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 1, 2005

2 Rebels and 1 Civilian Die in Nueva Ecija Encounter
Byline: MAR T. SUPNAD CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga - Armed men believed to be members of the New People's Army (NPA) waylaid a group of Army soldiers last Thursday afternoon, resulting in the killing of two rebels and one civilian and the wounding of 12...
Aga's Victory, He Says, He Owes to God
With the unprecedented success of the Star Cinema movie "Dubai," Aga Muhlach has scored another victory in his faithful career than spans decades of growth and depth as an actor. Notwithstanding doomsayers' predictions that the negative publicity...
AI AI Delas Alas Unlikely to Reconcile with Osang
Byline: WALDEN SADIRI "No, I don't like to interview Rosanna Roces!" This was what Comedy Concert Queen Ai Ai delas Alas declared last Wednesday night when she was launched as the newest member of "Entertainment Konek" ("ETK") at Klownz, Araneta...
A Journey of Faith: Collections from the Vatican
Treasures from the Vatican are on display at the ongoing exhibition of the year of the Asian Civilizations Museum (ACM) in Singapore titled "A Journey of Faith: Art and History from the Vatican Collection." One interesting work is a crab whose shell...
A Minimalistic Religion
THERE'S a story told about a man known for his piety who lived in a remote barrio. Because of the incessant rains, a flood was inundating the whole surroundings. As the water kept rising, Bert, the pious man, climbed up to the second floor of his...
Angel Thoughts
"Lord, let my everyday Be a dream I can touch, A love I can feel, A reason for me to live... Because life is our greatest everyday gift I must celebrate." Thank you to "angel" Chuchi de Vega of New Manila, Quezon City for today's...
Around the Nation
DFA signs pact with domestic workers Executive Director Pedro Chan of the Office of Migrant Workers Affairs of the Department of Foreign Affairs signed the Social Compact after the three-day First National Domestic Workers Summit in the country....
ASEAN Creates Fund to Fight Bird Flu
Byline: DOLLY AGLAY MANILA, Sept. 30 (Reuters) - Southeast Asian nations approved the creation of a regional fund to fight bird flu and other animal diseases, officials said on Friday, as the United Nations warned the virus could mutate and kill...
Bangko Sentral Sees Lower Inflation Rate in September
Byline: LEE C. CHIPONGIAN Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Amando M. Tetangco Jr. expects inflation to slow down to 6.6 percent to 7.1 percent for September due to lower food and oil prices. Tetangco said inflation will be lower from August's...
CFBC Offers to Help SME Entrepreneurs
Byline: BERNIE CAHILES-MAGKILAT The Chinese Filipino Business Club Inc. is looking at ways on how they can further assist new small and medium entrepreneurs for their capital requirement or a possible access to credit. Rufino H. Kopio, president...
College Education for Manila Athletes
IN ITS vision not only to provide its young athletic talents with national level exposure but also proper education to develop future sports educators, the country's premier city has included sports in its school curriculum. This was announced yesterday...
Consortium Relinquishes Right to Develop Malampaya Oil Rim
Byline: MYRNA M. VELASCO The Malampaya consortium has formally dropped bid to develop the proposed oil rim beneath the gas production field as it deemed not to be a commercially viable venture for them. The consortium partners, Shell Philippines...
Cory: 'I Only Want to Know the Truth, Not Fight GMA'
Byline: RICO C. NAVARRO Former President Corazon Aquino stressed yesterday that she is not against President Arroyo but only wants to search for the truth. Speaking at the "mass for truth" held at Miriam College in Quezon City yesterday morning,...
Domestic Liquidity Up 15% in August - BSP
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas said domestic liquidity, commonly referred to as M3, was higher by 15 percent in August to P2.231 trillion from R1,939 the same period last year. The latest M3 growth exceeded the central bank's monthly ceiling of...
Embarrassing but Relieving
WHO does not get embarrassed by one's falls and weaknesses being known by others? And yet, once we are down, don't we want to get up? Don't we want to fight so that those weaknesses could eventually be turned into strengths? In our fight against...
Erik Dismisses Issues against Him
Byline: JOJO PANALIGAN Star Records singing champion Erik Santos, who has performed extensively both here and abroad and is credited for a triple platinum debut album and several hit singles in a span of two years, insists he has not neglected friends...
Former 'Bold King' Turns to Painting
Many of our young stars today may not remember or even have heard of him but Ernie Garcia was a big star during his time. When he was just starting in showbiz in the 70s (during the so-called musical era), Ernie did movies after movies with one of...
GMA to Thwart Power Grab; PNP Reaffirms Support for the Chief Executive
Byline: GENALYN D. KABILING Senate hearings criticized as destabilizing President Arroyo yesterday vowed to crush fresh attempts at a power grab as she bewailed the revival of the impeachment battle against her in the Senate in the guise of...
Is Parliament Faster?
Byline: Romeo V Pefianco (Editor's note: Having a parliament in lieu of a two House Congress will not insure fast legislation noted in this article.) TWELVE days after the German parliamentary elections last September 18, the process of forming...
It Is Not a Cure-All
Byline: Willie N Ng THE Constitutional Commission, charged with drawing up recommendations for amending the Constitution, has promised to finish its work, as scheduled, in December. Its magnum opus will, as planned, be given to the Constituent...
Jen Blames Angelina for Her Divorce?
Jennifer Aniston, slim and lovely in a black top and jeans, sat on the couch and - without ever actually mentioning his name - told everyone just how over Brad Pitt she is. "I'm doing so well," she shared with Oprah last Sept. 19. When asked if she...
Juvic, Malaysian Clash for Title; Bondad Captures Women's Championship
BACOLOD CITY - Filipino ace Juvic Pagunsan and Malaysian No. 2 Siva Chandhran gave a glimpse of what to expect from them in the coming SEA Games as they set up an intriguing finals showdown yesterday in the 2005 Philippine Amateurs at the Negros Occidental...
List of New Deck Officers
CHIEF MARINE ENGINEER ABAN, ROSAURO CADAG AGUILAR, ROLANDO MATULLANO ALTUBAR, BENMAR AMBA ALVAREZ, FILOMENO JR AGUACITO ANTENOR, GERARDO PEREZ ANTONIO, JOB ACIERTO ARANGALI, PERFECTO JR GABOR ARANJUEZ, FLAVIANO MI[yen]OZA...
LPG Prices Seen Increasing Further
With international contract prices soaring drastically by $79 per metric ton, the price of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) may increase to as high as P4.72 or P51.92 this month for the 11-kilogram cylinder which is standard size purchased by households...
LTFRB Blocks Bus, Jeepney Groups Plan for Another Fare Increase
Byline: JC BELLO RUIZ Even before jeepney and bus groups could file another fare hike petition, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) yesterday appeared to have already thumbed down its plan to approve it. LTFRB Chairperson...
Milan, Vienna Plan Mega-Shows Exploring Painter
Byline: FRANCES D'EMILIO ROME (AP) - Milan and Vienna plan ambitious shows exploring Caravaggio and how his dramatic, violence-filled works influenced decades of painters across Europe. Two of the Caravaggio paintings in Milan's Palazzo Reale...
Mitch Hits Politicians, the Press, Young Stars
Byline: JOJO P. PANALIGAN People do not find anything funny anymore about politicians who talk too much about solutions yet refuse to practice what they preach," explains singer-comedienne Mitch Valdes who, on her highly successfuly series at the...
National Day of Nigeria
THE Federal Republic of Nigeria celebrates its National Day today. It is one of the largest petroleum producers in the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). With a population of over 120 million people, Nigeria is the largest market...
Nat'l Press Club Joins Clamor for Immediate Opening of NAIA-3
The National Press Club of the Philippines (NPC) has joined the clamor for the immediate opening and operation of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Passenger Terminal 3. In its Resolution No. 17 dated Sept. 28, 2005, the NPC said "there...
Navy Pair Favored to Repeat as Champions
PHILIPPINE NAVY'S Michelle Laborte and Cecille Tabuena are the odds-on picks to clinch a second straight Petron Ladies Beach Volleyball Tournament title as the fourth and final leg of the 2005 volleyball tournament starts today at Manila Baywalk. ...
NEWS IN BRIEF; P/$ Rate Closes at P56.01 to $1
The peso rate closed lower at P56.01 to the US dollar yesterday at the Philippine Dealing System of the Bankers Association of the Philippines from P55.99 the previous day. The weighted average rate depreciated to P55.977 from P55.055. Total volume...
Novices Take Center Stage in Ford Lynx Cup Series
Byline: Pit & Podium: jesus erle b. sebastian NOW ON its third year, the TRS Ford Lynx Cup series continues to lure young and not so young motor racing enthusiasts into touring car competition. This weekend the latest batch of Ford Lynx cuppers...
Number of Catanduanes Diarrhea Deaths Rises to 11; 343 Others Confined in Hospitals; Epidemic Now Stalks 6 Towns
VIRAC, Catanduanes - Catanduanes Gov. Leandro B. Verceles Jr. released yesterday R1 million for the purchase of IV (intravenous) fluids and medicines for three diarrhea-stricken towns of this island province in an effort to check the spread of the...
OFWs Prefer Kabayan Hotels
A record high of almost one million overseas Filipino workers (OFW) deployed in 2004 benefited two hotels specializing in the service of OFWs and provincial-based travelers. With OFW deployment again rising 5.4 percent in just the first quarter of...
Older Persons: Hope of the Future
Byline: Fmr. Sen. EDDIE ILARDE ANN Pawliczko of the United Nations Population Fund says that "the graying of the globe is quite simply the most significant population shift in history.'' This lends credence to the Newsweek magazine report in December,...
Ombudsman Marcelo Files Resignation for Health Reasons
Byline: EDMER F. PANESA & JUN RAMIREZ Ombudsman Simeon V. Marcelo yesterday announced his "irrevocable resignation" for health reasons, saying that "I am just really tired." In his one-page resignation letter addressed to President Arroyo,...
Our Human Dev't Index
HOW have we rated in the Human Development Index (HDI)? In 1999, the Philippines was No. 70. In this latest report (2003), our ranking went down to 84. As the Report indicated, Albania, Armenia, Ecuador, Kazakhstan, Oman, Peru, Ukraine, and Western...
Palace Stays Execution of 12 Death Convicts
Byline: GABRIEL S. MABUTAS Malacanang has stayed the execution of at least 12 death convicts for another three months to afford itself ample time to decide whether or not to grant them executive clemency, Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez disclosed...
PBL Sets Rookie Camp on Monday
SOME 80 players, including three sons of former top amateur players and several other stars from Visayas, will show their stuff when the Philippine Basketball League (PBL) conducts its Rookie Camp on Monday at the Reyes Gym in Mandaluyong City. ...
People's Republic of China's National Day
TODAY marks the 56th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China (PRoC). Tens of thousands of people gather in Beijing at Tiananmen Square and other key venues to attend the grand national flag raising ceremonies. Bilateral trade...
Phinma-ITF Tilt; Basco Bumps off Aussie Top Seed
Byline: jean malanum SEVENTH SEED Filipino Michael Basco scored a stunning 6-4, 6-1 upset win over top seed Australian William to cruise into the boys' singles semifinals yesterday in the Phinma-International Tennis Federation (ITF) Junior Championship...
POC, FIBA Sign Pact; SEAG Caging Possible
SUCCESS CAME with a twist for the three-man Philippine Olympic Committee team headed by its president Jose Cojuangco Jr. in Geneva, Switzerland. Cojuangco returned last night after signing a Memorandum of Agreement with the international federation...
R.E.E. LICENSURE EXAMINATION; Held in SEPTEMBER 2005
Released on SEPTEMBER 23, 2005 1 ABACA, MARK GERALD TUMBAGA 2 ABAD, DENY YABES 3 ABAD, JUAN JR OLIGARIO 4 ABADILLA, VANESSA MENDIOLA ...
Republic of Irony
Byline: Breakfast Table: Adrian Cristobal THE asymmetry between word and deed, intention and result, is called "irony." For all the ironies in our public life, the wonder is that there are very few satirists in media. One columnist merely makes...
RP's SEAG Prospects Not as Rosy as It Seems
Byline: nick giongco IT'S NOT as rosy as it seems, that is the projection being made by the Philsoc as far as the country's final standing in the Southeast Asian Games is concerned. This was the observation made by someone privy to the goings-on...
Senate, House React to Executive Order
REACTIONS to Executive Order No. 464 which restricts attendance of key officials of the Executive Department before congressional investigations are varied but in a rare show of unanimity both the House of Representatives and the Senate slammed it,...
South Border Performs at SM Cinema Centerstage
This October, the country's top R&B band, South Border will be featured in an intimate and captivating performance at the SM Cinema Centerstage. Over the years, the group has retained the top spot in the continuously changing landscape of new performers...
The Greatest in the Kingdom; Matthew 18:1-5
THE disciples approached Jesus and said, "Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?" He called a child over, placed it in their midst, and said, "Amen, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven....
The Russians Are Coming
Byline: JASER A. MARASIGAN After the Chinese, Koreans and Japanese, the Department of Tourism (DoT) is now turning on the Russian tourists in its bid to resuscitate the country's tourism industry. According to DoT Secretary Joseph Ace Durano, Russia...
The San Miguel Master Chorale Earns Praises from US Broadcaster
"Fabulous odd rhythms, guttural chants, exotic prayer calls-all of this interwoven into the most beautiful bel canto singing a Western ear ever wanted to hear." This was how Brian Newhouse, senior producer and host for Minnesota Orchestra broadcasts,...
UAAP Bans la Salle Official for Life; Board Condemns Salgado's Behavior, Calls It Unacceptable
Byline: richard dy The UAAP Board of Trustees will have none of what De La Salle team manager Manny Salgado did, lowering the boom and voting unanimously yesterday to "perpetually ban" the Green Archers official for sparking a near riot moments...
UM Goes for NAASCU Title
Game today (EAC gym) 3 p.m. - UM vs. STI ------ UNIVERSITY OF Manila goes for an unprecedented fifth straight title today when it battles newcomer STI College in the National Athletic Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (NAASCU)...
Viloria Wants to Be Noticed
Byline: richard dy WORLD BOXING Council light flyweight champion Brian Viloria has been dreaming big even before his sensational first-round knockout of erstwhile titlist Erik Ortiz of Mexico last Sept. 10 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. ...