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 4, 2006

4 Huge Business Groups Gathering Signatures A[euro]" JdV
Four of the countryas biggest business organizations with a combined strength of more than 10 million employees confirmed yesterday they are gathering signatures from their members in support of the peopleas initiative launched by the multi-sectoral...
8 Soldiers Decorated for Rare Feat in Gun Battle vs NPA Rebels
Byline: JACK C. GADAINGAN MAASIN, Southern Leyte - Lt. Gen. Samuel Bagasin, commander of the Philippine Armyas Central Command, sounded every inch a military man when he visited the 43rd Infantry Battalion (IB) camp in Barangay Hobod-hibod, Sogod...
a[euro]Honorary whitesa[euro][TM]
LAST weekend, I learned that Filipinos were considered "honorary whites" in the pre-Mandela days of South Africa. Curiously, we were not lumped into the "Asians" category like the Chinese and Japanese. The Indians, despite their Aryan origin, were...
a[euro]Stuff happensa[euro][TM]
WHEN Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld was informed about the looting in Iraq after the invasion, his curt response was "Stuff happens," which in Filipino would be: Ganyan talaga eh. Now the phrase has inspired the title of a play by British playwright...
Angel Thoughts
"Lord, as you have commanded, I will not let my heart be troubled. I will not give in to fear. I refuse to let myself be agitated, disturbed, fearful or intimidated because your peace rules in my life. I will not be distraught or...
Around the Nation
Bill creating Housing department approved The House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading the Omnibus Housing and Urban Development Act creating the Department of Housing and Urban Development (DHUD) to solve the over three...
Borra Rejects Comelec Validation of peoplea[euro][TM]s Initiative
Byline: MARIO B. CASAYURAN Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Resurreccion Z. Borra yesterday said he would personally throw out a petition for the validation of votersa signatures in the peopleas initiative to amend the 1987 Constitution....
BPO Industry to Sustain Rapid Growth
Byline: BERNIE CAHILES-MAGKILAT The domestic business process outsourcing (BPO) industry will continue to expand rapidly even as it starts a consolidation process to strengthen the industry and compete globally, an industry expert said. Rainerio...
Caguioa, Hontiveros PBA Players of Week
POINTING THE way for his teammates or actually bringing them home is one sign of a very good player and Ginebraas Mark Caguioa and San Miguel Beeras Dondon Hontiveros are of the same mold. Proof is the way the two known gunners made heavy contributions...
Catholic Church Asked to Support peoplea[euro][TM]s Initiative
Byline: FERDIE J. MAGLALANG MalacaA[+ or -]ang yesterday sought the support of the Catholic Church in the administration-espoused move to hold a peopleas initiative to amend the Constitution, notably in shifting from the presidential to parliamentary-federal...
CJ Suarez Gains Semis of Euro-Med Bowl Fest
FORMER World Cup champion C J Suarez showed his winning form in qualifying into the semifinal round of the 4th Euro-Med Storm International Masters Challenge. C J, Roto Grip and team Bowlmart member, rolled a 1289 series while Richie Poblete, TBAM...
Consumer Spending Seen Picking Up
Byline: FIL C. SIONIL Consumer spending is expected to heightened this summer that could perk up business activities and contribute to the growth of the domestic economy. HSBC-Philippines Deputy Chief Executive Officer Martin Cook gave this projection...
Dapitan Swimmers Feast at Manila Games
Byline: kristel satumbaga THE DAPITAN Swimming Club of Sampaloc made a big splash in the opening day of swimming competition yesterday by collecting 11 gold medals to take the early lead in the 5th Manila Youth Games at the Rizal Memorial Aquatic...
DoST Builds Wastewater Facility for Coco-Methyl Ester Plant in Romblon; to Comply with DENRa[euro][TM]s Environmental Safety Requirements
Byline: MADEL R. SABATER ODIONGAN, Romblon a" In a bid to complete its environmental-safety requirements set by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), the Department of Science and Technology (DoST) has built a wastewater treatment...
Flower Power
Byline: JASER A. MARASIGAN BAGUIO CITY - Last weekend, while everyone else in Manila was busy clamoring for a People Power, here in Baguio City, it was aFlower Power.a An estimated 200,000 people, including residents, local and foreign tourists,...
House Probes into Alleged Misuse of OWWA Funds
Byline: BEN R. ROSARIO A House of Representatives panel investigating alleged overpricing and diversion of funds of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) has ordered officials of the agency to present documentary evidences to refute...
Interview with Salma Hayek
A $ 60m film written and produced by Luc Besson, "Bandidas" is an action-comedy adventure set in 1888 Mexico, in which two women a" Sara (Salma Hayek), a European-educated sophisticate, and Maria (Penelope Cruz), a rough-and-tumble peasant a" reluctantly...
Is Global Warming Really Here?
"Fund research a" whether a drug company, a government agency, or an environmental organization a" always have a particular outcome in mind. Scientists know that research funding depends on delivering the results the funders desire." a" Michael...
Jesus, the Fathera[euro][TM]s Ambassador
John 8:21-30 JESUS said to the Pharisees, "I am going away and you will look for Me, but you will die in your sin. Where I am going you cannot come." So the Jews said, "He is not going to kill Himself, is He, because He said, aWhere I am going you...
Joseph Bitangcol, the Lucky One!
The "Isaw Boy" from the first Star Circle Quest fame seems to be getting luckier every day. We are referring to Joseph Bitangcol, real-life boyfriend of Sandara Park, and now Krung-Krungas loveteam mate in the forthcoming comedy-romance "DaLucky Ones."...
Lagdameo: Credibility Crisis Traced to peoplea[euro][TM]s Failure to Follow God
Byline: LESLIE ANN G. AQUINO Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) President Archbishop Angel Lagdameo said yesterday there is a crisis of credibility in the country because of the peopleas failure to be in the likeness of the image...
Mijares, Peroy Favorites in JVC Cebu Tourney
CEBU CITY - Spyro Mijares of Univ. of San Jose-Recoletos and Hazel Peroy of Univ. of Cebu try to make it two-in-a-row in the JVC Regional Badminton Championships as they set out as top favorites in the event unfolding today (Tuesday) at the Holiday...
More Questions on peoplea[euro][TM]s Initiative
Byline: HERN. P. ZENAROSA SEN. Miriam Defensor Santiago, on leave from her Senate office on doctoras orders, appeared agitated again the other day over fears any case on the ongoing Charter change controversy may taint the appointment of the next...
NFA Sets Tender for 500,000 MT Rice
Byline: MELODY M. AGUIBA Amid assumptions that La NiA[+ or -]a could raise rice production, government is beefing up rice importation with an additional 500,000 metric tons (MT) in May, indicating imports may reach to 1.85 million MT costing government...
Now or Never for Basketball; POC to Meet FIBA Chief to Show Compliance with MoU
SEOUL, South Korea - The future of Philippine basketball may well be at stake when a Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) delegation meet with Federation Internationale de Basketball (FIBA) Secretary General Patrick Baumann at the Grand Intercontinental...
Officialdom as Violator; (Editora[euro][TM]s Note: National Leaders Who Ignore the Supreme Court Decisions and the Constitution Are Setting Bad Models as Noted by the Author.)
IN emergency power cases in the past, the Supreme Court declared that conditions requiring extraordinary powers no longer existed. President Quirino threw in the towel and meekly obeyed the courtas decision. Obedience contributes to public order...
Pimentel Calls for DILG Abolition
Byline: JUDE GALFORD III Abolish DILG. Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Pimentel called for the abolition of the Department of Interior and Local Government yesterday, arguing that the office has already outlived its usefulness with the enactment...
P/$ Rate Closes at P51.080 to $ 1
The peso rate closed higher at P51.080 to the US dollar yesterday at the Philippine Dealing System of the Bankers Association of the Philippines from P51.125 last Friday. The weighted average rate appreciated to P51.089 from P51.158. Total volume amounted...
SC Hears CPR Case Today; a[euro]No Permit, No rallya[euro][TM] Also Tackled in Oral Arguments Velasco Attends First Full-Court Session
Byline: REY G. PANALIGAN The Supreme Court (SC) will conduct today a public hearing starting at 1 p.m. on several petitions challenging the constitutionality of the Executive Departmentas "no permit, no rally" and the "calibrated preemptive response"...
Schwa Is In
MICHAEL DELL, whose name rings a bell as chairman of the worldas largest maker of personal computers, was in Manila recently, with plans to hire 1,400 Filipinos for a call center in SMas Mall of Asia. The day before, Dell was in Bangalore, India, where...
Solo Lead at Stake as Jewels, Painters Clash
WHICH TEAM will sparkle the brightest? Will it be Rain or Shine or the MontaA[+ or -]a Pawnshop? This will be known today when the Elasto Painters and Jewels dispute the solo lead in the 2006 PBL Unity Cup at the FEU Gym. With both teams out...
So Many Opportunities, So Few Takers; (Speech Delivered before the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Asia Pacific Communications Conference, Greenbelt 3, Ayala Center, Makati City, March 31, 2006)
Byline: Senate President FRANKLIN DRILON I. Introduction I AM greatly honored to be with all of you today. When I got the invitation from Veronica Merk, I must admit that I initially felt uncertain of what I have to say. But then I realized that...
State Dinner for Cardinal Rosales
PRESIDENT Gloria Macapagal Arroyo hosted a state dinner in honor of Manila Archbishop Gaudencio Rosales in MalacaA[+ or -]ang last Saturday night. The President said it is a great honor for the Philippines and the Filipino people to have been given...
Studies Cite Gains of CARP Implementation
Byline: EDGARD HILARIO Joint studies by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the European Commission (EC), along with the Department of Agrarian Reform...
The Rights of the Child
ITaS seldom that you get a quick, active response to a shameful charge from abroad. Usually there is a lot of defensive muttering, or a finger pointed at the exaggerations of foreign media. And its even more rare that the Senate and the House should...
Uichico Waxes Articulate
SAN MIGUEL Beermen coach Jong Uichico, normally a man of few words, is waxing articulate nowadays, and for good reason. His team is now at the top of the standings of the ongoing PBA Philippine Cup. Only last conference, Uichico was looking every bit...
With P16-M Income in 2005; NPC Finally Achieves Turnaround
Byline: MYRNA M. VELASCO After posting record losses for successive years, state-owned National Power Corporation (NPC) finally achieved a turnaround with P16 million net income last year. According to Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management...