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 February 1, 2009

6 Dead, More Missing in Central Mindanao Floods, Landslides
KIDAPAWAN CITY - At least six people have been reported killed due to floods and landslides in the three provinces of Mindanao brought about by continuous torrential rains that started Sunday, local officials said. North Cotabato Gov. Jesus Sacdalan...
Aces Take 2-0 Lead
With the game on the line, Alaska coach Tim Cone knew exactly where to turn to, and that is no other than Willie Miller - the designated team closer. The two-time Most Valuable Player (MVP) made clutch baskets down the stretch as the Aces scored...
'Ani Ng Sining' for Arts Month
ANGEL THOUGHTS "Wherever you are, I pray love be with you. Wherever you go, I pray goodness will surround you. Whatever you do, I pray joy will fill your heart, because you deserve every good gift a wonderful life can hold!"...
Around the Nation
Optimism for Lakas-Kampi merger House Speaker Prospero C. Nograles yesterday remained optimistic that the much-anticipated merger between the Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats and the Kabalikat ng Malayang Pilipino (Kampi) at the national level will...
Bulacan Honors Top Local Legislators
MALOLOS CITY, Bulacan --Young Bulacan local legislators who are senior in office topped the 2008 Gawad Galing Sanggunian roster of winners. The awarding program for the winners was held at the Diamond Hotel in Manila last Jan. 27. For the third...
Clark Still a Top Investments Hub
CLARK FREEPORT -- Executives of Clark Development Corp. (CDC) are optimistic that Clark Freeport would continue to make a strong showing as an investment hub despite the worldwide economic slowdown. CDC President Benigno N. Ricafort said that local...
Delightful Surprises Await Travel Tour Expo Visitors
Free overnight stays in premier resorts and numerous discounts are just among the few things offered in this year's Travel Tour Expo. The three-day 16th Travel Tour Expo (TTE) will open on February 6 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. The...
DoLE-7 Moves to Relax Monitoring of Wage Law
CEBU CITY - The Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE-7) is temporarily relaxing its monitoring and spot inspection of firms that violate the Minimum Wage Law (MWL) to prevent mass lay offs as a result of the global financial crunch. DoLE-7 senior...
For a Change, Pops Plays a Mean Character in 'I Love Betty la Fea'
After several years, "Concert Queen" Pops Fernandez is going back to acting as she's joining the cast of ABS-CBN's top-rating teleserye "I Love Betty La Fea." At a recent press conference held for her at 9501, Pops expressed excitement because this...
For the CCP: 'Life Begins Anew' at 40
The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), home of the best artists from all over the country and around the world, is celebrating its 40 years of foundation. As they say, "Life begins at 40," but for the CCP, life does not simply begin...it 'begins...
Juvenile Justice Welfare Law Snags Campaign against Drugs
BAGUIO CITY -- The enforcement of the Juvenile Justice Welfare Law is considered as a hitch in the fight against the proliferation of illegal drugs in this mountain resort city. This was the assessment of the City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (CADAC)...
Luzon Newsbits
Man and his dog found dead in La Union STO. TOMAS, La Union -- A man and his dog were found dead inside his house in Barangay Namboongan, Sto. Tomas, La Union, a belated report stated. The victim and his dog were found to have several hack wounds....
Mindanao Newsbits
Soldiers capture rebel camp in Bukidnon CAMP EDILBERTO EVANGELISTA, Cagayan de Oro City - A big encampment of the New People's Army (NPA) was captured by combat maneuvering troops of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) after an intense fighting...
NBI Discovers No Shortage of LPG in Sta. Cruz Warehouse
A trader faces charges of allegedly hoarding more than 2,000 tanks of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) discovered by National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) agents in a raid at a warehouse in Sta. Cruz, Manila late Friday evening. NBI Director Nestor...
PDEA-7 to Start Random Drug Test
CEBU CITY (PIA) - Starting this month, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA-7) in Cebu will begin conducting random drug test in schools as part of the intensified campaign against illegal drugs. PDEA Undersecretary Paul Oaminal said the...
PRC Announces List of 584 New Pharmacists
Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announces that 584 out of 1,042 passed the Pharmacist Licensure Examination given by the Board of Pharmacy in the cities of Manila, Baguio and Cebu this January, 2009. The successful examinees who garnered...
Registration Starts for Overseas Filipino Voters
Worldwide registration starts today, Feb. 1, for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), including seafarers, desiring to vote in the May 10, 2010 presidential, congressional, local and party-list elections. The Commission on Elections (Comelec), led...
RP Fishery Sector Withstands Crisis
GENERAL SANTOS CITY - Despite the global economic recession that already crippled many industries, the fishery sector remains robust to continue earning dollars for our country even as it set a 7.2 percent growth target for 2009, said the Bureau of...
RP Tells Malaysia It Is Now Ready for Peace Negotiations
The Philippines has formally informed the government of Malaysia of its readiness to resume the stalled talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), Ambassador Rafael Seguis said yesterday. Seguis, chair of the Philippine government peace...
'Shall We Dance' at the Philippine StarBall
The Philippines will be witness to the best in competitive ballroom dancing as The Philippine StarBall, the country's most prestigious open international ballroom dance event, draws near. The competition, which will happen on Feb. 15, at the Makati...
Taiwan to Help Modernize Corn Farming in South
Taiwan has earmarked more support for Mindanao's corn farmers by providing them with the latest machinery and technical capacity to help them upgrade and improve crops, the Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) in Taipei said yesterday. Last...
United States Economic Contraction Fastest since 1982
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- The US economy shrank at its fastest pace in nearly 27 years in the fourth quarter, government data showed on Friday, sinking deeper into a recession that the White House said demands urgent action. In a report that showed...
US, China Vow More Positive Ties
WASHINGTON, DC (AFP) -- US President Barack Obama and China's President Hu Jintao Friday agreed to forge "more positive'' ties between their giant nations in their first telephone call since the US leader came to power. The conversation, 11 days...
Vatican Reviews Women's Religious Orders in US
DENVER (AP) -- The Vatican has begun the first comprehensive study of women's religious orders in the United States, four decades into a steep decline in the number of Roman Catholic sisters and nuns in the country. The study, ordered by a Vatican...
Visayas Newsbits
First tourism ecozone in Visayas named LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu - In order to attract tourism investments in Cebu and the Visayas, the Department of Tourism (DoT), in an agreement with the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (Peza), granted Friday a...
Visions
The other day as I drove home, I spotted a fruit vendor with some juicy-looking mangoes on his table. Not one to pass up such a persistent invitation, I pulled over and picked out a few pieces. As I whipped out my wallet to pay the vendor, I was...