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 January 12, 2005

93rd Anniversary of the University of the Philippines College of Law
THE Board of Regents of the University of the Philippines (UP) created the UP College of Law at its meeting on January 12, 1911. The college was created to give instruction in law and government according to the American colonial policy of involving...
A Major Blow to Business & Industry
Byline: Willie N Ng THE United Pulp and Paper Co., which will pay $28.2 million for its 25-megawatt electric plant, is the latest of the growing number of industries to buy their own power plants. Even before the Napocor became a basket case,...
Around the Nation
First Philippine Eagle reared in captivity dies DAVAO CITY The first Philippine Eagle reared in captivity to be released in the wild has died of electrocution in the southern region of Mindanao, a conservation group said yesterday. The two-year-old...
Auto Parts Makers Boost Capability
Byline: BERNIE CAHILES-MAGKILAT Domestic automotive parts makers have vowed to further strengthen their capability to support local automotive assemblers requirements and beef up its exports this year to $1.5 billion from $1.3 billion last year...
Big Changes Vowed in Western Police District
(Welcome remarks of Chief Supt. PEDRO BULAONG at the 104th WPD Anniversary celebration of the Western Police District on January 8, 2005.) THANK you for joining us in the celebration of the 104th Anniversary of the Western Police District today....
BMG Boss Appointed MD of Sony-BMG Philippines
It is final. The happy news was announced early last week that BMG Pilipinas very efficient and hardworking boss Mr. Rudy Y. Tee has been appointed Managing Director of Sony-BMG Philippines. Its been more than a year now since the news of the merger...
BSP Sees More OFW Remittances Via Banks
Byline: LEE C. CHIPONGIAN The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas sees money transfers from overseas Filipino workers increasing this year after banks channel more of these cash through formal networks and show higher OFW monthly reports. OFW remittances...
Court Denies Gov't Motions, Orders Bank to Pay PIATCo
Byline: JAMES I. CATAPUSAN The Pasay City Regional Trial Court (RTC) yesterday denied the govern-ments motion for reconsideration as well as the motion for inhibition on the controversial Philippine International Air Terminals Co. Inc. (PIATCo)...
Epson Honors Top Awardees
ONE OF the countrys leading manufacturers of printers is joining the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) in honoring the top achievers of 2004 during its Annual Awards Night tomorrow at the Manila Pavilion. Epson is giving out an all in one...
Gov't: MILF Should Punish Men in Attack
Even as it upheld that the peace talks remain on track, Malacanang yesterday said it expects Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) leaders to penalize their members who attacked government troops in Maguindanao last week. Press Secretary Ignacio...
Holiday Economics Boosts Domestic Travel
Byline: JASER A. MARASIGAN The holiday economics being pursued by the government to boost domestic tourism, trade and investment activities in the country paid off as hotels and resorts, including transportation companies, reported "good business"...
List of New Professional Dentists
ABAD, ANNA MARIE PICHAY ABAN, CORYTHA RAMIREZ ABAD, ANNA MARIE PICHAY ABAN, CORYTHA RAMIREZ ABARQUEZ, DONNA SARAH MANGARON ABRAHAM, SHEILA MAE OCCENA ACUPAN, MARCELO ABIADO ADAN, MARIE JERRYLYN MANIBO ADRIANO, ROMEO BORLASA...
Mindanao 1906 and Iraq 2005: Lessons in Nation-Building (Second of Three Parts)
Byline: Francis N. Tolentino A WEEK ago, a bomb tore apart a Bradley fighting vehicle in Baghdad, killing seven US soldiers, while two US marines died in al-Anbar in province in Iraq in what may be considered the deadliest day for the Americans...
'Miracle' Boosts Spirit of Survivors
AMIDST the devastation and wrenching pain experienced by the people in the Sri Lankan town of Matara, a miraculous incident is reported to have happened which boosted the drooping spirit of the tsunami survivors there. A statue of the Blessed Virgin...
November Exports Surge 19.5% on Electronics Sales
Byline: DOLLY AGLAY Philippine exports expanded at their strongest rate since July 2002 in the year through November 2004, rising 19.5 percent on the back of healthy electronics shipments, the government said yesterday. The National Statistics...
'Ocean's Twelve,' 'Blade Trinity' and 'Kung Fu Hustle'
THE REMAKE of "Oceans Eleven" is George Clooneys tribute to Frank Sinatra and his Rat Pack who did the original. It made a lot of money so Clooney now does something that Sinatra failed to do: Come up with a sequel. In "Oceans Twelve," three years...
Pacquiao May Earn $1.75 M vs Morales
Byline: nick giongco AFTER WEEKS of preparing mentally and physically for Juan Manuel Marquez, Filipino ring idol Manny Pacquiao has suddenly found himself scheduled to face a different but familiar opponent. Pacquiao officially got confirmation...
PBA Mall Tour Sets Visit to Ever-Gotesco
THE EVER-Gotesco chain of malls, in cooperation with the PBA, will treat local basketball fans and enthusiasts to a seven-week long fair of fun and games where they would be given a rare chance to meet and greet their favorite players and teams outside...
President Cites De Castro for Backing Pro-Poor Agenda, Work in Government
Byline: GENALYN D. KABILING President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo yesterday expressed her appreciation to Vice President Noli de Castro for his government work in support of her pro-poor agenda. With De Castro in tow, Arroyo resumed her town hall...
Roundup
LUZON DENR warns bird hunters BAGUIO CITY (PNA) The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) warned yesterday bird hunters in Sagada, Mountain Province and other areas the Cordilleras against catching and eating migratory birds...
RP Athletes to Get Priority - Ramirez
PHILIPPINE Sports Commission (PSC) Officer-in-Charge William Butch Ramirez laid down yesterday the priorities of the government sports agency with the welfare of national athletes ranking first on his list. Ramirez announced his move during a meeting...
Sanctioned Ignorance
A WISE man once said that if I thought education was expensive, I should try ignorance. It seems the time has come not only to try but to accept ignorance, if grudgingly. Only three days ago, I paid the Philippine Postal Corporation R4,125 for three...
Shell Eases into Quarters
Byline: noli cruz brought enough supply of motivation to drive his Shell Turbo Chargers into a runaway 98-77 win over the Red Bull Barako Thunder last night in the Gran Matador PBA Philippine Cup at the Cuneta Astrodome. The win gained the Turbo...
Stop the Abuse
Byline: Loren L. Legarda THREE weeks ago, the world viewed with shock and awe the devastation wrought by the tsunami that hit South Asia. Three months ago, we had our share of destruction and grief with the typhoons and tropical storms which hit...
Sunshine Leaving Cesar?
Yes, sexy Sunshine Cruz who made us all notice her with her bouffant skirt during the 2004 Metro Manila Film Festival Philippines Awards Night at the Aliw Theater, has threatened to leave her husband, Best Director awardee Cesar Montano. And all because...
The Cure of Simon's Mother-in-Law; Mark 1:29-39
ON leaving the synagogue Jesus entered the house of Simon and Andrew with James and John. Simons mother-in-law lay sick with a fever. They immediately told Him about her. He approached, grasped her hand, and helped her up. Then the fever left her and...
The Parable of Woman
THE farmer carefully flipped through the thin pages of his worn-out Bible. He tentatively paused in the Book of Genesis. Using his forefinger, he scanned downwards and stopped at the particular verse. In a low voice, he mumbled: "Genesis 2:21-22....
The WPD & Its Share in Manila's 'Renaissance'
(Remarks of Secretary HERMOGENES E. EBDANE JR. National Security Adviser & Director General, National Security Council, at the 104th WPD Founding Anniversary celebration, January 8, 2005) GOOD morning and Happy 104th Anniversary! I am honored...
'Tinnitus of Aging'
The word tinnitus is derived from the Latin tinnere, meaning to ring or tinkle like a bell. The sound may come and go, but often becomes permanent and an integral part of your life. You may perceive it in one ear or in both, or somewhere else in the...
TNT Goes the Extra Mile
Byline: Beth B Celis EARLY in the Gran Matador PBA Philippine Cup, Talk N Text management had planned on sending the Phone Pals to the United States for training, on the premise that they would qualify for the semifinal round. The ballclub was definitely...
UST Spikers Rout San Sebastian to Regain Solo Lead
University of Santo Tomas dished out a solid game as it showed no sign of the crushing loss to La Salle the other day by pulling off a straight-set victory over San Sebastian College yesterday at the Rizal Coliseum. Save for a stretch in the third...
Welcoat Assured of Twice-to-Beat Edge
WELCOAT PAINTS went full throttle in the final quarter yesterday to hack out an 81-70 win over Air Philippines and clinch the second twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinal round in the PBL Open Championship at the Pasig Sports Center. The Paint...
When 'Off-the-Hook' Is Not
BUSINESS ethics, like political ethics, sounds like an oxymoron, for in the end, politicians and business people act according to their own best interests. This appears to be the case in the controversy involving Metro Pacific Corporation, the Philippine...
Youth Brigade in Ladies Open
DEFENDING champion Frances Bondad banners one of the youngest fields ever to be assembled for the SMART Gold Philippine Ladies Amateur Open golf championship which fires off today at the Manila Golf Club in Makati. The 17-year-old Bondad, an American-Australian...