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 July 14, 2008

17th Annual Conference of the Asian Media Information and Communication Centre at the Historic Landmark Manila Hotel on July 14-17, 2008
Established in 1970, AMIC exists to encourage ethical and social responsibility of the media to support democratic access and participation in media development and production, and to provide opportunities for empowerment of disadvantaged sectors in...
30th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week
Perhaps one of the hardest things in life is coping with disability. In some ways it can even be harder when we are having to look after a loved one who is immobilized by a physical, emotional, or mental hindrance. When a person is inoperative from...
An Empty Heart
This is how Heart Evangelista described her feelings for former boyfriend Jericho Rosales. After their "bitter break-up" and after returning the gifts Jericho gave her during their relationship, Heart doesn't recall anymore the feelings she once...
Animax Supports Filipino Talents
PROMAX/BDA is the professional association for promotions and marketing executives in electronic media worldwide. Members of the association include all major terrestrial, cable and satellite television stations and associated media, advertising and...
Batangas Gains Finals Slot
The Bulls, who clinched the No. 2 seeding after edging the Dolphins in a tiebreak after the elimination round, leaned on a five-run binge at the top of the fourth inning to seize control, 6-0, before thwarting the Series 2 champions fightback for the...
Benson Happy to Help Realtors Win PBA Crown
"I'm happy to be here, help the team win the championship," Benson said prior to Game 1 of their best-of-three quarterfinal match with Barangay Ginebra last night at the Astrodome in Pasay City. "It's tough for a team at this stage to get somebody...
BMI Asks for Extension of Probe
MV Princess of the Stars was carrying 724 passengers, 109 crew members, and 26 non-crew members when it capsized at the height of typhoon "Frank" in Romblon last July 21. The President issued the order to the PCG and BMI to finish the probe 15 days...
Business and Society
I just read a review of the 2008 White Paper entitled "Aging Society" that appeared in Aceprensa, a Spanish News Agency. In an article written by Antonio Melich, the reason for the continuing stagnation of the Japanese economy is clearly spelled out....
Business Beat
With the recent news from Calatagan, I have more reasons to love this golf course. With the help of Mr. Greg Kitma who studied biodynamic farming in Australia and happens to be the brother of Dr. Alex Kitma, the veterinarian of Hacienda Bigaa, the...
CA Stops Rehab of Steel Firm
In a decision written by Associate Justice Juan Q. Enriquez Jr., the CA reversed and set aside the ruling of the Batangas City Regional Trial Court (RTC) ordering the rehabilitation of the SCP as it granted the petition filed by Banco de Oro-Equitable...
Creamer Retains Lead; Rosales Shares 15th Spot
Creamer, who set the course record with her opening 60, was at 18-under 195 through 54 holes at Highland Meadows. The 21-year-old American had a 65 in the second round. ''You know, winning wire-to-wire - that's difficult to do,'' Creamer said. ''There's...
Deny Holy Communion to Politicians Favoring Abortion - Archbishop
"A Catholic politician who consistently campaigns and votes for permissive abortion should be instructed on Church's teachings and informed by parish priests that he is not to present himself for Holy Communion until he brings to an end the objective...
Dingdong Dreams of Doing an Indie Film
Dingdong, who has put to good use what he has learned as a Communication Arts student at Ateneo when he directed Angel Locsin's "Angel" (for which he was nominated for Best Director), doesn't think indie films are just a fad. "I think it is courageous...
Eagles Outmuscle Warriors
Al-Hussaini had 18 points and seven rebounds as he dominated the smaller UE frontline. He played for 31 minutes, shooting 9-of-20 from the field. In the other game, Adamson University rode on the superb performance of Mark Agustin to whip winless...
Efren Reyes Jr., Lives True-to-Form as His Father's Son
Perhaps, it was a desperate attempt by an eight-year-old boy to cling on to the memories of his beloved daddy. But the invisible bond between father and son was so strong, the child fulfilled his vow eleven years later when he decided to become an...
EO Institutionalizes IPR Units in Law Enforcement Agencies
The EO was signed by President Gloria Arroyo last June 21, 2008 effectively created the National Committee on Intellectual Property Rights (NCIPR) as the coordinating body of the IP units. The NCIPR is to be chaired by the Department of Trade and...
ERC Approves Interim Open Access
Outgoing ERC chairman Rodolfo B. Albano Jr. said the PA was decided by the regulatory body based on the petition filed by the Philippine Independent Power Producers Association (PIPPA) and various distribution utilities, including the Manila Electric...
Exploding Ridership of the Light Rail Transport System
There has been an explosion in the system's daily ridership due to record-high prices of gasoline that have become unaffordable to many. According to the DoTC, the daily ridership of the busiest among the LRT lines -- the EDSA MRT III -- has jumped...
Jesus: A Cause of Division
"Whoever loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me; and whoever does not take up his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. Whoever finds his life will lose it,...
Kings Triumph
Mark Caguioa exploded for 30 points as the Kings turned back wildcard survivor Sta. Lucia Realty, 92-90. The Beverage Masters, on the other hand, leaned on the double-double performance of Lordy Tugade to upend Coca-Cola, 108-96, in the first game....
Marielle Sings Her Way to the Top
Discovered by singer-comedienne Marissa Sanchez during her corporate show in Cabanatuan, Marielle like Aretha is gifted with a soulful and powerful singing voice. Her vocal range is awesome. "Na-insecure nga ako nang marinig ko siya," said Marissa....
Mark Is Happy and Single Again
He said he misses having a girlfriend but admits to restraining himself from getting into another relationship. The 21-year old actor broke-up with her last girlfriend Lian, a member of "Eat Bulaga's" all-female dance group EB Babes, last year....
Mojo:lations
Ogie writes 'The Great Filipino Songbook' I've always been a fan of this UP Broadass alumnus. Ever since hearing his rendition of Nandito Ako as a teen, there was just something about Ogie Alcasid that tickled my fancy. His soothing ballads,...
Noli Tops Survey on Possible Bets for President
Eighteen percent of 1,200 survey respondents nationwide said they will vote for De Castro for President if the presidential elections are held now. Ed M. Malay, director of The Center research firm, said the Vice President is followed closely by...
P22 B Needed for Irrigation Rehab
Carlos Salazar, NIA officer-in-charge administrator, disclosed this information during an informal press conference held at the Pepperland Hotel here last Friday. Joining Salazar in the interview were NIA Deputy Administrator Alexander Reuyan, NIA...
Palace Defends GMA on Her Appointments
Press Secretary Jesus Dureza justified the President's prerogative on government appointments following criticisms over the designation of former Pampanga Rep. Zenaida Ducut as chairman of the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC). Ducut, a townmate...
Palace Defends Population Policy
"The Department of Health (DoH) is open to discussions with the former President and we very much respect his insights," Deputy Presidential Spokesman Anthony Golez said. The Malacanang spokesman spoke up in defense of the government's reproductive...
Plastic Manufacturers to Pay Duties in Resin
This was contained in a letter to Finance Secretary Margarito B. Teves by the Philippine Plastics Industry Association Inc. (PPIA) and the Philippine Fishing Net and Twine Manufacturers Association following the implementation of Customs Administrative...
Pope to Apologize for Sex-Abuse Case in Church
The Pope, on his way to Australia for the Church's World Day of Youth, also told reporters during an in-flight news conference that he hoped the Anglican Church would not suffer a schism or further fractures because of a decision to ordain women bishops....
P/$ Rate at P45.66/$ 1
SMC solidifies bank control San Miguel Corp. (SMC) will soon infuse P2 billion more in Bank of Commerce for a 51 percent ownership. The bank will also complete a P15-billion capital structure by the end of the year, said bank president Raul B. de...
Privatization to Raise P15 B Next Year
Sources from the Department of Finance (DoF) said the inter-agency Development Budget Coordinating Committee (DBCC) has approved the privatization program for 2009. This should help plug the expected budget deficit of P42 billion next year which is...
Que Gets Feel for Links Courses
The Asian Tour stalwart will be the first Filipino to play in the world's oldest major since 1998 when the legendary Frankie Minoza also featured at the same venue. The bubbly Que is riding high in confidence after ending a four-year title drought...
Resort Dev't Project at Manila Bay: AGI Sets $ 1-B Deal with Star Cruises
In an interview with reporters, Alliance Global chairman Andrew Tan said negotiations are being finalized and should be completed before the end of the month. Tan said Alliance Global is expected to hold a 60 percent stake in the joint venture since...
Rice Traders Express Surprise on $ 940 per Ton Paid for Latest Import
The contract price is on the high side and Sen. Aquilino Pimentel Jr. is correct in taking issue with the National Food Authority (NFA) on the matter, the traders said. Speaking on condition of anonymity, the traders said that when the importation...
Round D' Biz
This year's telecast from the Crown Convention Center in Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa, Vietnam will be hosted by Jerry Springer, host of NBC's hit show "America's Got Talent," as well as former Spice Girl and now solo singer/actress Mel B. The competition...
San Mateo Salted Eggs Gaining Popularity, Now Listed as OTOP
As a result of the duck-dispersal program launched by the municipal government a few years back, there is now an abundance of duck eggs produced every day by the recipient families in the town's 33 barangays. This prompted a local women's group to...
Second Thoughts
The corruption case was a delayed-fuse time bomb that exploded on Puea Pandin, one of the parties allied with Samak's People Power Party (PPP). The Supreme Court issued an arrest warrant against veteran politician Vatana Asavahame for snubbing a court...
'Setting the Record Straight'
The brochure was attached to the letter sent to me by Mr. Oscar M. Lopez, chairman of the First Philippine Holdings Corporation. When I mentioned this booklet in my column last June 23, wherein the letter of Mr. Lopez was allowed by my editors to...
South Korean Foreign, Trade Minister Is Set to Arrive Friday for Visit
Accompanied by his wife, the minister is scheduled to arrive at 11:35 a.m. on July 18 at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1. He is scheduled to meet with his counterpart, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alberto Romulo, in a bilateral meeting...
Speaking Out
These money musings took an interesting twist when I actually had my likeness printed on a 1,000 peso banknote in just a few days of being a central banker. My banknote, of course, is not legal tender but a souvenir from the Museo ng Bangko Sentral...
Tiu, Dagondon Fight for Drag Racing Supremacy
Go, despite winding up only third kept her hopes alive following her victory that gave her a total of 45 points in this event sponsored by San Mig Coffee and supported by San Miguel Corporation, Pilipinas Shell, PagCor Sports, Fujitsu Ten Corporation...
'Tribu' Wins Pari De L'Avenir Award
"Tribu" will now be promoted for possible distribution in France. An ecstatic Jim said "to be recognized in the city where cinema was born, this is immensely reassuring." He explained lengthily: "A lot of people prayed hard for this. The Lord heard...
Weighing In
Why do people seek other people's advice on a judgment that they are equally capable of making? I asked this question over the weekend when a person whose judgment I value sent this query by text: How do I get out of my blue funk? This must be an epidemic...
Why Soto Is Next
"As of this this time, I can say that it's more than 90 percent that it's going to be Soto," said lawyer Franklin Gacal. Gacal said Soto has everything that Edwin Valero doesn't."Soto is Mexican and the Mexicans are expected to root for him when...
World Beauties Vie for Miss Universe Title Today in Vietnam
The "Final Night" show starts at 8 a.m. Monday here to coincide with the prime-time Sunday evening TV slot in the United States, home of the extravaganza that is co-owned by millionaire-celebrity Donald Trump. For a gruelling month, the contestants...