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 September 14, 2006

29th Death Anniversary: Rev. Fr. George J. Willmann, SJ, of the Knights of Columbus
REV. Fr. Michael J. McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus (KC) on March 29, 1882, in New Haven, Connecticut, United States. It was started in the Philippines in 1905, but it was nourished and nurtured by Fr. George J. Willmann, SJ, who was initiated...
AIPO Assembly Ends Today in Cebu City
CEBU CITY -- The ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Organization (AIPO) 27th General Assembly concludes today, Thursday, with the signing of a Joint CommuniquA[c] by the heads of eight member-delegations embodying the new initiatives and changes approved during...
Airmen Force Rubber Match
WITH ITS back against the wall, Philippine Air Force put its act together and repulsed archrival Philippine Army, 8-4, to force a deciding game for the men's first division title in the 2006 Adidas Futsal Championship at the Blue Eagle Gym in Katipunan,...
Angel Thoughts
Byline: Deedee A. Siytangco ANGEL THOUGHTS ANGEL THOUGHTS "Everything good you've done will soon be someone else's memory; they might not remember the exact deed or words you uttered but there's no way they will forget the way...
'Ang Pagdadalaga.' to Compete in Oscar's Best Foreign Film Category
Byline: Crispina Martinez Belen An independent film, "Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros," is the country's entry to the Best Foreign Film category of the Oscars next year. The movie stars 15-year-old Nathan Lopez who has won acting awards from...
Around the Nation
Health sector gets P24.7 B The health sector is poised to get a total allocation of P24.7 billion out of the proposed P1.136-trillion national budget for 2007, Budget Secretary Rolando Andaya Jr. said today. Andaya made this clarification against...
Bata to Skip Doha Asiad
NO CHANGE of heart. Despite strong clamor -- much more after his win in the International Pool Tour (IPT) World 8-Ball Championship -- Efren aBataa Reyes won't reconsider his decision not to play for the national team to the 15th Asian Games in...
Been There
Byline: Gemma Cruz-Araneta FILIPINAS and Mexico have the same vices and virtues. I consider myself fortunate for being able to divide my time and live in these two sister republics, as a result of a series of unexpected events. I have argued that...
Boots Waxes Nostalgic on New ABC 5 Show
Byline: YUGEL LOSORATA eteran actress Boots Anson Roa felt she was crossing a time warp when she accepted ABC5's offer to host its newest show "Venta5." It was in the same channel that she did her first TV hosting stint and met her future husband...
'Bunot' Better Than 'Buhok' for Oil Spill -- DoST
Byline: MADEL R. SABATER and ANGIE CHUI An undersecretary of the Department of Science and Technology (DoST) yesterday reiterated the department's recommendation to use natural materials such as coconut husks ("bunot") instead of human hair as there...
CA Confirms Ferrer as Comelec Commissioner
Byline: MARIO B. CASAYURAN The 25-member Commission on Appointments yesterday confirmed the appointment of former Sandiganbayan Associate Justice Nicodemo Ferrer as Commission on Elections (Comelec) commissioner in a plenary session presided by...
Can Pardon Work? (Editor's Note: The Penal Code Imposes a Higher Penalty on Repeat Offenders, an Indication of a Criminal's Propensity to Commit More Crimes as Noted by the Author.)
Byline: Romeo V. Pefianco THE power to "grant reprieves, commutations and pardons" proceeds from the Constitution. Its origin is not a mystery when the US Constitution of 1787 vested the authority in the Chief Executive. For hundreds of years...
Decamping of Mayon Volcano Evacuees on; as Volcanologists Lower Alert Level from 4 to 3
Byline: ED DE LEON LEGAZPI CITY -- After almost two months of mild, quiet eruption, government volcanologists lowered the other day Mt. Mayon's alert level from 4 to 3, prompting disaster control officials in Albay to start the decamping of the...
Dengue Rising in Dumaguete City, Iloilo; 5 Deaths, 816 Cases Recorded
ILOILO CITY (PNA) -- A health official in Iloilo said that a total of 282 cases and two confirmed deaths due to dengue fever have been recorded in the province as of Aug. 26. Dengue cases have also been rising in Oriental Negros in Central Visayas,...
EC Offers 25-M-Euro Peace Aid; to Finance Peace, Dev't Programs in Mindanao GMA Thanks EU for Support of Peace Process
Byline: GENALYN D. KABILING BRUSSELS (via PLDT) -- The European Commission (EC) has offered 25 million euros ($32 million) to sustain Philippine government initiatives for peace and development in Mindanao during the 2006-2007 period. EC President...
Fragile Democracy
Byline: Adrian E. Cristobal FORTUNATELY for the world and us particularly, Jefferson, who loved the people, prevailed over Noah Webster, who loathed them. Webster, who, as everybody knows, created the American dictionary of the English language,...
FVR Accepts Federation Post
FORMER PHILIPPINE President Fidel V. Ramos has accepted the position of Chairman Emeritus of the Federation of Golf Clubs, Phils., Inc. Ogie Manalo and Richie Garcia, President and Chairman, respectively, of the group, said FVR can become a catalyst...
George McDonald
Byline: JULLIE Y. DAZA GOLDEN arches. A mascot called Ronald. 280 "quick-service" restaurants in its archipelagic chain. Big Mac and toys and gizmos for the little ones. McDonald's has altered the landscape and the language (reporters and editors...
GMA on Int'l Stage - Again
Byline: HERN. P. ZENAROSA PRESIDENT Gloria Macapagal Arroyo's whirlwind meetings with heads of state during her five-nation trip that started last Saturday made conspicuous anew her confidence in her grip of presidential powers and leadership. ...
Halo-Halo a Favorite in Japan
HALO-HALO, probably the all-time favorite dessert of Filipinos is also becoming a fast favorite among Japanese. This cold concoction of mixed fruits and ice cream is just one of the many food delights being offered at the Travel CafA[c] Philippines...
I Train to Win, Not to Make Weight -- Morales
Byline: nick giongco WHILE IT'S been widely speculated that Erik Morales is burning himself by undergoing a weight training program in a high-end facility in Los Angeles, the Mexican was quick to counter that's certainly not the case. "Yo entreno...
Kofi Annan's Swan-Song Diplomacy Succeeds
Byline: Beth Day Romulo THE United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who steps down in December, embarked on what is generally considered to be his final major diplomatic trip. It was a highly ambitious journey, including meetings with the leaders...
Laus Appointed President of Clark Development Corp
BRUSSELS (via PLDT) -- President Arroyo has designated former Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) director Liberato "Levi" Laus as the new president of the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) in Pampanga. Trade Secretary Peter Favila said...
Lions, Dolphins Roar into Finals
Byline: KRISTEL SATUMBAGA THE LONG title drought could be over in a week for the San Beda Red Lions. But they have to hurdle the Philippine Christian University Dolphins first. The Red Lions and Dolphins arranged a title showdown by beating...
Naga: Ready for the Big Game
Byline: JESUS P. ESTANISLAO TWO contrasting images come to mind when Naga is mentioned. First, it has been a genteel capital that may have slept the sleep of decades, if not of centuries. Second, it has been multi-awarded these past two decades...
Nazareno, Former AFP Chief of Staff, Passes Away
Retired Gen. Joselin Nazareno, a former chief of staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, died yesterday at the Makati Medical Center in Makati City due to cancer. He was 63. Nazareno passed away at 3 a.m., two weeks after he was confined at...
No More Dengue Death in Rizal, but Official Tells Folk to Continue Campaign vs Disease
Byline: NEL ANDRADE and DANNY JUNCO ANTIPOLO CITY - Government hospitals in Rizal have been ordered by the Rizal Provincial Health Office (PHO) to strictly implement all programs aimed at checking dengue even though there was no more reported death...
Opposition Welcomes UN, EU Probers of Extrajudicial Killings
Byline: EDMER F. PANESA House Deputy Minority Leader Rep. Satur Ocampo of Bayan Muna party-list welcomed yesterday the announcement of President Arroyo that United Nations and European Union probers may now visit the Philippines to look into the...
P2 B Vowed for Oil Spill Victims
Quick release of aid assured by Andaya NUEVA VALENCIA, Guimaras (PNA) -- Budget and Management Secretary Rolando Andaya vowed to immediately release the R2-billion proposed fund for oil spill-affected families and local government units (LGUs) as...
P940 M Allotted for Retraining of Teachers in '07
Byline: EDMER F. PANESA Disturbed by the continuing decline in the proficiency of Filipino public school students in English, Math and Science subjects, the government is spending P940 million next year to "intensively retool" teachers in the three...
Parliamentarians and Good Governance; (Statement Delivered at the International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP), Seoul, Korea, September 9, 2006.)
Byline: Senator EDGARDO J. ANGARA CORRUPTION has been a fact of everyday life in most societies for hundreds of years. Yet, only recently have we witnessed the phenomenon that corruption has become an issue that could make or break governments...
Peace and Prosperity in Asia; (Speech Delivered at the 4th International Conference of Asian Political Parties, September 07 to 10, 2006 at Seoul Korea.)
Byline: Senate President MANNY VILLAR Senate of the Philippines President of the Nacionalista Party of the Philippines ON behalf of the Nacionalista Party of the Philippines, I extend warm fraternal greetings to the URI Party of the Republic of...
P/$ Rate Closes at P50.38 to $ 1
The peso rate closed higher at P50.38 to the US dollar yesterday at the Philippine Dealing System of the Bankers Association of the Philippines from P50.43 the previous day. The weighted average rate appreciated to P50.422 from P50.524. Total volume...
Red Bull Rallies to Beat Coca-Cola
RICO VILLANUEVA and Joseph Yeo traded sharp eye contacts but the anticipated confrontation between the two didn't transpire mainly because they were fielded sparingly. But even without them providing fireworks, the game between Red Bull and Coca-Cola...
SC Petitioned to Order Senate to Release PCGG Chief
Byline: REY G. PANALIGAN The Supreme Court (SC) was asked yesterday to order the release of Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) Chairman Camilo Sabio who was ordered arrested and detained the other day by the Senate Committee on Government...
Senate Approves P46.4-Billion Supplemental Budget
Byline: JUDE C. GALFORD III The Senate yesterday approved on third and final reading a P46.4-billion supplemental budget for the remainder of the year, along with a P500-million standby fund, after two days of floor deliberations. Senate Finance...
Solon Urges Senate - House Dialogue
Senate Minority Leader Aquilino "Nene" Q. Pimentel Jr. (PDP-Laban) urged Speaker Jose de Venecia, Jr. to pursue a sincere dialogue between the senators and the congressmen on the issues dividing the two Houses. Pimentel said De Venecia can start...
Step Up: Love at First Dance
He's a defiant rebel from the wrong side of Baltimore's tracks. She's a privileged dancer from an elite performing arts school. Their worlds couldn't be more different but when their fates collide, the sparks between them fly, igniting and exhilarating...
Still Poor but So Rich in Faith
Byline: Cerge M. Remonde EVERY individual must perform his role in life regardless of how big or small, according to Cebu Archbishop Ricardo J. Cardinal Vidal who is the most senior official of the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines. Speaking...
Sulu Offensive Now on 44th Day; AFP Determined to Eliminate Abu Sayyaf
Byline: MIKE U. CRISMUNDO BUTUAN CITY -- The ground-and-air assault being conducted by 6,000 troops on the dreaded Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) and their two Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) allies in the jungles of Sulu entered its 44th day yesterday, with the...
Tetangco Questions Repeal of EO 138
Byline: LEE C. CHIPONGIAN Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Amando M. Tetangco Jr. warns Malacanang that the repeal of Executive Order 138 will possibly derail the development of the microfinance industry, which is the backbone of the Philippine...
The Son of Man
John 3:13-17 JESUS said to Nicodemus, "No one has gone up to heaven except the one who has come down from heaven, the Son of Man. And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, so that everyone who believes...
Tigers, Falcons Duel for No. 3 Spot
Byline: NOLI CRUZ DON'T BE surprised if the Adamson Falcons and the University of Sto. Tomas Tigers treat their playoff duel today in the 69th UAAP basketball tournament like an All-Star game. Whatever happens they will face a twice-to-beat opponent...
Triumph of the Holy Cross
TODAY's fiesta has its roots in the mystery of Christ's death and resurrection. St. Paul the Apostle emphasized the Cross of Christ in his letters. Perhaps the most outstanding statement is his summary of his life and ministry in Galatians 6:14: "God...
UAAP Taekwondo; FEU Jins Jumpstart Campaign
FAR EASTERN University (FEU) jump-kicked its bid for a first UAAP taekwondo crown by sweeping its first two assignments yesterday at the University of Santo Tomas (UST) gym. The Tamaraws started their charge by nipping Ateneo, 4-3, before pulling...
Wild Dogs Dish Hell in 'The Breed'
Horror master Wes Craven brings us another shocker with "The Breed," which opens soon in local theaters. Known as the film master who reinvented the horror genre with the classic "A Nightmare on Elm Street" a film he wrote and directed, Craven also...
World Cup Qualifiers; Pagunsan, Rosales 1 Shot off Leaders
JUVIC PAGUNSAN and Gerald Rosales played together for the first time but it never showed yesterday as they fired a seven-under 64 to trail Hong Kong's David Freeman and James Stewart by a stroke at the start of the World Cup Qualifiers in Kuala Lumpur,...
Wynn Macau Opens
Wynn Resorts, Ltd. has announced the opening this month, of the first phase of Wynn Macau, a luxurious 5-star destination hotel with multi-resort facilities. This new de luxe property, a sister hotel of the famed Wynn Las Vegas, utilizes approximately...