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 October 8, 2011

After Shamcey All Eye Necio
MANILA, Philippines - After Shamcey Supsup won third runner up in the 2011 Miss Universe contest, all eyes are on Bb. Pilipinas-International Diane Necio who will represent the Philippines in the Miss International beauty contest to be held in Chendu,...
Aguilar Shines under Chot Reyes
MANILA, Philippines - Japeth Aguilar shone under Talk 'N Text's run-and-gun system Friday night, pouring 27 points to lead the defending champions to a 98-80 victory over sister team Meralco in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Ynares Sports Center in...
Angeles PESO: Hall of Famer
ANGELES CITY, Pampanga, Philippines - The Public Employment Services Office (PESO) of Angeles City bagged the "PESO Hall of Fame Award" during the 11th National PESO Congress, which opened on October 5 in Davao City. This was announced by Mayor Ed...
Aquino Cites Rich History of Manila Hotel
MANILA, Philippines - President Benigno S. Aquino III paid tribute to the historic landmark Manila Hotel for its rich history and legacy of hospitality as he pledged to work with stakeholders in promoting tourism growth in the country.The President...
Banal Starts New Aces Era
Games Sunday(Ynares Sports Center, Antipolo City)4:15 p.m. - Powerade vs Rain or Shine6:30 p.m. - Ginebra vs AlaskaMANILA, Philippines - Calling the shots in the PBA isn't new for Joel Banal.But he knows it will take some time before Alaska players...
Bangsa America
(Part One)MANILA, Philippines - The US will try or is trying to do here what the British did to India, a vengeful partitioning into three countries, Pakistan, Bangladesh and India. I get a creepy feeling watching US diplomats in Manila and Mindanao...
Barnachea Closes in on Crown
ANGELES CITY, Philippines - Santy Barnachea is 41 kilometers away from winning the LBC Ronda Pilipinas after floating with the main wave of riders in the penultimate stage won by Nilo Estayo Saturday.Barnachea, 35, leads Joel Calderon by six minutes...
Bembol Roco, Adolfo Alix Jr. Make Their Presence Felt at BIFF
BUSAN, South Korea- Filipino actor Bembol Roco is attending the 16th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) in line with the exhibition of his film "Isda (Fable of The Fish)" in the annual event's A Window on Asian Cinema section."Fable of The Fish"...
Bill Expands LGUs' Healthcare Funding
MANILA, Philippines - Local government units will have new funding for their healthcare services once a bill imposing one percent additional levy on real property tax is enacted into law.Manila Rep. Ma. Theresa Bonoan-David, principal author of House...
Centers for Pregnant Teenagers Pushed
MANILA, Philippines - A Quezon City councilor wants a teenage counseling center for each of the city's four districts.In her resolution, Councilor Jessica Castelo Daza of the city's Fourth District urged the city government to establish centers for...
CoA Seeks P1.28-B OYSTER Evidence
MANILA, Philippines - Has anyone seen at least three out-of-school youths cleaning stretches of Metro Manila's national roads from 2005 to the first half of 2010?This question was raised by the Commission on Audit (CoA) to the public as it aired strong...
DA-BAR Focusing on Food Safety
MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Agriculture- Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR) has stepped up a food safety and healthy food program with heightened budget for their research and development, which will be the focus of this year's National...
Daniel Keeps Date Open for Marrying Heart
MANILA, Philippines - Brazilian model turned actor Daniel Matsunaga says marrying his girlfriend Heart Evangelista could possibly happen in two years' time. "Hindi ngayon. Focus kami sa trabaho first. Wala ngayon. Siguro mga two years [pa]. Hindi ko...
Demi Lovato, Healthy and Touring; Warrant Singer Autopsy Rules Alcohol Poisoning
MANILA, Philippines - Demi Lovato is healthy and gearing up to get back on the road once again. The teen star will start a 10-city U.S. tour in November to celebrate the success of her latest album "Unbroken" and its carrier single "Skyscraper," her...
DoLE Intensifies Child Protection Program
MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) said Saturday it will tap local government units (LGUs) to intensify it campaign against the worst form of child labor.Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz made the statement...
Expert Sheds Light on Lolong
SINGAPORE - Large predator expert and Discovery Channel and Animal Planet TV host Dave Salmoni said the town of Bunawan, Philippines shouldn't worry if Lolong - the 21-foot saltwater crocodile villagers captured and caged in a pond around 800 square...
Floods Could Last a Month
MANILA, Philippines - Massive flooding brought about by back-to-back typhoons could last a month as the storms' death toll reached 95 and damage to property breached P13 billion, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC)...
Fortune 500 Firm Opens Cebu Office, to Hire More Engineers
CEBU CITY, Cebu, Philippines - Fortune 500 company, Fluor Corp., a US-based construction and management firm, which opened an office in Cebu recently, is targeting to hire some 150 engineering graduates by the end of this year, as it hopes to grow...
'Happy Agreement' on MPBF Reached
MANILA, Philippines - Malacanang has apparently agreed to reconsider its plans to control all funds meant for unfilled positions in the proposed 2012 national budget.Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda announced Saturday the Palace will recognize...
Hints of New Beginnings for Jinkee Pacquaio and Sam Milby
MANILA, Philippines - If there's anything that keeps celebrities on their toes, it's the constant change that opportunities bring them. Some may be quite deserved; others may just be an off-shoot of some other claim to fame. But undeniably, showbiz...
IMO Tells Shipping Firms to Implement Own Business Management Practices
MANILA, Philippines - The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has urged shipping companies to rigorously apply the IMO guidance and industry-developed best management practices in their entirety to fight against piracy when venturing into the...
Institute Proposed to Focus on Elderly's Concerns
MANILA, Philippines - Sen. Edgardo J. Angara Saturday called for the creation of a Philippine Institute for Aging to ensure that the country is prepared to meet the challenges of an aging demography.Angara issued the call after filing Senate Bill 2981...
Manila Bulletin Finds Digital 'Home' in Washington
MANILA, Philippines - More than 8,500 miles away from its main office in Intramuros, the Manila Bulletin has found a "second home" on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington DC.The Manila Bulletin is among the 700 newspapers from across America and around...
Mark Herras Refuses to Comment on Annabelle Rama-Nadia Montenegro Tiff
MANILA, Philippines - Actor Mark Herras keeps mum on the controversial row between Nadia Montenegro, who happens to be the mother of his girlfriend Ynna Asistio, and feisty talent manager Annabelle Rama. According to Herras, he is not in the position...
Maynilad Shares Expertise at Conference
MANILA, Philippines - Maynilad Water Services Inc. (Maynilad) shared its knowhow in detecting leaks and other expertise during the PhilWater 2011 Conference organized by the Philippine Water Works Association Inc. (PWWA).The conference showcases the...
NOL Group Appoints New CEO
MANILA, Philippines - NOL Group has appointed Ng Yat Chung as the new chief executive officer (CEO), succeeding Ron Widdows who retires from the company on Dec. 31, 2011."We have completed the implementation of our executive succession plan and are...
Palace Defends Appointment of Villaruz
MANILA, Philippines - Malacanang defended Saturday the appointment of Francisco Villaruz Jr. as the new Presiding Justice of the Sandiganbayan, saying his appointment was based on his integrity, honesty, and credibility."I think we made the right decision...
PBA: LEE-Thal Weapon Take Two
Manila, Philippines - PBA fans were staggered last week when Rain or Shine rookie Paul Lee put on a show in his debut as a professional basketball player. The no. 2 overall pick surprised everyone at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum when he played like a...
PBA: "Lutz" of Blaze Boosters
Manila, Philippines - While everyone has been talking about the explosive debut of Rain or Shine's Paul Lee, there is another PBA rookie making waves over at Petron going by the name of Chris Lutz. And mind you, he has done it two games in a row!First...
PCG Deploying More K-9 Teams
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) will start to deploy additional K-9 units in various port terminals across the country as the volume of shipping passengers is expected to rise again due to the expected exodus of students taking...
Philippines Joins Bangladesh in Global Appeal for Action on Environment
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines and Bangladesh joined forces for an initiative in the United Nations Human Rights Council to urge the international community to address the adverse effects of climate change on human rights.Philippine Permanent...
Production, Prices of Vegetables Stable
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Philippines - The supply and prevailing prices of highland vegetables from this province stabilized this weekend after the herculean effort of government and private entities to clear landslides on vital agricultural routes paralyzed...
Rainy Sunday
MANILA, Philippines - Most parts of the country will continue to experience rainy weather Sunday due to two rain-inducing weather systems prevailing in the country.The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)...
Rescue Was Answered Prayer - Sergeant
MANILA, Philippines - "The power of prayer did it all!"This was the snap reply of retired Army Master Sergeant Elpidio Tavelisma, husband of rescued Abu Sayyaf hostage Evangeline Tavelisma, in a phone interview with this writer following the successful...
San Dionisio Feast on Sunday
MANILA, Philippines - Catholics celebrate Sunday the feast of San Dionisio (Saint Denis), the first bishop of Paris, France, and a martyr of the Christian faith. In the country, masses, novenas, processions, and other commemorative rites will be held...
Sef Cadayona Dissects His DIY Gay Character on 'Time of My Life'
MANILA, Philippines--If Sef Cadayona were likened to songs, he would be a mash-up between Lady Gaga's "Just Dance" and "Born This Way."On GMA-7's danceserye "Time of My Life," the "StarStruck V" alumnus and now a talent of GMA Artist Center (GMAAC)...
Senate Inquiry into NDRRMC Proposed
MANILA, Philippines - Senator Ramon Bong Revilla Jr. has called for a Senate inquiry to determine the measures being implemented by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) to reduce damage to property and people's vulnerabilities...
SRI-Grown Rice Resists Typhoon
MANILA, Philippines - Rice plants grown under the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) have withstood the fury of typhoon Pedring in several Luzon provinces.SRI Pilipinas coordinator Roberto Verzola said farmers have reported that their palay were...
Vigilance Urged by Iloilo Authorities
ILOILO CITY, Iloilo, Philippines - The Philippine Army (PA)'s 3rd Infantry Division (3ID) based in Iloilo has yet to verify a report alleging the presence of a special unit of the New People's Army (NPA) in Iloilo City.The PA's 3ID spokesman, Capt....