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 June 11, 2004

Aboitiz One Leads Innovation in Package Delivery Service
There was a time when the technology we have now was the stuff of science fiction. Then a few years back, cellular phones overtook landlines in number, a landmark that illustrates how connected each of us are, how accessible weve become. Coupled with...
Ang Galing Ng Filipino; Merry-Go-Round
Byline: FLORO L. MERCENE INDEPENDENCE Day slogan: Ang galing ng Filipino. Pero hindi marunong bumilang. *** Gaspar Molina was the most famous Filipino immigrant in Mexico during Spanish colonial times. He built two ships (caravels?) for the...
Around the Nation
CARP anniversary Prayer rallies and protest actions in Metro Manila and some parts of the country calling for genuine land reform marked yesterdays 16th anniversary of the implementation of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP). Most...
Arroyo Lauds Baja, RP Mission on Adoption of Iraq Resolution
NEW YORK President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Wednesday congratulated Ambassador Lauro L. Baja Jr., permanent representative to the United Nations and president of the Security Council, for the early adoption of a crucial resolution on Iraq that will...
A Shanghai Find; Carinderia Tales
Byline: Jeremy C. Malcampo If one would be prowling at Robinson's Place, Ermita, Manila, and need be sloshing tongue-tracks on authentic Chinese cuisine, I would recommend Tang City atop National Bookstore for a try fly-by. One consideration...
A Summer of Service
Byline: MICA DE JESUS Like everyone else, I was looking forward to have a bash this summer. When school ended, I joined Narra Club's Rural Service Program and spend the succeeding 9 days in Baranggay Langgam, Sitio Rustan in San Pedro. The Narra...
Australian Driver Takes AF3 Rounds 3 & 4
Byline: ANJO PEREZ, SPMJ Australian driver Christian Jones scorched through the tracks of the Subic International Raceway during rounds three and four of the Asian Formula 3 Championships held last weekend earning for himself a perfect 40 points...
Back to Natural Feel Is New Trend in Car Interior Design
Byline: THOMAS GEIGER GERMANY (DPA) With a car it is much like falling in love that first glance can play a crucial part in deciding whether a long relationship is possible, according to Stefan Sielaff, the man responsible for the entire interior...
BAR-Honda's Button Claims 5th Podium Finish
Lucky Strike B.A.R Hondas Jenson Button raced to a strong third place in the European Grand Prix, to claim his fifth podium finish from seven Grand Prix starts this season. Teammate Takuma Sato drove a truly inspired race but was forced out of the...
Bluetooth-Enabled Products Ready to Hit Mainstream
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Although Bluetooth-enabled devices havent quite entered the true mainstream yet, they are poised to take that next step, finds In-Stat/MDR (http://www.instat.com). With Mobile phones, PDAs, and headsets making significant strides...
Broken Silence; A Suicide Note
Byline: AVA - MARIE ASSUMPTA O. GUERRERO I'm sorry for what I've done. I love you mom, thank you for everything Just a few months back, I've read this snippet from a newspaper stating that a young man took his own life in a hotel, just a few...
Bunye: Arroyo Did Not Overspend in Polls
Byline: GENALYN D. KABILING President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has kept her campaign expenditures within the maximum limit of P420 million set by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) during the 90-day campaign for the presidency. According to...
Chronic Kidney Failure
My sister-in-law died last week at the age of 43 because of kidney failure. Her disease was discovered only two months ago when she became very weak and pale. She was brought to a hospital and was told she had chronic kidney failure and that she...
Cisco Expands Networking Academy Program, Names NCC as New Partner
Byline: edu h. lopez Cisco Systems would further enhance its networking curriculum program by providing more advanced technology and security. The company has also expanded the number of regional networking academies in the country with the recent...
Dental Implant Offers Alternative to Dentures
Losing one or more teeth can be a painful experience for most people. One Norwegian survey found that it was so stressful and comparable to having trouble with relatives. The toothless patient has every reason to worry. He looks older because of...
Entrepreneurs Look
Judging by the response of readers to our column on the prospects of malunggay seeds for export which came out in Panorama magazine last May 23, a lot people are really looking for doable projects. Projects that can be done even by those with limited...
EPSON Stylus Photo R310; A Virtual Darkroom
Byline: Allan D. Francisco The Stylus Photo R310 from Epson is a printer designed primarily for people who love taking pictures with their digital cameras or camera phones. While Epson does not discriminate against consumers who are not too keenly...
ERC Approves Hike in Napocor's Generation Rates
The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has allowed state-owned National Power Corp. (Napocor) to increase its generation rates nationwide to reflect the higher cost of fuel and the pesos weakness against the US dollar. "We have no other recourse,...
Farewell to the Senate & Report to the Nation
(Valedictory speech by Sen. LOREN LEGARDA delivered in the Senate session hall on June 10, 2004) SIX years ago, I was sworn into the Senate on a fine and glorious day for democracy an event that marked a smooth transition from one president to...
FEU: A Well-Crafted Jewel in the Annals of Philippine Education
Byline: MERLINA R. HERNANDO HUMBLE BEGINNINGS Far Eastern University started out as a dream, born virtually out of its founder's head, Dr. Nicanor Reyes in 1928 with the help of a reputed group of educators from the Department of Economics in...
Food and Freedom
Byline: Diana A. Galang And Jeremy C. Malcampo In view of the Philippines' 106 years of independence from the Spaniards, it is, perhaps, heartwarming to be in a look-back on the significant memories that occurred during the time of the revolution....
Formula 1 Class Multimedia Mobile Phone: The SX1 McLaren Limited Edition
Being a high-end mobile phone with comprehensive multimedia functions, the SX1 McLaren Limited Edition is sure to take the lead. Its integrated video camera allows for the direct recording of the most exciting racing scenes as video clips which later...
FPJ Appeals to Police Not to Disperse Rallyists
Koalisyon ng Nagkakaisang Pilipino (KNP) standard bearer Fernando Poe Jr. yesterday appealed to the police to respect the constitutional rights of the people to a peaceful assembly and free expression, as he deplored the violent dispersal Wednesday...
GMA, Loren Lead as Vote Canvass Resumes
The 22-man Joint Committee of Congress started late yesterday afternoon in resuming the tabulation of votes for the presidential and vice presidential elections as they chose to ignore demands on a cloture rule that would forestall filibusters from...
Gross Portfolio Inflows Soar 134% in 5 Months
Gross portfolio investment inflows for the first five months of the year increased by 134 percent to $910.7 million, from $387.7 million in 2003 due to the stronger dollar that gave investors more value for their money against the local peso. Bangko...
Guiao Remorseless after Ejection, Hits Refs Again
Byline: noli cruz The Sta. Lucia Realtors provided the black armbands, but Yeng Guiao, the Red Bull Barako coach, is providing the voice to the protest movement. A growing unrest among PBA coaches against officiating appears to be gaining momentum...
Home & Garden Talk
GARDEN SHOW & PLANT SALE. Some of the countrys leading producers of ornamental plants will showcase their products at the First AANI Garden Show and Plant Sale at the FTI Complex, beside AANI Weekend Market, Taguig, Metro Manila. Leading the...
Introducing Silver Nano Health System
Byline: OWEN A. BAUTISTA After three years of 30 Samsung Electronics researchers working for its perfection, and with over 10 million US dollars invested in its research and development, Samsung introduces the first of its kind technology employing...
Is Sportsmanship Dead?
IT PROBABLY is. Or, if not dead, weak and dying. And its true, too, all over the land. One month after the national elections, many positions are still being contested. Even in places where the results may be described as lopsided, losers have...
It's 2004, Do You Know Where Your Data Is? (Part II)
Byline: CHAN CHEE KEONG, Managing Director Southeast Asia Establishing a Data Retention and Protection Policy: Tape, Magnetic Disk, or Optical Media? SEC Rule 17a-4 specifies that data must be stored on "non-rewriteable, not-erasable" media....
Japanese Firms Plan New Expansion in Asia
Byline: EDU H. LOPEZ Japanese companies operating in the Philippines and the Asean region would be investing more to expand their operations over the next two years. A survey conducted by the Japan External Trade Organization showed that 53 percent...
Japan Offers to Finance Reg'l Oil Stockpile
Byline: LEE C. CHIPONGIAN To increase and guarantee oil stock inventories in the region, Japan expressed its intention to finance ASEAN +3 (Japan, China and Korea) plan and initial feasibility studies to put up strategic petroleum reserve facilities....
JdV: House Adjournment Will Not Affect Canvassing
Byline: BEN R. ROSARIO The House of Representatives deferred the plan to adjourn yesterday even as the national canvassing of votes for president and vice-president was also delayed by six hours to give way to the supposedly last legislative session...
Let Us Move On
If you have tears, prepare to shed them now. Shakespeares Julius Ceasar TO many of us, the Philippines will always be a paradise on earth. Meanwhile, have we become a nation of self-flagellants and masochists who derive pleasure in suffering,...
'Lifted the Smoke of Battle'
NOTE: In honor of Freedom Day (June 12), I am herewith reprinting a poem I wrote shortly after our Liberation from Japanese Occupational Forces in 1945. Where fled ye when spirit and valor Could stem not grim metals advance, When air-raided...
'Makikiliti Kang Totoo' in Paco Park Presents
As part of the celebration of the 106th anniversary of Philippine Independence, the National Committee on Independence Day celebration, the National Parks Development Committee and the National Broadcasting Network present an all-Filipino program dubbed...
Man Dies as Tornado Hits Town; 'Gener' Causes Floods in Leyte
Byline: NESTOR L. ABREMATEA TACLOBAN CITY An old man was killed when a baby tornado slammed the town of Dulag, Leyte Wednesday while typhoon Gener lashed the Visayas. The victim died on the spot after he fainted upon seeing the baby tornado...
Manila Hotel Venue for Media Concert for Bantay-Bata 163
Comforting the abused and abandoned children, providing better future for the out-of-school youth and street kids, giving new hope for those with ailment and disabilities. These very well serve as the driving force behind the staging of the musical...
Meralco Urged to Postpone Rate Increase
Byline: GENALYN D. KABILING Malacanang yesterday urged the Manila Electric Company (Meralco) to postpone the implementation of its power rate increase, saying it was ill-timed since consumers are still reeling from the impact of the hiked prices...
MUKHA; A Tayabas Beauty Pageant
Byline: LOUIE GUARIN Had I not been invited by my good friend, Eppie Sumilang Macalinao as one of the judges in MUKHA 2004, I would never discover that Tayabas, Quezon abound with many beautiful girls. MUKHA is an acronym for mukha, utak, katawan,...
NCR Wage Board Hears Petition for Pay Hike
Byline: RAUL V. GONZALES The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) in the National Capital Region (NCR) yesterday conducted a public hearing on the possible issuance of a new wage order following the petition of various labor...
New Honda City Puts More Power in Small Car Class
Byline: ARIS R. ILAGAN While many of the auto manufacturing executives are now in a dilemma on how to resuscitate the ailing industry amid several post-election uncertainties, Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCFI) President Mitsunari Takano is beaming...
NEWS IN BRIEF; P/$ Rate Closes at P55.795
The peso closed lower at P55.795 to the US dollar yesterday at the Philippine Dealing System of the Bankers Association of the Philippines from P55.675 the previous day. The weighted average rate depreciated to P55.745 from P55.697. Total volume amounted...
Nokia 3220 Camera Phone: Light Fever! Glowing Grips and Light Messaging Highlight Camera Phone
With a burst of rhythmic, flashing lights, the Nokia 3220 camera phone, signaled its arrival - and an innovative way to communicate with friends in a crowd. Unveiled today at Nokia Totally Board in Thessaloniki, Greece, the Nokia 3220 is highlighted...
Noli's Justification; Yeng's Outburst
YESTERDAY AT halftime of the San Miguel Beer-Red Bull game, PBA commissioner Noli Eala appeared at the Araneta Coliseum press room to give a commentary on the visit of the Sta. Lucia team, led by coach Alfrancis Chua, to his office earlier that afternoon....
One Hundred Three Years of the Supreme Court of the Philippines
IT was by virtue of Act 136 of the Second Philippine Commission, the Judiciary Law, that the Supreme Court was established on June 11, 1901. Subsequently, through the Administrative Code of 1917, the Supreme Court was ordained as the highest tribunal...
Opening Pages; for Bookmark or Favorites
Byline: Peachy Limpin To welcome school year 2004-2005, here is a list of websites that would be very useful for students of all levels, from grade school to graduate school students, professionals included. I'll start with Free Full Text at...
Pain Relief Is Priority in Treatment of Gout
In the management of gout, its important to help gout sufferers alleviate pain with proper pain medication. The reason why gout patients go to the hospital is because they are in pain. That is why it is important for medical specialists to prioritize...
Palace Scores Opposition Plan of 'No Proclamation'
Byline: FERDIE J. MAGLALANG Malacanang belittled yesterday the oppositions strategy to derail the proclamation of the winning president and vice president by delaying the congressional canvassing of votes, staging mass protest actions and raising...
PDA Phones Roundup
Notwithstanding its being a third-world country, the Philippines has always been a country of gadget-lovers. Take the cellphone for instance. Almost everybody has one. From the business tycoons of Ortigas or Makati, merchants in Binondo, even streetsweepers...
Peek Suffering from 'Tardinitis'
BONG HAWKINS has been barred from joining the Coca-Cola bench during games. He is even banned from practice, or even from watching the Tigers games in the Gran Matador-PBA Fiesta Conference quarterfinals. Reason? The veteran Coca-Cola forward...
Power against Finesse in Finals; PBL Unity Cup Best-of-Five
THEYRE EXACT opposites brute against finesse; power versus grace. Or, as they say, different folks, different strokes. But, however, they play their game, Welcoat Paints and Viva Mineral Water-FEU have achieved their objectives, or at least a good...
Radio Program Tackles Various Health Issues
Geriatrics is a practice in medicine that is not familiar to people. Opposite Pediatrics, Geriatrics is the field of medicine that focuses on the health concerns of people starting age 40. Geriatricians are responsible in assisting their patients...
Relating to Our Latin American Bros
LATIN America, as you know, was colonized by the Spaniards and the Americans. We are, therefore, brothers under the skin, or to put it elegantly, under the bells and the sun and stripes. We can relate to their painful feelings about democracy. In...
Rosales Airs Dismay over Local Politics
Byline: LESLIE ANN G. AQUINO Exasperated with local politics, Manila Archbishop Gaudencio Rosales yesterday said that he no longer believes in it, particularly on the way Filipino politicians practiced it. Rosales deplored this during yesterdays...
Rosales Tackles LPGA Major with Confidence
WILMINGTON, Delaware Jennifer Rosales arrived here for the McDonalds LPGA Championship with the same routine she has followed for most any other major, but theres one major difference as far as her psyche is concerned. For the first time in her...
Roundup
Byline: LUZON 2 gunmen kill RTC judge TANAUAN CITY, Batangas (PNA) A regional trial court judge was killed yesterday when fired upon by two unidentified gunmen in this city, some 70 kilometers south of Manila, police said. Police identified...
Seagate 106GB External Hard Drive; Cool and Easy
Byline: Peachy Limpin These are the words that best describe Seagate's new external hard drive. Cool because it does not look like a storage device; looks more like a CD player to me. Every time someone comes by my room and sees the drive, their...
Senate Need Not Meet for 'Sine Die'
Byline: MARIO B. CASAYURAN The Senate suspended yesterday its regular session and prepared to adjourn sine die the 12th Congress starting today based on a constitutional provision as Senate President Franklin Drilon prayed that Congress, acting...
SMART Kid: The Celfone for Kids
"SMART Kid is designed through the eyes of a child, and the heart of a Mom, to keep parents in touch with their children," according to SMART's A.R. Martirez, a father of four. "SMART Kid is a perfect example of a SMART idea to come to fruition"....
Spicing Up Marriage Is Both Amusing & Risky
Byline: Elinando B Cinco IF the word monotonous was not invented, many marriages would end up happily ever after. But this is not happening in some cases, and couples are seeking ways and means to get out of the doldrums. And if a couple would...
Start Your Day Right!
Despite the rising number of people who are becoming more heanh conscious, many of us still don't eat breakfast! One reason people skip breakfast is time. Most students and adults would rather rush out the door so as not to be late, than stop for a...
TAIPEI-SEATTLE-HOUSTON; China Airlines Starts New Routes
China Airlines will become the first Taiwanese carrier to serve southern US via its new Taipei-Seattle-Houston leg thrice weekly effective June 22, 2004. The addition of Seattle and Houston will give China Airlines (CAL) eight passenger destinations...
Talking about Flour; BAKING 101
Byline: Junjun De Guzman & Adoree Uy We got this question from a reader from Bangkal, Makati her inquiry is: Why are there so many different types of flour? Can one be substituted with the other? Jun Jun: There are probably two to three...
Tao of Programming; a Programmer's Search for Meaning
Byline: Paul Vergel I still remember Miss Carag, my kindergarten teacher, who took me under her wing on my first day of school. I was one of the many kids who cried when our mothers left us in school. Maybe because I was the noisiest crier, she...
Tax Perks on Capital Equipment OKd
Byline: BERNIE CAHILES-MAGKILAT After disagreements over the granting of tax incentives to capital equipment importation of enterprises registered with the Board of Investments (BoI) under Executive Order 313, government agencies have finally come...
The Commissioning of the Twelve; Matthew 10:7-13
JESUS said to the Twelve, As you go, make this proclamation: The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, drive out demons. Without cost you have received; without cost you are to give. Do not take gold or silver...
The Golden Rule: The Secret to Bayani Agbayani's Success!
Byline: WALDEN SADIRI Believe it or not, television host-actor and comedian Bayani Agbayani still gets the jitters whenever he goes on stage for a live performance! During an interview at Ratskys Tomas Morato for the launch of his latest album...
The Multi-Tasking Executive
Byline: Bernardo M Villegas IN the recent national convention of the Philippine Heart Association, cardiologists were of one mind that preventive care should be given the highest priority in combatting the number one killer today, which is heart...
The Philippine Tatler
now has a new baby: the Couture magazine. Though I havent seen it yet, its launch at the Makati ShangriLa hotel had all the trimmings of a superluxe, superglam, affair. Cocktails were held at the Lobby Lounge where Moet et Chandon champagne flowed...
The Price of Fitness; Official Training Gear of the Makeover Challenge 2004
Byline: ANNA UNSON - PRICE Just in case anyone is under the impression that our Challengers will be having an easy time in this Makeover, theyre very much mistaken. They will be working extremely hard, not just to meet their health and fitness goals...
THE QUEST CORNER; Getting Familiar with the Laptop
Byline: Timmy Magalang What are the features of a laptop that makes it different from a desktop? This week we will find out by taking a look at the special features of a laptop. Lets begin with the batteries. Batteries are very important to a...
The SC & Judges Ass'n Hymns
TODAY the RTC judges join the Supreme Court (SC) officials and employees in a parade on the 103rd anniversary of the SC and Courts of First Instance (now regional trial courts). For years, the judges have not been singing their Philippine Judges Association...
Towards a Better Filipino Youth
Byline: AMYLINE QUIEN CHING Perhaps two of the many stereotypes that contribute to the disintegration of Philippine society is the belief that young Filipinos do not know enough, have not lived long enough, and have not experienced enough to understand...
Unity II
IF there is to be a single focus for this country, we have suggested it should be unity. In the recently published book, The Memoirs of Lee Kuan Yew, Mr. Lee says of the Philippines: [They] had so many able, educated people... Workers were English-speaking....
Wendell Ramos, a Rapist in Latest Film!
Noted actor Wendell Ramos, that funny character who makes televiewers laugh with his antics in GMAs gag show Bubble Gang every Friday night, is a rapist in his latest movie Sabel, Regal Entertainments entry to the forthcoming Manila Film Festival....