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 December 9, 2007

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$ 150-Million JV to Make Biodiesel Fuel in Mindanao
Green Fuel CorporaciA[sup.3]n of Spain, a biodiesel company owned by ENDESA and Tecnicas Reunidas, has successfully completed the negotiations for the landmark strategic agreement with Philippine company Guidance Management Corporation (GMC). by far...
2,000-Year-Old Banaue Rice Terraces Is Vanishing
Byline: Cecile Morella After putting his seedlings to bed in the world-famous Banaue Rice Terraces in the northern Philippines, farmer Gabriel Balicdon works as a tourist guide and buys rice from the grocer. Built by Ifugao mountain farmers and...
3 Bidders Eyeing to Acquire Troubled Alitalia
Byline: Alessandra Rizzo ROME (AP) -- Three bidders, including Air France-KLM and much smaller Italian carrier Air One, announced bids on Thursday to buy Alitalia while Lufthansa opted not to pursue the struggling Italian company. Alitalia, after...
AFP, PNP Barred from Barangay, SK Special Poll Places
Byline: E. T. SUAREZ The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has barred members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP), including peace officers and armed or unarmed persons belonging to any extra-legal...
AFP Submits 'Wish List' to Congress
Byline: EDMER F. PANESA The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) recently submitted to Congress a "wish list" of what it wants to acquire in 2008 as part of its modernization program, Pangasinan Rep. Arthur Celeste revealed yesterday. Celeste,...
'Alay Ni Da King: An FPJ Special' to Be Aired Tonight on ABS-CBN
Byline: Crispina Martinez-Belen In the night he sufffered a heart attack, Fernando Poe, Jr., acclaimed "King of Philippine Cinema," had just finished putting together some memorable clips from his most significant movies and recording equally significant...
Analysis; Gates Warns against Underestimating US
Byline: LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) - Persian Gulf nations must demand that Iran come clean about its past nuclear ambitions and openly vow to not develop such weapons in the future, US Defense Secretary Robert...
Analysis; Religion in Key US Campaign
Byline: TONY CZUCZKA Deutsche Presse Agentur WASHINGTON (dpa) -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney sought Thursday to dampen questions about his Mormon faith, saying he would keep his religion out of the White House if elected in 2008....
Apple's iPhone Winning Corporate Fans despite Flaws
Byline: Jim Finkle and Scott Hillis BOSTON/SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 8 (Reuters) -- Mike de la Cruz, a senior vice president with German software giant SAP AG, shows off the latest weapon of the corporate road warrior -- his iPhone. A hit with consumers...
Around the Nation
Masbate vice mayor killed Two unidentified gunmen killed the vice mayor of Dimasalang, Masbate inside his office last Friday. Police reports reaching Camp Crame in Quezon City identified the victim as Vice Mayor Regolo Moran. Investigators...
Asia-Canada Container Shipping Lines Hiking Rates
Byline: Edu Lopez Asia-Canada trade container shipping lines belonging to the Canada Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (CTSA) are planning to raise rates and the CAF (currency adjust factor) changes in 2008. "As inland transport, cargo handling,...
Asia Oil Freight Rises on Diesel and Naphtha Flows
SINGAPORE, Dec. 8 (Reuters) -- Spot freight rates for clean medium-ranged (MR) tankers plying the Asian region kept on its bull run edging past a 12-month high on increased trans-Pacific arbitrage bookings and strong Chinese demand for diesel imports....
A Very Horny Christmas with the CompanY
Fresh from their two concert performances at the Cultural Center of the Philippines that garnered sustained ovations, the Philippines' premiere vocals group - The CompanY, prepares for a repeat performance of their big band concert on December 15 at...
A Whiff of Happiness
Byline: CANDY M. VENERACION Sniff. Sniff... The fruity scent of mandarin and pear immediately filled our nostrils. And just when we thought that we could pass as perfumers, the subsequent afragrance testsa that challenged us to describe the different...
Back in Business
Byline: Rachel C. Barawid, Tony Pionilla (photos) Bedecked in lavish Christmas decorations but minus the usual hustle and bustle from the steady stream of guests, the five-star Peninsula Manila in Makati City reopened its doors to the public Monday,...
Beauty Today: The Whiter, the Better?
Byline: Sheryl G. Laudato, Kathleen Anne Johnson Looking at the billboards while driving along Epifanio delos Santos Ave. in Metro Manila could be a disheartening experience - and it's not just because of the fact that the signages pose a distraction...
Blast from the Past; Perla Adea, the '60S Princess of Songs
Byline: Gypsy Baldovino In 1969, from 11 a.m. to 12 noon every Sunday, practically all Pinoy families were glued to DZXL listening to the country's national past-time, Johnny de Leon's "Operetang Putol-Putol." The radio show was a live broadcast...
Bong Revilla's 'Resiklo' Is for Kids, Period!
Byline: Walden Sadiri It seems that Senator Bong Revilla, Jr. is emulating the late King of Philippine Cinema, Fernando Poe, Jr. with his movie concept every Christimas Season. Because his past entries at the annual Metro Manila Film Festivals...
Bowling Teams Accuse Thailand of 'Foul Play'
BANGKOK (Reuters) -- The Southeast Asian Games are barely a day old and the gloves are already off. Famed for squabbles and accusations of bias, several spats have already surfaced at the Games in the Thai city of Nakhon Ratchasima, this time over...
Bridging the Digital Divide
Byline: Edgardo J. Angara OVER the last two decades, China and India have used ICT to drive their economy and lift millions of their people out of pervasive poverty. It took less than two decades for China to develop from a country with less...
Bringing 'Em Home!
Byline: IVY LISA F. MENDOZA Thirtysomething Bernie Encarnacion left the Philippines for the United States as a 16-year-old immigrant. For decades, she stayed away from her birth country, and only came home in 1993 to visit relatives. Having been...
Cassava Starch Downs 58 Persons
Byline: MARS W. MOSQUEDA JR. CEBU CITY - At least 58 persons, including 19 children, who were about to attend a burial Friday afternoon, were rushed to the hospital after they were allegedly poisoned by the cassava starch that was the part of the...
'Catcher in the Rye' as Cool Guidebook; New York at Christmastime
NEW YORK (AP) - Where do the ducks go in the winter? It's a question Holden Caulfield, the moody teenage narrator of the classic novel "The Catcher in the Rye," asks about the ducks in the Central Park pond. And it's a question that Sara Cedar...
Cathay Pacific Buying 8 a330s for US$ 1.7 B
HONG KONG (AP) -- Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. said Friday it will buy eight A330 Airbus aircraft with a total basic price of US$ 1.7 billion to expand its fleet capacity. It didn't disclose the actual cost of the planes. Airlines usually receive...
Cebu Customs Seizes Used Cars, Trucks and Tires
CEBU CITY--- Customs Commissioner Napoleon L. Morales was in the Port of Cebu Friday to lead the inspection of three containers of seized cars, trucks and tires estimated to be worth R6 million. The first container, consigned to Hoc Kuantat Trading...
Cebu Governor Backs Oil Search in Tanon Strait
CEBU City - Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia expressed support on the ongoing oil exploration in Tanon Strait as she allayed public fears about the ill-effects to environment. Garcia said she personally inspected the site of the oil exploration in Pinamungajan...
Chequered Flag; Ford Wins WRC Season Ender in Rally GB
Byline: edited by Anjo Perez FIA World Rally champion BP-Ford ended the 2007 season in style by claiming first and second at the Rally Great Britain held in Wales recently. The tandem of Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen led from start to finish...
China Nervous over Aviation Overdevelopment
Byline: Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) -- China warned that its aviation industry is growing unsustainably fast, with insufficient qualified personnel, airports or airspace, and the sector faces "huge pressures" to ensure safety. Airlines are...
Chris Tiu Knew He'll Be Dropped
Byline: REY C. LACHICA NAKHON RATCHASIMA -- Ateneo hotshot Chris Tiu knew it was coming, but it took time before he finally accepted his fate. For two days, he kept asking himself why. And during that time, he also wondered why the coaching staff...
Church Observes Second Sunday of Advent Today
Byline: CHRISTINA I. HERMOSO Christians all over the world observe with great anticipation and hope the Second Sunday of Advent today, 16 days before Christmas. Priests wearing purple vestments will lead confessional prayers during the mass as...
Classmate Presents Christmas Specials
Like the gush of December air, Classmate joins the rest of the world in celebrating the Holidays with special shows all month long. On Dec. 12, the days of Christmas will be filled with entertainment, fun and spectacular performances from today's...
Closure for Stability and Progress
Byline: Rene Espina I AM not at all amused with the antics of those who are supporting the walkathon of farmers from Sumilao to Manila, which is about 1,600 kilometers. To begin with, the said issue has already been decided with finality a long...
'Co-Media'
Byline: Joey de Leon The title of this article should have been "TRILLA(NES) IN MANILA(PEN)," but after that Makati hotel siege that Thursday of Nov. 29, it seemed and it turned out that some of these socalled "media" people (including those lesser-known...
'Constantine' Director Francis Lawrence Unleashes 'I Am Legend'
He made his feature directorial debut in 2005 with the visually stylish thriller "Constantine," starring Keanu Reeves, Rachel Weisz, Shia LaBeouf and Djimon Hounsou. Now, Francis Lawrence, directs Warner Bros.' new science-fiction action thriller...
Creating Better Relationships
Byline: Fr. Bel R. San Luis, SVD I PICKED up these tips from an unknown author and took liberty to choose excerpts and adopt them for local consumption. * * * No perfect partner. A lady visited the government matchmaker for marriage, who is...
Curfew Was Unconstitutional, Says Philconsa
The Philippine Constitution Association (Philconsa) Board of Governors and officers led by its Chairman, former Minister Conrado F. Estrella, President Manuel M. Lazaro, and Vice President Mario Ongkiko, condemned as patently unconstitutional and illegal...
Davao City Hosts Mindanao Showcase
Byline: GIL M. ABARICO DAVAO CITY--The Davao Integrated Development Program (DIDP) will be holding its project showcase and exhibit on Dec. 10-11 at the Davao Convention and Trade Center, featuring various presentations, talks, food technology demonstrations,...
Despite 2 Losses, Purefoods Coach Says Team Still on Track
Byline: WAYLON GALVEZ RYAN GREGORIO is not the kind of person who dwells on the past, and though Purefoods TJ Hotdogs dropped back-to-back games, he still believes his team is improving. "It's tough to go back-to-back games against two powerhouse...
'Disney on Ice' Returns with Mickey and Minnie's Amazing Journey
Kids and kids at heart better prepare for the world renowned "Disney On Ice" which returns to the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on Jan. 18-27, 2008! The much awaited show for the whole family is jampacked with appearances by beloved Disney characters...
DoE Wants to Reduce Coal, Oil Shares in Overall Energy Mix
Byline: Myrna M. Velasco The Department of Energy (DoE) has laid down plans to reduce the share of coal and oil in the country's energy mix to serve as its response in mitigating climate change risks. The department has not laid down specific...
DoT Banks on Internet to Snag Balikbayan, Tourists
Byline: JEFFREY JOE PEAGUIRRE For the Department of Tourism (DoT), the World Wide Web is the new battleground for the hearts, minds and purse strings of potential balikbayans and tourists from the North American region. The DoT has embarked on...
Du Pont Launches Pesticide Product
Byline: Melody M. Aguiba One of world's largest inventive firms is targetting to capture part of $ 70-million pesticide market here as it positions the Philippines as one of the early adopters environment-friendly pest control systems. Du Pont...
Experience Love This Christmas with Regal Films' 'Desperadas'
Desperadas (All They Need is Love), Regal Entertainment's official entry to this year's Metro Manila Film Festival promises to be one of the most entertaining and trend-setting movies of 2007. Showing on December 25, this is a story of four beautiful...
From the Backseat; Making a Statement
Byline: Jesus Erle Sebastian, SPMJ It's always a pleasure to get invited to test drive a BMW. You get a text message asking if you're available, which of course you always are. And if not, you make yourself available. Then you get a call for...
Goodyear Wrangler Makes Trucks and SUVs Perform like Cars
Byline: Anjo Perez The popularity of trucks and SUVs in the Philippines is growing each day, and this is evident with the increasing number of these utility vehicles crowding our busy streets. Although these vehicles were designed for off-road...
GRP-MILF: A Peace Agreement Finally? (Last of 3 Parts)
Byline: Fidel V. Ramos THANKS to Secretary Jesus Dureza, Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process, a timeline of the negotiations between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) was recently...
Have an Enchanted Christmas
Byline: MA. GLAIZA LEE No matter what age, people will never be too old for an amusement park. "We will never grow tired of going to amusement parks because we will always be kids at heart. There will be adventures and surprises for everyone...
Holiday Revelry Brings Heart Attacks
Byline: LAURAN NEERGARRD WASHINGTON (AP) -- December and January are the deadliest months for heart attacks in the United States, and many of the things that make the season merry are culprits: Rich meals, more alcohol -- and all that extra stress....
How Secure Are Your Online Passwords?
Byline: WENDY M. GROSSMAN in LONDON You might think that your password is safe -- but a few minutes with Google and it can be cracked in moments. Just as you hit the button to pay for your online purchase it happens: "First, create a username...
Ilocos Solon Files Bill Hiking Pension of Judges
Byline: MAR SUPNAD VIGAN CITY, Ilocos Sur -- Congressman Ronald V. Singson (1st district, Ilocos Sur), has filed a bill seeking to increase the monthly pension of retired judges of inferior courts by providing an automatic increase in their pensions...
JUVIC ON FIRE; Filipino Hotshot Fires 66, Leads Volvo Masters by 4
JUVIC PAGUNSAN burned the back nine of the Thai Golf and Country Club course in Bangkok yesterday to seize a four-shot lead going into today's final round of the Volvo Masters Asia. The 29-year-old Pagunsan, winner of the 2007 Pertamina Indonesia...
'Kayang-Kaya Ng Pinay!'
Byline: THERESE J. CAMET aAim high, Pinay! Kayang-kaya.a This was the chant of the cheerleaders of Adamson University and Far Eastern University at a pep rally held recently at the Rizal ballroom of Makati Shangri-La. Clad in identical outfits...
Kelly Osbourne Turns Japanese
Byline: Rachel C. Barawid Would you trust fun, fearless and and freaky Kelly Osbourne to be your tour guide? Apparently, the people behind Discovery Travel and Living Channel will as Kelly, daughter of rock icon Ozzy Osbourne, clinches a new...
Kurt Russell Stars as Harbinger of Death in New Movie
From the creator of "Kill Bill,", master director Quentin Tarantino, comes another chilling movie about facing death in the most terrifying way possible. A group of Knoxville Tennessee cheerleaders led by Abernathy (Rosario Dawson), Kim (Tracie...
LBP Eyes New $ 400-M Fund from China, European Banks
Byline: Melody M. Aguiba A $ 400-million new funding source is being eyed by the Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) from new funders including China Development Bank and European Investment Bank. Another prospective new source for bankrolling...
Leaders Call for Political Ceasefire; Christian, Muslim Leaders Unite for Peace Peace Stressed during Month of Messiah's Birth
Byline: E. T. SUAREZ Christian and Muslim leaders called yesterday for a political ceasefire to make December truly a month of peace, harmony, and cooperation as it marks the birth of the Messiah who saved mankind from eternal damnation. They...
Lorenzo Shipping to Expand Fleet
Byline: Ana Marie Macuja Lorenzo Shipping Corporation (LSC) expects to be in a stronger financial position next year, as it implements its re-fleeting program. During the first three quarters of the year, LSC posted a year-on-year double-digit...
Marinduque Golfers Sweep Fil-Am Golfest
BAGUIO CITY -- Club Marinduque, a new team teeming with old faces, produced the same sweep as its predecessor, Nike Golf, in the premiere Fil and Am championship divisions over Manila Southwoods at the close of the regular event of the 58th Fil-Am...
Measures to Ease Impact of LPG, Oil Price Hikes Filed
The progressive bloc in the House of Representatives has filed three legislative measures that aim to provide consumers economic relief from skyrocketing prices of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) and other oil products. Reps. Teodoro Casino and Satur...
MMDA Refutes Claims on EDSA Safety Devices
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) dismissed as false claims by certain sectors that the separators the agency had installed on yellow lanes intended for public utility vehicles (PUVs) along Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) obstruct...
NCC Seeks Restoration of EO 500 Allowing Partial DMIA 'Open Skies'
Byline: Edu Lopez The National Competitiveness Council (NCC) has urged government to restore Executive Order 500 to allow pocket open skies policy for Diosdado Macapagal International Airport in Clark to support the promotion of international trade,...
No 'Caroling,' MMDA Men Warned
Byline: Chito A. Chavez Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) General Manager Robert Nacianceno warned agency personnel yesterday against "caroling" or soliciting favors from the public this Christmas season. He reminded them never...
OMA Assures All Muslim Pilgrims despite Shortage of Flights Due to Lack of 'Open Skies' Policy
The Office on Muslim Affairs (OMA) assured the Islamic community yesterday that there will be flights for all Muslims who registered for this year's Hajj or pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia. OMA Executive Director Ali B. Sangki said he has made...
P350-M Coconut Planting Program Bared
Byline: MARVYN N. BENANING Administrator Oscar Garin of the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) will lead a farmer-based R350-million coconut-planting scheme using 10 million seedlings of open pollinated varieties (OPVs) covering 100,000 hectares...
Palawan Is 'Doing Well' -- National Geographic
Palawan is adoing well,a according to a study published in National Geographic Traveler magazine's November-December 2007 issue. The province is part of 111 islands and archipelagos included in the fourth Destination Scorecard survey conducted by...
Philanthropy by China's Richest Rising
Byline: Editing by Anne Marie Roantree HONG KONG, Dec. 8 (Reuters) -- Philanthropic donations in China are surging, as the country's nouveau riche expands with economic development, and should be boosted in the next few years by much-needed tax...
Photo Contest Captures Manila's Vibrant Spirit
A photo contest recently sponsored by property developer Avida captured the vibrant spirit of the redeveloping city of Manila. Avida, an Ayala Land subsidiary, held the photo competition recently which drew 30 professional and amateur shutterbugs...
Pinoys in 'Ring of Fire' Undercard
TWO OF the country's finest mixed martial arts experts, Lino Tagacay and Salvador "Badong" Domasian, will test each other's mettle in the undercard of the "Ring of Fire: World Team Challenge" today at the Araneta Coliseum. Tagacay, nicknamed "Terminator"...
P/$ Rate Stands at P41.74/$ 1
The peso exchange rate closed at P41.74 to the US dollar last Friday at the Philippine Dealing & Exchange Corp., (PDEx). The weighted average rate stands at P41.745. IT jobs open in South Korea Filipino professionals and workers in the Information...
P/$ Rate Stands at P41.74/$ 1
The peso exchange rate closed at P41.74 to the US dollar last Friday at the Philippine Dealing & Exchange Corp., (PDEx). The weighted average rate stands at P41.745. IT jobs open in South Korea Filipino professionals and workers in the Information...
Preneed Firm Claims P4-B Trust Fund
Byline: Ana Marie Macuja Preneed firm Danvil Plans, Inc., formerly Berkley International Plans, said its trust fund has already reached the P4-billion mark. A trust fund is the money set aside by pre-need companies for the sole purpose of servicing...
Prepare the Way of the Lord, Make His Paths Straight
ONE of the most important personages during the Advent season is John the Baptist, the immediate forerunner of Christ. A fierce man with an uncompromising message, John preached repentance to the people to prepare the way of the Lord: "...and he went...
Prominent Isabela Banker Slain; 2nd Businessman Killed in Isabela in Two Days
Byline: BINGO CADABONA ROXAS, Isabela - A prominent businessman here, whose family also maintains vast tracts of lands in the province, was shot dead by still unidentified assailant last Thursday. Police identified the victim as Bonifacio "Bonie"...
Quezon City Fast Emerging as ICT Center of Country
Byline: Sel A. Baysa Nathan C. Zulueta, a business and civic leader, yesterday said Quezon City is fast emerging as the most preferred locators of information and communications technology (ICT), notably in the offshoring and outsourcing needs of...
Revival of Nuclear Energy
Byline: Ricardo M. Lantican National Academy of Science and Technology IN a previous article, I indicated that coal remains the predominant source of power for generating electricity worldwide and is the largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions....
RLC Opens Robinsons Otis Mall
Robinsons Land Corp. recently opened its second shopping mall in Manila, Robinsons Otis, located along Paz Mendoza Guanzon Street in Paco. It is RLC's 20th and features residential and call center components. Aside from the Mall which spans the...
'Round the Biz
"H3: Hataw, Hanep, Hero" at SM X Convention If H2O is for thirsty people who are always on the go, H3O is for the thirsty anime fanatics who are always craving for more anime news, programs, activities, games, contests, and other stuff that the...
RP, Indon Match Today May Decide Basketball Champion; Game Today 3 P.M. -- Philippines vs Indonesia
Byline: REY C. LACHICA NAKHON RATCHASIMA -- This could be it. After five months of painstaking preparation -- not to mention the millions of pesos spent for the team's preparations -- the Philippine men's basketball team shoots for an all-important...
RP Now Has 14 Gold Medals in SE Asian Games
Byline: REY BANCOD NAKHON PATTAYA -- The Philippines collected 11 gold medals, including three in athletics as the Filipinos come to life three days into the 24th Southeast Asian Games Saturday. The victories brought to 14 golds the Filipinos...
RP Revs Up Investment Drive in Taiwan
The country's "world-class" export processing zones and industrial estates, with their highly skilled workers, reliable infrastructure and quality lifestyle could serve as ideal regional manufacturing hubs and technological bases for Taiwanese enterprises...
SEA GAMES Roundup; Archers on Target - So Far
NAKHON RATCHASIMA -- The Philippines dominated the compound women's event in archery, emerging on top in the individual and team events. Amaya Paz and Jennifer Chan finished 1-2 with 1,376 and 1,363 points, respectively and are favored to meet in...
Sequels to 'National Treasure,' 'Narnia' Lead Walt Disney's 2008 Line-Up
Fresh from storming the global box office with the phenomenal $ 961-million gross of "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End," as well as the worldwide success of "Ratatouille" ($602-million) in 2007, film distributor Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures...
Sharon Happy with Gabby's Comeback
Byline: Kaye Villagomez The Megastar Sharon Cuneta disclosed she is very happy that ex-husband and former onscreen love partner Gabby Concepcion is returning to local showbiz. "Is he really doing a movie?" a surprised Sharon confirmed with the...
Shroud of Turin Exhibit until Dec. 9 at SM Mall of Asia
Revered for hundreds of years as the burial shroud of Jesus Christ, the Shroud of Turin is locked away in a cathedral in Italy, publicly displayed only three or four times a century. On these rare occasions, pilgrims from all over the world troop...
Survivors Re-Live Hawaii Attack 66 Years Ago
Byline: AUDREY McAVOY Associated Press Writer PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) - A few dozen graying Pearl Harbor survivors observed a moment of silence in honor of their comrades who perished in the Japanese bombing of Oahu 66 years ago. Wearing aloha...
Swimmers Poised for Banner Year
Byline: REY BANCOD NAKHON RATCHASIMA -- Filipino swimmers cornered two of six gold medals disputed Friday night in the 24th Southeast Asian Games, auguring well for their campaign to improve on their four-gold medal harvest two years ago in Manila....
Tell the Kids How to Keep Cholesterol Down -- Study
Byline: ED STODDARD DALLAS (Reuters) -- If children are told how to eat right, they actually listen -- even if it means avoiding their favorite fatty foods, Finnish researchers said. Regular counseling of families and children about the benefits...
The EB-5 Investor Green Card
Byline: Robert L. Reeves Foreign investors who wish to immigrate to the US have vast and often perplexing number of visa options to choose from. Some allow for permanent residency while others do not. One in particular, the EB-5 immigrant visa...
The Juicy Corner
ABS-CBN execs boycotted wedding of Vandolph Quizon, Jenny Salimao? The Quizon family led by Dolphy is known to be associated with the "Kapamilya" network where they have shows. But why did the ninongs/ninangs from ABS-CBN like Gabby Lopez and stars...
The Name Tag Game
Some people cannot resist being "tagged" literally. They wear branded clothes with the name label emblazoned on their tees and dresses. That may be okay in the name of fashion although I still see it as "free advertisement". In which case somebody...
Theory of Off-Road Relativity; Subaru Forester and Honda CR-V
Byline: Inigo S. Roces Level-land lubber is what a close friend called me once. He's been trying to lure me into buying and setting up an off-road vehicle for ages. I've been curious about the sport but was never truly enthusiastic. It wasn't...
The Preaching of John the Baptist
Matthew 3:1-12 IN those days John the Baptist appeared, preaching in the desert of Judea [and] saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!" It was of him that the prophet Isaiah had spoken when he said: "A voice of one crying out in the...
The Story of the Two Buckets
Byline: Nelly Favis Villafuerte MANY of us are familiar with the story of the two buckets that is mentioned in the book of John Maxwell titled The Winning Attitude. One bucket was an optimist, and the other was a pessimist. The story goes this way:...
The TransCo Gridlock: Will It Benefit the Electricity Consumers?
Byline: Myrna M. Velasco The privatization of the spinoff National Transmission Corporation (TransCo) is presently at the center of political controversies. With fierce opposition from politicians and pending legal fights -- its fate in the power...
The Year's Best Cars Cited; Volvo C30 Voted Car of the Year
Byline: Jason K. Ang After months of rigorous testing and evaluation, the Car Awards Group Inc. announced the winners of the 2007 Petron Car of the Year-Philippines (COTY-Phils). Taking the top prize is the new sporty hatchback from Volvo, the...
Top Filipino Architect Honored in Stamps; Juan Arellano Designed Old Congress, Supreme Court and Post Office Buildings
Byline: Claire Morales, True/PinoyNews Do you know that the architect of the imposing and historic old Congress building along Padre Burgos Avenue, which is now the National Museum of the People, was Juan Arellano? Do you know that Arellano also...
Tracksters Shine with 3 Golds
Byline: Rey Bancod NAKHON RATCHISIMA -- The Philippines and Vietnam waged a spirited battle in athletics Saturday, accounting for seven of the 11 gold medals disputed in the 24th Southeast Asian Games. The Filipino track and field stars won three...
Transcription Group Bags $ 1.4-M American Contract
Byline: Bernie Cahiles Magkilat A consortium of small and medium medical transcription service organizations (MTSOs) recently bagged $ 1.4-million worth of deals from the recent American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) exhibition...
Transpo News
Filipino exec is ASEANTA president Philippine Airlines vice president for marketing Support Felix J. Cruz has been elected president of the ASEAN Tourism Association (ASEANTA), the region's premier tourism organization, following the resignation...
Turtle Town
Byline: Jaser A. Marasigan, Teddy Pelaez (photos) Last weekend, while everyone was fretting over a political standoff in Manila, denizens of Morong, Bataan could not be fazed as they prepped for their very own Pawikan Festival. Kicking off with...