterday appealed to the Filipino people, especially the national and local candidates, not to take part in any electoral fraud during the elections....
Color for Everyone; Siemens Mobile Launches A60
Siemens Information and Communication Mobile (Siemens mobile) launches its latest entry-level handset, the A60. Offering a color screen, triband technology and polyphonic ring tones at an affordable price, the A60 is an-easy-to use handset for those...
Comelec Junks 6 Suits vs Arroyo for Lack of Merit
Byline: RICO C. NAVARRO The Commission on Elections (Comelec) removed yesterday more obstacles to the candidacy of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo as it dismissed six disqualification petitions against her for lack of merit and for being used...
Compelling Need: Clean, Honest Polls
ON Monday when millions of the countrys electors troop to the polling precincts to cast their votes, the hope is that they would be able to do so without much hitch or delay. We know how much the Commission on Elections has been trying its best...
Controlling Tuberculosis with DOTS
How widespread is TB in the Philippines and the world? What is DOTS? The news article that I read in connection with World TB Day which was celebrated last March 24 said that the Philippines is trying to control TB by DOTS. Jonathan V., Cebu City...
Controversial Quick Count
Byline: Willie N Ng IN the middle of a sea of reports about cheating in the May 10 election, the Supreme Court has done its part, striking down the Comelecs controversial quick count, one source of anxiety for all opposition parties. That confirms...
Countdown to Election Day
TOMORROW marks the beginning of a process that we either look forward to with great anticipation, or on the other hand, approach with dread and apprehension. Most restaurants except those that cater to tourists will observe the liquor ban; candidates...
Dayrit Assures Safety of RP Olympians
Byline: eddie alinea PHILIPPINE OLYMPIC Committee president Celso Dayrit, echoing the sentiments expressed by the Greek government and the International Olympic Committee, assured the nation of the Filipino athletes safety when they see action in...
Django out Again; Bata, 4 Others Win
Byline: dodo catacutan jr. TAIPEI Francisco Django Bustamante waited almost a day to play his first match in the San Miguel Asian 9-ball tour leg here. He needed a little over an hour to find the nearest exit. The world number ones misfortunes...
DOTC to Build Safer South Manila Commuter Railway
The impending rehabilitation of the Samson Road (Caloocan City) to Alabang section of the Philipppine National Railways (PNR) South Manila Commuter Railway system will lessen the occurrence of accidents in the current urban poor-infested railway tracks....
Electing Our Leaders
WE are about to confer the mantle of public authority on the candidates we vote for national office as we troop to the polls. It is timely for us to reflect on what public authority entails. First and foremost, our society, for its peace and order...
Exercise Is Key to Teen Weight Problem
Byline: MAGGIE FOX WASHINGTON (Reuters) Exercise may be the key to keeping the pounds off adolescents and may help overweight children reverse some of the harm caused by being fat, two teams of researchers reported. The studies bolster the argument...
Experts Solve Sampaguita Growers' Problems
Where have all the flowers gone? This was the common question among sampaguita growers in Cabanatuan City when insect pests attacked their farms causing heavy damage. In response, Gov. Tomas Joson III of Nueva Ecija endorsed the growers problem...
Fighting Diabetes: A Mother's Story of Courage and Faith
Mrs. Grace Santos, of Sanville, Quezon City, is a young mother of four energetic boys. Her eldest son, Ernest is 19 years old, followed by Vincent, 16, Sean, six, and her youngest Brian, who is three years old. But beneath her grace and beauty Mrs....
GMA Calls off 'Miting De Avance'; Final KNP Rally in Makati Tonight
Byline: GENALYN D. KABILING President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo scrapped a grand miting de avance of the administrations K-4 coalition today for security reasons. A large political rally of the administration party is also no longer needed since...
Go Xtreme with Sharp Gx32
Byline: Candy S. Manaloto Guys, take it from the expert. The Sharp GX-32 surely knows how to make a first impression. Banking on the importance of aesthetics to score some meaty points, Sharp effortlessly earns a perfect 10 for its GX-32 (at...
Heat at the Countryside
Byline: David Fajardo There are plenty of bar-b-q stalls around. For so, Bar-b-q is pretty much part of the everyday life and the food culture of the Filipino people. Now what are the essentials to make a good bar-b-q? First you must have a...
How Safe Are Children in a School Bus?
Byline: JOHNNY ANGELES We are well into the summer holiday season; school is out for the kids, and some of us have already taken the opportunity to spend our vacation leaves to be with our loved ones outside the busy metropolis. At the risk of...
Immigration Chief Orders Close Watch on J. Islamiyah Terrorists; Plot to Bomb Places in South Uncovered
Byline: BONG REBLANDO GENERAL SANTOS CITY Commissioner Alipio Fernandez of the Bureau of Immigration and Deportation (BID) directed his men in Mindanao to keep a tight watch on al-Qaeda linked Jemaah Islamiyah Indonesian terrorists out to sow...
Isaw
Byline: P.I. Flashbulb I never thought it will be this fun reading emails from Technews readers. Male email senders usually ask how to protect their privacy while female readers are more interested on how to invade it. Sorry girls but I cannot...
Jestoni Alarcon: Victor Wood's Son?
We learned that action star Jestoni Alarcon, who last starred in Tomagan, a movie featuring the life story of Gen. Romeo Maganto (whos running for governor in Bulacan) is being claimed by former Jukebox King Victor Wood as his son. But Jestoni himself...
KNP: Machinery for Cheating Ready
Byline: MARIO B. CASAYURAN The opposition Koalisyon ng Nagkakaisang Pilipino (KNP) warned yesterday that the Arroyo administration has already put in place its machinery or has begun the process to cheat its rivals, particularly the KNP candidates,...
Lacson Wants a Legacy of Trust in Governance
Byline: ROY C. SINFUEGO If elected president, Sen. Panfilo Lacson wants a credible and respected government to be his legacy to the Filipino people after 2010. And helping to make this possible are some retired police and military officers supporting...
Last Supper Discourse; John 14:7-14
JESUS said to His disciples, If you know Me, then you will also know My Father. From now on you do know Him and have seen Him. Philip said to Him, Master, show us the Father, and that will be enough for us. Jesus said to him, Have I been with you for...
Leaders' Mass
CANDIDATES used to go to their own parish churches on election eve. Its another photo opportunity, after all, but theres no reason to regard their piety as anything but genuine. After all, victory over adversaries is worth praying for. Clashing...
Maid in Singapore: What Dreams May Come
Byline: ADRIAN CARLO C. VELASCO DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY MANILA Where do ambitions bring you? What does life have to offer? How far can you get? Ambitions have a vital role among the many lives of people on this planet. Dreams motivate. Hopes are...
Menopause: A Celebration of Life
Byline: J.A. RAMIREZ Menopause is a universal and irreversible part of the overall aging process involving a woman's reproductive system, after which she no longer menstruates. At the same time, it is a daunting word, to any woman approaching the...
MPIO FY200; Just about the Right Size and Memory
Byline: Allan D. Francisco Equipped with an anti-piracy feature that would not allow its user to upload audio files from the player to the PC, the MPIO FY200 MP3 player from Digitalway Co. of South Korea comes with 256MB of storage capacity. While...
Negros Fruit Producer into Short-Term Crops
The ECJ & Sons Farms in Negros Occidental is well known for its extensive plantations of mango, durian, pili, imported makopa, supersweet tamarind and other fruits. Shortly, the farm could also become famous for its watermelons and squash. Ponchit...
North Luzon: Developing Tourist Spots
Byline: MARIO T SUPNAD The North Luzon Growth Quadrangle Area (NLGQA), composed of the Philippines three dynamic regions (Ilocos-Pangasinan Seaboard, Cagayan Valley and the Cordillera Highlands), has now emerged as one of the most promising growth...
On Mila's Lechon, in First Person
Byline: Diana A Galang Antonina Cesario, was definitely off-minded on whether what, when, and where the Lechon (suckling pig,) in history, falls concrete on vague details of food history books, when I met her a few days back. CULTUREFRONT ...
Opening Pages; Cool in Purple and Green
Byline: Peachy Limpin Theres only word to describe the work environment Epixtar wants to establish in the country: COOL. So what makes Epixtar cool? First, they have their own building. While they lease two floors in their Alabang office,...
Pacquiao a Serious Threat; but Marquez Is Confident He Will Retain Titles
Byline: nick giongco LAS VEGAS Juan Manuel Marquez and the man who will yell instructions from his corner admitted on Thursday that Manny Pacquiao poses a serious threat to the Mexicans bid to keep his World Boxing Association and International...
Palace Airs Commitment to Clean & Honest Polls
Byline: FERDIE J. MAGLALANG Malacanang reiterated yesterday its strong commitment for clean, honest, orderly and credible elections and assured it will never take part in any attempt to rig the results of the May 10 national and local elections....
PLDT Group Backs Tech Needs of NAMFREL
Byline: EMMIE V. ABADILLA The Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) Group is giving extensive corporate support to the National Citizens Movement for Free Elections (NAMFREL) for the May 10 polls to ensure the speedy, secure and accurate...
Roco Winds Up Campaign with Big Meeting in Naga
Byline: BEN R. ROSARIO NAGA CITY Although only a few hundreds welcomed and cheered Alyansa ng Pag-asa standard bearer Raul Roco on his return here his hometown yesterday, there appeared little doubt that the former senator will emerge winner...
Roundup
LUZON Robbery eyed in Imus slays IMUS, Cavite Police investigators are eyeing robbery as the possible motive in the killing of a former barangay captain and his wife in Malagasang 1-A, this town last Thursday. The victims were identified as...
RTC Orders NBI to Turn over 25 Luxury Vehicles to BoC
Byline: MARS W. MOSQUEDA JR. CEBU CITY A Regional Trial Court (RTC) in Mandaue City has ordered the Region 7 office of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI 7) to turn over the seized controversial luxury vehicles to the Bureau of Customs (BoC)....
Saigon's Best Offer; All Out
Byline: Oliver & ann kuy Braving the rush hour EDSA traffic, we trailed the rest of the cars Northbound from Makati. Expecting Vietnamese cuisine along the busy street of Tomas Morato in Quezon City, our rumbling tummies didnt mind the long...
Samsung Philippines Bridges Digital Gap with Don Bosco E-Laboratories
Young Filipinos belonging to the marginalized sector will now have greater chances to live their dreams with the recent inauguration of the Samsung e-Laboratory in Don Bosco Technical Institute in Makati City. The e-Laboratory project is borne out...
Sandiganbayan Rules 31% SMC Block Belongs to Gov't
The Sandiganbayan yesterday awarded to the government a 2731 percent block of San Miguel Corporation shares which farmers claim as their own because it was bought using a levy collected from them in the 1970s. The decision, passed by the anti-graft...
Senatorial Candidates Vow to Help Movie Industry
Byline: WALDEN SADIRI Theres an influx of celebrities migrating to the world of politics. From just being endorsers for different candidates, many actors or singers are trying their luck in public service by seeking elective posts. Can you blame...
Tao of Programming; a Pinoy Programmer's Life in Melbourne, Australia
Byline: Paul Vergel It was a good experience working in Melbourne. I really had a great time working and strolling around Victoria and even Sydney. In fact, I miss my work back there. Unlike in Asian countries such as Singapore where work is...
The Basic Questions
Byline: Romeo V Pefianco (Editors note: Borrowing is a perpetual cycle in poor countries cited in this article.) ON election day, Monday, we may ask ourselves a few simple questions, the same questions Filipino leaders and voters should have...
Tik Tak VOTE!
Byline: MERLINA R. HERNANDO Amidst the conundrum, the emotional stirrings and the nonstop bickering of politicians due to the upcoming elections, one sector is left pondering in the middle the youth. Unlike before, when the issue is whether 'to...
Travels in Spain (14)
Byline: Zenaida A Amador WE drove back from Granada to Sevilla way in time to bring the car back to the rental company, have lunch, and take the AVE back to Madrid. For the first few days it was very cold, then it turned warm as in 25 degrees, then...
What It Means to Be a Christian
FR. Joseph Dau Vu, SVD, was a Catholic chaplain of the Vietnamese boat people refugees in Morong, Bataan before his transfer to St. Jude Catholic School in Manila. In 1978 along with 55 fellow Vietnamese, he slipped out of communist Saigon on an...