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 April 2, 2010

11 la Union Towns under Poll Watchlist
SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union – Police and election officials here disclosed that 11 towns, which are mostly located in the second district, have been placed under the election watchlist in relation to the conduct of the May 10 elections in...
1 in 4 Filipinos Has High Blood Pressure
More Filipinos are at risk from lifestyle-related diseases, according to a survey conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) of the Department of Science and Technology (DoST).Recent results of the National Nutrition and Health Survey...
26,278,510 Poll Ballots Printed
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has said that they have already printed 26,278,510 ballots for the May 10 national elections. Comelec Commissioner Gregorio Larrazabal said: “As of March 29, the number of ballots printed was 26,278,510....
3M Phils. Celebrates 46 Years of Innovation
Amid the economic crisis experienced globally in 2009, 3M Philippines stayed firm and now celebrates being one of the most established companies in the country.3M Philippines proves to be the prime company of innovation being best known for its household...
3 Named as Next Pacquiao Foe
Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum has narrowed down the list of Manny Pacquiao’s opponents to just three: Antonio Margarito, Juan Manuel Marquez, and Floyd Mayweather.Unbeaten Edwin Valero has been dropped as the Venezuelan has entered a drug...
596 War-Affected Villages Eyed for New $30-M Fund
COTABATO CITY – At least 596 war-affected barangays (villages) in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) are eyed as beneficiaries in a $30 million fund being sought from the World Bank (WB) to bankroll a three-year program under...
7-of-9 Presidential Bets Support Ban on Single-Use Plastic Bags
DAVAO CITY (PNA) – At least seven of the nine presidential bets who responded to the survey favor an outright or eventual ban on single-use plastic bags and other plastic-based disposable containers, which have been largely blamed for clogging...
9 'Deadly Sins' for Cops
If the Roman Catholic Church has Seven Deadly Sins to do away with, the Philippine National Police (PNP) has nine for this year's national and local elections.Director General Jesus Verzosa, PNP chief, said copies of the nine prohibited acts for all...
A Date You'll Hate
In marriage, it would do the couple well to keep the love alive, or at the very least, keep the relationship spiced up. Because when it starts getting run-of-the-mill predictable, chances are it would be more hazardous to jump-start the romance. Just...
All Primed for First-Ever 'Agew Na Pangasinan'
LINGAYEN, Pangasinan – It’s all systems go for the first-ever celebration of “Agew na Pangasinan” on April 5, when the province celebrates its grand and historic 430th foundation anniversary.Board Member Alfonso...
All's Well at Talk 'N Text, Team Manager Assures
Games Sunday (Araneta Coliseum)4 p.m. — Barako Bull Coffee vs Rain or Shine6:30 p.m. — Ginebra vs Coca-ColaTalk ’N Text team manager Virgil Villavicencio on Friday clarified that all’s well within their camp...
Angara Airs View on Legality of Palace Appointments
Administration Sen. Edgardo J. Angara has said that the so-called midnight appointments made by President Arroyo are illegal if the appointees had not taken their oath of office on or before March 10, the last day allowed by law for the President to...
AROUND THE NATION: OFWs Asked to Guard Votes
An alliance of Filipino migrant workers has called on fellow workers and Filipino organizations and communities abroad “to help guard the votes of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs)."The Commission on Election (Comelec) and the Department of...
Asia-Pacific Focuses on Research and Dev't
There has been a significant increase in research and development (R & D) spending among countries within the Asia-Pacific region but stressed that more needs to be done to increase R & D personnel, the latest statistical report released by...
'Babe' a Hot Summer Movie
"Babe, I Love You,” the Anne Curtis-Sam Milby first big screen team-up, has been tagged as this summer’s hottest movie. Definitely so now with great help from Anne’s “wardrobe malfunction” that had...
Baguio Treats 4 Lucky Mentors
BAGUIO CITY – What could have been an expensive vacation in this mountain resort city turned out to be a fruitful one for four teachers who decided to visit the country’s Summer Capital for the first time to escape from the extreme...
Banahaw Faithful Revisited
On the route leading to Mount Banahaw in Barangay Sta. Lucia in Dolores, Quezon, members of a religious sect aimlessly perform their daily chores as visitors from all walks of life pay their respects to the leader of the group known as the Suprema...
Black Saturday
It is apt and proper, without question, that Holy Thursday is considered the most profound of all religious fidelities and heedfulness: “It celebrates both the institution by Christ Himself of the Eucharist and of the institution of the Sacerdotal...
Black Saturday Marks End of 40-Day Lenten Season
Christians will mark the close of the 40-day Lenten Season today, Black Saturday, with meditations on the Passion and Death of Christ, and His descent into hell before His Resurrection on Easter Sunday.No masses will be held in all Catholic churches...
Boracay Energy-Saving Measures Introduced
With the summer season expected to increase power consumption in Boracay Island to 5 million kilowatt per hour from 4.5 million kilowatt per hour, the environmental group Greenpeace has introduced a  program that provides simple energy-saving...
British-Filipinos Launch Website to Guide Voters
A group of British-Filipinos recently launched a website aimed at informing and reminding all Filipino voters here and abroad to make “sensible” and “conscientious” decisions when they go to the polls on May...
Cabral Delighted by Church's Aid in Drive against AIDS, HIV
Health Secretary Esperanza Cabral expressed elation that faith-based groups have fully cooperated with the government’s drive against the spread of the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and the Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).Speaking...
Catholics, Church Tested by Crisis
WARSAW, Poland (AP) – An Austrian priest avoids mention of Pope Benedict XVI in his Masses. A Philadelphia woman stops going to confession, saying she now sees priests as more flawed than herself. British protesters call for the pontiff to...
Chief Cop Sees No Need for Covenant
CEBU CITY (PNA) – Cebu City Police Office Director Patrocinio Comendador Jr. said he did not see the need to initiate a peace covenant among the local candidates in the city for honest and peaceful May polls. Comendador said there had been...
'Christ Is the Answer'
There’s a story about a man who visited a seminary. On the walls of the corridors were various posters which read: “Christ is the answer.”Wondering what it all meant, the puzzled visitor scribbled the following below one...
Clijsters to Face Henin in Semis
KEY BISCAYNE, Florida (AP) — Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin of Belgium will meet in the semifinals of the Sony Ericsson Open.Henin is only four tournaments into her return from a 20-month retirement,yet there's scant evidence of rust. She...
Consumers Expect Employment Outlook to Improve This Year
Consumers expect that employment situation in the Philippines would improve in the next 12 months, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) recent survey revealed.In its latest Consumer Expectations Survey, the central bank reported that the number of...
Cordillera Has New Cop Chief
CAMP DANGWA, La Trinidad, Benguet – The leadership of the Philippine National Police (PNP) has named a new police chief for the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) to replace Chief Supt. Orlando Pestano who officially retired from the...
Cosmetic Surgery in Brazil
The search for low cost world-class medical tourism treatment goes on. Many people continue to scout for medical treatment in hospitals and other medical clinics located in places other than in their own countries – where they can relax and...
Couples, Tiger in Masters Practice
HUMBLE, Texas (Reuters) — Fred Couples, one of golf's most experienced campaigners and the US Presidents Cup captain, will play a US Masters practice round with Tiger Woods at Augusta National on Monday.Couples said he was not sure what time...
DAR Establishes Women's Desk in Far-Flung Agrarian Community
VIGAN CITY, Ilocos Sur (PNA) – To further elevate the status of rural women, the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) said it installed the first Women’s Desk in the agrarian reform communities (ARCs) in the highland ARC of Suyo,...
Davao Hobbyists Set to Exhibit Model Replicas of War Planes, Ships, Tanks
DAVAO CITY (PNA) – Authentic replicas of war machines like war planes, combat tanks, naval ships, and aircraft carriers, among others, from various wars from World War II (European and Pacific wars), Iraq Desert Storm, Korean War, Vietnam...
DoH Urged to Distribute Free AH1N1 Vaccines to the Poor
Administration senatorial candidates warned authorities Thursday of a possible outbreak of the AH1N1 disease in the country unless the Department of Health (DoH) makes efforts to distribute free vaccines to the poor.Broadcaster Rey Langit and former...
Dry Spell Triggers Fires in March
CEBU CITY – The dry spell brought about by the El Niño weather phenomenon has contributed substantially to the series of fires that took place in the city last March, dubbed Fire Prevention Month.Cebu City Fire Marshall Esmael...
Economic Crisis a 'Wake-Up Call' for Asia, Says ADB
WASHINGTON, April 1 (AFP) – The global economic crisis should serve as a ''wake-up call'' for Asia to commit to reforms including an expansion of the social safety net, an executive at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) says.The Manila-based...
Fair Trade Alliance Wants Malacañang to Leave MVDP Decision to Next Gov't
As industry players have become fractious over the proposed new Motor Vehicle Development Program (MVDP), multisectoral group Fair Trade Alliance (FairTrade) on Wednesday urged Malacañang to leave the decision to the next administration...
Giant Thai Agri-Business Firm Puts Up P1-Billion Hog Production Facility in Tarlac
Charoen Pokphand Foods or CP Foods, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Thailand’s largest agri-business group, the giant Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company Limited (CPF) is investing P1.042 billion in hog production facility in Concepcion, Tarlac.The...
Gretchen Kept Her TV Role a Secret to Tonyboy and Dominique
So as not to shock her long-time partner, billionaire businessman Tonyboy Cojuangco, and her teen daughter Dominique, Gretchen Barretto kept her role in “Maalaala Mo Kaya” a secret from them. The episode that's slated to be aired...
Hitachi Aims to Double Railway Business in 6 Years
TOKYO, April 1 (Reuters) – Hitachi Ltd., Japan's largest electronics maker, said it aims to double sales from its railway-related businesses in six years by tapping growing demand overseas, sending its shares four percent higher.The company...
Holy Saturday
It must have been difficult for Mary and the followers of Jesus to carry His lifeless body to His borrowed tomb. Every step to His final resting place was made heavy by the profound grief they are going through.The disciples of Jesus were very disillusioned...
Hutchison Port, Cosco Pacific Profits Decline on World Trade Slump
Hutchison Whampoa Ltd.’s port unit, the world’s largest container terminal operator, and Cosco Pacific Ltd. posted lower second-half profits as a global recession damped world trade.Hutchison Port Holdings Ltd.’s second-half...
ICAO Members Endorse Sharing of Safety-Related Aviation Information
Member-states of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) have endorsed the twin concepts of transparency and sharing of safety-related information among states and major stakeholders within the global aviation community.In its high-level...
Investors Bat for Establishment of WESM in Mindanao
Investors eyeing to stake precious capital investments in the Mindanao grid are joining the growing chorus for government to finally move for the establishment of a Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) in Mindanao.Apart from installing an alternative...
IPVG's ICT Subsidiary Expands Operations to Cebu, First outside Manila
IP Converge Data Center Inc. (IP-Converge), the information technology and telecommunications subsidiary of publicly-listed IPVG Corp. is expanding its operations to Metro Cebu and has partnered with Cebu-based connectivity provider ComPoint Networks...
Iraqi PM's Risky Tactic in Polls
CAIRO (AP) – The challenge by Iraq's Shiite prime minister to election results that showed him coming in a close second to his chief rival - Sunni-backed Ayad Allawi – is a risky tactic. If Nouri al-Maliki succeeds in his attempt...
Jaguars Hope for Better V-League Result
Coach Grace Antigua sees a tougher grind when her University of San Jose-Recoletos Lady Jaguars return to the 7th Shakey’s V-League which fires off April 11 at The Arena in San Juan.Unlike the past two seasons when they were a guest team...
Jed and Rachelle Ann Stay as Kapamilya Stars?
The issue of who’s moving to what network continues to be a guessing game, and lately, balladeer Jed Madela has been one of those who are said to be moving out of the Kapamilya network.Jed, who is in Dubai for a short vacation, was surprised...
Justin Bieber Rocks 'My World'
Justin Bieber debuts this week at the top of the Billboard album charts with the release of his full-length album “My World 2.0.” Bieber moved 283,000 copies of his CD in its first week. “2.0” is Bieber’s...
KC Montero: 'Yes, It's True.'
"To all our friends in the media, this is the only time I’ll answer the rumors about me,” a somber KC Montero says on stage. “All the things you’ve been hearing about me… yes, it’s true,”...
Kris' Kids Want to Live with 'Noynoy' in Malacañang
If Senator Benigno Simeon "Noynoy" Aquino III becomes the second president from their family, his sisters will stay away from Malacanang, but not the sons of television actress Kris Aquino-Yap.In an interview during the Liberal Party sortie in Zamboanga...
Lenten Reflections
On Sunday, after the Easter sunrise service, I will be joining classmates who, like me, will be “graduating” from a 12-week beginners’ course in Zen at the Ocean Sky Chan Monastery. This explains my reflective mood during...
Lenten Traditions Alive and Well in Subic Freeport
Subic Bay Freeport is popular for its pristine beaches and well-preserved rainforests, but during the Holy Week, it is also frequented for its tradition-laden Christian rites.Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) Deputy Administrator Raul Marcelo...
Malaysia's AirAsia Sees Double-Digit Passenger Growth
KUALA LUMPUR, April 1 (Reuters) – Malaysia's AirAsia, Asia's largest budget carrier, is on track for double-digit passenger growth this year and sees an increase in passenger load on strong regional travel demand.''Overall, we expect to see...
Millions-Worth Mini-Series Hits Asia
CORREGIDOR Island, Bataan – Home Box Office (HBO) is bringing to Asia a 10-part mini-series said to be the most expensively produced (USD $200 million) in history.Created by the same team behind the successful and Emmy and Golden Globe-winning...
Mitsubishi Makes 'BEEP,' Jeepney Alternative
Filipino-owned bus body builder Almazora Motors Corporation (AMC) and Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corp. are tying up for the assembly of “BEEP” (Bus-jeep), a viable mass transport alternative to the popular public utility vehicle...
Moviegoer: Senior Star Slams Controversial
JUST A THOUGHT: Do not give God instructions when praying, just report for duty. We don’t change His message. His message changes us.• • •WHISPERED: From out of the blue, a controversial actress asked a Senior Star...
Much Talk about Nothing with Lovi Poe
Not once did the name Ronald Singson figure in the conversation, let alone about their rumored shopping spree at the Waldorf Hotel in New York City early this month.In fact, singer-actress Lovi Poe played the mysterious one when asked if she’s...
NAIA, Gov't Agencies Team Up for Better Airport Services at Peak Periods
The various government agencies operating at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) are ready more than ever to render quality airport services during the Lenten Season.“The Authority is keen on extending extra service to airport users,...
National Day of Guinea
On Saturday is the National Day of Guinea.Formerly known as French Guinea, Guinea is a country in West Africa. It is sometimes called Guinea-Conakry to distinguish it from its neighbor Guinea-Bissau. Conakry is the capital, the seat of the national...
NCC to Check on Effectiveness of the E-Governance System
The National Competitiveness Council (NCC) will check on the effectiveness of a new system that promises to speed up the movement of goods in and out of the country.Ambassador Cesar Bautista, private sector chairman of the NCC, said the business community...
NEDA Mulls Hiking 2010 Growth Target
The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) will probably recommend raising the 2010 growth target by the middle of the year amid improving exports and remittances.“There is strong evidence that recovery prospects are solidly entrenched,”...
New Hydro Plant Boosts Energy Self-Sufficiency in Nueva Vizcaya
Smith Bell Mini-Hydro Corporation (SBMHC), a 70 percent Filipino-owned corporation, will construct and operate a mini-hydro energy plant in Solano, Nueva Vizcaya with a total capacity of 1800 kilowatts and project cost of P180 million.The project was...
'Noynoy' Offers Lenten Prayers for His Critics
Liberal Party (LP) presidentiable Senator Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” Aquino III will not only spend the Holy Week to rest from his hectic campaigning, but he will also meditate and pray for his critics and detractors.Predicting his...
NY Airports Account for Most Flight Delays
After meetings in New York, Chris Nagy often went home on Continental Airlines Inc.’s 7:30 p.m. flight to Omaha, Nebraska. It was so reliably late he could eat a leisurely dinner before going to New Jersey’s Newark airport.“I...
Official Warns vs. Health Risks
ZAMBOANGA CITY – City Health Officer Rodel Agbulos has cautioned people against the potential health risks due to the dry spell brought about by the El Niño phenomenon, as he reported an increase in cases related to dehydration...
Only ERC Can Look into Power Rate Hike Plan - Malacañang
Malacañang said Thursday it is up to the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to look into the planned imposition of power hike rates this month by Manila Electric Co. (Meralco).Deputy presidential spokesperson Gary Olivar said the ERC is...
Pagcor Remits P1.6 Billion to Gov't in January-February
The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR), under the stewardship of Efrain C. Genuino, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, has remitted P1.6 billion to the national government coffers in the first two-months of the year.Data from the...
PAL, Airphil Express Assure Public of Safety despite EC Ban
Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) and its subsidiary Airphil Express (formerly Air Philippines) have expressed grave concerned over the recent decision of the European Commission (EC) banning all Philippine carriers from operating in member-states...
Patrombon Beats Gritty Qualifier
Jeson Patrombon survived the rash of upsets by outsteadying Japanese qualifier Yohei Ono in a gripping duel, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (10), to advance to the second round of the Dunlop Japan Open Junior Tennis Championships Wednesday in Nagoya.Aiming to bounce...
PCCI, Ombudsman Ink MoA vs Corruption
The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with the Office of the Ombudsman aimed to strengthen the business sector’s role in the fight against corruption.The MoA provides for Joint...
POEA Sees South Korea Hiring 5,000 Pinoy Workers
South Korea may hire more workers in the manufacturing industry after the conduct of the Employment Permit System-Korean Language Test (EPS-KLT), the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said.POEA Administrator Jennifer Manalili said...
Private Armies Increasing - PNP
CAMP DANGWA, La Trinidad, Benguet – As the political campaign heats up in the run-up to the May 10, 2010 elections, the Philippine National Police (PNP) will have its hands full with the increasing number of private armed groups nationwide.In...
Rachelle Ann Go Moves to GMA-7?
Is Ultimate Champion Rachelle Ann Go bound to sing a new tune for a different network?The singer is said to be moving out of ABS-CBN to join Viva colleague Mark Bautista who is now a welcome addition to growing Kapuso stars. Rachelle, says a Manila...
Real Estate Industry Cites Pioneering Web GIS Parcel Mapping Service
Accurately locating and determining the classification or attributes of a piece of land anywhere in the Philippines may no longer be a problem, with the recent deployment of the country’s first fully-automated web GIS parcellary mapping service...
Remembering Rico Yan
The solemn observance of Good Friday 2002 was abruptly disrupted when news broke out that Rico, at a tender age of 27, died in his sleep at the Dos Palmas Resort in Palawan.Rico was reportedly at the resort to shoot a TV commercial for a local telecoms...
Rio Tinto Trial Spotlights Risky China Business World
SYDNEY, April 1 (AFP) – The high-profile Rio Tinto trial has lifted the lid on the opaque, and often risky, process of doing business in China – and become an object of lesson for other foreign companies, analysts say.The heavy...
RP Eyed to Become SEA Food Safety Hub
The Philippines is eyed to become a food safety hub in South East Asia with the $2-$5 million Traceability Center for Agro-Industrial Exports (TRACE) being put up here by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).The Philippine...
SC Affirms Decision on Mining Case
The Supreme Court (SC) has affirmed its earlier decision upholding the authority of the government to control all mining operations in the gold-rich Mt. Diwalwal in Compostella Valley province.In the minutes of the proceedings held last March 16, the...
SC Reverses CA Verdict on Damage Award
The Supreme Court (SC) has reversed a decision of the Court of Appeals (CA) awarding P100,000 in moral damages to the surviving brothers and sisters of a victim of a sea tragedy that took place more than two decades ago.In a nine-page decision penned...
SC Ruling's Critics Told to Avail of Legal Remedies
As more groups called for the reversal of the Supreme Court ruling that the President can appoint the next Chief Justice, Malacañang warned them Thursday to refrain from grandstanding and issuing “adventurist threats.”Deputy...
Solon Calls for More Effective Ways to Collect Rainwater
A Mindanao lawmaker underscored Thursday the need to review the law that requires the construction of water receptacles in all barangay nationwide, saying there has to be a way to improve the system of collecting rainwater in the face of the damaging...
Sunshine Dizon Plays Domestic Goddess to the Hilt
She starred on “All About Eve” in 2009, but now, it’s all about...cooking.Dramatic actress Sunshine Dizon, who secretly wed pilot John Timothy Ong Tan recently, will be keeping some work at bay in the next nine months...
Sutherland Global Services Named 'Fastest Growing BPO Company of the Year'
The 4th Annual International ICT Awards Philippines 2010 recently gave recognition to the Philippine site of Sutherland Global Services, a leading New York-based multinational Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) provider operating in the country since...
Teodoro Hits Campaign to Divide Lakas-Kampi
Lakas-Kampi-CMD standard bearer Gilbert “Gibo” Teodoro Jr. and party leaders have lamented an alleged disinformation campaign aimed at dividing the party and launched during the Holy Week while most media offices are closed.In a...
The Resurrection of Jesus
LUKE 24:1-12At daybreak on the first day of the week [the women who had come from Galilee with Jesus] took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb; but when they entered, they did not find the...
Tiger's Time Arrives at the Masters
Tiger Woods will drive past the 61 trees that form a canopy down Magnolia Lane, pull up in front of the white clubhouse at Augusta National and walk up the stairs on the side of the building to a locker room reserved for Masters champions.It's a routine...
Tiger Takes Spotlight off Other Contenders
Few players have risen to No. 2 in the world with less fanfare than Steve Stricker.When he won the Northern Trust Open so convincingly in February, it was his fourth U.S. PGA Tour victory in his last 15 starts, the highest rate of winning this side...
'Titans' Director Eager to Do a Movie in RP
“Clash of the Titans-3D” Director Louis Leterrier has expressed interest in doing a movie in the Philippines, as reported by ABS-CBN from the red-carpet world premiere of the film held in London recently.“Invite me to...
U-Kiss Fans Want DJ Mo to Apologize for Twitter Remarks
Hell hath no fury like an insulted K-pop fan.Filipino K-pop fans are enraged and are demanding radio talk show host DJ Mo Twister (real name Mohan Gumatay) to apologize for his Twitter posts on boy band U-Kiss.Last March 28, U-Kiss performed on “Party...
Unlikely Final 4 in US NCAA
INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) — One of the most unpredictable and compelling NCAA collegiate basketball tournaments in years draws to a close with a Final Four this weekend featuring traditional powers and smaller upstart teams.South Region top...
US-Based Wi-Fi Tech Innovator Targets RP as Key Market in Asia
Ruckus Wireless, a Wi-Fi technology innovator and one of America’s fastest growing private firms, is eyeing the Philippines as one of its key markets in Asia and intends to double its revenues in the country from US$1 million in 2009 to $2...
US Companies Criticize Chinese Market Obstacles
BEIJING (AP) – Foreign companies say China is increasingly using discriminatory rules to reduce access to previously open areas of its economy and promote its technology industries, a US business group said Friday, adding to rising complaints...
Use of Elderly Law to Justify New Tax Measures Bucked
Nacionalista Party senatorial bet Sen. Pilar Juliana “Pia” Cayetano warned Friday against using Republic Act 9994 or the Expanded Senior Citizens Act (ESCA) to justify the passage of new tax measures.Cayetano said the government’s...
Venus, Clijsters in Finals
KEY BISCAYNE, Florida (AP) — Venus Williams moved into the Sony Ericsson Open final with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Marion Bartoli on Thursday, her 15th consecutive match victory and longest winning streak in six years.Williams will face a more...
'Way of the Cross' Staged as Offering for the Clergy
DUMAGUETE CITY, March 31 (PNA) – Around a hundred members of the Seed of Love Charismatic Communities of the Dumaguete Cathedral parish successfully held a six-kilometer Via Crucis or the Stations of the Cross procession as an offering of...
What's a Party?
In a two-party fight for control of power the parties can present clear terms for the voters to decide like: 1) what’s good for education 2) building of more infrastructure 3) decrease or increase taxes and 4) build a strong military to reduce...
Winning the Taxpayers
The first strategic priority under the “constituency perspective” is widening the base of taxpayers. This would call for the BIR to establish electronic linkages with other government agencies such as the Bureau of Customs, the...