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 15, 2011

1.4 Million Displaced by Floods, Slides
MANILA, Philippines - Massive flooding and a series of landslides caused by continuous heavy rains in Southern Luzon, the Visayas, and Mindanao have displaced close to 1.4 million people and killed at least 47, while damage to infrastructure and agriculture...
2 Spectacular Reasons to Visit HK Now
The best time to visit (or re-visit) Hong Kong is now!And, there are two spectacular reasons why you should:First, Hong Kong Disneyland will celebrate its 5th anniversary, dubbed Celebration in the Air, showcasing everybody's favorite fairy, Tinker...
31st Sinulog Festival
MANILA, Philippines - In honor of the Santo Nino, Cebu City celebrates the Sinulog Festival every third Sunday of January of the year. It is considered as one of the grandest and most colorful festivals in the Philippines.The Sinulog was conceptualized...
400,000 Meet Sto. Nino Procession from Cebu City to Mandaue City
CEBU CITY, Philippines (PNA) - Some 400,000 people gathered in Mandaue City Thursday to greet the arrival of the annual procession that brought the images of the Sto. Nino and Our Lady of Guadalupe to the National Shine of St. Joseph in Mandaue City,...
$45-Billion Citigroup Bailout Restores Market's Confidence - Watchdog
WASHINGTON (AP) - The government's $45-billion bailout of Citigroup met the goal of restoring the market's confidence in America's third-largest bank in the wake of the financial crisis and limited taxpayers' risk, a new watchdog report says.The report...
67 Days of Hope
MANILA, Philippines - Despite the problems besetting our country, we are still tremendously blessed by our Almighty God as a nation. The trouble is that many of us have been taking for granted the many "freedoms" that we are enjoying. Compared with...
97th World Day of Migrants & Refugees
MANILA, Philippines - As we celebrate the 97th World Day of Migrants and Refugees this year, we are invited to reflect on the theme "One Human Family," which was chosen by the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI. The theme provides us with an opportunity...
Accord Signed Offering Courses for Disabled's Special Education
BAUKO, Mountain Province - The administration of the Mountain Province State Polytechnic College (MPSPC) and the Philippine Council of Chesire Homes for the Disabled (PhilCoCHED) recently signed an agreement to pilot the offering of courses related...
ADB Lays Groundwork for Easier Border Crossing in Central Asia
MANILA, Philippines (PNA) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a technical assistance grant for a feasibility study for the upgrading and modernization of border crossing points in Central Asia.The US$ 2 million grant will be financed by...
Alice Returns, Settles for Long Distance Affair with Husband
MANILA, Philippines - When news about Alice Dixson's return to showbiz surfaced recently, a joke immediately circulated, connecting her with the biggest news before the year ended - the acquittal and release of the Vizconde Massacre suspects.It will...
Alleged China-Based Filipino Female Workers Victimized in Internet Dating Scam
MANILA, Philippines (PNA) - The Philippine consulate-general in Guangzhou, China mainland is warning the public against apparent extortionist online sites fronting as dating channels purportedly between China-based Filipino women workers and American,...
A Passion for Politics
MANILA, Philippines - Once upon a time, in the verdant plains of Dagupan, Pangasinan, there lived a simple and charming maiden named Maria Carmen "Kimi" Schulze. The granddaughter of the owners of the Pangasinan Transportation Company (PANTRANCO) who...
Around the Country and around the World
St. Augustine once said, "The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." In the past year, I may have "read" an entire chapter as I explored several places in the country as well as in others.I started 2010 "on fire" in Punta...
Ashes to Ashes
"Ashes to ashes, dust to dust." Those are words from the funeral service which I remember from my childhood. When I was growing up on the other side of the world, death was a mystery. Old people just disappeared. Kids were not encouraged to visit hospitals....
Auburn's Nick Fairley Entering NFL Draft
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Nick Fairley, Auburn's other big-name star, also is heading to the NFL after winning the Lombardi Award and helping Cam Newton lead the Tigers to a national title.The potential No. 1 overall pick announced his decision Friday at...
Aussies, Koreans Battle to 1-1 Tie
DOHA, Qatar (AP) - The most eagerly anticipated match of the Asian Cup ended in a 1-1 draw between Australia and South Korea on Friday, and Bahrain striker Ismaeel Abdulatif scored four goals in a 5-2 win over India in the other Group C game.The match...
Averting the Hunger Problem
MANILA, Philippines - More Filipinos have gone hungry in the last quarter of 2010, according to the Social Weather Stations, a worrying indication of how wanting our food productivity and self-sufficiency remains.An estimated 3.4 million families experienced...
Bacalzo Sacks Cop over Drugs
CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga, Philippines - "I don't want to hear any explanation from you. You are now dismissed from the police service."Thus said PNP Chief Director General Raul M. Bacalzo when he saw Police Officer 1 Richard Guiyab of the San Jose del...
Back to Back
MANILA, Philippines - It should come as no surprise that the back hurts several times in a "whole lifetime's length." It was anatomically predestined in the time we evolved from crouching, four-legged beasts into upright, walking animals. So, really,...
Bank Lending Grew Faster at 9% in November
MANILA, Philippines - The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) yesterday said bank lending grew at a faster pace in November, up 9.0 percent to P2.24 trillion compared to the 8.4 percent expansion in October.Including banks' placements with the BSP or...
BPCI, Venus Raj Sign Up with ABS-CBN
MANILA, Philippines - The Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc. (BPCI) has signed up with ABS-CBN network giving the top TV network exclusive coverages of the Bb. Pilipinas and Miss Universe beauty contests for five years."The Binibining Pilipinas Pageant...
Charming Your Colleagues
MANILA, Philippines - Congratulations on getting the job! You have certainly impressed the HR officer with your credentials and the way you answered questions and conducted yourself during the interview. Although you might be feeling good about yourself...
Cheers and Jeers, from Great Performances to Desperate Nurses
MANILA, Philippines - JUST A THOUGHT: Every day is a gift. That's why they call it the present.* * *CHEERS: Great performances by Kathryn Bernardo and Julia Montes, the female leads of "Mara Clara." How can these two girls, so young and so fresh and...
Cinemalaya Announces 2011 Finalists
MANILA, Philippines - Cinemalaya Foundation recently announced the finalists for the New Breed Full Length Feature Category and Directors Showcase for the Cinemalaya 2011 Competition.In the New Breed Full Length Feature Category, the 10 finalists are:...
College Scores 100% Passing Rate
PAGADIAN CITY, Zamboanga del Sur - The little known Southern Mindanao College (SMC) in this coastal city scored a 100 percent passing rate in the licensure examinations for civil engineers (CE) conducted on Nov. 20-21 by the Professional Regulation...
'Colors of Light': Saga of a Filipina Artist/guerrilla Fighter
MANILA, Philippines - Last Friday, 14 January, the biography "Colors of Light" of Lucia Najera Mangapit Valdez of Batac, Ilocos Norte, was launched at the Manila Hotel on her birthday at age 92. Writing/publishing books has been a major activity of...
Cordillera Autonomy Talks under Way
BONTOC, Mountain Province - The renewed pursuit for Cordillera autonomy has triggered discussions on how the region can finally take stock and control its dwindling natural resources for its own development instead of allowing them to be exploited.The...
De Lima Poses a Challenge to Webb et Al to Agree for Lie Detector Test
MANILA, Philippines (PNA) - Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said on Friday the inter-agency task force, tasked to conduct a fresh investigation into the 1991 Vizconde massacre case, posed a challenge to Hubert Webb and company to submit to polygraph...
DENR Sets Year of Forests Plans
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines gears up for the United Nations-led International Year of the Forests (IYF), which focuses on reforestation and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions for the primary benefit of some 25 million Filipino upland dwellers,...
Dog Bite Cases Rise by 16% in Baguio
BAGUIO CITY - The city veterinary office in Baguio City reported a substantial increase in the number of dog bite incidents last year compared to the previous year. Based on data obtained from office, dog bite incidents increased by as much as 16 percent...
DTI Crafts 'Roadmap' for 10% GNP Growth in 2011 to Account for Inflows
MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is crafting roadmap that sets a 10 percent gross national product (GNP)expansion this year to be fueled by strong investments and exports in an effort to reduce poverty by 2016.DTI Undersecretary...
EcoWaste Coalition Calls All-Out Support to Ban Plastic in Muntinlupa
MANILA, Philippines (PNA) - An environmental watchdog appealed to Muntinlupa City businesses and citizens to actively back the ban on plastic bags and other plastic disposables that will kick in next week.City Ordinance 10-109 will take effect on January...
Feast of the Sto. Nino
MATTHEW 18:1-5, 10First readingThe people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; upon those who dwelt in the land of gloom a light has shone. You have brought them abundant joy and great rejoicing, as they rejoice before you as at the harvest,...
Firm Allocates P2.3 M Worth of Pyrotechnics for Sinulog Festivities
CEBU CITY - Cebu's skyline promises to be aglow with a colorful display of fireworks as a local pyrotechnics enterprise allocated P2.3 million worth of fireworks that will be showcased in three major events here as part of the festivities in the grand...
Fly in Style
MANILA, Philippines - A sense of space and openness. Angled window seats to give passengers the best view. Center aisle seats in two. A premium lounge to keep passengers in touch and entertained. And magnificent artworks, to boot."This is the best...
Former MYMP Vocalist Breaks into South Korean Market
MANILA, Philippines - Juris Fernandez, still widely acknowledged for her MYMP connection, makes her first foray into the international music scene by releasing an EP in South Korea.Asked how it came about, Juris told PEP in a report dated Jan. 14 that...
Free & Fair Elections
MANILA, Philippines - As many of us know, the essential requirement of a democracy is free and fair elections in order to establish a government of, by, and for the people. In an article in another broadsheet, a report of Freedom House (FH), a Washington-based...
Giffords' Doctors Balancing Role as Rock Stars
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - One is an irrepressible South Korea native who has treated some of the most horrific wartime injuries in Iraq and Afghanistan. The other is a reserved neurosurgeon who happens to be the brother-in-law of television show host Dr....
Ginebra Fights for Life vs. San Miguel This Sunday
Game Sunday (Araneta Coliseum)6 p.m. - Ginebra vs San MiguelMANILA, Philippines - Crowd darling Barangay Ginebra fights for dear life against San Miguel Beer in Game 6 of their semifinal showdown in the PBA Philippine Cup playoffs this Sunday at the...
Giving OPM a Lift
Nagmamahal, Mark Bautista, Viva RecordsMANILA, Philippines - Mark Bautista's latest album features a gutsy all-Tagalog line-up, giving props to mostly Original Pilipino Music. It might not be a big deal to some, but considering the trying times the...
Globe Offers Flat Rate Unlimited Roaming
MANILA, Philippines - In partnership with Bridge Alliance, the leading group of mobile operators in the region, Globe Telecom Inc. Saturday launched Bridge DataRoam-Unlimited, a data roaming plan that offers unlimited one-flat rate across 11 territories...
Gwen Stefani Is New International Face of L'Oreal Paris
PARIS (PRNewswire) -- A unique voice, a fashion icon, a rock star... Gwen Stefani is clearly a phenomenon of the 21st century. The front woman of rock band No Doubt, she also released two highly successful dance records, which furthered her iconic...
Huge Crowds Expected in Sunday's 24th Grand Kahimunan Festival
LIBERTAD, Butuan City - Security preparations went into high gear as a sea of humanity is expected to grace the 24th Grand Kahimunan Festival 2011 at this largest and progressive barangay in this region's capital city Sunday.The higher regional command...
Hunks' Romantic Side Revealed
MANILA, Philippines - Angelica Panganiban reveals boyfriend Derek Ramsay didn't court her because their relationship blossomed out of friendship."Hindi kami nagligawan, eh," Angelica declared on "Showbiz News Ngayon," Jan. 14. "Nag-start kami na magkaibigan....
Ikeda Beats Friend to Win Ladies Open
MANILA, Philippines - Chihiro Ikeda made a couple of birdies in the early going to frustrate Dottie Ardina then watched her rival waver at the back to cruise to a six-shot win in the Philippine Ladies Open Amateur Golf Championship at The Country Club...
Illegal Logging Blamed for Northern Negros Calamity
EB MAGALONA, Negros Occ. (PNA) - The local chief executive of EB Magalona town in Negros Occidental has put the blame on illegal logging activity for the onslaught of flashflood last Tuesday in Northern Negros.Mayor Albert David Lacson said there's...
January Is Santo Nino Festival Month
MANILA, Philippines - The month of January in the Philippines is Santo Nino Festival Month. It is the period when many of our provinces, towns, and cities in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao pay homage to the Holy Child Jesus. They prepare months ahead...
Justin Bieber Catalogue Not Enough for 'Glee' Tribute
MANILA, Philippines - It just looks like Bieber fever is not hot enough for "Glee."Justin Bieber will have to nourish his young catalogue and measure up to the likes of Madonna and Britney Spears before "Glee" devotes an entire tribute episode to the...
'Kaos': RP's Answer to 'Miss Saigon' and 'American Circus' Combined
MANILA, Philippines - Some say that in order to see this world's wonders, one must explore it. But for us Filipinos, we don't have to go to Las Vegas to experience world-class acts by the best stage performers around the world.In the Philippines, a...
Kings Rout Lethargic Knicks, Snap 3-Game Skid
NEW YORK (AP) - Mike D'Antoni warned his players this could happen and told reporters before the game it was a concern.Then his New York Knicks went out and confirmed every one of his fears.Beno Udrih took advantage of the lethargic Knicks' tired legs...
Kuh Wants End to Music Downloading, Upload of Concert Clips on YouTube
MANILA, Philippines - Singer Kuh Ledesma has set her sight on another concern-music downloading. According to Ledesma, the practice, which she likens to "stealing," has become brazen if not rampant."We are praying na magkaroon ng magandang way para...
Lakers Hold off Nets for 7th Straight Win
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kobe Bryant scored 27 points, Pau Gasol had 20 points and nine rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers hung on for their seventh straight victory, 100-88, Friday night over the New Jersey Nets.Lamar Odom had 14 points and 11 rebounds...
Learn Useful Phrases for the Next Trip Abroad
MANILA, Philippines - After purchasing those affordable airline tickets months in advance, smart travelers can make use of their time by learning some helpful phrases in the foreign vernacular. Cebu Pacific, one of Asia's biggest low-cost airlines,...
Lease of Some Properties Aired
MANILA, Philippines - Department of National Defense (DND) spokesperson Eduardo Batac has mentioned about the possible lease of some of the properties under the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) under the public-private partnership to generate...
Living Our Sto. Nino Piety
MANILA, Philippines - On Sunday is the feast of Sto. Nino. Because of the strong devotion of Filipinos to the Holy Child, and by special request of our bishops from the Holy Father, the Philippine Church is the only one worldwide that celebrates this...
Love Thy Neighbor, Survive Price Hikes
MANILA, Philippines - Nothing tops the news reports of newspapers, radio, and TV more than price increases. Everything, it seems, is costlier this year. Fires in Russia, floods in Australia and frost in the US all lead to costlier fruits, dairy products,...
Manufacturers Ask LGUs to Defer Ordinances Banning Use of Plastic Bags
MANILA, Philippines - Domestic plastic manufacturers have appealed to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and local government units to defer the implementation of ordinances banning the use of plastic bags without further evaluation on the...
McGrady Scores 22 as Pistons Beat Raptors
TORONTO (AP) - Tracy McGrady scored 22 points, Rodney Stuckey had 19 and the Detroit Pistons beat the Toronto Raptors, 101-95, Friday night.Charlie Villanueva had 16 points and eight rebounds while rookie Greg Monroe scored 12 for the Pistons, who...
Meet the 'Packer'
MANILA, Philippines - Jazzing up your home or offices during the holidays is always a breeze because of the excitement that the season brings.But packing all the ornaments away is a very tedious and time consuming task. Which is why people tend to...
Mind 7 Bares Nutrition Plan
CEBU CITY - After the successful election of officers of the Media and Information Network on Nutrition (MIND) here, said officers of the new organization, together with the Region 7 office of the National Nutrition Council (NNC) have laid out plans...
Mom's Addiction to Facebook Results in Son's Death
DENVER (Reuters) - A Colorado mother who told police her 13-month-old son drowned in the bathtub while she was playing a game on Facebook was charged on Friday with child abuse resulting in death.Shannon Johnson, 34, was advised of the charge against...
Mt. Maculot at Night
A tiny light illuminated the infinite black space that stretched right before us. The insignificant blotch of illumination was our only guide as we groped our way up the rough and uneven, sometimes gradually sloping trail path of Mt. Maculot, a level...
New Band Traverses Fame on Reverse Gear
MANILA, Philippines - The usual route for bands prior to recording the first album is a long series of gigs that cover a period dubbed as the "struggling phase." To record practically on the day the group formalizes its existence is simply one odd...
Nuggets Rolling as Anthony Trade Talk Intensifies
DENVER (AP) - The Denver Nuggets are rolling after two straight routs, finally clicking on the court the way that Nuggets coach George Karl has always envisioned.And now his team just might be on the verge of being dismantled.No matter how well the...
Overloading Drive Nets 200 Trucks
MANILA, Philippines - The three-day campaign on overloading netted 200 erring trucks, proving the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) contention that hundreds of such vehicles contribute to the quick deterioration of national roads and highways....
OWWA Welcomes Accounting of P1-Billion Fund
MANILA, Philippines - The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) said on Saturday it welcomes the demand of migrant workers groups for a thorough accounting of the P1-billion reintegration fund for returning workers although it still has to...
Per Sorensen Half a Fra Lippo Lippi
MANILA, Philippines - During an interview with Per Sorensen the last time he was here for a series of concerts, he said that although he was going to sing all the hit songs of his once famous group Fra Lippo Lippi, he couldn't claim that he was the...
PH Working for Restoration of US GSP Perks
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Trade and Investment Center (PTIC) in Washington is already working with the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) on having the US GSP restored. In previous instances of GSP lapse, provisions were made in...
QC Offers Relocation Sites to Squatters
MANILA, Philippines - In a bid to ease the housing woes of the poor, the Quezon City government has offered permanent relocation sites to squatters displaced from the city's sidewalks, alleys, roads and easement as the city government aims to clear...
Que Leads Star-Studded TCC Golf Cast
MANILA, Philippines - The cream of the country's pro golf hopes to come out strong from a long break as they battle it out for top honors in the rich The Country Club Invitational slated Jan. 27-30 at the windswept TCC layout in Laguna.Angelo Que seeks...
Race for AFP Chief Begins
MANILA, Philippines - As the time for Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff, Gen. Ricardo A. David Jr. to bow out of the service comes near, the race is on for his successor, with the names of six generals from the three AFP major services...
Ravens, Steelers Meet for 3rd Time
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Looks like another winter classic in Pittsburgh.Some NFL rivalries are manufactured. Some ebb and flow depending on the teams' records. Then there's Ravens vs. Steelers, one that is as real as it gets. The games usually are meaningful,...
Santo Nino Takes Center Stage This Sunday
MANILA, Philippines - The observance of the month of January as the month of the Holy Child reaches its high point this Sunday as devotees around the country celebrate the feast of the Santo Nino, traditionally observed every third Sunday of January....
Sarah on Talking about Issue with Cristine: 'Sumasakit Po Ang Dibdib Ko'
MANILA, Philippines - Finally speaking up on the issue for the first time, Sarah Geronimo maintained that she has no animosity towards Cristine Reyes with whom she had a tiff last year."Ako naman po, wala naman talaga akong galit sa kanya," she recently...
SEAG a Big Challenge for PH Bets
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) admitted on Friday that the 2011 Southeast Asian Games in Indonesia will put the country's preparation and logistical skills to the test, said POC spokesperson Joey Romasanta."It's going...
SEAG Events May Be Trimmed Due to Fund Woes
MANILA, Philippines - Indonesia's quest to win the overall crown in the 2011 Southeast Asian Games is now in jeopardy after it was learned that the government wants to reduce thenumber of events from a high of 577 to less than 500.The State Ministry...
Shaq Leads Celtics over Bobcats
BOSTON (AP) - Shaquille O'Neal huffed and puffed and even knocked his free throws down.Already short-handed with injuries, the Boston Celtics were suddenly even thinner because of fouls and forced to play their biggest, oldest player a season-high...
Social Responsibility
MANILA, Philippines - Last Sunday, we wrote about the successful concert of Tanay, Rizal's native son and internationally acclaimed tenor Arthur Espiritu held last December at the Philamlife auditorium.We were privileged to witness Arthur's vocal prowess...
Solons Push for Probe on Hospitals Collecting Fees from Nurse Trainees
MANILA, Philippines - Lawmakers have urged a congressional investigation on the purported "immoral and unacceptable" practice of hospitals collecting fees from newly licensed nurses to gain work experience.Iloilo Rep. Jerry Trenas, chairman of the...
Spurs Hand Reeling Mavericks 4th Straight Loss
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Tony Parker scored 18 points, DeJuan Blair had 18 points and 13 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs handed the reeling Dallas Mavericks their fourth straight loss, 101-89, on Friday night.Dirk Nowitzki missed his ninth straight game...
State Schools Told to Be Self-Reliant
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Philippines - State universities and colleges must be self-reliant and not solely rely on the national government for their existence, a lawmaker said here on Saturday. Rep. Ronald M. Cosalan, chairman of the House Committee on...
Sudan Christians Await Poll Results
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AFP) - In Sudan's Arab-Muslim north, the minority Christian community anxiously awaits the outcome of the vote on independence for the south, amid threats by President Omar al-Bashir to reinforce sharia law if it splits."Before the...
Swim Ace Retires but Will Still Be Around
MANILA, Philippines - Miguel Molina might have retired from competitive swimming, but the one-time Southeast Asian Games Most Valuable Player winner will still be around to help develop future swimming talents.According to Philippine Aquatics Swimming...
Taytay Police to Get Citation
TAYTAY, RIZAL - Police personnel here will receive a commendation from the local government following their latest accomplishment. Taytay Police chief, Chief Inspector Arthur Masungsong said the office of Mayor Joric Gacula informed the police officials...
Teachers in High-Conflict Areas Seek Transfer to Other Schools
MANILA, Philippines - Because of the rampant abduction in high-conflict areas such as in Basilan, the Department of Education (DepEd) disclosed that there are some teachers and principals who want to be pulled out and transferred to other schools.According...
The Intricate Beauty of Iran
Where do I begin? Where did my journey to Iran begin? My journey to Iran began in a small bar on Scout Tobias Street in Quezon City then named Club Dredd. I used to read poetry in Club Dredd when "Open Mic" sessions were organized. A girl friend and...
The Invasion of Lingayen
"I shall return!"These words were made famous by American General Douglas MacArthur after he left the Philippines in the midst of World War II and later returned to fulfill his promise to liberate Filipinos from Japanese forces.Now, the immortal words...
Thomas in Sorrento, Montecassino & Roccasecca
We've almost come to the tail-end of our trip and our tour operator Dondi has reserved the best for last - the places where St. Thomas was born (in a castle in Aquino), where he died on a cold stone slab at an abbot's house in Fossanova, and where...
Thousands Join Fluvial Procession in Cebu
CEBU CITY - Hundreds of thousands of devotees flocked to Cebu seaports to witness the annual fluvial procession ushering the images of Our Lady of Guadalupe, St. Joseph, and the miraculous Sto. Nino de Cebu to the16th century-old Basilica Minore del...
Traveling A-Z: Benguet
MANILA, Philippines - The landlocked province of Benguet is located in the Cordillera Administrative Region of Luzon. The cool climate and refreshing view of the mountains are among the main reasons tourists flock to the said province.Baguio City,...
Tuguegarao Mayor Charged over Pension House Fire
MANILA, Philippines - Tuguegarao City Mayor Delfin T. Ting was charged with dereliction of duty, negligence, and tolerance in connection with the fire that hit a pension house in the city last December 19, claiming the lives of 16 persons, including...
Unlock 'Secrets' of Polls, New Comelec Head Urged
MANILA, Philippines - The poll watchdog Workers' Electoral Watch (WE Watch) on Saturday challenged the next head of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to unlock the "secrets" of the May 10, 2010 automated polls."As a first step, the next Comelec...
US Catholic University Breaks Tradition for Fil-Am
"Faith allows impossible things to happen. It is the power that comes from a fearless heart. And when a fearless heart believes, miracles happen." - Mik RiveraMANILA, Philippines - Fil-American Dr. A. Gabriel Esteban, Ph.D., born in Manila, has just...
Venus Raj Turns Down Willie and Finds a 'Home' in ABS-CBN
MANILA, Philippines - Everyone hailed it as a "major, major" move, as if Venus Raj's slight faux pas at the Miss Universe beauty pageant last year is all she'll ever be known for. Well, the beauty from Camarines Sur-our reigning Binibining Pilipinas-Universe...
Veteran Screen Writer Survives Rise and Fall of Radio Soap Operas
MANILA, Philippines - There has never been a woman like my Mom, Loida Flores Virina, who this year marks her 80th birth anniversary.She is perhaps the last of her generation to survive this long, and this well. The brains behind the shows "Baltic &...
Warriors' Late Run Seals Win over Clippers
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Monta Ellis scored 30 points, Stephen Curry had 23 and the Golden State Warriors pulled away late for a 122-112 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night.Vladimir Radmanovic hit a pair of 3-pointers during the key...
Williams Helps 76ers Top Bucks
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Lou Williams hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 43 seconds left and scored 25 points to help the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Milwaukee Bucks, 95-94, on Friday night.The Sixers blew a 15-point lead and were on the brink of losing their...