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 February 18, 2004

50 Years as a Journalist
Byline: IVAR GICA MY most exciting of ironic cyberspace experience was an e-mail from journalist Oscar Landicho of Sydney before Christmas. He congratulated my being among the surviving journalists honored by the National Press Club for 50 years...
Alvarez Makes History as First Pinoy to Play in US Pro League
Make way for the first Filipino ever to play in a US professional league. Journeyman Bong Alvarez yesterday inked a one-conference contract with United States Basketball League (USBL) champion Pennsylvania Valleydawgs, paving the way for the first...
As the Court Rules
WHERE the Supreme Court was unnecessarily defiant in saying that they would not cowed by Fernando Poe Jrs supporters and the latters senator-spokesman arrogant in predicting trouble should the Court disqualify the king of actors, the candidate himself...
Better Late Than Never; RP 4x200-M Freestyle Relay Team Awarded SEAG Gold
THE Philippines got another gold medal two months after the Vietnam Southeast Asian Games when the Vietnam Organizing Committee declared the Filipinos winner of the mens 4x200-meter freestyle relay event. The victory of swimmers Mark Kalaw, Miguel...
Cebu Bet Scores 2nd Ace; Uratex Caddies Championship
ANTIPOLO CITY Roderick Borja was probably thinking of the events of a year ago on the very same course when he teed up on the 11th hole of Valley Golf Club yesterday. Call it whatever you like, perhaps luck, or even destiny. But Borja just happened...
Citizenship Issue Should Be Resolved Once and for All
Byline: Fr. Bel R San Luis, S V D RECENTLY Tourism Secretary Richard Gordon was seen on TV removing his own posters from a no-posting wall. I found Mr. Gordons act very inspiring. With candor, he took upon himself to undo what his own men had...
FCDU Secrecy Waiver Not Mandatory - BSP
Byline: FIL C. SIONIL The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said yesterday the waiver of the secrecy on FCDU (foreign currency deposit unit) accounts is not mandatory and only covers those dollar purchase of corporates from the spot market kept...
FPJ Bares Team of Economic Advisers
MANILA (AFP) Movie star presidential candidate Fernando Poe unveiled a team of economic advisers yesterday in a bid to allay investor concerns over his inexperience ahead of Mays election in the country. The 19-strong, pro-market team of economic,...
From Politicians to Statesmen
Byline: LEONARDA N. CAMACHO ACCORDING to the dictionary, a statesman is one who is wise and skillful in conducting state affairs and treating public issues or one experienced in the business of government. This is why in the Greek era and Roman...
Hepatitis
Byline: Gary S Sy, MD HEPATITIS is an inflammation of the liver. It is caused by many drugs and toxic agents as well as by numerous viruses A, B, C, D, E, or F that which could give similar manifestations. The liver becomes tender and enlarged...
ICC Approves P3.36-B Agri Scheme; Farm Market Dev't Project
Byline: EDU LOPEZ The inter-agency Investment Coordination Committee-Cabinet Committee (ICC-CC) has approved the implementation of the R3.36 billion diversified farm income and market development project (DFIMDP) as part of the governments strategy...
Legitimacy in the FPJ Controversy
Byline: Willie N Ng LAWYERS for opposition candidate Fernando Poe Jr., whose claim to being natural born is elevated to the Supreme Court, point out that there are two types of illegitimate children. The first type is a child born out of an illegal...
List of New Therapists Part 1
ABAD, MARIA TERESA TENAGEROS ABAD, MYRA BENEDICTO ABAD, WENDELL JAMIAS ABALOS, BRYAN POSADAS ABAYA, JANICE LEE APIGO ABING, GAY MARIVIC DE VEYRA ABINGUNA, BERNADETTE GARCIA ABOBO, REMEDIOS CABAGUI ABORAN, ROSEWYNDALUZ MIGUEL...
List of New Therapists Part 2
MIRANDA, MELISSA SAMSON MOBO, APRIL ROBIN XAVIER MOJICA, MADELYN VILLALUZ MOLINA, EVANGELINA DE GUZMAN MONEVA, ANNA MARIE ABELLA MONROY, CRIS-EDWARD CELESTINE FORTUNA MONTEPIO, MARY ANTONETTE PEREZ MULA, JOSE ROILO DIVINAGRACIA...
Mindanao Power Transmission Pushed
Byline: MYRNA M. VELASCO The National Transmission Corporation (Transco) has committed to complete crucial transmission projects to address congestion in some parts in Mindanao grid; and to avert a looming power shortage in the area in the next...
Minoza Looks Ahead to a Fruitful Open
FRANKIE Minoza has played almost everywhere around the world, from golfs biggest stage at Augusta National to the Japanese tour where he has been a regular for over a decade now. But pressure-wise, the Philippine Open is still right up there for...
NAKTF & PNP Arrest 8th Most Wanted Kidnapper
Byline: ARIS R. ILAGAN Officials of the National Anti-Kidnapping Task Force (NAKTF) announced yesterday the arrest of the eighth most wanted kidnap leader during a raid conducted by a composite police team in his hideout in Quezon City the other...
NEWS IN BRIEF; Peso Closes at P56.02
The peso closed higher at P56.02 to the US dollar yesterday at the Philippine Dealing System of the Bankers Association of the Philippines from P56.10 the previous day. The weighted average rate depreciated to P56.127 from P56.085. Total volume amounted...
No to Civil Unrest, Just Take a Rest! Punchline
Byline: FRED M. LOBO NOW into the heat of the presidential campaign, some politicians and supporters are insinuating or suggesting civil unrest. This is unpatriotic. Instead of calling for civil unrest, they should just take a rest! * * *...
PBA Imports Assessed
Player agent Danny Espiritu, who did the rounds of the pre-season tune-up games, was giving us a preview of the projected import scenario in the 2004 PBA Fiesta Conference, on radio yesterday. According to Danny, he expects the young, and vibrant...
President Arroyo Is Fighting for Change
(Speech delivered by Secretary IGNACIO R. BUNYE at a Mock Miting de Avance at Miriam College, February 2, 2004.) I AM pleased to be here with you today to represent President Gloria. She asked me to say Hi to you all. She also asked me to convey...
PSC Wants POC to Resolve BAP Case
Byline: nick giongco THE PHILIPPINE Sports Commission will wait for the Philippine Olympic Committee to come out with a ruling before dipping its hands into the brewing crisis in basketball. Wed rather respect the POC decision regarding this...
Roco Endorses Call for Election Ceasefire
Byline: BEN R. ROSARIO DAVAO CITY Alyansa ng Pag-asa presidential candidate Raul Roco yesterday supported the call for an election period ceasefire between the military and the rebel New Peoples Army, saying that the cessation of hostilities should...
The Blind Man of Bethsaida; Mark 8:22-26
WHEN Jesus and His disciples arrived at Bethsaida, the people brought to Him a blind man and begged Him to touch him. He took the blind man by the hand and led him outside the village. Putting spittle on his eyes He laid His hands on him and asked,...
The Parable of the Animal Wizard
Byline: Juan M Flavier THE farmer had a special touch with all sorts of animals. From the smallest insect to the largest cattle. For he could talk to them. It all started during childhood. At the tender age of five, he tended spiders. By gathering...