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 January 10, 2007

2007 Set to Be World's Warmest Year -UK Met Office
Byline: JEREMY LOVELL The Met Office said the combination of factors would likely push average temperatures this year above the record set in 1998. 2006 is set to be the sixth warmest on record globally. "This new information represents another...
3,545 Pilgrims Start Returning from Saudi Arabia
Byline: EDD K. USMAN Office on Muslim Affairs (OMA) Executive Director Sultan Yahya M. "Jerry" Tomawis yesterday led welcomers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) for the 3,545 Filipino pilgrims who have started returning from the pilgrimage...
4 IMs Resume GM Quest in Asian Zonals
Byline: KRISTEL SATUMBAGA INTERNATIONAL MASTERS Darwin Laylo, Ronald Dableo, Wesley So and Oliver Dimakiling embarked on their separate bids for grandmaster norms today when they open their campaign in the Asian Zonal 3.3 Chess championships in...
6,000 Doctors Now Working Abroad as Nurses
Byline: JENNY F. MANONGDO The number of doctors who left the country to become nurses abroad has reached 6,000 since year 2000 while 3,000 more are currently enrolled in nursing schools, latest estimates from Dr. Jimmy Galvez-Tan, former executive...
Air21's David Is Player of the Week
HAVING A consistent go-to guy is a blessing for any team. That is why Air21 can consider itself lucky it has a Gary David to turn to when needed most. David does not shirk from the immense responsibility, leading the Express towards a cherished...
Another Argument for Localized Police
Byline: Francis N. Tolentino WE hope this year's local elections will produce a new set of development-oriented local executives who will provide leadership needed by our people today. But we are not referring to technocratic skills but a "selfless"...
A Philosophy of Education for the Country
Byline: Florangel Rosario Braid TWO group discussions held preparatory to the holding of a conference on education this coming July indicate that a consensus on a philosophy of education does not exist. What we do now have is guided by broad goals...
Around the Nation
Review of VFA welcomed The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) yesterday welcomed Malacanang's plan to review the RP-US Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) following the controversial transfer of convicted US Marine Lance Corporal Daniel Smith to the...
ASEAN Summit Starts Today; Senior Economic Ministers Meet in Cebu Foreign Ministers, Other Officials Arriving Today
Byline: MARS W. MOSQUEDA JR. & ANJO PEREZ MANDAUE CITY, Cebu -- The 12th Summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations will start today at the Cebu International Convention Center (CICC) and the Shangri-La Hotel with a special meeting...
'Asian Treasures,' an Ambitious Adventure-Love Story from GMA
Byline: Crispina Martinez Belen It could be the most ambitious, most expensive and most exciting project of GMA 7 for TV entertainment, the forthcoming Robin Padilla-Angel Locsin starrer entitled "Asian Treasures." This star-studded presentation,...
CA Affirms Ruling on P12.8-M PTA Payment to PhilGolf
Byline: REY G. PANALIGAN The Court of Appeals (CA) has affirmed a trial court decision that ordered the Philippine Tourism Authority (PTA) in 2005 to pay R12.8 million to the Philippine Golf Development and Equipment Inc. (PhilGolf) for its work...
Clark Call-Center, BPO Firms Sign MoU on 'No Pirating of Workers'
Byline: FRED ROXAS CLARK ZONE, Pampanga -- Major players in the business-process outsourcing (BPO) and call-center industries in the Clark Special economic zone have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on responsible recruitment and manpower...
Club Cebu
It was a happy week for Ricardo J. Cardinal Vidal, Archishop of Cebu, when a series of activites were organized in celebration of his 35th Episcopal anniversary. First was the soft opening of the Cardinal's pet project, the "John Paul II Home for...
Comelec Issues Rules on Filing of Candidacy
Byline: E. T. SUAREZ The Commission on Elections (Comelec) issued yesterday the rules and regulations for the filing of candidacy for national and local positions at stake in the May 14 election which will start on Monday, Jan. 15. The Comelec,...
Council Acts on Aerial Spraying; Davao Dads Try to Resolve Issue at Next Session
Byline: GIL M. ABARICO DAVAO CIY -- After so much howl and cry, the city council will have another attempt to finally end the controversial aerial-spraying issue during its next session this month. Earlier, Mayor Rodrigo Duterte had warned that...
DBP Eyed as Farm Funds Conduit
Byline: REY ANTHONY CHIU TAGBILARAN CITY -- The government, through the Department of Agriculture (DA), is eyeing state-owned Land Bank of the Philippines (Landbank) and Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) as conduits for P2 billion in agriculture...
DILG Carries out Order Suspending Maliksi; Vice Governor Remulla Sworn in as Acting Cavite Governor
Byline: ELENA ABEN and DEL VILLANUEVA The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) headed by Secretary Ronaldo Puno placed yesterday Cavite Gov. Erineo Maliksi under preventive suspension for six months, implementing an order of the...
DTI Ups Investments, Exports Targets
Byline: BERNIE CAHILES-MAGKILAT Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Peter B. Favila has raised this year's investments and exports targets to 12 percent from 10 percent stressing the economic prospects for this year is a lot better...
Election Spendings to Perk Up Economy -- NEDA
Byline: JACK C. GADAINGAN TACLOBAN CITY -- Spendings for this May's local and senatorial elections will perk up the economy this year, said National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Director for Eastern Visayas Buenaventura Gosoco Jr. ...
Ely Buendia Now in Stable Condition
Byline: Shirley Matias Pizarro Everyone who has heard of the terrible news that rock icon Ely Buendia suffered a heart attack last Sunday can now breathe a sigh of relief because we've got confirmation that he is now in stable condition. Ely's...
Ending and Beginning
Byline: Manny Villar THERE is an appropriate symbolism in the name of the first month of the year in the universal calendar. As we all remember, January is derived from Janus, the Roman god of doors and beginnings. It was represented in an ancient...
Express Gun for Playoff
Byline: WAYLON GALVEZ WITH TWO big wins, Air21 tries to cap its wild card campaign on a positive note and force a playoff for the last quarterfinal berth in the Talk 'N Text-PBA Philippine Cup today at the Araneta Coliseum. A win by the Express...
Farewell to a Colleague in Media, Philippine Star Publisher Maximo V. Soliven
MAX Soliven started his journalism career at the age of 20, serving as associate editor of the Catholic newspaper The Sentinel soon after graduating from Ateneo de Manila University. At the age of 25, he served as police and political reporter for...
Fiesta del Sto. Nino 2007
The Congregacion del Santissimo Nombre del Nino Jesus will celebrate this year's 28th anniversary feast with an exhibit of more than 400 images of the Sto. Nino at the PNB banking hall on Macapagal Ave., with a grand procession of more than 200 carrozas...
Islam Leaders Support Drive vs Insurgency
Byline: MIKE U. CRISMUNDO MARAWI CITY -- Islam leaders in Southern Philippines told yesterday the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) that they are fully supporting President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo's peace and development effort and are behind...
'JB,' Real Spicy Win PSA's Horseracing Awards
VETERAN JOCKEY Jonathan B. Hernandez and horse Real Spicy will be the recipients of the highest awards in horseracing to be handed out by the sportswriting fraternity during the SMC-PSA Annual Awards on Jan. 18 at the Mall of Asia. The 29-year-old...
Mail & More Delivers
ONE GOOD thing about Mail & More is that almost everybody can deliver the goods. Yesterday, it was Ronjay Buenafe who came through with a brilliant all-around performance to power the red-hot Comets to a vengeful 78-67 win over the TeleTech...
Mike Only Cabinet Member Running for Senator So Far
Byline: GENALYN D. KABILING It seems that Presidential Chief of Staff Michael Defensor is the only Cabinet member joining the senatorial race in May. Many of the Cabinet members who were initially floated as possible senatorial candidates of...
Motion Sickness
Byline: Dr. Gary S. Sy IF you've ever been sick to your stomach while hiding in a car, train, airplane, or boat, you know exactly what motion sickness feels like. It's no fun. To understand motion sickness, it helps to understand a few parts...
My Son Wants to Try Paris Hilton
Byline: Joey de Leon PARIS, France--In the early evening of Christmas Day, we left Paris Disneyland to watch the lights show of the Tour Eiffel. And after a train transfer and about thirty train stops, we finally reached the Bir-Hakeim station...
Neri Warns Legislated Wage Minimum Increase Not Suited for Every Region
Byline: EDU H. LOPEZ The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) has warned against a legislated wage hikes. Socio-economic Planning Secretary Romulo L. Neri said enacting a national minimum wage imposes a "one-size-fits-all" solution...
No Peep vs Price Gouging
Byline: Willie Ng ONE remembers some years back when labor and other sectors would stage rallies against what they felt to be unjustified gasoline price increases. They would question the basis for the price increases and they would be backed...
Ombudsman Lauded for Approval of Filing Charges against Perez
Byline: MARIO B. CASAYURAN Opposition Sen. Panfilo Lacson said yesterday credit should be given to Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez for finally pushing through with the graft and extortion cases against her former boss, former Justice Secretary Hernando...
On the Black Nazarene, Taxi Drivers, Pagcor
Byline: Fr. Bel R. San Luis, SVD THE unique, phenomenal devotion to the Black Nazarene was shown again yesterday, January 9 when huge crowds of devotees converged on Quiapo for the annual celebration of its feast. But what bears examining is...
Pacesetters
Byline: Ethel Soliven Timbol A BIRTHDAY BASH we won't forget for the longest time was that of Warner Manning, outgoing CEO of HSBC Philippines. By now, Warner and Julie Manning will have left the Philippines for Australia where they have built a...
Pacquiao Leaves Hospital, Told to Avoid Fat, Alcohol
Byline: NICK GIONGCO STAY away from fatty food and take alcoholic drinks in moderation. This was the advice given by Dr. Regina Bagsic to his famous patient Manny Pacquiao yesterday at the Cardinal Santos Hospital in San Juan where the boxing...
Pagunsan Ready for First PGA Tour Outing
TOP FILIPINO golfer Juvic Pagunsan has ushered in the New Year in high spirits and will be gunning for a memorable outing at the Sony Open in Hawaii beginning Thursday. Pagunsan will be the first Filipino in more than five years to compete in a...
Paragua Top Seed in Vietnam Meet
GM MARK Paragua will be the top seed when the Asian Zone 3.3 chess championship begins Thursday (Jan. 11) at the Phu Quoc, Kien Giang province in Vietnam. Paragua is the highest-rated player in the tough, nine-round tournament with an ELO of 2573...
PBA to Assess SBP Moves on Basketball Unity
PBA COMMISSIONER Noli Eala was ready to forget PBA's grand plan to put a national basketbal team in the Beijing Olympics. This was because there seemed to be no end in sight to the basketball impasse that has kept the country from regaining its International...
Political Sniping Starts
Byline: Fred M. Lobo ELECTION fever is building up over the coming May 2007 polls. Political sniping begins this early - only in the Philippines! * * * Malacanang accepts the challenge of the opposition to consider the May midterm elections...
P/$ Rate Closes at P48.66 to $ 1
The peso rate closed higher at P48.66 to the US dollar yesterday at the Philippine Dealing System of the Bankers Association of the Philippines from P48.835 the previous day. The weighted average rate appreciated to P48.706 from P48.885. Total volume...
Purely Pampering; Haven't Written a Resolution List
Haven't written a resolution list yet? Get a headstart by improving your image -- whether it be updating ones look, getting in shape, or sporting a new 'do. The Podium, an upscale mall in Ortigas Center, suggests six ways to kick off 2007 with...
Road Signs Adequate along Provincial Roads, Says DPWH
Byline: ANGIE CHUI The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said there are adequate safety road signs for motorists installed along strategic areas on provincial roads. DPWH Region 4-A Director Bonifacio Seguit absolved the department...
Say, 'Oops!'
Byline: Adrian E. Cristobal IT warms the cockles of the heart to hear the political, economic, social, and ecclesiastical elites - in short, the establishment - urging the release from house arrest of President Joseph Estrada under cover of a "covenant...
The Cure of Simon's Mother-in-Law
Mark 1:29-39 ON leaving the synagogue Jesus entered the house of Simon and Andrew with James and John. Simon's mother-in-law lay sick with a fever. They immediately told Him about her. He approached, grasped her hand, and helped her up. Then the...
Thousands Join Black Nazarene Procession
Byline: NATALIE JANE M. MALAYO & RIZAL S. OBANIL Tens of thousands of devotees of the Black Nazarene yesterday joined the 400th anniversary of the "Traslacion" or the transfer of the image of Jesus Christ from Intramuros to the Saint John the...