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 January 14, 2011

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'2Nd Orgullo Kan Bikol Awards' Set January 27
MANILA, Philippines - The Faithful Heroes Shining Times, Inc., headed by Antonio Medina, will hold the "2nd Orgullo Kan Bikol Awards" on Jan. 27, at the Marriot Hotel in Pasay City.The first "Orgullo Kan Bikol Awards" were given on Feb. 2 at the historic...
3 Major Types of Astrology to Help You Understand Your True Zodiac Sign
Western, Indian, and Chinese astrology approaches are the 3 main types that can help you understand your true zodiac sign. Astrologists believe that the positions of the stars and planets at the time of our birth can bring many insights to our life...
ABL: PH Patriots, Indons in Vital Tiff
Team Standings W LX-Thailand 10 4X-KL Dragons 8 6X-PH Patriots 8 6Singapore 7 7Satria Muda 6 8Brunei 3 11 (X--clinched semifinals berth)Game Saturday (Jan. 15) (BritAma Arena, Jakarta)7 p.m. - Satria Muda BritAma vs PH Patriots (Live on ESPN)MANILA,...
Alice Dixson Signs on to TV5 Soap for Its 'Firsts'
MANILA, Philippines - Vancouver-based Alice Dixson returns to acting anew via TV5's soap, "Babaeng Hampaslupa," which she says has so many "firsts" that she just couldn't refuse doing it."It's the first original drama soap ng TV5 and the first time...
Anne Curtis Relieved over Family's Safety in Flood-Plagued Australia
MANILA, Philippines - Fil-Aussie actress Anne Curtis feels relieved that her family living in Australia is now safe amid the immense flash floods that have engulfed a large part of the country."My sister has safely evacuated and staying down coast...
AP Source: Yanks Reach Deal with Reliever Soriano
NEW YORK (AP) - AL saves leader Rafael Soriano and the New York Yankees have reached agreement on a three-year contract that could be worth $35 million to the free-agent reliever, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.The...
Aquino Says Heads Will Roll in Drive vs Illegal Loggers
BUTUAN CITY, Agusan del Norte, Philippines (PNA) -- President Benigno S. Aquino III assured Friday that heads will roll in the government drive against illegal logging.Speaking after the turn over ceremonies of agricultural inputs, health and medical...
Aquino Urged to Expand Search for Next Poll Chief
MANILA, Philippines - There are hundreds of Filipinos who are equally or more qualified than veteran election lawyers Sixto Brillantes III and Romulo Macalintal for the top Commission on Election (Comelec) post, and the search should be widened to...
Aquino Urges Youth to Study Sciences and Robotics
MANILA, Philippines (PNA) - President Benigno S. Aquino III urged the country's youth to take up sciences and technology, including robotics courses which will be the wave of the future.Looking pleased and proud on the fete of 19 Filipino teams which...
Azkals Is Our Top Priority -Younghusbands
MANILA, Philippines - With the Philippine Azkals recently naming a new mentor, rumors of two of the squad's top players leaving the team started spreading within the football loop.On Tuesday, the Jakarta Globe published a story detailing Azkals brothers...
Breastfeeding Study Raises Doubts over Guidelines
LONDON (AFP) - Breastfeeding exclusively for the first six months is not necessarily best for a baby's health, British researchers said Friday, calling into question advice given to new mothers.The team led by a paediatrician from University College...
Browns Hire Pat Shurmur as New Coach
CLEVELAND (AP) - Pat Shurmur quickly turned rookie quarterback Sam Bradford into a rising NFL star. Shurmur's next project will be tougher.The Cleveland Browns are no easy fix.Shurmur, St. Louis' offensive coordinator the past two years, was hired...
Bruins Edge 12-Goal Thriller against Flyers
BOSTON (Reuters) - The Boston Bruins scored five goals in a wild third period to upend the Philadelphia Flyers 7-5 in a clash of divisional leaders on Thursday.With the score tied at 5-5, Boston's Steven Kampfer struck a wrist shot inside the far post...
Caparas Denies Any Wrongdoing in Tax Raps
MANILA, Philippines - Movie director-producer Carlo J. Caparas claims "innocence" over tax charges filed against him by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR). "Wala akong kasalanan," said he to reporters. "Kaya ako nandito, handa akong harapin kahit...
Cebu Police on Red Alert for Saturday's Sinulog Festival
CEBU CITY, Philippines - The police here is on red alert to ensure a safe and secure celebration of the Sinulog festival on Sunday, which is expected to attract more than two million people on the street, and the feast of the Sto. Nino de Cebu.The...
Charice's Alleged Evasiveness, Tight Security Dismay 'Kababayans'
MANILA, Philippines - The anticipation over international singer Charice's brief return to the country last weekend was marred by controversy as she allegedly acted among and was shielded from locals as if she was a foreigner.The strict security protocol...
Coal Industry Fumes as US Revokes Mining Permit
WASHINGTON (AFP) - The withdrawal of a permit for a controversial "mountaintop removal" coal mining operation has sparked outrage in the US industry, but was hailed as a victory for environmental protection and the health of nearby communities.The...
Cop Accused of Rape, Extortion Surrenders
MANILA, Philippines - A policeman who was accused of raping and extorting a vendor arrested for vagrancy surrendered at the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said on Friday.De Lima said Police Officer 3 Antonio...
Cops-and-Robbers Caper in the Planet's Most Beautiful City
Whoever said, "visit Venice, and die" had it wrong. No, visit Venice, then live- and admire the handiwork of those who created this tiny jewel of a city in the Adriatic Sea.All of six islands in a lagoon, Venice remains a rarity: the integrated medieval...
Decongest Jails, Fix Staff, BJMP Urged
MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Friday said that jail decongestion and personnel recruitment are two things that the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) has to address.Interior and Local Government...
DepEd Promotes K+12 Program
ILOILO CITY, Philippines (PNA) - The Department of Education (DepEd) Regional Office 6 has instructed all the division superintendents and other school officials to actively advocate for their priority program the K+12 (Kindergarten plus 12) which...
DoH Affirms Principle of Responsible Parenthood
MANILA, Philippines (PNA) - Department of Health (DoH) Secretary Enrique Ona affirmed on Thursday the position of the government to support responsible parenthood by providing the Filipino people with necessary information that would be helpful in...
DoLE-9 Sets Priority Thrusts for 2011
ISABELA CITY, Basilan, Philippines - The Region 9 office of the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE-9) in the Zamboanga Peninsula has set priorities in accordance with the 22-point labor and employment agenda of the Aquino administration that...
Durant Drops 36 as Thunder Edge Magic
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Kevin Durant scored 36 points, Russell Westbrook added 32 in his fourth career triple-double and the Oklahoma City Thunder fought off the Orlando Magic, 125-124, Thursday night for their fourth straight win.Westbrook also had 13...
Early Registration for School-Aged Children Set January 29
MANILA, Philippines (PNA) - The Department of Education (DepEd) has set January 29, 2011 as early registration day in public schools to ensure that all school-aged children are enrolled for school year 2011-2012 and achieve universal participation...
EDC Prices $300-M Bond Issue at 6.5%
MANILA, Philippines - Publicly-listed Energy Development Corporation (EDC) of the Lopez group has completed international roadshow for its $300 million 10-year bond offering as part of cash infusion strategy to bankroll expansion projects and for the...
Europe's New Economic Era
BRUSSELS, Brussels (AFP) - Europe on Wednesday opens a crucial chapter in its efforts to end the deficits and debts plaguing the euro, with national budgets in the future to come under EU scrutiny before coming into effect.Drawing from the costly lessons...
Floods Hit Australia
SYDNEY, Australia (DPA) - John Robertson is salvaging what he can from the mud inside his hobby shop in Toowoomba, the Queensland town battered by a wall of floodwater this week. "We didn't have insurance, so I'm just going through collecting whatever...
Global Youth Volunteers
MANILA, Philippines - Volunteerism - or labor of love, if you may call it - particularly among the youths in global proportion, is making its mission felt in this part of the world.This is made possible by a group of foreign students who arrived in...
Gov't Agency Hikes Lending to MSMEs by 43% to Record High of P4.2 Billion
MANILA, Philippines - Lending to micro, small and medium enterprises by state-owned Small Business Corporation (SBC) increased by 43% and posted a record high of P4.2 billion in loan releases last year from P2.9 billion in 2009 as the bank intensifies...
'Grenade' Blasts Away Chart Competition
Bruno Mars secures number one territory anew with his latest hit, "Grenade," exploding into the top spot on the Hot 100 charts this week. "Grenade," the second chart topping hit off Mars' 'Doo Wops & Hooligans' debut album, reclaims number one...
Heart Attacks & Pain Drugs
LONDON, United Kingdom (Reuters) - Common painkillers such as ibuprofen and diclofenac as well as branded pain drugs from Pfizer Inc., Merck & Co. Inc., and Novartis AG can increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes, a review found on Wednesday.Scientists...
Hornets Regaining Form at Season's Mid-Point
WESTWEGO, La. (AP) - Monty Williams sometimes finds himself cutting short celebratory locker room chatter after impressive wins such as the ones New Orleans had over Denver and Orlando this week.The rookie coach has already seen what a little complacency...
'Ikaw Ang Pag-Ibig,' an Excellent Movie - Archbishop Legaspi
Archbishop Leonardo Z. Legaspi of the Diocese of Caceres described "Ikaw ang Pag-ibig" as an excellent movie for the whole family, not only because he is its executive producer, but also because the movie is really excellent in its story, execution...
In 2011, the Long Tail of the Crocodile Will Get You
The sportswear brand Lacoste, famous for its crocodile-logoed pique polo shirts, is one of those apparel enterprises with a long, long tail: it is into everything from sports gear to perfumes and footwear, to accessories such as eyewear and bags.And...
Institute Develops 16 Silk Fabric Products
MANILA, Philippines - The government has produced 16 new collections of silk fabric products from weaving technique "suksuk" which will enhance the economic potential of silk that has a robust demand in the market.The Sericulture Research and Development...
Intel Earnings Soar to Record High of $11.7 B
SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - US computer chip giant Intel on Thursday posted its best earnings ever in 2010 as businesses beefed up data centers to handle services increasingly shifting to the Internet ''cloud.''Intel said it took in a net profit of $11.7...
It's All in the Stars: New Zodiac Dates Released
MANILA, Philippines - You may be celebrating your fortune based on your horoscope as a Capricorn today, but you might be surprised to find that you're probably a Sagittarius by now. A set of new zodiac sign dates was unveiled recently, the Minnesota-based...
James-Less Heat Absorb 28-Point Rout by Denver
DENVER (AP) - The Denver Nuggets are beginning to tear it up on the court just when they may be torn apart away from it.With trade talks heating up lately, the end of Carmelo Anthony's time in Denver could very well be close at hand.Reserve J.R. Smith...
Japanese Carmakers Push Hydrogen Cars
TOKYO, Jan. 14, 2011 (AFP) - Japan's top three automakers Toyota, Honda and Nissan have united with Japanese energy firms in a push to commercialize greener hydrogen fuel cell cars and build a network of fuelling stations.Along with 10 Japanese energy...
JFK Library Opens 1st Online Presidential Archive
WASHINGTON (AP) - Caroline Kennedy unveiled the nation's first online presidential archive Thursday, a $10 million project to digitize the most important papers, photographs and recordings of President John F. Kennedy's days in office.Users can sort...
JPMorgan Profit Beats, Helped by Reserve Release
NEW YORK (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co reported higher-than-expected quarterly earnings, helped by narrowing losses on bad loans that allowed it to release $2 billion of reserves.The results show that JPMorgan, the first of the major U.S. banks...
Korean Contender
MANILA, Philippines - Ever since Hyundai took on a whole new design direction the brand has experienced a surge in popularity, particularly with their Tucson crossover SUV. With so many cruising the streets, this soft-roader obviously has something...
K-Pop Geared Up for 2011
K-pop groups have made quite a wave around Asia including the Philippines last year. I was elated to hear people singing in Korean even if they didn't understand the lyrics. It was a testament to how music could influence a culture. My Twitter started...
Las Pinas Implements 'No Audit' Program
MANILA, Philippines - The Las Pinas City government announced that "No Audit program" will be implemented to all business establishments in the city seeking renewal for their licenses and permits. According to Mayor Vergel Aguilar the move was made...
Lawmaker Sees Cracks in the 'Overly Protective' Local Airlines Industry
MANILA, Philippines (PNA) - A member of the House of Representatives and spokesman of the Nationalist People's Coalition (NPC) Party on Thursday said that an incident involving a fellow lawmaker and a female employee of the Philippine Airlines (PAL)...
Leyte to Expand Farmers' Loan Program amid Continuing Rains
TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines - With the incessant rains causing a toll on rice produce, the provincial government of Leyte is to expand its Increased Crop Output through Rural Infrastructure and Community Empowerment (ICOTRICE) Program to the town of...
Lim Asserts to CHR the City of Manila Is Pro-Poor
MANILA, Philippines (PNA) - Manila City Mayor Alfredo Lim assured the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) that his administration's programs and projects are pro-poor.Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Chairperson Loretta Ann Rosales earlier called on Manila...
Meralco Rates May Go Down in Next 3 Years
MANILA, Philippines - After charging customers higher rate in its January billing cycle, the distribution rates of Manila Electric Company (Meralco) are expected to go down in the next three years - P1.4920 per kilowatt hour (kWh) by 2012 or P0.1544...
Michael Jackson Dance Moves Hit Kinect in April
SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Ubisoft on Thursday announced an April 12 release date for a Michael Jackson video game that challenges Xbox 360 players to dance like the King of Pop."Michael Jackson: The Experience" taps into camera and gesture-tracking capabilities...
Michael Jackson Scents Set for Launch
NICE, France (AFP) - Thanks to an autograph hunter in Las Vegas who asked to borrow a pen, a French perfumer is poised to launch his-and-hers fragrances in memory of Michael Jackson.Inspired by plants that grow at the late King of Pop's Neverland Ranch,...
Mindanao High School Wins in First Rain Watchers Awards
MANILA, Philippines - A high school student in Mindanao bested over 30 public schools nationwide in the First Rain Watchers Awards.The tilt was conducted by the Typhoon Committee Foundation, Inc. (TCFI), and the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical...
Missing Filipino Soldiers during Korean War Found in Pampanga
CANDABA, Pampanga, Philippines (PNA) -- Two of the 16 Filipino soldiers declared missing during the Korean war in the 1950s were finally found in this town.Dr. Paterno Villoria , president of the Philippine Expeditionary Force to Korea (PEFTOK), disclosed...
More Summary Hearing Officers Eyed
MANILA, Philippines - As administrative cases against erring policemen continue to mount, the National Police Commission (Napolcom) said it would hire 11 more lawyers to boost its current number of summary hearing officers."The Commission currently...
Music News That Fall between the Cracks
Aerosmith is still alive and well! So says lead vocalist Steven Tyler in reaction to the buzz that followed after accepting his new role as one of the new judges in the 10th season of "American Idol." "We are just on a break. We are still rocking big...
Nadal Flirts with Greatness at Australian Open
SYDNEY (Reuters) - There will be upsets, there will be drama, there will be cheers and there will be tears, but most eyes at the Australian Open will be on whether Rafa Nadal can succeed where so many great players before him have failed.The world...
Neuroplasticity
MANILA, Philippines - A recent New York Times bestseller, The Brain that Changes Itself by psychiatrist and researcher Norman Doidge explains that the "mind can change the brain" and that the latter, like clay, is malleable not just during childhood...
No Filipino Casualties Reported in Australia Floods
MANILA, Philippines (PNA) -- There are no known Filipino casualties in the floods that hit the Australian State of Queensland in the past two weeks, but while they are reportedly safe, they have been moved to evacuation centers, the Department of Foreign...
No Lump Sum Funds in 2012 Budget Proposal - Abad
MANILA, Philippines (PNA) - The Aquino administration is abandoning the practice of lump sum budgeting as it directs agencies and departments not to include lump sum funds in their proposed 2012 budgets.Budget and Management Secretary Florencio Abad...
Nothing Immoral in Garcia Plea Bargain - Ombudsman
MANILA, Philippines - The Office of the Ombudsman (OMB) said Friday that there was nothing immoral or illegal in the plea bargaining agreement (PBA) it entered into with former Armed Forces Comptroller Maj. Gen. Carlos Garcia who is facing plunder...
Novel Scholarship for Agri Students
MANILA, Philippines - One trend is that there are less and less students enrolling in agriculture courses. The usual reason advanced is that students tend to enroll in other courses like nursing and computer science. Another reason advanced is that...
Online Dating Is Not Just for Kids, Seniors Say
NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) - Jo Ann Montrose-Eichelberger, 55, never thought she would meet her second husband on an online dating site -- especially not one for seniors.The stewardess who lives in California said she signed up "as a joke" in March 2009....
Our Condolences and Sympathies to the American People on the Tucson, Arizona, USA Tragedy on January 8, 2011
"Heroism is found not only on the fields of battle. They remind us that heroism does not require training or physical strength. Heroism is here, all around us, in the hearts of so many of our fellow citizens, just waiting to be summoned - as it was...
Overhaul or Amendment?
(Editor's note: The Constituent Assembly or the Constitutional Convention cannot be stopped from doing more harm, as noted by the author.)MANILA, Philippines - When lawmakers declare that the 1987 Cory Constitution is in dire need of amendments, the...
Patriots' Brady Eager to Down Talkative Jets
MIAMI (Reuters) - Eight teams are two wins away from the Super Bowl heading into the divisional round of the NFL playoffs and there is no shortage of noise coming from the rivalry between the New York Jets and New England Patriots. The Jets' trip to...
Philippine Entry 'Latus' Wins Best Short at New York Independent Film and Video Festival
MANILA, Philippines - The independent production "Latus," a Visayan term that literally translates beating or "palo," won Best Short Film at the recent New York Independent Film and Video Festival, "24 Oras" reported Jan. 11. Director John Paul Seniel's...
Philippines to Join Int'l Year of Forests Launch
MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) would take the lead as the country joins the world community on February 2, 2011 in New York for the launch of "International Year of the Forests" (IYF) by the United...
Piolo Pascual Admits Having Considered Network Switch
MANILA, Philippines - Although he declares himself a loyal Kapamilya, Piolo Pascual admitted that he had "negotiations" for and "considerations" about moving to another network."Hindi pa naman ako nakapunta sa compound ng TV5, ha ha ha! But there have...
Playing It Safe
Dear Dawn,My six-year-old daughter Raina is very active and she always wants to play with the neighbors outside our house. Sometimes, I let her, especially when I am there to supervise. But most of the time, I tell her not to because our neighborhood...
Pneumonia Cases Rising in Benguet
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Philippines - With the prevalence of the cold weather aggravated by the daily afternoon rains, cases of respiratory diseases adversely affecting the health and productivity of local residents and visitors are on the rise, raising...
P/$ Rate Closes at P44.23 to $1
MANILA, Philippines - The peso exchange rate closed lower at P44.23 to the US dollar Friday at the Philippine Dealing & Exchange Corp. (PDEX) from P44.11 the previous day. The weighted average rate depreciated to P44.194 from P44.057. Total volume...
Promoting Road Safety: TESDA to Train PUV Drivers
MANILA, Philippines - A rash of fatal road accidents, mostly driver-related, has prompted TESDA to provide technical training and safety reorientation to public utility vehicle drivers.TESDA Director General Joel Villanueva made the offer following...
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photographer Back in Town
MANILA, Philippines - 25 years after "People Power," American photojournalist Kim Komenich, whose photographs of that historical event won him the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography, returns to the country to thank the people that were instrumental...
Raising Good Learners
Many children experience study problems for a number of reasons. In a talk entitled "Good Study Habits Toward School Success," Maribel Sison-Dionisio, a marriage and family counselor, says study problems originate from the following: parents' failure...
Realizing the CSC Vision
MANILA, Philippines - In formulating its "Vision," or what it sees itself becoming by 2030, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) spent some time trying to answer these three basic questions: What are we passionate about? What can we be good at? What...
Regional Cinema Festival Slated
DAVAO CITY, Philippines (PIA) - More than 30 short films and 12 full-length movies produced and made by regional filmmakers from all over the archipelago will be featured in the 3rd Cinemarehiyon Film festival here.The festival will be held from February...
Restoring Manila Parks
MANILA, Philippines - The City of Manila is the country's capital. The city has a rich historical and cultural heritage with influences from Spanish, Oriental, and American culture that Filipinos should preserve.With over two million tourists visiting...
Retail Sales Rise in Dec, Inflation Calm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sales at U.S. retailers rose slightly less than expected in December while underlying inflation remained calm, government reports showed on Friday.Despite the modest rise in December, a key shopping month, retail sales for all...
Sex Offender Registry Awaits NFL's Lawrence Taylor
NEW CITY, N.Y. (AP) - Former NFL star Lawrence Taylor admitted in court to paying a 16-year-old runaway for sex as he pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct and patronizing a prostitute.The 51-year-old ex-linebacker, who led the New York Giants to Super...
Singapore Imposes New Curbs on Property Speculation
SINGAPORE, Jan. 14, 2011 (AFP) - Singapore on Friday imposed fresh measures to curb property speculation after its economy grew the fastest in Asia last year.The government said the city-state's property market remains hot despite previous measures...
'Skins': A Raw, Entertaining Drama about Teenage
NEW YORK (AP) - The new MTV series "Skins" relies on time-tested themes of adolescent drama.Such as: Teenagers are remarkably horny. They are all great-looking, even the outcasts - and gorgeously thin, with exceptions made only for comic relief. And...
Solenn Heussaff Inks Three-Album Deal with Giant Label
MANILA, Philippines - While it has become an elusive dream for many struggling but experienced musical artists to ink an album deal with a blue chip recording label, newbie Solenn Heussaff got it three-fold with big-time label MCA Music. She admits...
Southwest Airlines Revamps Rewards System
Southwest Airlines Co. is overhauling its frequent-flier program to include rewards with no blackout dates and redemptions for international flights on other carriers.The first major revamp of the Rapid Rewards loyalty plan since it began in 1987 should...
"Spider-Man" Musical Delayed Again
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Broadway's costly "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" has been delayed again to March 15 to "fine-tune" the high-tech production and work on a new ending even as it proves a hit at box offices in previews.Producers made the announcement...
Survival Kit Doesn't Include How to Survive Taxi Fare at Our Airports
JUST A THOUGHT: When heavy rains of challenges, trials and problems pour, never run away and hide. Better have a stronger umbrella of faith. * * *SURVIVAL KIT: The spate of floods, calamities disrupting the flow of life in the Bicol region, Eastern...
Taguig City Sponsors Mass Wedding for 320 Couples
MANILA, Philippines - The local government of Taguig City brought cheers to 320 couples who were given free sacks of rice following their participation in a mass wedding outside the city hall.Taguig City Mayor Lani Cayetano led last Wednesday the distribution...
The Argument for Prolific Social Media Use
MANILA, Philippines - Statistics show that people's use of social media has more than doubled in the past few years. Which begs the question, is it possible that we use it too much?Some parents of teenagers whose use of social networks goes well into...
The Start of Something BIG
MANILA, Philippines - Entrepreuneurship has become a byword in the recent decade, even among the young who are encouraged to go into creative business.For instance, the B.S. International Management and Entrepreneurship students of St. Paul University...
The Village of Long Life
MANILA, Philippines - To this day, many of us are still wondering if the so-called Fountain of Eternal Youth is just a myth, a fiction, and a fantasy. Probably- But do you know that there is a place somewhere in this world where more than 10 percent...
Timberwolves Close out Wizards as Love Fires 35
MINNEAPOLIS - John Wall and the Washington Wizards walked into to Target Center - the arena where losing streaks come to die - fully expecting to finally get that elusive first road victory.Instead, Kevin Love delivered another All-Star performance...
Tourist Visa Program
MANILA, Philippines - Filipino tourists travelling to India can now avail of a visa upon their arrival from its four major international airports in line with its new travel permit program.In a statement, the Indian Embassy said that under its Tourist...
Tyson Sy Wins Race of Champions
MANILA, Philippines - Philippine racing's 'boy wonder,' Tyson Sy, won the overall crown in the recently concluded Concept One Race of Champions held last weekend at the Clark International Speedway in Pampanga.Although he missed the first leg of the...
Unless You Become a Child
Once a mother was entertaining a priest in their house. She bragged how she instilled on her children the love of reading the Bible. She called her five-year-old daughter. "Dear, would you get the book that we all love so much to read?"* * *The child...
Updated AML Rules to Boost Market - BSP
MANILA, Philippines - The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said the Updated Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Rules and Regulations, which was originally the Consolidated Anti-Money Laundering Rules and Regulations or CARR, should ease previous restrictions...
U.S. Agency Sees Problems in Falcone's Wireless Plan
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. agency that manages federal use of the airwaves has warned that a wireless network proposed by hedge fund manager Philip Falcone could interfere with systems such as Defense Department communications.LightSquared, an upstart...
USTR Starts Accepting Comments from Countries for IPR Review
MANILA, Philippines - The office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has announced it is now accepting public comments on the special review of countries including the Philippines under review for violations of intellectual property rights...
Valerie Concepcion Shares Her Wedding Ideas
MANILA, Philippines - Although she's been going out with basketball player Donaldo 'Dondon' Hontiveros for two and a half years, Valerie Concepcion is still not comfortable talking about her relationship.All that she admits to is that they are "special...
Women's Groups Oppose Macalintal's Nomination as Comelec Chair
MANILA, Philippines (PNA) - Reports that Malacanang is considering election lawyer Romulo Macalintal as the next chairman of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) was met with opposition by women's groups.Elizabeth Angsioco, National Chair of Democratic...
You Can Have It - Enrile
MANILA, Philippines - Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile expressed readiness to give up his position saying would gladly give it to the one who would be able to garner the number required to gain the leadership of the Upper Chamber. "Sanay ako sa...
Young Man in Stupor after Fatally Stabbing Live-In Partner
MANILA, Philippines - A 20-year-old ended his five-year relationship with his pretty live-in partner on a bloody note as he stabbed and killed the latter in their house in Tondo, Manila.The motive of suspect Kenneth Karl Aspiras, of 409-C Moriones...