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 12, 2005

AFP, PNP Asked to Remove Zambo Ecozone Checkpoint
Byline: NONOY E. LACSON DIPOLOG, Zamboanga del Norte - The Provincial Development Council (PDC) here has adopted a resolution asking the police and the military to immediately dismantle a checkpoint established by the Zamboanga Economic Zone and...
Archbishop Arguelles Vouches for Soldiers' Loyalty to Charter
Byline: LESLIE ANN G. AQUINO A former military ordinary of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) yesterday vouched for the loyalty of the country's soldiers to the Constitution saying that a majority...
Around the Nation
Gov't to bar Iraq OFWs on Xmas leave to return The government will not allow Overseas Filipino Workers working in Iraq who will be on vacation this Christmas to return to the troubled Middle East country. Some 2,000 of the more than 6,000 OFWs...
A Waste of Time
TO meet the opposition's objection to the terrorism bill for its possible use as a tool for political vendetta, the Anti-Terrorism Law should clearly define what act falls under this law and what merely falls under the present Revised Penal Code. A...
Branching Moratorium Remains for Foreign Banks
Byline: LEE C. CHIPONGIAN The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas will partially lift the moratorium on branching for local banks but the freeze on foreign banks' branching stays, a central bank official confirmed yesterday. "Foreign banks will not be...
Bumgarner Teary-Eyed When Recalling Victory
MICHELE BUMGARNER is no stranger to winning a race in dramatic fashion. But her win last Sunday over long-time rival Matteo Guidicelli was very special. Not only did Bumgarner regain her Karter of the Year title but her triumph capped another exciting...
Cory Exhorts People to Seek Divine Guidance
Byline: ELLALYN B. DE VERA Former President Corazon Aquino yesterday urged Filipinos to continue to lobby for truth, authenticity, and better governance by praying together and seeking Divine Guidance. Mrs. Aquino aired the call in a rosary prayer...
DTI to Address Businessmen's Concerns
Byline: BERNIE CAHILES-MAGKILAT Trade and Industry Secretary Peter B. Favila assured businessmen yesterday he would personally attend to their business concerns being head of the main government agency tasked by the President as the "place of business."...
End Excessive Politicking - GMA; President Cites Investor Confidence in Gov't
Byline: FERDIE J. MAGLALANG 'Economic reforms prop up direct investments' President Arroyo yesterday sought anew a complete stop to excessive partisan politicking, including protest rallies that, she said, disrupt the normal peace and order...
GIR Level Seen at $18 B by Yearend
Byline: LEE C. CHIPONGIAN Higher investment portfolio inflows and migrant workers' cash remittances will push the country's dollar reserves to $18 billion by the end of the year, higher than the projected $16-$17 billion. As of September, gross...
GMA-7 Spent P23 M for Kapuso Dabawenyo Weekend!
GMA-7 spent more than P23 million for its Kapuso Dabawenyo Weekend Celebration (Oct. 7-9), this was revealed by Atty. Felipe L. Gozon, chairman, president and chief executive officer of the network, during a press conference for national and local...
Goma Bares Sporting Secret
Byline: eddie alinea RICHARD GOMEZ, actor and athlete, has it all mapped out: His family first, his profession and vocation second. Time management that gives priority to his duties and responsibilities as a family man, says Gomez, is his secret...
Gordon's Flash
Byline: Breakfast Table: Adrian Cristobal THROUGHOUT his career, Sen. Richard Gordon has been known for a certain flashiness as embodied in the slogan that he used as tourism secretary - "Wow Philippines!'' This came to mind with the famous black...
'Green' Investments Promising - ADB
Byline: EDU H. LOPEZ Environmental investments and products offer the promise of strong business and job opportunities in Asia and the Pacific. An Asian Development Bank (ADB) report estimates the global market in 2005 for environmental goods and...
Hatfield Cleared, but Can't Play
COCA-COLA TEAM manager Hector Calma yesterday confirmed reports that team superstar Rudy Hatfield has been cleared by the Department of Justice (DoJ) to resume his professional basketball career in the country. "As far as I know, okay na si Rudy...
International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction
NATURAL hazards are a part of life. In recent times, floods, droughts, landslides, tropical cyclones, hurricanes, and typhoons have been on the rise, affecting more communities due to human activities that have increased the susceptibility and changed...
In the Limelight
It was a parade of festivals from Cebu, Bohol, Oriental Negros and Siquijor for the "Garbo Sa Central Visayas" fanfare at Pueblo Pilipino in Intramuros, Manila. The presentation was the project of the Dept. of Tourism (headed by Sec. Joseph Durano)...
Jonard Yanzon Still Heartbroken over Aiko
Byline: JOJO PANALIGAN "Jonard is still heartbroken over Aiko so he'd rather not talk about anything concerning her." This, Jonard Yanzon's confidante and ex-manager, Audie Gemora, told Manila Bulletin in behalf of the singer/actor who refused...
Kapeso at Kapemilya
Last Sept. 26, Monday, the "Eat Bulaga" gang felt highly pleased when we read in one of the dailies (not Manila Bulletin) and front page pa man din, that the Vietnamese boat people here in the Philippines who were US bound said that they would be missing...
Liberty Ilagan, Wowie Rivera Break Silence over Happy's Case
Byline: ANTONETTE VALDEZ Former actress Liberty Ilagan has broken her silence and defended her daughter Happy Ongpauco against a barrage of nasty issues where the latter has been heavily figuring lately involving actress and Quezon City Councilor...
Lim Starts Gudani Fund Drive
Byline: MARIO B. CASAYURAN Opposition Sen. Alfredo S. Lim yesterday launched a campaign to raise funds through voluntary contributions for the financial needs of three Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) officers who are now facing court martial...
Melanie Acquitted of Libel Filed by Sen. Lapid's Wife
Byline: KAYE VILLAGOMEZ The Department of Justice (DoJ) dismissed the libel case filed against Melanie Marquez and GMA Network by Sen. Lito Lapid's wife Marissa Lapid last year. The case, which stemmed from allegations made by the supermodel-actress...
NANJING; China's Third Important Destination
Byline: ALYSSA A. VILLANUEVA NANJING, China - Nanjing, the capital of Jiangsu Province, is one of China's most prosperous areas, famous for its silk industry and fish farming. Its spectacular new Lokou Airport is one of the biggest and best-equipped...
Nation Condoles with 3 Quake-Hit South Asian Countries
Byline: ROMY V. MAPILE The Philippines conveyed condolences to the people of Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India for the deaths caused by the strong earthquake that shook the region last Saturday, as it assured the three nations that the Philippines...
NEWS IN BRIEF; P/$ Rate Closes at P55.780 to $1
The peso rate closed lower at P55.780 to the US dollar yesterday at the Philippine Dealing System of the Bankers Association of the Philippines from P55.70 the previous day. The weighted average rate depreciated to P55.770 from P55.744. Total volume...
OIC Diplomats Urge RP Muslims to Back Government
Byline: EDD K. USMAN Ambassadors from members of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) yesterday urged their brother Muslims in the Philippines on the occasion of Ramadan fasting to unite and cooperate with the government in working for peace...
Only a Rumor
I HAVE been asked several times how true is the directive that certain practices in the Holy Mass, like holding hands during the prayer of the Our Father and interpretative dance during the Alleluia part, have been prohibited by no less than the Holy...
PBA Says Fans Are Back Again
Are happy days back in the PBA? It seems to be the case after the league yesterday expressed jubilation over soaring attendance reports in the first week of the Fiesta Conference. But are the fans really back to watch the games or were they lured...
PET Recount Starts Oct. 18
The Supreme Court, acting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal, will start the "correction of manifest errors" in the certificates of canvass and election returns attached to the ballot boxes from the House of Representatives on Tuesday, Oct. 18. ...
Police Action, Freedom of Expression, and Human Dignity
Byline: Francis N. Tolentino I WAS in Oklahoma City two weeks ago when Hurricane Rita battered New Orleans for the second time after Katrina. Reports yesterday indicate that the situation affected the morale of the entire New Orleans Police Department...
RP Exports Post Modest Increase in August
The country's export earnings in August 2005 posted a slight increase up by 0.8 percent to $3.458 billion from $3.430 billion during the same period last year. The National Statistics Office (NSO) said that earnings from merchandise exports for...
Samsung Amateur Tour; Asistio Extends Lead to 3
TONTON ASISTIO continued to dish out superb form and came through with a 69 behind a sizzling stint at the backside of The Riviera's Langer course yesterday, stretching his overnight two-stroke lead to three over Michael Bibat halfway through the fourth...
SC Told: Venable to Spy on US Moves by Opposition
Byline: REY G. PANALIGAN The Senate-ordered detention for contempt of National Security Adviser Norberto Gonzales took a new twist during yesterday's public hearing conducted by the Supreme Court. Gonzales' lawyer Antonio Bautista told Supreme...
Supreme Court Acquits Newspaper Editor of Libel
The Supreme Court has reversed the Court of Appeals and acquitted of libel the editor-publisher of a weekly newspaper circulating in the Visayas and Mindanao. Acquitted in a decision written by Justice Dante O. Tinga was Ciriaco "Boy" Guingguing,...
Swing Change Makes Tiger More Dominant
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The World Golf Championships were created to bring together the best players from around the globe. They have turned into an annuity for the world's No. 1 player. In the year Tiger Woods won his 10th major championship, his...
Sy Vows to Go Flat out to Win AF3 Race Title
YOUNG GUN Tyson Sy, bracing for his much-awaited showdown with Indonesian Ananda Mikola for the Asian Formula Three overall crown, yesterday expressed confidence he could deliver when the last two rounds of the series are held on Nov. 5-6 at the Batangas...
Take over Private Firms?
Byline: Willie N Ng MARTIAL law, Marcos style, never envisioned solving an economic crisis by taking control of private companies doing business tied to the public interest. If such companies, such as power or oil firms, charged unreasonable...
Tariff Cuts on Midstream Products Place 2 Petrochem Projects in Peril
The Association of Petrochemical Manufacturers of the Philippines (APMP) yesterday warned that the two petrochemical projects of JG Summit Petrochemical Corp. and the PNOC Petrochemical Development Corp. with a combined investments of P61 billion may...
Tennis Coach Says Sport Needs a Big Spark to Fly
Byline: richard dy LONG-TIME Manila Southwoods Tennis Academy training director Manny Tecson is convinced the Philippine tennis needs one, big spark that could catapult the sport to greater heights, much like what Manny Pacquiao is doing for boxing...
The Communication-Information Sector of UNESCO
BY the time this gets published, I will be making this intervention and perhaps another two more as a Philippine delegate to the 33rd General Conference of UNESCO in Paris. The Philippines is also one of the 37 countries which was elected to serve...
Varicose Veins
VARICOSE veins are veins under the skin that have become stretched and swollen. This disfiguring and sometimes painful condition usually occurs in the legs as a result of the strain imposed on the valves in the leg veins by an upright posture. It is...
Woe to the Pharisees and Scholars of the Law; Luke 11:42-46
JESUS said, "Woe to you Pharisees! You pay tithes of mint and of rue and of every garden herb, but you pay no attention to judgment and to love for God. These you should have done, without overlooking the others. Woe to you Pharisees! You love the...