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 October 18, 2003

Actor-Politician Brings Hope to Paranaque's Special Kids
Theres one event actor-politician Joey Marquez looks forward to. Not the awards nights which are one to many, anyway that his fellow actors work themselves to death and dress for. These moment of truth occasions may come and go in blinding succession...
Ambition of James and John; Mark 10:35-45
JAMES and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to Jesus and said to Him, Teacher, we want You to do for us whatever we ask of You. He replied, What do you wish [Me] to do for you? They answered Him, Grant that in Your glory we may sit one at Your right...
An Ecological Time Bomb
Byline: Edgardo J. Angara FOR about 25 years now, a good portion of Palawan, the countrys environmental jewel, has been hostage to a silent killer. In Barangay Rio Tuba in Bataraza town, a mining concession named Rio Tuba Nickel Mining Corporation...
An Educational Paradigm in a Knowledge-Based Society
Byline: DOLORES BAJA-LASAN, Ph.D. THE reality of a knowledgebased society is now relatively global. Whether a society is considered underdeveloped, developing, or developed, knowledge is the dominant force in the ideas, ideals, and aspirations of...
APEC Ministers OK Stepped-Up Fight on Terrorism
BANGKOK, Thailand (AFP) - Ministers from the 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) agreed Saturday to step up the fight against terrorism, vowing to accelerate measures to stem the cross-border flow of equipment and money...
Around the Nation
Drug war in private firms Makati City Mayor Jejomar C. Binay recently lauded the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) for issuing guidelines that will require private firms to take an active role in the war on illegal drugs. This measure...
BCDA Maintains Original SCAD Project Concept
Byline: BERNIE CAHILES-MAGKILAT The Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) has preferred to maintain the original concept of the Subic-Clark Alliance for Development (SCAD) project which is to focus development in Central Luzon as opposed...
Bush Voews Mindanao Support; Also Assistance to 5-Yr Military Modernization Plan
Byline: BEN R. ROSARIO United States President George W. Bush yesterday reiterated his country's commitment of support to the Philippine development efforts in Mindanao, its education program, and a fiveyear military modernization assistance as...
Christopher De Leon in MP2: Playing the Role of a Lifetime
Christopher de Leon has the distinction of being directed by four National Artists: Gerry de Leon, Lino Brocka, Ishmael Bernal, and Eddie Romero, mostly in classics of Philippine cinema. Billed as drama king, Boyet is the most awarded actor ever, winning...
Cities and Municipalities
4,753 brgys still powerless CEBU CITY (PNA) Some 4,753 barangays nationwide continue to be deprived of power while 1,525 are now enjoying for the first time the benefits and comforts of electiricity. A statement issued by the Department of Energy...
Dante Balboa in His Boldest Play, 'Pamhinta'
Dante Balboa, Diana Zubiris sizzling-hot leading man in Seiko Films bold flick Kasiping once again proves hi versatility and depth as an actor in his latest stage play, Pamhinta. The play mirrors complexities and peculiarities of the world of the overt...
Dare to Face the Risk in 'AXN Challenge'
Byline: ANTONETTE R. VALDEZ AXN will never get enough of extreme challenging sports that require the participation of both ordinary street people, professional athletes and even celebrities. Challenging in the sense that Survivor and Eco-Challenge...
DAR Launches P1.13-B Project for N. Mindanao
The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has launched more than R1.13 billion agricultural projects in Jabonga, Agusan del Norte to benefit agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs), upland farmers, indigenous people and fisherfolk in 270 barangays in Northern...
DoST Unit Claims No Failure in Comelec Vote Counting Machines Evaluation Test
Findings of the Department of Science and Technology-Metals Industry Development Research Center (DoST-MIRDC), the sole body authorized by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to conduct evaluation tests on automated vote-counting machines (ACM) for...
Dr. Mahathir Scolds the Muslims
PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia Dr.Mohamad Mahathir has gained worldwide fame as the defender of the Muslims. But today, at the opening ceremonies of the 10th Islamic Summit Conference, he gave them a strong admonition that few will ever forget. Mahathir said...
ERC Sets Hearing on NPC Unbundled Rates
Byline: LEE C. CHIPONGIAN The Energy Regulatory Commission has set a hearing on November 10 to review applications filed in May by the National Power Corp. and the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. for the revision of its unbundled...
Half of 2004 Needs Raised; $1-B Bond Sale Seen the Last for the Year
The Philippines $1.05 billion bond sale will likely be the last for this year as the government has raised nearly half its planned foreign borrowings for 2004, Finance Secretary Jose Isidro Camacho said. He told Dow Jones Newswires that Thursdays...
'Have You (Ever) Cried for the Philippines?'
I FOUND the question on the Net in a short essay by Jaeyum Kim, a Korean. My immediate response is yes, from the very beginning, as the song, Bayan Ko, composed during the Spanish era and sang over and over again after the assassination of Ninoy Aquino,...
How Inspiration Changed Jamie Rivera
Byline: JOJO P. PANALIGAN If people were to trace Jamie Riveras career from the beginning, few would see that shed end up celebrating her 16th year anniversary as an Inspirational Diva. After all, the singer/songwriter started out as a pop star....
It's PC Replacement Time, Says Intel Exec
Byline: edison d. ong If you are to base your decision on statistics and the technology life spans of desktop personal computers and mobile laptops, including the operating systems and application softwares loaded therein, its replacement time....
Jay Manalo's Ordeals as Ipis Man
Byline: WALDEN SADIRI It takes almost four hours to put on his costume and make-up. Sometimes, he even falls asleep while he is being dressed. Once inside his latex hugging get-up, his body temperature rises to an uncomfortable level. To top...
Joint Statement between the Republic of the Philippines and the United States of America
PRESIDENT Gloria Macapagal Arroyo warmly welcomed President George W. Bush to Malacanang today for the first State visit of an American President to Manila in over 30 years. As the two Presidents highlighted during President Macapagal Arroyos State...
Jorge Orozco's; Musical Landscapes
Byline: RHEA P.M. CATADA Photos by RICHARD VINAS Performing on an empty stage with only his stringed instrument, Spanish classical guitarist Jorge Orozco was able to fill up the theater like a full orchestra would. Listening to Orozcos musical...
Let's See How the LP Will Handle Next Year's Election
THE last thing that the government or any of our officials should do is to refer to the AFP combat uniforms with the derisive Filipino expression ukay-ukay. A senator was quoted as having used this term recently. Some may translate the term as bargain,...
Man Prepared for His Funeral Recovers
ONE of the most remarkable experiences I cherished when I attended the canonization of our two newly-declared SVD saints, Arnold Janssen and Joseph Freina-demetz, in Rome was a meeting with the beneficiary of a miraculous healing, Jun Yamada, last...
Mariah Is Not Coming to Town
PUZZLER NO. 1: Our mole is so sure that the rumors that this young actress is transferring to another network is just being floated by her camp. Truth of the matter, according to our mole, is that she has yet to secure a proper audience with one...
More Reader-Friendly Books on History, Art, Culture Urged
PILA, Laguna Citing the distressing trend showing the declining interest of the public in reading, opposition Sen. Teresa Aquino Oreta called recently for stronger government-private sector partnerships in printing more reader-friendly, easy to understand...
Nation's Barangays Hold Assemblies
As the country welcomed US President George W. Bush for an eighthour state visit yesterday, the country's barangays held synchronized barangay assemblies in their respective localities. Reports reaching the Department of Interior and Local Government...
NFA to Continue Rice Imports by Farmers
Byline: MELODY M. AGUIBA The government will likely continue to allow farmers groups to import as much as 50 percent of the Philippines import requirement for buffer stocking as they have been helpful in relieving government of the financing burden...
Our Two Nations Have Made Our Choice
Byline: George W. Bush (Speech delivered by US President GEORGE W. BUSH.) I WANT to thank the citizen of Manila who lined the streets today for their warm and gracious welcome to Laura and me. It warmed our hearts. And I want to thank you for...
Overweight Children Less Able to Control Overeating Fast Food
Byline: DANIEL Q. HANEY FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida (AP) Overweight children appear to be especially susceptible to the lure of fast food, a study found. They stuff themselves even more ravenously than other youngsters do and are less able to compensate...
Pamper Yourself in Bangkok
Byline: Text and photos By LAI SUAREZ-REYES The invite was visually tempting to those who are suckers for beauty and spa treatments. It read: Reinvigorate yourself mentally, physically and spiritually in the welcoming environment of Thailand as...
PLDT's Int'l Non-Deal Roadshow a Success
Byline: lynda b. valencia Dominant Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) led by its President and CEO, Manuel V. Pangilinan recently conducted a successful international non-deal roadshow that highlighted the strong performance of the...
Pope John Paul II Celebrates His 25 Years as Pope
Although Karol Wojtyla was elected Pope at the age of 58 on October 16, 1978, he has designated Sunday, October 19, as the celebration of his 25th anniversary as Pope. On this day, he will canonize Mother Teresa. All the cardinals of the Church have...
Pope Vows to Continue Serving Church, Leads Mother Teresa Rites Today
VATICAN CITY (AFP) - Pope John Paul II told cardinals yesterday that he would continue to lead the world's one billion Catholics "for as long as the Lord wishes." "Continue to pray for me, so that I can faithfully fulfill my service to the Church...
Quality of Life
It is about your quality of life, but it is not about regret or reproach, particularly if your life hasnt turned out the way you thought it would. It is about honest and gentle reflection, more so if your life hasnt turned out the way you thought it...
Roundup
LUZON Paputok makers start early OLONGAPO CITY (PNA) Local policemen and barangay officials apprehended an Isuzu pick-up truck loaded with assorted firecrackers and pyrotechnics worth R200,000 along the national highway in barangay New Cabalan...
RP, US Agree to Close Ranks vs Terrorism
Byline: GENALYN D. KABILING Acknowledging that United States and its allies are still under threat by terrorists, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and US President George W. Bush yesterday agreed to close ranks in the global fight against terrorism,...
Sex in Shanghai? Yes Please, but Not Where We Can See It
Byline: BENJAMIN MORGAN SHANGHAI (AFP) Shanghai would seem the perfect home for a sex museum given a colonial history that at its peak teemed with enough dance halls and houses of ill-repute to earn it the title Whore of the Orient. Yet four...
Sharon, Hilda & Angel: Getting to Know the Three 'Crying Ladies'
Three very fine actresses portray the title roles in Crying Ladies, written and directed by Mark Meily and produced by Toni Gloria under the banner of Unitel Pictures. They are Sharon Cuneta, Hilda Koronel, and Angel Aquino, award-winning actresses...
Sick Payatas Kid Gets Help from Japanese Exec
A sick boy whose family survives by scavenging for anything of value out of piles of garbage in Quezon City has found a Japanese friend who took pity on him and has provided him with all the medications and other necessities he needs to keep himself...
Siemens Mobile Goes to the Extreme with M55
There are trendsetters, simplicity seekers, professionals, and young actives it sure takes more than just one kind lifestyle to make up a world. Good thing Siemens Mobile provides a phone thats just perfect for a particular lifestyle. The young...
Singapore Airlines - A Great Way to Fly
THIS IS THE MILLENNIUM of the goliaths. Having done with the mini compacts (from cars, cameras, laptops to mobile phones), we are now heading for the behemoths. For instance, they are building ships that would make the Titanic look like a yatch....
Solon Demands Full Protection for Al-Ghozi's Fellow Escapee
Senator Aquilino Nene Q. Pimentel Jr. (PDP-Laban) asked police and military authorities yesterday what steps had been taken to secure the life of suspected Abu Sayyaf member Omar Opik Lasal, one of the two companions of the late Indonesian terrorist...
The Essential Looks
Byline: THERESE J. CAMET Photos by RUDY LIWANAG Tired of looking like everybody else wearing the same hairstyle and hair color? Check out Schwarzkopf Professionals Autumn/Winter 2003 Essential Looks Trend Collection as it features five new hair...
The Missing Ingredient
BOOKS have been written about successful people. Mostly about people who achieved material success. These books sell. Simply because many of us are so feverishly occupied with achieving material success. Meaning that many of us believe that the most...
The Pinoy TV Story on ABS-CBN Tonight
Another ambitious project on television is what is in store for viewers tonight, courtesy of ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corp. wholl take them down memory lane with Limampung Taong Ligawan: The Pinoy Love Story. The exclusive documentary on the history...
THE TERNO; the 'Butterfly' Dress Takes Flight
Byline: CANDY S. MANALOTO Photos by BERNARD TESTA Ever asked yourself why there is so much negativity in this country? The question may spawn different reactions from any who care to stop and think about it. Nevertheless, Bea Zobel, Jr. has only...
UN Report Highlights Threats & Opportunities of the Tourism Industry
Tourism generates 11 percent of the global gross domestic product (GDP), employs 200 million people and transports nearly 700 million international travelers per year a figure that is expected to double by 2020. It is considered one of the largest,...
US First Lady Meets Pupils in Program of Music & Dance
Bringing her national reading crusade to the Philippines, US First Lady Laura Welch Bush yesterday turned storyteller to a group of Filipino school children while accompanying her husband in a short state visit here. As US President George W. Bush...
Viva's Big Plans for Sarah
Fourteen-year-old pop princess Sarah Geronimo is one lucky girl indeed, for after finishing grand prize in the R1M talent search, Star for a Night early this year, she was immediately signed up to a recording deal by Viva Records and is now going places....
WB Cites RP's 4% Growth amid Adverse Developments
Byline: EDU H. LOPEZ The World Bank said that the Philippines is proud of its continued achievement of 4.0 percent economic growth in the first half of 2003 despite adverse global developments, sporadic conflict in Mindanao, political uncertainty...
Witness Systems Targets Call Centers
Byline: edu h. lopez Witness Systems, a leading global provider of performance optimization software and services is targeting the local call centers as the company expands its market in Asia. The companys software helps contact centers capture...
'Yankee Go Home, and Take Me with You?'
President George W. Bush and his wife Madam Laura Bush are warmly and enthusiastically welcomed by an overwhelming number of Filipinos on their state visit to our country. However, certain fringe sectors of society of the extreme left will be doing...