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 April 15, 2006

12 Crucified in Central Luzon Good Friday Rites
Byline: FRED ROXAS, FREDDIE VELEZ & REUTERS Twelve Filipinos a" nine in San Pedro Cutud in San Fernando, Pampanga and three in Paombong, Bulacan a" were nailed to crosses on Good Friday yesterday in a gory re-enactment of the death of Jesus...
58th Death Anniversary of President Manuel A. Roxas
THE nation commemorates today the 58th death anniversary of President Manuel AcuA[+ or -]a Roxas. To serve the people and foster the welfare and well-being of the country were his paramount goals. Born in Capiz (now Roxas City), Panay, President...
a[euro]Christ Is the answer.a[euro][TM] What Is the Question?
Byline: Fr. Bel R San Luis, S V D IN the evening service of Holy Saturday, Christians await the Lord as He comes forth from the tomb. The paschal candle in the "service of the light" symbolizes the Risen Christ dispelling the darkness of sin and...
a[euro]Kerygma TVa[euro][TM] Presents God in Light, Fun Manner
Byline: ANTONETTE VALDEZa"PUA This Lenten Season, people are not encouraged to feel sad as they recall the sufferings of Jesus Christ on the cross to save the world from sins. For someone like Bo Sanchez, who has experienced Godas love in a profound...
Angel Thoughts
"If luck was a raindrop, Iad send you a shower. If hope was a minute, Iad send you an hour. If happiness was a leaf, Iad send you a tree!" A glorious Resurrecion to all believers tomorrow! "Maligayong Pasko ng Pagkabuhay!" * *...
Around the Nation
100 bomb-making parts seized At least 100 bomb detonators and blasting caps, which were believed to be from the Abu Sayyaf, were recovered by combined police and military elements conducting pursuit operations against the terrorists in Zamboanga...
As a[euro]PBBa[euro][TM] Host: Toni out, Bianca In
When ABSCBNas "Pinoy Big Brother" Teen Edition starts late this month, Toni Gonzaga will no longer host the nightly show, according to a network production insider. Instead, Mariel Rodriguez will take over Tonias regular hosting chores on primetime....
At the Grass Roots Only Blank Stares
Byline: Romeo V Pefianco (Editoras note: The UK style of representation would need 935 Pinoy MPs (Members of Parliament) under the amended charter. According to DENR raiders they confiscated 5,000 illegally cut logs in one resort in Eastern Mindanao.)...
Being a Child of God
Byline: KUH LEDESMA as told to JOJO PANALIGAN Though some think being a Christian is easy for celebrities like me who seems to have a measure of the good things in life, I still am a work in progress who draws on the Word of God everyday so as not...
Black Saturday
CHRISTIANS around the world pause today to reflect on the meaning of the death of Jesus. Churches are silent, tabernacles are empty, and the altars are stripped of all but a crucifix. Priests are not allowed to celebrate any of the sacraments today...
Black Saturday Observed Today; Theme Is Jesusa[euro][TM] Triumph over Darkness, Sin & Death
Byline: CHRISTINA I. HERMOSO Church urges reflection on Apostlesa Creed Christendom observes in contemplative silence today Holy or Black Saturday, the seventh and last day of the Lenten season and the second day of what is often referred to...
China Now Allows Overseas Investment by Banks, Funds
Byline: FANG YAN SHANGHAI, Apr. 14 (Reuters) a" China relaxed its capital controls on Friday to make it much easier for individuals and companies to buy foreign currencies and invest abroad. The move will permit President Hu Jintao to tell US...
Consumers Told to Be Wary of Building Materials
With construction activities reaching its peak during the summer season, the Department of Trade and Industryas Bureau of Product Standards (DTI-BPS) once again advises consumers to be very cautious with the quality of building and construction materials....
ERC Approves Discounted Rates for a $ 300-M Solar Wafer Plant
Byline: MYRNA M. VELASCO The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has approved the multi-party agreements among power utilities that shall extend up to 53 percent discount in electricity rates to be charged to Sunpower Philippines Mfg. Ltd (Sunpower),...
Fed Officials Indicate Rate Hikes Nearing End
Byline: ROS KRASNY OKLAHOMA CITY, Apr. 14 (Reuters) a" Federal Reserve officials on Thursday gave some indication the central bank might be close to the end of its long program of interest rate hikes, although not at the expense of allowing a rise...
Fernando Poe Jr. as National Artist Not Yet Confirmed!
Contrary to what has been announced earlier by MalacaA[+ or -]ang, the late action king and presidential contender Fernando Poe, Jr. has not yet been confirmed as National Artist. This of course saddened people from the movie industry (among them...
For the countrya[euro][TM]s Good
Byline: Hern P Zenarosa IN Baguio City with members of her Cabinet for a spiritual retreat during the Holy Week, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo called on the people to unite and reconcile with God for the good of the country, at the same time...
How the 4 Gospels Came to Be Chosen for the New Testament
Byline: LIWANAG SANTIAGO Astronomical evidence strongly suggests that Christ was crucified on a Friday, a full moon, April 03 A.D. 33 or in the year 786 A.U.C. (from the founding of Rome.) Israel was then a province of Rome under the reign of Tiberius...
Hype and Heresy
Byline: Julie Y. Daza EAIRYtale or blasphemy? Whatever, Dan Brownas 40-million-copy hot cake, The Da Vinci Code, is not the work of a plagiarist, stolen from a non-fiction book at least 20 years its senior. So ruled Justice Peter Smith of the...
Leyte Bishop Thanks Pope Benedict XVI for Donation to Victims
Byline: LESLIE ANN G. AQUINO Leyte Bishop Precioso Cantillas said yesterday he was deeply touched when he learned that Pope Benedict XVI decided to donate the Vatican collection of the Evening Mass of the Lordas Supper last Holy Thursday to the...
Magic Down Spurs for 7th Straight Win
SAN ANTONIO (AP) a" Dwight Howard scored 22 points and Jameer Nelson added 19 as the Orlando Magic won their seventh straight game, keeping slim playoff hopes alive with a 92-80 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday. Tim Duncan scored 31 points...
Measures for Governance Objectives
Byline: Jesus P Estanislao THE key to meaningful actions in pursuit of Responsible Citizenship and Good Governance, the two strategic objectives under the perspective of values, is a set of simple measures by which we can track progress. And...
MILF Official Lauds Priest for Vision of Peace Process
Byline: EDD K. USMAN The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) has hailed a Catholic priest for advocating "a clear vision" to ensure the success of the peace negotiation between the MILF and the government, which is now on a critical stage. Jun...
NEWS IN BRIEF; P/ $ Rate Closed at P51.33 to $ 1
The peso rate closed at P51.33 to the US dollar last Wednesday at the Philippine Dealing System of the Bankers Association of the Philippines. The weighted average rate stands at P51.257. Financial markets were closed for public holidays and will reopen...
Ochoa Up by 2 in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS, Nevada (AFP) a" Mexicoas Lorena Ochoa shrugged off an opening bogey to shoot a 63 here Thursday and claim the first-round lead at the LPGA Takefuji Classic. Ochoaas nine-under effort gave her a two-shot lead over South Koreaas Shi Hyun...
OFWs Remit $1.8 B from Jan. to Feb. 2006
Byline: RAUL V. GONZALES The Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) said that overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) has brought into the country $1.8 billion from January to February 2006 which is higher as compared to the 2005 remittances. Labor...
P715 M Funded Various Agri Projects
Byline: MELODY M. AGUIBA The government released over the last three years a total of P715.67 million for nine locally-funded projects that are investing in improved technologies, agricultural industrialization, crop productivity, and infrastructure....
Philippine National Red Cross Day
THE Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) traces its origin to the Filipino-American War (1899-1902) when Filipino women led by Mrs. Hilaria del Rosario Aguinaldo founded a Red Cross society on February 17, 1899, and called it "Katipunan ng mga Babayi.aa...
PNOC Woos 15 Investors to Join Malampaya Oil Rim Consortium
The Philippine National Oil Company (PNOC) is courting at least 15 investors to join the consortium that will fork out cash in the proposed Camago-Malampaya oil leg. The development cost for the project is initially placed at a humungous cost of...
Pope Benedict XVI Leads First Good Friday Via Crucis
ROME (DPA) -- Pope Benedict XVI yesterday led his first Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) after his election as head of the Roman Catholic Church one year ago. Also called Stations of the Cross and Via Dolorosa, the Via Crucis is a traditional Good...
Praying Bush
Byline: Breakfast Table: Adrian Cristobal THEREas this item in the satirical "Onion" weekly (6-12 April issue) which "reports" that former supporters of US President George Bush are faulting him for his "ineffectual and incompetent" use of prayer...
Professor Says Cha-Cha Is multinationalsa[euro][TM] Ploy to Control RP Economy
Byline: ALI G. MACABALANG ILIGAN CITY a" Charter change (Cha-cha) is nothing but a ploy of the multinationals whose aim is to control the Philippine economy, a university professor said. Procopio de Vera, professor of the Polytechnic University...
Raymond Lauchengco Shares His Life
Byline: MIA ROCHA- LAUCHENGCO Yet another standing ovation capped Raymond Lauchengcoas dazzling repeat performance of his Valentine concert, aClassic Romancea, held at the Music Museum last March 31. The crowd quickly rose to its feet at the...
RDC Seeks More Funds for Geohazard Mapping; Cordillera Council Requests GMA to Allot Additional Amount
Byline: DEXTER A. SEE BONTOC, Mountain Province a" Spurred by the onset of the rainy season, the Cordillera Regional Development Council (RDC) has requested President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to allocate additional funds for complete geohazard mapping...
Revival of Vehicle Clearance for RORO Journeys Sought
Byline: ARIS R. ILAGAN Officials of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Traffic Management Group (TMG) have asked the PNP leadership to revive the vehicle transport clearance as a requirement for "roll on, roll off" journeys in an effort to curb...
Rodeo MasbateA[+ or -]oa[euro][TM]s Late Founder Cited
Byline: EDGAR J. TAMAYO MASBATE CITY - The founder of the Rodeo MasbateA[+ or -]o, the only popular cowboy antics event in the country, has long been dead and yet it continues to draw crowds from all over the Bicol region every time it is held....
The Resurrection of Jesus; Mark 16:1-8
WHEN the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary, the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go and anoint Him. Very early when the sun had risen, on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb. They were saying to one another,...
The Way It Went Down
For those of you who werenat there when it happened, or were probably too young to remember, hereas an eyewitness account of what really happened during the Last Supper: A few hours after sundown, the guys arrived, sat at the dinner table, ate and...
The Way Things Used to Be
Byline: Willie N Ng THE appearance of Carlos Loyzaga in Ariel Uretaas show last week reminded one of how exciting and uncomplicated basketball used to be. That was in the days of the old NCAA featuring old rivals Ateneo, San Beda, and La Salle,...
Top Tracksters Show Wares in National Open
Byline: jean malanum THE CREAM of the crop in athletics will vie for top honors in the 2006 National Open Invitational Athletics Championships slated May 4-7 at the Rizal Memorial Track and Field Stadium. Expected to see action in the four-day...
We Welcome Debates - Cha-Cha Advocates
Byline: ELENA L. ABEN Advocates for a Charter change welcomed the proposal to hold debates on the issue of amending the Constitution even as they took a break from their series of activities during the Holy Week. Sigaw ng Bayan spokesman Raul...