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 10, 2010

109th Anniversary of the Supreme Court
The Supreme Court observes its 109th Anniversary on June 11, 2010. While there were many other judicial arrangements before its formation, June 11 was the date in 1901 when Act 136 of the Second Philippine Commission, the Judiciary Law, was passed....
2010 Philippine Education Congress at Historic Landmark Manila Hotel
To be convened today (Friday) at the historic landmark Manila Hotel, the 2010 Philippine Education Congress is expected to provide an exhaustive assessment of the state of Philippine Education, spanning from basic education to graduate school. With...
24 Lakas Solons Back LP Bet
Despite abandoning the Lakas-Kampi-CMD (LKC) bet for speaker and severing ties with the party's bloc in the House of Representatives, 24 party members have been allowed by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to retain their status as party members.Local...
A Crafty Idea
To promote our own designs and products, more and more local stores are introducing stylish Pinoy-made items. Collezione, in collaboration with Rhett Eala, is one of the pioneers with its embroidered Philippine map shirts. Then followed Bench with...
Airlines Work to Catch Up to the Digital Age
Airlines have made great technological leaps in recent years, allowing passengers to check in from home or download boarding passes on their smartphones. But if you've ever been stranded at an airport during a raging thunderstorm, chances are you will...
Aquino Says Marriage Still Far from His Mind
Newly proclaimed President-elect Benigno Simeon "Noynoy" Aquino III may hold the record as the country's first bachelor to be elected to the highest post in the land but he is not yet keen on making another record of getting married in the Palace.Aquino,...
A Small Wonder
It seems that HP mini 110 had a good makeover as the new HP mini 210 emerges from the scene. From its soft curved lid edges and black crystal lid color, HP mini 210 is stunning. The lid opens smoothly revealing a 10.1" WSVGA LED widescreen display...
Avery Johnson Agrees to Coach Nets
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Avery Johnson says he has agreed to become the coach of the New Jersey Nets, the NBA's worst team.In a text message to The Associated Press on Wednesday, Johnson said he thinks the Nets will announce the deal Thursday.Nets...
Back to School Blues: The Cheats of the Trade
By the time you view this most of our kids have started school year 2010-2011. We've been talking about how technology by way of gadgets could and would help schooling so much easier. I know for a fact that back in the day ( circa 70 to 80's) owning...
Bangit Left No Choice except Resignation, Will 'Follow Orders'
Lt. Gen. Delfin Bangit has choice but to resign as chief of staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines once the new administration takes over Malacanang. This after newly proclaimed President-elect Benigno Simeon "Noynoy" Aquino III announced...
Beat LA? Not Recently at Home for the Celtics
BOSTON (AP) - The fans still chant "Beat L.A! Beat L.A!", but the Celtics haven't done it in Boston in a while.The Lakers' 91-84 victory in Game 3 was their third straight victory in the TD Garden. Los Angeles has won here in each of the last two regular...
Besieged France on World Cup Defensive
KNYSNA, South Africa (AFP) - William Gallas refusing to speak to the media, training behind closed doors, security tighter than Fort Knox - France are a little rattled ahead of Friday's World Cup opener against Uruguay.Since their arrival at their...
Blackhawks Win First Stanley Cup since 1961
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - For a moment, Patrick Kane was the only one who knew the Chicago Blackhawks had won the Stanley Cup.As he skated to the other end of the ice, his teammates quickly joined in the celebration that ended 49 years of frustration for...
Brazil Ready to Dig for World Cup Victory
JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - Brazil coach Dunga may believe substance rather than a slavish devotion to style can deliver the World Cup, but his 1994 title-winning teammate Branco worries about the team's cutting edge in South Africa."From midfield back to...
Cloud Computing Needs to Do Better
Everybody has been talking about cloud computing and how it is revolutionizing IT, and forever is changing how businesses and consumers look at computers. Of course, much of what it promises can have an uplifting effect for both companies and consumers....
Corona Urged to Resolve High Profile Land Disputes
Striking farmers of Hacienda Luisita Thursday urged Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice Renato Corona to end the long-running land dispute inside the 6,453-hectare sugar estate owned by the family of President elect Benigno Simeon "Noynoy" Aquino. ...
Dell's New PCs Keep Pace with Today's Multi-Tasking Mavens
Dell has unveiled new PCs designed for busy multi-taskers who demand their technology keeps pace with their up- tempo lives. Featuring AMD's VISION Technology, these PCs deliver a seamless intersection of social networking, entertainment and multimedia...
DoJ Issues Rules to Resolve Agrarian Cases
The Department of Justice (DoJ) on Thursday issued guidelines on the investigation and referral of cases to the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in order to achieve a genuine agrarian justice.The new rule aims to expedite resolution of agrarian...
Economic Uncertainty Casts Doubt on Global Freight Markets Recovery
The huge rebound in demand seen in the international freight markets is reflective of a strong recovery in world trade. However, economic uncertainty is casting a cloud over the industry's prospects, according to analyst Thomas Cullen of the Transport...
Electronic Exports Seen Rebounding by 20 Percent
Philippine electronics exports may increase over 20 percent this year, after contracting over the past two years, with a recovery in global demand possibly lifting exports to levels last seen in 2008, the president of industry group Semiconductor and...
Exports Extend Recovery in April but at Slower 27% Pace to $3.57 Billion
Philippine exports extended their recovery for a sixth month in April but grew at their slowest pace of 27 percent on year since December, and analysts warned that lingering concerns over Europe's fiscal crisis could weigh on the sector in coming months....
Gains toward Quality Education Bared Friday
If the President has a State-of-the-Nation Address (SoNA), three government education agencies are also prepared to bare the report card of the country's education sector at the 2010 Philippine Education Congress.The education agencies - the Commission...
General Maritime, Genco to Buy Ships from Metrostar
BANGALORE, June 10 (Reuters) - General Maritime Corp. and Genco Shipping & Trading Ltd agreed to buy a total of 15 vessels from privately held Metrostar Management Corp, as they look to cash in on strong spot drybulk and tanker rates. Oil tanker...
Heady Scent? Take a Bow
The iconic bow that has adorned shoes, bags, even hairbands, now bedecks the bottle of the latest scent from Salvatore Ferragamo. Heralded at its launch with roses and bright summer flowers, Incanto Bloom is a heady concoction of light and feminine...
How TESDA Empowers Women
The TESDA Women's Center (TWC) in Taguig City is the the only skills training center for women in the country. The first technical-vocational training institution in Asia to earn the silver level accreditation status from the Asia Pacific Accreditation...
Immediate Deliverables
"There can be no real freedom without the freedom to fail." - Eric Hoffer's "The Ordeal of Change" Truth to tell, all the names that are being bruited about or tossed around for this position and that, apparently without the final consent of incoming...
Is John Lloyd Scared of Yilmaz?
Popular actor John Lloyd Cruz is frustrated with sustained speculations associating him with divorced actress Ruffa Gutierrez.This, Cruz hinted, is mainly due to his apprehension that the persistence of such "baseless" supposition could only lead to...
Kris Reiterates Promise to 'Behave,' Boost Noy's Morale
Queen of All Media Kris Aquino has determined her new "role in life": To raise her brother, President-elect Noynoy's spirits especially during tough times. "When you're president, ang dami-daming batikos so, paminsan-minsan kailangan mo ring marinig...
Lakers' Little Man Fisher Plays Big in Post-Season
BOSTON (Reuters) - Everyone seems to have a reason why Los Angeles Lakers guard Derek Fisher gets overlooked as one the NBA's elite guards."There's not enough ink space for him in the newspaper when you have Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol and the other Laker...
LeBron James Sweepstakes Good for the League - Stern
BOSTON (Reuters) - The uncertainty surrounding the future of LeBron James, the jewel of the upcoming free-agent class, has triggered a sudden resurgence in interest in the NBA, Commissioner David Stern said on Wednesday.Television ratings for Game...
Legarda Presses DA on Disaster Reduction Measures
Sen. Loren Legarda Thursday called on the Department of Agriculture (DA) to report on the progress of its climate change adaptation campaign and disaster-risk reduction measures in preparation for the rainy season. Legarda, chairperson of the Senate...
LGUs Told to Gird for la Nina
BUTUAN CITY - The Regional Disaster Coordinating Council (RDCC) in Northeastern Mindanao (Caraga region) directed all local government units (LGUs) and local disaster coordinating councils Thursday to promote disaster consciousness and prepare mitigating...
Local Luminaries Laud Al Gore's Message Even as Twitterverse Turns Him into a Heartthrob
His entrance was met with thunderous applause. Local politicians came early, as did those who could afford the pricey tickets. Al Gore's rescheduled visit to Manila finally happened on June 8, and it was well-received. "I am Al Gore, I used to be...
Makati Home to 1st 'Living Flag'
In observance of Independence Day, Ayala Land Thursday launched the country's first "living flag," a 150-square-meter visual display situated at the heart of the Ayala Triangle Gardens in Makati City comprising of some 4,000 flowering plants. "This...
Manolo Lopez New Chairman of Benpres
Manuel M. Lopez has taken over as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Benpres from his elder brother Oscar M. Lopez, in line with the leadership succession process within the Lopez Group. Lopez is concurrent chairman of Manila Electric Company....
MasterCard, Smart Hub in Joint Venture
MasterCard Worldwide and Smart Hub, Inc., a subsidiary of leading wireless services provider, Smart Communications, Inc. (SMART), announced Thursday a joint venture to roll out MasterCard mobile payment solutions for consumers in emerging markets around...
Mindanao Power Supply Likely to Stabilize by July
BUTUAN CITY - Power supply in Mindanao is expected to stabilize starting next month due to the improving water supply in Lake Lanao where the five Agus hydroelectric power plants are located, as well as the Pulangi 4 hydroelectric power plants in Maramag,...
NAIA Accomplishments
Some of today's breed of government workers - call them either bureaucrats or technocrats - are a rare kind. Their zest for service and seal of competence are embedded in a few who are known to many. Their mission: service at its noblest; their...
Napocor Rates Up by P0.37/kWh for Luzon Grid
It is the turn of the state-run National Power Corporation (NPC) to pull up electricity bills this June as its automatically-adjusted fuel and purchased power as well as foreign currency exchange costs went up by P0.3659 per kilowatt hour (kWh) for...
NBA Leads Way in Diversity among Men's Pro Sports
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The NBA still leads the way in sports diversity.The NBA was again the only men's professional sports league to receive a combined "A" for race and gender in the annual report released Wednesday by the University of Central Florida's...
New Gov't Asked to Dump SICPA Deal
Deputy Speaker Eric Singson advised president-elect Benigno Aquino III to totally dump the proposed tax stamp scheme being purveyed by SICPA Products Security SA (SICPA) after Finance Secretary Margarito Teves suggested that the incoming administration...
New Notions of Beauty Complicate Quest for Brazilian Models
RESTINGA SECA, Brazil-Before setting out in a pink sport utility vehicle to comb the schoolyards and shopping malls of southern Brazil, Alisson Chornak studies books, maps and websites to understand how the towns were colonized and how European their...
Noynoy Wants Inaugural at Quezon Memorial
Newly proclaimed President Benigno Simeon "Noynoy" Aquino III announced on Wednesday that he will be taking his oath of office before Supreme Court Associate Justice Conchita Carpio-Morales on June 30.Aquino reiterated his position against taking his...
NSAC: Urine Test Only for Manny-Floyd Fight
Drug-testing procedures for a potential super fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr., if held in Las Vegas, will be limited to urine testing, as far as the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) is concerned.The NSAC upheld on Wednesday...
Obama, Other World Leaders Congratulate Aquino, Binay
The world is indeed keeping a close watch on developments in Philippine politics as congratulatory messages continue to pour in from the world's biggest leaders following the proclamation of Sen. Benigno Simeon "Noynoy" Aquino III and Mayor Jejomar...
Of Courses and Choices
Choosing a course in college is like choosing the right partner in life - the future is at stake. But while there are the mainstream and established courses that are being traditionally taken up by many, a lot of schools have become creative enough...
Open a Whole New World of Colors with Samsung PX2370 LED Monitor
With the rapid evolution of graphic quality, not just any monitor will do. Photo editing, video post-production, digital illustration, graphic design, serious gaming, or that efficient mix of business and leisure-all of these demand high graphic quality...
Pinoys Asked to Mark June 12 with Enthusiasm
"Celebrate the country's Independence Day with much enthusiasm under renewed hopes of a better future under the administration of President-elect Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III." This was the call made by Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim after receiving a...
PRC Lists 242 New Dentists
The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced on Friday that 242 out of 340 examinees passed the Dentist Licensure Examination given by the Board of Dentistry in Manila this month.The Board of Dentistry - composed of Dr. Daniel G. Feraro,...
Province of Rizal Celebrates Its 109th Foundation Day
June 11 has been institutionalized as "Araw ng Lalawigan ng Rizal" in pursuant to Act No. 137 of the Second Philippine Commission dated June 11, 1901. The province of Rizal was created with 19 towns of Manila Province, and 14 municipalities of Morong...
Recommended Android Apps
Here are a few Android apps recommended for every Android-phone owner: 1. K-9 Mail. This is a better mail client than the built-in GMail and E-mail client bundled with Android 2.2 and below. This is a free and open source application. 2. FTPServer....
Regional Parties in Indian Politics
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Smaller regional allies which give stability to India's ruling coalition are forcing a delay in cutting costly fuel subsidies, underscoring the political difficulties they can pose to the government's reform agenda. Two powerful...
Rescue Teams Deployed around Taal
The Philippine Coast Guard on Thursday dispatched rescue teams in Talisay, Batangas in the wake of possible eruption of Taal Volcano.Lieutenant Commander Armando Balilo, PCG spokesman and acting head of community relations, said that five units from...
SAP Business One 8.8 Beckons New Era of Software for SMEs
SSAP has announced a new release of the SAP Business One application that accelerates time-to-value, facilitates business adaptability and increases ease-of-use and affordability based on strong co-innovation with SAP partners for small and midsize...
SexBomb Jopay Paguia Explains Tearful Breakdown on TV
Former SexBomb dancer Jopay Paguia explained why she cried during an interview with TV show "Paparazzi" when talk zeroed in on her leaving the group. "Nasasaktan ako kasi ayoko na nasasaktan si Ate Joy (Cancio). Pero hindi natin maiiwasan 'yan....
Soccermania and Soccernomics
This week, with the start of the World Cup in South Africa, more than two billion soccer fans all over the world will be glued to their TVs and other electronic gadgets for viewing sports events as they get snarled in soccer mania. Unfortunately, most...
Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
While we honor the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus on the First Friday of every month of the year, today (Friday) we celebrate the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. On this feast, we focus our attention on Jesus truly present in the Holy Eucharist...
Solutions to Problems and Potential Problems
Looking for solutions to our problems is what we want. To point to what is wrong is easier than to point to what is right. This in turn is easier than to point out what is best to do. No country is without problems or without potential problems. To...
Source to Home 2010
May 27, 2010 was definitely an exhilarating day for me and all the press people gathered outside the ballroom of the very plush and opulent Pangu Hotel in Beijing. Who wouldn't be? ACER did a good job of keeping the whole event totally mysterious leaving...
Subic Investors Vow Support for Noynoy
Subic Bay Freeport investors vowed Thursday to support incoming President Benigno Simeon "Noynoy" Aquino III as they banked on him to follow through on all his major campaign promises with emphasis on the reduction of corruption and the enforcement...
Swimming into Enchong's Dee-Sires
People may keep questioning his sexuality, but Enchong Dee is definitely one of today's most desired young men. And in this sweet and sexy talk with Bulletin Entertainment recently, we turn the tables on the young actor, heartthrob, and champ swimmer...
Tablets, 3D PCs Rule Recent Electronics Show
The recently-concluded computer and electronics show in Taiwan gave us a glimpse of what the I.T. industry is gearing up in the next few months. Technology companies which participated in the event showcased two prominent technologies that will somehow...
Tennis Ace Nadal Lights Up Queen's
LONDON (AFP) - Rafael Nadal showed no signs of a hangover from his French Open triumph as the Spaniard defeated Marcos Daniel 6-2, 6-2 in the second round at Queen's Club here on Wednesday.Nadal underlined his dominance on clay with a fifth Roland...
The Parable of the Lost Sheep
LUKE 15:3-7 To [the Pharisees and scribes] [Jesus] addressed this parable. "What man among you having a hundred sheep and losing one of them would not leave the ninety-nine in the desert and go after the lost one until he finds it? And when he does...
The Ref's Only Human -- and That's the Problem
PARIS (AFP) - "The ref was biased!" How often have you heard that accusation, from a manager, player or fan, incensed by a penalty, red card or extra minute of injury time that helped the other side to score?Professional referees are quick to throw...
Tom Cruise's Alter Ego Les Grossman Will Have His Own Movie
He's played the heartthrob reckless fighter pilot Maverick in "Top Gun." He's also starred as a sports agent prone to a meltdown while growing a moral conscience in "Jerry Maguire." But in recent years, Tom Cruise has become known to a younger generation...
Troops Sent to Maguindanao to Stop MILF-MNLF Clashes
MAGUINDANAO - Elements of the 38th Infantry Battalion have been deployed in the boundary of Maguindanao and Sultan Kudarat to prevent clashes between the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) forces. Brig....
'Ubuntu'
The Ateneo Asian Center and the Konrad Adenauer Center for Journalism held a seminar on upgrading journalism 7-9 June. .. including discouraging practitioners who do not let the facts get in the way of a good story. While we sit on edge with our...
Vacate Posts, Envoys Urged
Union of Foreign Service Office of the Department of Foreign Affairs (UNIFORS) president and Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary Victoria Bataclan asked political ambassadors to voluntarily vacate their posts by the end of President Gloria Macapagal...
What iPad Apps Do I Need as a Server Admin?
The other day, I decided to do some server admin work. Armed with an iPad, I figured that there are applications that could have made things easier for me as a server admin. Don't tell me to jailbreak the iPad, I will not do it... yet. :D1. A Terminal/Console...