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 September 15, 2010

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16 Contractors Join Rebidding of Infra Projects
In a healthy sign of confidence due greater transparency and level playing field, 16 public works contractors participated in the successful re-bidding of two infrastructure projects by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) that resulted...
2010 Annual Conference of the Philippine Statistical Association
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Statistical Association (PSA) opens Thursday its 2010 Annual Conference at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Assembly Hall with the theme "Migration and Remittances: Their Role in Philippine Development."The...
300 Years and Counting
This week, all of Bicolandia celebrates the 300th year of the feast of Our Lady of Penafrancia. Considered by most Bicolanos as their patroness, their Ina ("mother") has become a symbol of the whole Bicol region, a rallying figure especially during...
31st Manila International Book Fair
MANILA, Philippines - One of the longest-running book fairs in Asia opens Thursday at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City. Now on its 31st year, the Manila International Book Fair (MIBF) will showcase thousands of books, magazines,...
3 PN Priorities
MANILA, Philippines - Under the organization perspective, the Philippine Navy (PN) has listed three priorities, for which it presents several performance scorecards - each with initiatives, measures, and targets.Under the first priority of "sound and...
9 Arrested for Gambling at Street Carnival
MANILA, Philippines - Operatives of the Manila Police District (MPD) rounded up at least 9 persons allegedly engaged in illegal gambling under the guise of a make-shift, street carnival in Sampaloc, Manila late Tuesday evening.Arrested were carnival...
Adamson, SSC-Excelroof Title Series On
MANILA, Philippines - Given little chance to contend for the title, Adamson tries to complete its fairytale rise when it faces San Sebastian-Excelroof in Game 1 of their title series this Thursday in the 7th Shakey's V-League second conference at The...
A Fish Named after the Moon
MANILA, Philippines - I was raised in a family of fish eaters. Both paternal and maternal grandparents served fish daily; meat was a treat only once a week, on Sundays. We knew all the names of fish and shellfish, unlike today's city folk whose repertoire...
A June-September Affair
MANILA, Philippines - Considering the problems that students, parents, and school authorities have to face when classes open in June, right smack at the onset of the typhoon season, the Department of Education (DepEd) is open to the idea of moving...
Amazon Goes after Apple's iPad in New Kindle Ad
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Amazon.com Inc. is rolling up its sleeves in its fight to convince consumers that its Kindle electronic reader is better than competing devices such as Apple's iPad, unveiling more aggressive advertising that is accentuating a...
A Model to Copy
MANILA, Philippines - (Editor's note: Jueteng needs an honest model to copy as noted by the author.)Our history has no record that pre-Spanish Filipinos wrote combinations of numbers on dried and white barks of trees and sold them as jueteng tickets...
Analyzing the Google and Alexa Ranking Issue
One thing that measures websites these days is how they are optimized and of course ranked. Ranking can be done through a lot of things and to date, most would rely on Google (Page Rank) and through Alexa.A limitation as far as Alexa is concerned is...
Andal Sr. Faked Illness - Witness
MANILA, Philippines - Andal Ampatuan Sr. feigned sickness last December in order to avoid getting arrested by the military days after the grisly "Maguindanao Massacre" wherein some 57 people - including 31 media practitioners - were killed.Prosecution...
A New Way of Getting the Party Rolling
MANILA, Philippines - Almost everything we need has become conveniently accessible from our home. From food deliveries, online shopping, and even spa services, everything has been within reach with just a click of the fingertips.One of the latest mobilized...
Are You Wearing the Correct Bra Size?
According to some studies, majority of women are not wearing the correct size for their bra. A bra that fits correctly is very important as it affects a woman's posture. A loose bra will cause breasts to sag, and in turn cause problems with the...
ASUS Leads in a New Era of Graphics
Based on the latest generation of graphics cards from NVIDIA, known as Fermi, the NVIDIA GTX 460M offers extreme graphics performance tailored to portable PCs. It employs DirectX11 graphics with effects such as real time ray tracing and advanced tessellation....
Bacalzo Denies Links to 'Jueteng'; Challenges Detractors to File Charges
MANILA, Philippines (PNA) - Newly-installed Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Raul Bacalzo challenged on Wednesday "jueteng" whistle-blower Sandra Cam to file charges against him for alleged links to operations of the illegal...
'Beatlefest 2010,' a Most Enjoyable Show
We had a most memorable and enjoyable night last Saturday (Sept. 11) at the Aliw Theater where "Beatlefest 2010," featuring the Beatles' original drummer Pete Best, was held.We enjoyed watching Pete Best perform with the Glass Onion Band along with...
Ben Affleck Plays Brooding Antihero in 'The Town'
Coming off his critically sensational directorial debut in the Oscar-nominated "Gone Baby Gone," Ben Affleck now directs and stars in another stirring crime thriller, Warner Bros.' "The Town." In the film, Doug MacRay (Affleck) is an unrepentant...
'Betiver' to Reduce Erosion
TUBLAY, Benguet - The "betiver," a locally-grown grass, is now being widely cultivated by residents here, especially those heavily affected by typhoon "Pepeng," in order to reduce soil erosions that pose a serious threat to life and limb in the future.Experts...
Big US Investment Banks Asked to Join PPP
The Department of Finance (DoF) said yesterday that the government has invited foreign investors including JPMorgan Chase & Company and Goldman Sachs Group to take part in the public-private partnership undertakings.Finance Secretary Cesar V. Purisima...
BIR Conducts Major Personnel Changes; Sets Revamp Next Month
Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Commissioner Kim S. Jacinto-Henares conducted Wednesday a major personnel changes, her first since she assumed the top BIR post more than two months ago.She said more field officials will be reshuffled next months as...
Blogging for a Living
While everyone else is busy trying to look for a job, quietly there are people who are embarking on work at home jobs which for most has become profitable. You may have heard of it for sure. Data entry jobs, article writing or perhaps one of the popular...
Bobcats Waive Dampier, Get below Luxury Tax
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Unable to swing a trade, the Charlotte Bobcats waived center Erick Dampier on Tuesday, voiding one of the NBA's most unique contracts and avoiding the dreaded luxury tax.Dampier was in the last year of a seven-year, $73 million...
Bob Marley's Family Loses Case over Late Singer's Songs
The family of the Bob Marley lost a lawsuit seeking the copyrights to several of the late Reggae singer's best-known recordings. The District Judge of Manhattan, Denise Cote, said that Universal Music Group is the rightful owner of the copyrights to...
'Buhos': A Pinoy Take on a Global Problem
MANILA, Philippines - Sen. Loren Legarda and Cannes-winner Brillante Mendoza conceptualized and brought to life their documentary on climate change, "Buhos," in a manner that's easily understandable even by the masses."Nakailang repaso kami ng script...
Cebu Pacific Hiring 300 New Flight Attendants
Cebu Pacific (CEB) is hiring 300 flight attendants to augment the airline's workforce in time for the delivery of its four brand-new Airbus A320 aircraft scheduled from October 2010 until January 2011. The CEB team has scheduled a recruitment campaign...
Celebrities Discover the Downside of Twitter
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Is celebrities' obsession with Twitter starting to wane?When singer John Mayer, one of Twitter's most high profile users with 3.7 million followers, shut his account on Monday, he was just the latest celebrity to quit the micro-blogging...
Cemex Helps Build Green Future for RP
Global building materials company Cemex gathered leaders in the local construction industry and allied communities involved in various outreach projects, in a summit to forge partnerships in building a sustainable and environment-friendly future for...
Cleaning Your Trash Bin
In the article Cleaning the Bathroom and Not Dreading it, tips in facing the dreadful business of bathroom cleaning were provided wherein steps to lessen bathroom grime and mixtures to use where included. Now, another nasty business is going to...
Combat Game Goes Too Far for Military
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. - Sgt. First Class Brian Hampton knows it is just a video game. But the details are unnervingly familiar: the uniforms, the weapons, even the military bases and desert towns where the action is set. Each time Sergeant Hampton, a veteran...
Contract Activity Package (CAP)
Contract Activity Package (CAP) is an instructional material which guides a student through an independent learning experience. A series of objectives are presented which the student masters by completing activities selected. Basically, CAP is ideal...
Cops in Hostage Crisis Undergo Stress Debriefing
MANILA, Philippines - Several Manila Police District (MPD) police personnel who responded to the bloody Aug. 23 hostage crisis were placed under a stress debriefing Wednesday, a police official said.According to MPD spokesman Chief Insp. Erwin Margarejo,...
Curdling, Separation, and More
When a mixture doesn't look right, it makes a baker wonder if he did anything wrong. A good looking, smooth, and silky mixture is always a standard in baking. Is this true? Let us discuss this today as our main topic for our column. A perfect chocolate...
Davis Cup Win vs South Korea Will Boost Asiad Medal Bid
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Davis Cup team looks at its tie against South Korea in the Asia Oceania Zone Group I competition as a measure of its medal chances in the Guangzhou Asian Games in November.A victory against the South Koreans gives...
Dealing with Stress
MANILA, Philippines - People use the word "stress" in various ways: as an external force that causes a person to become tense or upset, as the internal state of arousal, and as the physical response of the body to various demands. Stress is defined...
DepEd Develops Curriculum for Indigenous Peoples
MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Education (DepEd) has initiated the development of an education curriculum that was designed to meet the learning needs of the Indigenous Peoples (IPs) communities.Through DepEd's Bureau of Alternative Learning...
Dingdong Speaks out Just as Marian-Bela Rift Ends
MANILA, Philippines - Dingdong Dantes finally speaks up about the rift between his girlfriend, Marian Rivera, and new soap star Bela Padilla. Dantes figures in this messy issue since the three of them star on GMA-7's "Endless Love," and is said to...
DMCI Homes Defines New Lifestyle
With a reputation as one of the leading medium-rise condominium experts, DMCI Homes continues to make strides by expanding its market reach and tapping the high-rise segment. One of its completed high-rise projects, Cypress Towers, is proving how the...
DSWD Asked to Justify Raising Poor Pension Eligibility to 80 Years
MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) was asked Wednesday to justify its plan to raise the age criteria of eligibility of beneficiaries for its indigent social pension program.Sen. Edgardo Angara said the DSWD...
ERC Dismisses Customer's Petition Seeking New P39-B Meralco Refund
The Energy Regulatory Commission has denied for lack of merit a consumer's petition for Manila Electric Company (Meralco) to refund P39 billion in alleged overcharges from 2004 to 2007.The petition was filed by Genaro Lualhati seeking a refund for...
Exploring the Mysterious Wakulla Springs
"Why don't you come and visit me sometime?"The invitation came from my Filipino-American friend, Gregory C. Ira, who now lives in Tallahassee, the capital of the state of Florida. In an e-mail, he wrote, "If you have the time, I will bring you to Wakulla...
Farmers, Urban Poor Meet on Looming Rice Crisis
MANILA, Philippines - A broad alliance of farmers, urban poor, workers and government employees will hold a one-day consultative conference at the Quezon Memorial Circle on September 17, to craft a common position on the looming crisis in country's...
Federer or Nadal: Best-Ever Debate Is Back On
NEW YORK (AFP) - Roger Federer is still widely regarded as being the best player of all time, but if the US Open is anything to go by, he may not remain so for much longer.Rafael Nadal's sweeping title win in New York on Monday has re-opened the debate,...
FEU Picked over la Salle This Thursday
MANILA, Philippines - It will be experience vs youthful exuberance when top seed Far Eastern University battles La Salle this Thursday at the start of the Final Four in the 73rd UAAP basketball tournament at the Araneta Coliseum.Bannered by Smart Gilas...
Flashfloods Hit 4 Davao Villages
DAVAO CITY (PNA) - At least 48 families have been affected when a flashflood hit at least four barangays (villages) in the hinterlands of this city due to continuous torrential rains since Monday night, which also caused a landslide - making the busy...
French Railway SNCF under Fire in US for Role in World War II
ORLANDO, Florida (AP) - The French national railway's hope to bid on the first high-speed tracks in the United States is running into resistance from Holocaust survivors because of the company's role in transporting Jews to Nazi death camps.One of...
Garcia Vows to Upgrade Guards' Skills
BALANGA CITY, Bataan - In his bid to upgrade the skills and salaries of provincial guards detailed at the Capitol building and provincial jail here, Bataan Gov. Enrique "Tet" Garcia said he is bent on pushing for the salary standardization and professionalization...
Gathering of Liturgists Set
MANILA, Philippines - Liturgists from across the country will gather at the University of Santo Tomas (UST) chapel at 5:15 p.m. this Thursday for the closing mass of the three-day 25th National Meeting of Diocesan Directors of Liturgy (NMDDL).Manila...
Ginebra Battles Meralco in PBA Opener October 3
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) opens its 36th season on October 3 with a certified blockbuster pitting crowd favorite Barangay Ginebra Kings against rookie team Meralco Bolts.The lone encounter is scheduled for 6...
Go Job Hunting at Job Fest 2010 at SMX
MANILA, Philippines - In half a year, a new batch of college seniors will make that big jump to the real world, and the task of job-hunting looms in the horizon. With an increasingly competitive workforce in a period of economic recovery, securing...
Google Sites to Add Social Networking in "Layers"
PARADISE VALLEY, Arizona (Reuters) - Google Inc. plans to gradually introduce social-networking features starting this fall, reviving attempts to compete with Facebook after pulling the plug on its stillborn Wave project.Chief Executive Eric Schmidt...
Gov't Urged to Upgrade Laguna Lake's Water-Holding Capacity
Twenty-five experts who assessed the Laguna de Bay ecosystem have urged government to craft a program to improve the water holding capacity of Laguna de Bay to ensure its sustained fish production.These experts, led by Rodel Lasco of UP Los Banos and...
Halving Global Hunger Still Possible before 2015
MANILA, Philippines - International aid agency Oxfam expressed optimism that halving global hunger is still possible until the 2015 deadline to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).In a new Oxfam report released on Tuesday, titled "Halving...
Heisman Winner Returns Trophy
NEW ORLEANS (AFP) - Former University of Southern California star running back Reggie Bush is handing back the Heisman Trophy, marking the first time in the award's 75-year history that a player has forfeited it.The unprecedented move to return the...
Holy Chow!
MANILA, Philippines - Discussing religious beliefs can sometimes be likened to carefully handling a fragile object. It usually entails sensitive conversations considering the different perceptions one may have about faith along with the holy teachings...
House: Follow SC Impeach Ruling
MANILA, Philippines - Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile and House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. on Wednesday called on Congress to follow the Supreme Court ruling, enjoining the House of Representatives from proceeding with the impeachment cases...
Informal Settlers Asked to Accept QC Mayor's Relocation Offer
MANILA, Philippines - A Quezon City congressman said it is necessary to regularly coordinate with barangay officials to enable the city government and concerned agencies to respond appropriately to emergencies among at least 2,000 families living in...
In My Own Little Way, How Can I Help Make This Country a Better Place to Live In
MANILA, Philippines - I am a volunteer. The newest craze in town after typhoon Ondoy and Pepeng, volunteerism has incited our passion for helping others in their greatest time of need. Being a volunteer helped me see things out of the ordinary. It...
Intel Launches Atom Chips for Smart TV and Cars
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Intel Corp unveiled microprocessors for smart TVs and Web-connected cars on Tuesday and expanded an online store selling applications for netbooks built with its Atom chips.Intel's low-cost Atom processors designed for mobile...
Italy, Botswana Beauties Lead Early Favorites for Miss World
Miss Italy Giada Pezzaioli leads among the early favorites in the 2010 Miss World beauty pageant which will be held in Sanya, China on Oct. 30, 2010.In its first week of Miss World 2010 Hot Picks, published by missosology.org, the list is also made...
Jobless Rate Declines to 6.9% in April
The unemployment rate in the country eased in July from a two-year high in April as the economy added around 930,000 jobs, mostly in agriculture, the latest jobs survey of the National Statistics Office (NSO) showed yesterday.Data showed that the jobless...
K Brosas Blocks out Painful Memory of Ondoy
MANILA, Philippines - Although comedienne K Brosas has fully recovered from her Ondoy experience in 2009, she doesn't want to look back on the tragedy. "Dapat tayo, laging look forward. Wag na natin balikan yon. Sa dami ng magandang nangyari sa...
Killer Looks and To-Die-For Sound
MANILA, Philippines - When General Luna vocalist Nicole Asensio tells people "We want you to fill up spaces here," it's almost a guarantee that her wish is their command. This was demonstrated during their album launch at Teatrino in Greenhills...
LA Environmental School Site in Toxic Soil Cleanup
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Students at a new green themed school named for noted conservationists Rachel Carson and Al Gore don' t have to go far for a lesson in environmental contamination: Their $75 million campus was laden with toxic soil.Los Angeles Unified...
Lotus Court Revisited
It had been sometime when I had dined in this outlet of Marco Polo Hotel, and it was only when I had learned from the hotel's Executive Assistant General Manager Art Boncato that their new General Manager Nigel Fisher had been on a mission of upgrading...
Marc, Iza Calzado, Other Celebs to Join CamSur Marathon
It is being touted as the biggest marathon in Southeast Asia. So much so that even some of the world's best runners are reportedly joining - Kenya's John Mutai, Simson Limareng and Joyce Kandie; Ethiopia's Dado Firehiwot and Asnake Fekadu; and Britain's...
Marian, Bela Bury the Hatchet
MANILA, Philippines - The public will hear no more of the girl fight that exploded between Marian Rivera and Bela Padilla after GMA management attempted to wipe the slate clean for the Kapuso actresses via a closed door meeting in the afternoon of...
Mining Investments Expected to Hit $1 B in 2010 and $13.5 B by 2013
The Board of Investments (BoI) expects $1 billion of mining projects to register this year out of the $13.5 billion targetted inflows by 2013 on back of strong foreign mining interests in the country.Trade and Industry undersecretary and managing head...
National Day of Mexico
Mexico celebrates its National Day today (Thursday). This year is the bicentennial celebration of Mexico's independence from Spain. During this holiday, a big celebration takes place in Mexico City's Zocalo, which is decorated from the beginning of...
National Day of Papua New Guinea
The Independent State of Papua New Guinea celebrates its National Day today (Thursday). Papua New Guinea, the world's second largest island (after Borneo), is located north of Australia and east of Indonesia. Port Moresby is the country's capital and...
Never Say Never, Edu
JUST A THOUGHT: Giving love is the greatest pleasure of the heart and receiving it back is the best treasure of the soul. * * * HEARD: That Willie Revillame has been not-so-secretly laying the groundwork for his TV comeback on Oct. 10, 2010....
New Bean and Coffee Varieties Approved
The National Seed Industry Council has approved two new varieties of mungbean, another two varieties of sitao, and three Arabica coffee strains for commercial planting.NSIC Mg 14 or Kulabo and NSIC Mg 15 or Kinang were developed by researchers Flora...
New Twitter: Multimedia, Business Friendly
Twitter has gotten a new look. Now, it's not just a text-messaging site but already multimedia, as it now allows users to view photos and videos. It has also become more business friendly because it now gives more opportunity for advertising.It is...
Nokia Hits Back with New Phones amid Turmoil at Top
LONDON (Reuters) - Nokia unveiled an arsenal of smartphones crucial to its fightback against Apple's iPhone and Research in Motion's BlackBerry after its most fundamental management shake-up in decades.At its annual showcase conference -- attended...
No News Is NOT Good News
Recently, Java was once again in the news with Oracle breaking its silence on anything Java by suing Google on its use of Java in Android. It was a rather surprising move for most, but to some insiders, it was expected. Personally, I was surprised...
OFW with Fatal Stab Wounds, Acid Burns Identified
MANILA, Philippines - The female overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who died due to acid burns and stab wounds last Sept. 8 in Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia was finally identified Wednesday by a Philippine official in the Kingdom.At the same time, Migrante-Middle...
'Open Mouth Surgery'
MANILA, Philippines - An "open mouth surgery" is essential in governance, for a tight lip (not necessarily sealed) gathers no flies. It prevents, at worst, "foot in mouth" disease when confronted by media or press in an interview or press conference,...
P2-Billion DFA Deal Cancelled
MANILA, Philippines - The Supreme Court (SC) has allowed the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to terminate its P2-billion contract for the manufacture of machine-readable passports with BCA International Corp....
Patriots Tap Former PBA Import
MANILA, Philippines - A former PBA import and a European veteran will reinforce the Philippine Patriots in their bid to win back-to-back titles in the AirAsia ASEAN Basketball League which begins next month.Former Sta Lucia import Anthony Johnson and...
Patrombon Undeterred by Losses
MANILA, Philippines - Despite his quick exit in the first Youth Olympic Games and the US Open, Jeson Patrombon is determined to raise his level of performance by playing in the tough tournaments abroad for the next three months. His goal is to make...
PCSO: STL Agents Double as Jueteng 'Kubradores'
MANILA, Philippines - Probably for the first time, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) has admitted receiving many reports that some bet collectors (sales agents or "kubradores") for the Small Town Lottery (STL) are also doing it for the...
Philippines to Wrap Up Hostage Siege Report This Week
MANILA (AFP) - An official report on a bus hijacking that left eight Hong Kong tourists dead is to be submitted to Philippine President Benigno Aquino later this week, the country's justice chief said Wednesday.The report is expected to contain specific...
Pinoy Sweetness: Sweet Pasalubongs You Can Take Home
One of the best ways to learn about and experience the Philippines is through eating. Practically each province, or even municipality, in the country has its own unique cuisine to promote. This is what most of our foreign visitors are delighting on...
P/$ Rate Stands at P44.26 to $1
The peso exchange rate stands at P44.26 to the US dollar, the closing rate on Tuesday at the Philippine Dealing & Exchange Corp. (PDEx). The weighted average rate stands at P44.204.B.S.P. READY TO ACT TO AVOID SHARP PESO MOVEMENTSThe Bangko Sentral...
PRC: 5,880 Pass Criminology Exams
The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) on Wednesday said that 5,880 out of 16,644 examinees passed the Criminologist Licensure Examination given by the Board of Criminology in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo,...
Preserving the Ozone Layer
MANILA, Philippines -With the celebration of International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer on September 16, an Annual Forum on the Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) Phase-out Program will gather representatives of partner agencies, dealers,...
President Seeks Meeting with Chief Justice on Reduced Budget of the Judiciary
MANILA, Philippines - President Aquino is seeking a dialogue with Chief Justice Renato Corona to iron out concerns on the budget cut for court operations under the proposed 2011 national outlay.The President on Tuesday bared plans to meet with Corona...
Rapid Increase in C Visayas Dengue Cases, Fatalities Noted
CEBU CITY - In just within a week's time, over 500 dengue cases were recorded in the Central Visayas, according to recent statistics released by the Regional Epidemiology Surveillance Unit (RESU) 7.The latest cases brought the total number of people...
Rap's Biggest Acts Mesmerize Fans in Yankee Stadium
MANILA, Philippines - When two of the biggest rappers of this era come up together in one venue for a one-of-a-kind spectacle, you'll only expect to get nothing but the finest performance right before your eyes.Such was what transpired when rappers...
Reading E-Books in All the Colors of the Rainbow
Black-and-white movies have their film noir appeal, yet it's glowing color that rules on most consumer displays these days, with one exception: the pages of e-book readers. There, color is still supplied the old-fashioned way - not by filtered pixels,...
Reducing Poverty
MANILA, Philippines - On Saturday, September 18, at noontime, the 192 member countries of the United Nations with 23 international organizations will join hands to "Make a Noise" in unison to signal anew the global oneness in seeking to fulfill the...
Region 8 Salt Shipments Monitored
TACLOBAN CITY - Household salt being shipped to Eastern Visayas region may not contain the required iodine content as set by the Food and Drug Administration. This was the focus of concern in a meeting held last week by the Regional Bantay Asin Task...
Relief Order Dismays 2 Manila Police Officials
MANILA, Philippines - Two ranking Manila Police District (MPD) officials expressed dismay Wednesday on the supposed insistence of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) to implement their relief following the discovery of a torture video...
Remittances Grow 7.1% to $10.7 Billion
Remittances sent by overseas Filipinos grew by 7.1 percent year-on-year to $10.7 billion in the first seven months, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) yesterday reported in a statement.The full-year BSP forecast was a growth of eight percent over...
Resources-Endowed Samar Town Gets German Funds
The German Embassy in Manila recently granted the natural resources-endowed municipality of Calbiga in Samar Island funds for ecotourism promotion and as a source of livelihood for locals. In a statement, the German Embassy said the P500,000 fund granted...
Russian Car Industry' S Dilemma: Upgrade or Die
MOSCOW (Xinhua)-- Russia's struggling car industry has been at the forefront of government thinking recently, with its future the subject of discussion by the country's leaders.This week, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin visited the city of Nizhni Novgorod,...
Schwarzenegger Rides Japan's Newest Bullet Train as California Plans Own Line
TOKYO, Sept. 15, 2010 (AFP) - California's governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Tuesday took a ride on Japan's latest model of its high-speed bullet train as his US home state looks to modernize its rail system.The longtime Hollywood action star is on an...
Sherlock Holmes 2 and Transformers 3 in 2011
It seems like we will be seeing more sequels in Hollywood next year.Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law will be reprising their roles as detective Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, respectively, in Sherlock Holmes 2. The sequel does not have an official title...
Shine Your Own Shoes
Some men prefer to bring their shoes to the shop to have them shined for special occasions or when they have become dirty and worn-out. But you do not have to spend big bucks for shoe shining as at is easy to shine your own shoes. First, you need...