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 17, 2007

1.8-M Students Take Exam Today; Career Test Required for All High School Seniors DepEd Says NCAE Will Help in Youths' Choice of Careers
Byline: SHIANEE MAMANGLU At least 1.8-million graduating public and private high school students across the country will take the first National Career Assessment Examination (NCAE) in some 13,000 high schools nationwide today amid protests from...
2 Gymnasts May Train in Moscow
Byline: KRISTEL SATUMBAGA THE GYMNASTICS Association of the Philippines has recommended veteran Roel Ramirez and fast-rising Kris Matthew Lombridas to undergo training in Moscow in the buildup for the RP team's international campaigns. National...
'Agent X44,' Expected to Be Another Star Cinema Blockbuster, Opens Today
Byline: Crispina Martinez Belen Vhong Navarro's starrer, "Agent X44," is predicted to be Star Cinema's blockbuster this 2007, considering the fact that every year, it has been the film company's tradition to come up with box-office hit movies. It...
Around the Nation
Prevalence of smoking up among Filipino adults The prevalence of smoking in the country continues to increase among the general adult population, particularly among males, according to a health survey. The National Nutrition and Health Survey...
ASEAN Accords
Byline: Adrian E. Cristobal ASEAN sprung from ASA (Association of Southeast Asia), formed by the Philippines, Malaysia, and Thailand in 1961. Ten years after, new members declared Southeast Asia "a zone of peace, freedom, and neutrality." Rather...
Asian Tour Enters 'Golden Era'
KUALA LUMPUR -- The Asian Tour begins its 2007 season this week with officials heralding the start of a "golden era" for professional golf in the region. A bumper Schedule consisting a minimum of 29 events with an all-time high of US$26.5 million...
BAP Exec, NAASCU Join Unity Efforts
BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION of the Philippines director and spokesman Fritz Gaston announced yesterday that he is giving up his post even as the National Athletic Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities came up with a resolution to fully support...
China Pledges P4.9-Billion Easy Loan for BoC Inspection Project
Byline: EDU H. LOPEZ The Export-Import Bank of China has pledged a P4.9-billion (800 million yuan) concessional loan to the Philippines to fund the implementation of the second phase of the non-intrusive container inspection project of the Bureau...
Club Cebu
Cebu is all set for its fiesta celebration this weekend. Saturday is a big day for all Sto. Nino devotees because it's the day of the solemn procession when the miraculous image of the Holy Child Jesus is brought out of the church and paraded along...
Da Vinci and Friends
Byline: Joey de Leon PARIS, France -- In the very early morning of Wednesday (December 27), we traveled more than 300 kilometers to the north of Paris for Bruges - also Bruggia, Brugge and Brujas. It is also known as the Little Venice of the North....
De Venecia Cites China's 'Amazing Economic Growth'
House Speaker Jose C. de Venecia Jr. said yesterday that China's amazing economic growth is the "greatest mass-emancipation from poverty the world has known" and is benefiting Southeast Asia and the Philippines. De Venecia said that China's "resurgence...
Dimakiling, So Resume Zonal Bid
PHU QUOC, Kien Giang Province, Vietnam - IMs Oliver Dimakiling and Wesley So two of the country's hottest players last year, try to sustain their impressive showing when the Asian Zone 3.3 chess championships resumes with the seventh round late Tuesday....
DJ Mo's 'Forbidden Questions' Soon on TV?
Don't look now, but those who are pushing for DJ Mo's radio show, "Forbidden Questions," to be banned, will definitely cringe in anger with this latest piece of information that we got. A source told us that Studio 23 is wooing DJ Mo to do his "Forbidden...
Domingo Cites Country's Gains from ASEAN Summit
Byline: JACK C. GADAINGAN TACLOBAN CITY -- The hosting of the 12th ASEAN Summit in Cebu "did not only give the Philippines a chance to showcase to the world once more the Filipinos' renowned hospitality, but provided a windfall to the country in...
First Gentleman Lauds Organizers of ASEAN Summit
CEBU -- First Gentleman Jose Miguel T. Arroyo has commended organizers of the 12th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit, particularly the Committee on Spouses Program, for the success of the two-day activities for the leaders' spouses...
First National Convention and 51st General Assembly of the League of Cities of the Philippines at the Historic Landmark Manila Hotel on January 17-20, 2007
THE League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) is an organization of 117 cities that evolved from the League of City Mayors of the Philippines which was institutionalized as the League of Cities of the Philippines under the Local Government Code of...
Funds for Health and Education
Byline: Manny Villar NOW is the best time to undertake an unprecedented one-time upgrading of our educational and health infrastructure nationwide and the setting up of new school and health care facilities for the benefit of millions of our people....
Honasan Asks Court to Allow Him to File Certificate of Candidacy
Byline: HANNAH L. TORREGOZA & MARIO B. CASAYURAN Former Sen. Gregorio "Gringo" Honasan yesterday asked a Makati regional trial court to allow him to personally file his certificate of candidacy for senator in the May, 2007 elections at the main...
Japan's New Defense Ministry
Byline: Francis N. Tolentino SOMETIME in July of last year, we wrote an article for this same column entitled "Amending Japan's Constitution" which drew attention to the need for Japan to change its charter in order to prevent possible aggression...
Jaworski: Act on All Suspension or Dismissal Cases
Byline: BEN R. ROSARIO To allay suspicions that the Arroyo administration is only picking on opposition personalities in the anti-graft campaign, the Commission on Elections and the Department of Interior and Local Government should implement all...
Lessons from a Priest's Fraud
Byline: Fr. Bel R. San Luis, SVD WHILE reading the newspaper, a man told his wife, "I can't believe this item I'm reading. "Why? What about?" the wife replied. "It says: 'A British tourist lost 2,000 pounds.' It's impossible for a man to do this;...
Malaysia's Grand Tourism Drive Eyes 20M Tourists
Byline: RACHEL CASTRO-BARAWID KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Some 30,000 people comprising over 600 international journalists, foreign tourists and locals trooped to the scenic Taman Tasik Titiwangsa in this cosmopolitan capital of Kuala Lumpur to witness...
Narcolepsy; (Excessive Sleep)
Byline: Dr. Gary S. Sy NARCOLEPSY is a chronic disorder affecting the brain where regulation of sleep and wakefulness take place. Narcolepsy can be thought of as an infusion of dreaming sleep into the waking state. Its onset can occur at any...
Oil Falls below $ 53; OPEC Move Doubted
SYDNEY, Jan. 16 (Reuters) -- Oil prices fell below $53 a barrel on Tuesday, as investors doubted OPEC's resolve to trim production and focused on the mild winter as well as high fuel stockpile in top energy consumer the United States. US crude lost...
Osmena Orders Probe of Asean Dancers Food Incident
Byline: MARS W. MOSQUEDA JR. CEBU CITY -- Mayor Tomas Osmena yesterday ordered the City Health Officer to join in investigating the real cause of food poisoning of nearly 100 performers who were set to perform Saturday night at the Shangri-la Hotel...
P1.5 B Allotted for Agri Facilities; DA Hopes Projects Will Increase Farm Profits
ILOILO CITY -- The Department of Agriculture (DA) will build additional post-harvest and storage facilities for agricultural and fisheries products this year costing R1.5 billion so small farmers and fisherfolk's incomes will increase. Agriculture...
P/$ Rate Closes at P48.725 to $ 1
The peso rate closed higher at P48.725 to the US dollar yesterday at the Philippine Dealing System of the Bankers Association of the Philippines from P48.86 the previous day. The weighted average rate appreciated to P48.766 from P48.861. Total volume...
PSA Annual Awards; Campo to Receive 'Lifetime' Award
HIS CONTRIBUTIONS and involvement in the development of chess for more than half a century earned former International Chess Federation President Florencio Campomanes the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Philippine Sportswriters Association. ...
Purefoods, Sta. Lucia Eye Win No. 2
Byline: WAYLON GALVEZ WITH STUNNING wins in their series opener, defending champion Purefoods Chunkee and Sta. Lucia Realty try to grab a 2-0 lead in their separate best-of-five quarterfinals series in the Talk 'N Text-PBA Philippine Cup at the...
Reforms in Land Administration
Byline: Florangel Rosario Braid MANY of us who own a piece of real property would attest to the fact that the procedures in the transfer, registration and titling of real estate are tedious and time-consuming. It is said that it can take one to...
RP Coach Plans Early Recall of Cage Aspirants
Byline: WAYLON GALVEZ WITH THE Philippine Basketball Association reaffirming its support in forming the national team for various international competitions, members of the national pool could be recalled sooner than expected. PBA players, as...
RP Ladies Open Begins; Ardina Is Heavy Favorite
STA. ROSA, Laguna -- The winds will be blowing from all directions at The Country Club and the championship chase in ICTSI-Philippine Ladies Open should be just as wild as the country's best female amateurs plunge to action against an unpredictable...
RP to Import Bulk of Rice from Vietnam
Byline: MELODY M. AGUIBA The Philippines will likely buy from Vietnam the bulk of the 500,000 metric tons (MT) representing the first tranche of rice import this year even as import volume may rise to 1.8 million MT due to weather ills. In a...
Sandigan OKs Jinggoy Motion to Travel Abroad
Byline: EDMER F. PANESA The Sandiganbayan Special Division granted yesterday opposition Sen. Jose "Jinggoy" Estrada a six-day travel permit to visit Switzerland, as part of his official function as chairman of the Samahang Basketball ng Pilipinas...
Solons to Block Changes in EPIRA
Byline: BEN R. ROSARIO Opposition lawmakers yesterday aired strong suspicions that the administration's plan to grant new power supply contracts to independent power producers is part of a fund-raising bid to finance the political campaign of Arroyo...
Stopping Voter - List Anomaly
Byline: Willie Ng THE Comelec, if it is serious about regaining some credibility, should behave in a credible way, not just rely on almost daily T.V. interviews with its usual spiels on rules and regulations. For instance, it should apologize...
Toyota Otis Bags Semis Playoff Seat
Byline: REY LACHICA PATRICK CABAHUG continued to produce feel-good stories about himself as the rising star from Cebu sparked another big win for the roaring Toyota Otis. The 6-foot-2 Cabahug, who averaged 21.5 points in the team's last two games,...