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 August 19, 2005

Air21 Trades Rookie for Veteran TNT Guard; Cardona for Fran Sealed
Byline: dominic menor The first blockbuster deal of the 2005-06 PBA season was sealed Wednesday night as Air21 Express sent blue-chip draftee Mac-Mac Cardona to Talk N Text for relief point guard Patrick Fran in a one-on-one deal. Negotiations...
Asean Softball Tournament; RP Blu Boys, Girls Post Double Victory
Byline: clyde mariano KUALA LUMPUR The Philippine Blu Boys and Blu Girls posted easy wins against separate rivals Thursday at the start of the ASEAN softball tournament at the Victoria Institute ground. The Blu Boys blasted Thailand, 8-1, behind...
Australia & Germany
Byline: ANDREW MCCATHIE Deutsche Presse-Agentur BERLIN Ask many Germans what they think about Australia and they will tell you that it is their dream destination. With Canberra having announced a major drive for skilled labor from Europe and...
BEHIND THE SCENES: The ArtPetron National Student Art Competition
National art competitions do much to alleviate the problems of striving artists, and calling ArtPetron a mere contest is an over-simplification. Since its inception five years ago, it receives over 400 entries each year. The prize money is enough...
Breakthrough in RP Campaign to Regain Japan Tourist Market
A program of beefing up the Philippine-Japan relationships to promote the country as a favorite tourism destination and thus regain the Japan market is being pushed by the Manila Japanese Travel Agents & Hoteliers Association (MJTAHA). This...
Bro. Mike to Try to Broker Reconciliation between GMA, Erap
El Shaddai leader Bro. Mariano "Mike" Velarde will try to broker a possible reconciliation between President Arroyo and her predecessor, former President Joseph Estrada, when they attend his 66th birth anniversary celebration tomorrow. Sources at...
Business Urged to Share Oil Burden; GMA Aims to Make Exports More Competitive
Byline: FERDIE J. MAGLALANG Cooperation asked to solve looming crisis President Arroyo yesterday urged business leaders to share the burden of what she called "forceful and drastic steps" the country has to make in the face of the continued...
CAMPUS BEAT; Surigao School Best in Academics
Among the 5,000 public secondary schools, Caraga Regional Science High School is tops in terms of academic performance. This was revealed in the 2005 National Achievement Test (NAT) for fourth year high school students administered late in school...
De Venecia Assures Senate Won't Be Bypassed in Cha-Cha
Byline: BEN R. ROSARIO Speaker Jose de Venecia yesterday assured senators that the House of Representatives has no plans to bypass the Senate in the move to amend the Charter, saying that congressmen respect their counterparts as "equal partner"...
Discipline MTRCB Men, Solon Says
An anti-pornography advocate in the House of Representatives has urged President Arroyo to institute disciplinary action against "highly irresponsible board members" of the Movies and Television, Review and Classification Board for downgrading the...
DoE Orders Limited Operations of Gas Stations
In line with the governments aggressive push to save on energy, the Department of Energy (DoE) is requiring the oil companies to limit their operating hours from 4:00 a.m. to just 12 midnight. The energy department disclosed that a memorandum of...
Election Items Not Seized, Just Turned over - Reyes
Byline: ARIS R. ILAGAN Interior and Local Government Secretary Angelo T. Reyes yesterday defended the raid conducted by combined police and military elements, saying that authorities just responded to a request for police assistance. In a press...
Exclude Electricity
Byline: Merry-Go-Round: Floro L. Mercene FIL-AM Cristeta Comerford is the first female executive chef of the White House. Now President Bush can try eating bulanglang. *** Mike Defensor spoke with a spliced tongue on the Garci tapes. ...
Export Measures Ready in 6 Months
Byline: BERNIE CAHILESMAGKILAT Trade and Industry Secretary Peter B. Favila yesterday vowed to complete in six months various measures that would support the countrys exports growth targets of 10 percent this year and 15 percent next year. Favila...
Gaza - End of the Dream
Byline: CHRIS MCGREAL The Guardian News Service THE bond was forged more than 30 years ago when Israels security preoccupation meshed with the visio-ns of a messianic minority to claim the spoils of war as a God-given right. The rush to establish...
GMA Network Earns R1.3 B, Up 51%
Byline: ANA MARIE MACUJA GMA Network, Inc. disclosed it earned P1.32 billion for the first seven months of the year, 51 percent higher than its net income of P881 million during the same period last year. The Networks revenues during the seven-month...
Gov't May Revise Growth Forecasts Due to Costly Oil
Byline: LEE C. CHIPONGIAN With rising crude oil prices, the inter-agency Development Budget Coordinating Committee will recast official government growth targets until 2007 to make economic outlook "more realistic. Socio-Economic Planning Secretary...
Helen Cruz and the Famous Men He Dated!
Yes, Helen Cruz is a "he," but he dated famous men, among them the late Indonesian President Sukarno, who didnt know at first that Helen was a man like them. Perhaps the countrys most famous transvestite, Helen enthralled not only President Sukarno...
Higher by 27% in 5 Months; Oil Import Bill Climbs to $2.3 B
Byline: MYRNA M. VELASCO In the first five months of this year alone, the countrys oil import bill logged a significant surge of 27.2-percent to $2.308 billion from $1.815 billion in the same period last year, according to data provided by the Department...
Invest in Mindanao Agriculture
THE forum on investment in Mindanao sponsored by the Department of Agriculture and its new chief, Sec. Domingo Panganiban, last August 16, brought out significant interest and ideas. The medium-term development plan was presented by the NEDA which...
Kennevic out but Doubles Team Alive
ANAHEIM, California (AFP) World number one Lin Dan gave the Philippines number one Kennevic Asuncion a neat badminton lesson Wednesday when the Chinese star bundled out the gritty but outclassed Filipino, 15-1, 15-3, in the second round of the 2005...
Kris Lawrence: Heart of R&B!
After singing at his grandmothers birthday party when he was just in his teens, Kris Lawrence found himself falling in love with singing and performing. The first song he learned to sing was "One Last Cry" and after he sang it, singing became his...
Level-Headed Political Leader
THE whistleblower protection bills filed by several House representatives could help reduce graft and grave official abuse to the detriment of the government. But there is no assurance that extortion and resultant corruption will be prevented. Would-be...
Loren Tags Raid as 'Cover-Up'; Demands Return of Election Items Seized 'In Gestapo-Like Manner'
Byline: RONNIEL C. DE GUZMAN Former Senator Loren Legarda said yesterday that the raid conducted by police and military operatives on the rented residence of a retired handwriting expert of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) last Wednesday...
LPG, Gas Prices to Rise Highest If EVAT Held Constitutional - DoF
Byline: REY G. PANALIGAN The Department of Finance (DoF) has officially informed the Supreme Court of the impact of the Expanded Value-Added Tax (EVAT) Act of 2005 on the prices of petroleum products should the law be declared constitutional. ...
Milo Run Elims in Tarlac
FOR THE first time in recent years, Tarlac City will host anew the regional qualifying race of the annual Milo Marathon on Sunday in a course that starts and ends in front of the Tarlac City Hall. The Central Luzon elimination run is usually held...
New Chief Promises a 'Transformed' Phil. Army
Byline: YUL MALICSE He said he will make good his promise to lead the transformation of the Army to the best of his ability, with the guidance from the Almighty. Newly-installed Philippine Army commanding general Maj. Gen. Hermogenes Cendana...
NEWS IN BRIEF; P/$ Rate Closes at P55.93 to $1
The peso rate closed lower at P55.93 to the US dollar yesterday at the Philippine Dealing System of the Bankers Association of the Philippines from P55.90 the previous day. The weighted average rate depreciated to P55.918 from P55.847. Total volume...
New Terrorism
UNIDENTIFIED alien observers recently claimed to have discovered what has been ailing the Philippine political scene. It appears that a new breed of terrorists has developed Weapons of Mass Confusion (WMC). One of these is a spray that, when inhaled,...
PDIC EVP Corbeta Bares Lucio Tan Matched Higher UBP Bid for PNB
Byline: FIL C. SIONIL Businessman Lucio Tan has won full control of the Philippine National Bank (PNB) after he matched the best bid for a 67 percent stake that he and the government were jointly selling in the bank, a senior government official...
SBC Fights for Survival
Byline: dominic menor THE FATE of San Beda College (SBC) hangs on a very thin thread as the bottom half teams fight for respectable records today in the 81st NCAA mens basketball at the Cuneta Astrodome. Saint Benildes chances of breaking an...
Scientists Warn on Fast Depletion of Ground Water; Australian Urges Use of Rainwater as Water Source
Byline: FRED ROXAS CLARK ZONE, Pampanga In an effort to prevent the depletion of ground water and ground shrinking, an Australian investor in Clark Special Economic Zone suggested the use of rainwater as an alternate source of clean, potable water....
Senators Oppose Grant of Emergency Powers to President
Byline: CHARISSA M. LUCI Senators yesterday opposed the proposal to grant emergency powers to President Arroyo in an apparent bid to avert the emerging oil crisis, saying the move was out of shape in the current political and economic landscape....
The Spiritual Odyssey of Jose Rizal
Byline: Bernardo M Villegas ECONOMISTS at the University of Asia and the Pacific (formerly the Center for Research and Communication) have never pretended that economics is an exact science. Although they give the highest importance to econometrics,...
UCAA Goes Nationwide
THE UNIVERSITIES and Colleges Athletic Association (UCAA), which kicks off on Aug. 23 at the fully air-conditioned San Andres Sports and Civic Center, is going nationwide next season. This was revealed by Teddy Talens, president of UCAA and athletic...
Warriors Rout Falcons
Byline: richard dy UNIVERSITY OF the East continued its red-hot winning run, this time claiming Adamsons scalp, 78-57, yesterday to firm up its hold of second place in the 68th UAAP mens basketball tournament at the Blue Eagle gym. Buoyed up...
When Credibility Supersedes the Message
Byline: Elinando B. Cinco THERE is no substitute for the human factor when the question of authenticity of a transmitted information is up for public evaluation. This truism endorsed by many subscribes that the credibility of a communication...