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 2, 2008

17 Pampanga Priests Sign Recall Petition vs Panlilio
The group said there is a "growing disenchantment over the performance" of the top provincial chief executive. During yesterday's dialogue with the Kambilan at Kapanalig Ning Masang Kapampangan Inc. (Kambilan), the Catholic priests, who came from...
2008 PBA Press Corps Awards
Fernandez has been chosen as the Coach of the Year while Encarnado the Executive of the Year, capping a fruitful 2008 PBA season for the Realtors that saw them win the most coveted All-Filipino title and harvest the most number of plums in the PBA...
Abduction of Doctors to Treat Wounded MILF Rebels Feared
Lt. Col. Lyndon Paniza, the commander of the Army's 39th Infantry Battalion (IB) has confirmed reports that more or less 20 persons suspected as MILF members went ashore in Barangay Sugal from motorboats. "We are keeping an eye on medical personnel...
Aiko Melendez Stages Comeback
So the beautiful actress-turned-politician is staging a comeback through the weekly drama series "Your Song Presents: Someone Like You." A very active and dedicated Quezon City councilor, Aiko's hectic schedule in serving her constituents may have...
Analysis
The approach of Hurricane Gustav forced a hasty curtailment of the Republican convention's opening-day schedule on Monday and presented an unpredictable series of political challenges for the White House candidates. Republican McCain and Obama,...
Around the Nation
LMB turns 107 today The Lands Management Bureau (LMB) is celebrating its 107th anniversary today with the theme "Mabilis na Proseso ng Dokumentong Pantitulo, Tungo sa Progreso." Director Gerino A. Tolentino Jr. of the LMB tapped the expertise...
Asian Food Channel on Sky Cable Channel 58
Since its launch in the Philippines, the exciting and much talked about AFC is already attracting rave reviews and large followings. Key among AFC's audiences are the 'high-flyers' who know what they want and are actively looking for more fulfilling...
CA Reverses Ruling, Drops Murder Charges over Delgado Scion Slay
In an amended decision written by Associate Justice Remedios Salazar Fernando, the CA reversed its March 18, 2008 decision - written by now retired Associate Justice Enrico Lanzanas -- that affirmed the DoJ resolution charging Gonzales with murder...
Comelec Vows Full Automation in 2010
But the poll body needs to ensure that there will be little drawbacks in the use of the Optical Mark Reader (OMR) which he said are more affordable to use in the upcoming national and local polls. Melo intimated this after the hearing of the joint...
DA Bans Fishing, Trading of Small Tuna
FAO 226 has been issued by DA Secretary Arthur C. Yap which bans the catching of young tuna with weight of less than 500 grams a piece. The prohibition also applies to yellow fin tuna, big-eyed tuna, and skipjack tuna. "Tuna is one of the top marine...
DBP, LBP Set Fund Raising for BSP Capital
In an interview, DBP President and Chief Executive Officer Reynaldo G. David disclosed the timetable for the issuance of BSP's multi-year obligation authority worth P40 billion which has been set "sometime the second week of September." David intimated...
Disservice to the People
As in Europe, Israel, America, and elsewhere, every inch of territory is fought for or defeated until lost just as every slain soldier is always avenged. While it is true, to paraphrase Benjamin Franklin, that there is no such thing as "a good war...
Durano Upbeat on Tourism Growth as ShopFest Opens
ShopFest 2008, according to Tourism Secretary Joseph Ace Durano, is designed to promote Filipino brands and boost tourism spending by the country's foreign visitors as the participating malls have prepared various marketing come-ons and other attractive...
Eddie Mesa, the King of Rock and Roll
"I believe that all gifts and talents, galing lahat sa Panginoon 'yan. Pero siguro, kung ano ang puno' yun ang bunga, nasa dugo, nasa genes," says Eddie Mesa, patriarch of the Eigennman clan, which included wife Rosemarie Gil, sons Michael de Mesa...
Edu Manzano Takes Up Cudgels for Children
Edu Manzano of the Optical Media Board shook us out of our comfort zones during our media forum, Bulong Pulungan sa Sofitel, with his candid talk on child pornography. Who hasn't heard of child pornography? We all know the evil exists, but it's...
Ely Buendia in Stable Condition, E-Heads Concert Repeat Possible
"Ely is now stable. Tell the fans not to worry and thank you for all your prayers," Ely's wife Diane Ventura told the media Sunday. Ely was transferred to the Philippine Heart Center in QC at around 1 a.m. last Sunday "for further medical attention."...
Filipinos Win in HK Disney's Dance Tilt
What began for five students of the Holy Spirit School as an attempt to hobnob with Disney superstars turned out to be their own ticket to stardom when they bested entries from other Asian countries in Disney's "High School Musical, My School Rocks"...
Having Fun Tonight
There are the players, of course who range from the dynamic personality on and off the court of a Robert Jaworski or the self-effacing manners of a Samboy Lim. There are and were those who fall in-between whose personalities could very well be an interesting...
Huge 'History-Making' Project Started as Small Idea
KGL and Peregrine Development International, led a ground breaking and time capsule laying ceremony on the project along with President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo last August 25, 2008. He noted that when he first visited the Clark Freeport Zone to...
Human Rights Violated in Manila Pen Media Arrests, Says CHR
In a 20-page resolution dated Aug. 26 and issued yesterday, "the Commission found that there had been no basis to justify detaining and the processing of members of media in Camp Bagong Diwa (in Taguig City)." "In other words, there were violations...
Insistence on Resolutions
This means in practical terms that we should allow those with operational responsibilities to get on with their job. Give them enough leeway. Let them call the shots; but be on the look-out for any way by which to make them succeed. Indeed, let them...
Is It Here Already?
Used to, but no longer. Two weeks ago, in the middle of the quirky month of August, I heard my first Christmas carol of the year. I was dumbfounded, but I was smiling to myself and singing along with Johnny Mathis. If someone can't wait to play Christmas...
Japan PM Fukuda Resigns over Political Deadlock
The 72-year-old leader made the announcement just days after unveiling 2 trillion yen ($18 billion) in fresh spending to shore up the flagging economy. Inflation has spiked to its highest in nearly 11 years, hurting consumer spending. Fukuda has...
JRU Clinches Playoff Berth
Protecting a 36-32 lead, Jose Rizal went on a cluster bombing mode and unleashed a 14-0 run for a commanding 50-32 lead late in the third quarter which the Dolphins failed to overcome. With the win, the Heavy Bombers tied idle San Sebastian for...
Liga Semifinals on; Cebu Takes on Lipa
Game Two is set Wednesday also at the Ninos' homecourt before the series moves to the Lipa Cultural Center on Sept. 7 and 8 for Game Three and, if needed, Game Four. A fifth and deciding game will be played in Cebu on Sept. 12, if necessary. ...
Manila Bulletin Writers Win Honors in Palanca Awards
Edgar S. Godin, associate editor of Bisaya Magazine, won 2nd prize in the Maikling Kuwento-Cebuano category while Ariel Tabag, entertainment editor of Bannawag Magazine, bagged 2nd prize in the Maikling Kuwento-Iluko. Bisaya and Bannawag are among...
Martin Releases Dream All-Tagalog Album
Polyeast used to be Martin's home label until EMI Phils. took over with other OPM albums by such popular artists like Bamboo, Sugarfree, Hale, Kyla, and Nikki Gil among others). Martin signed up another contract with Polyeast last Friday (Aug. 29)....
Mother-Daughter Chance to Eat, Play, and Bond
Santorini, GreeceBut where to go? For weeks, Megan and I e-mailed websites and "deals" back and forth. She wanted a 21-day road trip in Africa that involved words like "hostels," "tents," and "minibus." I countered with ideas that included "charming...
National Day of Vietnam
On September 2, 1945, President Ho Chi Minh read on the Ha Dinh Square in Hanoi the Independence Proclamation declaring the foundation of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. It took Vietnam 30 years more to gain its complete independence, sovereignty,...
Need Cited for RP Muslims' Support for Genuine Peace
The President cited Ramadan's significance to Muslims, saying it is the season when the rich and the poor try to strengthen their faith, submitting totally to the Almighty Creator. She also noted the timeliness of this year's fasting season amid...
No Rest for Molina, Yet
"I think I will be (back), simply because I feel like I still have room to improve. I didn't race the best race of my life (in the Beijing Olympics)," said Molina, 23, in an e-mail interview. Before competing in the 2008 Beijing Olympics last month,...
Obama's Choice
And times change - every day. Since the Russian invasion of Georgia, his Republican opponent, John McCain's poll numbers have gone up, since he is perceived, with his years in the military and the Senate, as a better commander- in-chief in time of...
Ombudsman Conviction Rate Up in August
Latest data culled from the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) revealed that the Ombudsman obtained a 71.43 percent conviction rate in July 2008. OSP data bared that out of 25 cases decided for the month of August, 19 resulted in convictions,...
Operations 'Unviable'
Clark Development Corp. president Benigno N. Ricafort said that FCCC still have P300 million payables to the National Development Corp., the government's investment arm, that invested P1.4 billion in the joint venture with Asiakonstrukt. "We cannot...
Pacquiao Joins Kampi, Bares Plan to Run in 2010
Pacquiao was sworn in as new member of the Kabalikat ng Malayang Pilipino (Kampi), a major political party identified with the Arroyo administration. The 30-year-old native of General Santos City was sworn in by Department of Interior and Local...
Painters Get 2 Players as Devance Is Traded
Devance, last year's top pick, would have joined 6-foot-6 Gabriel Norwood, who was the overall top pick the other day, for the coming PBA campaign, but team officials released Devance to Alaska in exchange for fifth draft pick Solomon Mercado and five-year...
Path to Peace
Under this strategy, affected communities shall have a leading role in the organization and conduct of all peace talks centered on authentic dialogues with DDR as the context of our engagements with all armed groups. These dialogues, as an indispensable...
POC Urges Oversight Group to Intervene for PSC Budget
"It's better not to open it up because we don't know the mentality of all the congressmen," said Cojuangco yesterday during a consultative meeting between the POC, Philippine Sports Commission and leaders of various national sports associations at...
P/$ Rate Closes at P46.29/$ 1
BSP-held FX swaps up in July The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas held more in foreign-currency swaps in July as the monetary authority tried to slow the peso's rise against the US dollar after it increased interest rates. Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas...
Privatized Trash Disposal Preferred
The privatization would also stop the mudslinging among city officials over the question of who should be blamed for the woes. This developed as Vice Mayor Daniel T. Farinas said the privatization of the city's garbage collection and disposal is...
Rooted in a Sense of National Unity
Such apprehension must have been induced by the alarm expressed by concerned citizens who felt betrayed by certain anomalous provisions in the shelved memorandum of agreement on ancestral domain. Now that Malacanang is showing renewed earnestness in...
The Cure of a Demoniac
JESUS... went down to Capernaum, a town of Galilee. He taught them on the Sabbath, and they were astonished at His teaching because He spoke with authority. In the synagogue there was a man with the spirit of an unclean demon, and he cried out in a...
TNT Big Winner in PBA Draft?
But it more than made up for this by taking the next three, one of whom, Jason Castro, was acquired through a trade with San Miguel Beer. Besides Castro, who was San Miguel's third pick, the Pals got Jared Dillinger as the second pick and Rob Reyes...
Top Pacquiao-Hoya Ticket Costs P65,000
Top Rank chairman Bob Arum disclosed over the weekend that top ringside seats will be priced at $ 1,500 (about P65,000). It's $ 500 less than the $ 2,000 charged to patrons who got the best seats when De La Hoya fought Floyd Mayweather last year. ...
True Factors of Conflict
But the people in Mindanao believed the unsigned MoA was a "done deal," as announced by top MILF panelists. Bad faith? The official stand that the government had turned its back on the supposed agreement can be called a clear case of "bad faith."...
UNCTAD Body to Fund Trade Roadmap
The project will be implemented by the private sector through the Universal Access to Competitiveness and Trade (U-ACT), the research and advocacy think-tank of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI). ITC and UACT have entered into...
World Health Organization Calls for Hospitals and Medical Facilities to Observe the Standards of Health Care
Newborns generally enter the world healthy. However, due to their underdeveloped immune system, they become susceptible to certain infections, much more so than older children and adults. Neonatal sepsis is a serious bacterial infection in the blood...