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 August 22, 2009

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Alternative Bio-Power Projects in Ilocos Cited
Studies on major bio-fuel sources that provide alternative power are now in full swing in the research centers of two prominent academes in the region, it was reported here.The research project is initiated with the support of the Regional Development...
Ampatuan Urges ARMM Residents to Work for Peace
COTABATO CITY – On the occasion of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Gov. Datu Zaldy Uy Ampatuan Saturday expressed solidarity with the Islamic Ummah as he urged the region’s populace...
A Peek at Sultan Kudarat
For anyone who wants to have a taste of the historic and landmark events that has a touch of Malaysian culture, they can find it right here without leaving the country. In Sultan Kudarat in Mindanao, named after Sultan Muhammad Dipatuan Kudarat, who...
A.P. Moller-Maersk Posts $577-M Net Loss
COPENHAGEN, Aug. 22 (Reuters) – Danish shipping and oil group A.P. Moller-Maersk reported a slightly bigger-than-expected net loss for the first half of 2009 on Friday and said second-half results would be at a similar level.The world's biggest...
A Poem for Cory: EQ for Mothers & Babies
“Worthy is he who remembers to thank the Lord for all his blessings,but admirable is he who still thanks Godin spite of his pain.” – Chito Bertol  (Manila Seedling Bank)We are all still hurting over the loss of...
Asia Pacific Security Market Grew 28.3 Percent in 2008
Security has been and still is a problem for computer users both for the corporate and personal users. Threats like malwares and trojans are still in the wild waiting for their next prey. Data loss to corporate users is one big problem that may hinder...
Balabac Residents Return
Some 1,500 residents of Balabac Island in Palawan who fled their village following a siege staged by renegade Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) members have returned to their homes, the Armed Forces said on Friday.Navy spokesman, Lt. Col. Edgard...
Baler 400
Last Wednesday, the celebration of Baler’s 400th anniversary culminated in a commemorative program attended by President Arroyo, Ambassador Makoto Katsura of Japan, Amb. Robert Desjardins of Canada, Amb. Choi Joong-Kyung of Korea, Amb. Liu...
Be Cute (but Fatal) in Luna Online
For gamers who want a new gaming experience, it's time you experience a massive multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) where you don't just have to log-in, level up, and kill monsters.Run Up Philippines, a new player in the online game publishing...
Beverly Joins Sta. Lucia Golf Tour Cast
With the addition of Beverly Place Pampanga, the teams vying for the Club of the Year plum in the popular Sta. Lucia Golf Tour set to start early next month has grown to nine.Beverly Place is the newest member of the Sta. Lucia Realty family of topnotch...
Bishop Suspicious of US Troops' Stay
PUERTO PRINCESA — Palawan Bishop Pedro Arigo said on Saturday he does not believe that American troops are in the country for nothing.Reacting to queries about the continued stay of US troops in the Philippines, Arigo said the Americans have...
CA Settles Dermaline vs Dermalin Row
The Court of Appeals has affirmed the decision of the director general of the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) rejecting the petition of Dermaline, Inc. to register the trademark “Dermaline” for bearing confusingly similar features...
Celebrating Women
'Beautiful woman, echo of the endless foam, may your statuesque hips in the water make a new measure—a swan, a lily—as you float your form through that eternal crystal.’ –Pablo NerudaAn old adage says that behind...
Century Properties Plans to Diversify into Middle-Income Market
With its success in developing high-end real residential condominium projects, Century Properties Inc. is now ready to diversify to the middle-income market and expects to launch its first such project by the end of the year.In an informal talk with...
Charity Congestion
I used to spend time in a country on the other side of the world—actually it was Chile in the old days. In those days there were a few rich people and a lot of poor ones and I found that the country was crowded with charities by which the...
Chopper Crash: Soldier Hurt
A Philippine Air Force (PAF) helicopter on a resupply and troop insertion mission crash-landed in Lanao del Sur Saturday morning, inflicting injury on one of the Army soldiers on board.Lt.Col. Gerry Zamudio, PAF spokesman, said the incident happened...
Condolences to the People and the Republic of Korea on the Passing Away of Former President Kim Dae-Jung Advocate of Peace and Democracy
Born on December 3, 1925, in a small village on an island off South Korea’s southwestern coast, Kim Dae-jung decided to enter politics during the turbulent Syngman Rhee Administration (1948-1960). He was elected to the National Assembly in...
Cory Did Not Panic
(Last of 2 Parts)“The irreducible minimum to peaceful and orderly change, both societal and political, is for all contenders in the political arena to agree to use the ballot and forego the bullet -- for the path of peace is the path to progress,...
Cotabato Governor Set to Use 70% of Calamity Fund for Rehabilitation
KIDAPAWAN CITY – Cotabato Gov. Jesus Sacdalan is set to use more than 70 percent of the P57 million calamity fund for the relief assistance and rehabilitation of infrastructures damaged by the recent floods.“The disaster mitigating...
Cry of Pugad-Lawin 113 Years Ago Marked Beginning of Philippine Revolution of 1896
The first People Power took place at Pugad-Lawin, Caloocan, on August 23, 1896. It was the “Cry of Pugad-Lawin.” It was the first instance when the will power of an oppressed people was unified and ultimately succeeded in overthrowing...
Dementieva-Serena in Semis Duel
TORONTO (AP) — Serena Williams breezed through to the semifinals of the Rogers Cup on Friday with a straight-set victory over Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic.Williams, seeded second, was rarely challenged in a 6-3, 6-2 win over the 46th-ranked...
DHL Commences Operations of Its Clark Service Point
DHL, the world’s leading express company, continues to strengthen its presence in the Philippines with the recent opening of a new DHL Service Point in Clark, Pampanga.Exports in Clark have been reported to be increasing. Last year, Clark’s...
Discover Home Entertainment without Limits with LG's Newest Blu-Ray Disc Player LG BD370
LG Electronics has been loyal to its faithful consumers. Proof of this is when it announced its new BD370 Blu-ray player. And the new BD370 Blu-ray player, we're happy to add, brings your favorite internet content directly in the comforts of your living...
DoT Opens Stimulus Package for US Market
Working hand in hand with its partner stakeholders - airlines, hotels, and tour operators - the Department of Tourism (DOT) launched several stimulus packages to reinforce its marketing efforts in the US market.  “After several negotiations...
DoT Requests Deferment of El Nido RORO Development
The Department of Tourism has recommended to the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) the deferment of the Roll On Roll Off (RORO) port development in El Nido, Palawan, pending more studies on the infrastructure’s impact on the ecological system...
DTI, NPO Sign Accord on Tamper-Proof ICC Stickersconsumers
The Department of Trade and Industry and the National Printing Office have signed an agreement to ensure the printing of tamper-proof Import Commodity Clearance (ICC) stickers.The memorandum of agreement was signed yesterday by the Bureau of Product...
Dying to Pay Your Taxes
Death and taxes may indeed be the only certainties in life. But the former has more mettle than the latter. While some perversely rich people can avoid paying their taxes, or at least a considerably big part of the monies they owe the government, no...
Felix Breaks Jamaican Hold on Sprints at Worlds
BERLIN (AP) — Usain Bolt got the birthday present he wanted from his teammates at the world championships on Friday, and Allyson Felix spoiled the party by ending Jamaica’s sprint domination.After the Jamaican relay team qualified...
Fitch Ratings Says RP Banks' Capitalization Remains Adequate
Fitch Ratings said in a new report that, “notwithstanding extremely challenging macroeconomic conditions and reasonably-stressed assumptions simulated by the agency, the probability of capital impairment for most Philippine banks still appears...
Four Promising Stars as Role Models in 'Katorse'
"Katorse,” the most-awaited series on ABS-CBN that will fire up the prime career of four of the most promising stars of their generation: “2005 Star Circle Quest” grand questor Erich Gonzales; “Pinoy Big Brother...
From Ex-Con to CEO
To many of us who are in a seemingly hopeless situation – let’s not lose hope and let’s refresh ourselves with the story of Joseph in the Book of Genesis – who at the age of 17 was sold for 20 shekels of silver...
Globe Business Launches ONEcall, the First Virtual Trunkline Service in RP
Globe Business continues with its mission to innovate and come up with solutions that fit the needs of businesses with the launch of ONEcall—the first and only virtual trunkline service in the Philppines. A specially designed office mobility...
Gov. Jade Ecleo Opts for Change in Phase
It is hard to cross the fine line between politics and show business said Governor Jade Ecleo of Dinagat Islands who is starring in forthcoming back-to-back concert opposite Ai Ai de las Alas called “Face to Phase” at the Aliw Theater...
Graduating HS Students Required to Take NCAE Test
PALO, Leyte – Department of Education Region 8 Director Sol Forcadilla Matugas is requiring all graduating students in private high schools to take the 2009 National Career Assessment Examination (NCAE) which the agency has scheduled for...
Group Says New Dam Project to Hike Metro Water Rates
Debt watchdog Freedom from Debt Coalition urged the government to abandon the proposed development of Laiban Dam in Rizal province, saying that the project would be disadvantageous to more than 12 million consumers who will pay P18 to P20 more per...
Hating Exercise
“To grunt and sweat under a weary life” — William Shakespeare (1564-1616), English poet and playwright Hamlet Act iii Sc. 1 (1601)One of the most searched articles in Time this month is John Cloud’s “Why...
Hopes Up for RP's Bet in Miss Universe Beauty Tilt in Bahamas
All is set for the most prestigious beauty pageant, the 2009 Miss Universe contest, which will be held at the Imperial Ballroom of the Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas Sunday night (Monday morning in the Philippines).There are no clear frontrunners...
Hostage Incident Grips Imus Village
Tension gripped a neighborhood in Imus, Cavite Saturday when two suspected members of a kidnap-for-ranson group shot dead a man and held a student hostage inside an apartment unit to prevent lawmen from taking them out.As of 2 p.m., officials are still...
House Ethics Body Vows Swift Action
The chairman of the House Committee on Ethics and Privileges on Satuday vowed quick action on the ethics complaints filed by Negros Oriental mayors and other local officials against Rep. Jocelyn Limkaichong for allegedly appointing her husband to distribute...
Immigration Service Inspecting H-1B Employers
The Immigration Service has recently begun investigating H-1B employers to identify fraudulent petitions. Employers are reporting privately contracted investigators arriving unannounced at worksites to investigate approved H-1B petitions.These visits...
Independence Day of Ukraine
Traditionally set on August 24, the Independence Day of Ukraine started a day earlier two years ago. Ukraine now celebrates a new holiday, Day of National Flag, which was introduced by a presidentialdecree in 2006.Ukraine is the second largest country...
International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition
As a reminder to the world of the tragedy of the slave trade, the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition is observed on August 23.The transatlantic slave trade began around the mid-fifteenth century when Portuguese...
Ironmen Bothered by Heat
CAMARINES SUR — World-ranked international triathletes consider the humid weather here at the CamSur Watersports Complex as one of the big stumbling blocks in their performance in Sunday’s 1st Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines.Australia’s...
Japan Airlines in Talks with Nippon Yusen to Merge Their Cargo Operations
TOKYO, Aug. 22 (Reuters) – Japan Airlines Corp. (JAL) said it would start talks to merge its ailing cargo business with a unit of shipping firm Nippon Yusen as the airline looks to return to profit with the help of state-backed funds.JAL,...
Koreans Give IT Education to Filipinos
Filipinos and Koreans share so much more than a common love for Asian drama series or Korean pop music. Unknown to many, Korean students have been coming to the country since 2001 to educate Filipinos for free in the field of information and technology,...
Lakambini Stakes at SCLP
Multiple stakes winning Heaven Sent tries to secure her lock at this year’s filly title as she takes on the challenge of undefeated division rival Nuclear Power in the P1.2 million Philracom “Lakambini’’ Stakes...
Lakas-Kampi-CMD Conducts Loyalty Check
A loyalty check among all members of the Lakas-Kampi-CMD will be conducted on orders of the newly-merged party’s leaders in the wake of reports that opposition groups have waged a massive campaign to pirate members and destroy its much vaunted...
Leader of Extremist Group Captured
Police intelligence operatives have captured a leader of an extremist group composed of Muslim converts following a raid in his safehouse in Marawi City in Lanao del Sur.Quoting reports from the PNP Intelligence Group, Senior Supt. Leonardo Espina,...
LG Mobile Concept Stores Open in Key Areas Nationwide
In line with LG’s overwhelming global success, LG Electronics Philippines is extending its reach and strengthening its position as a top-tier mobile phone manufacturer in the country. The company will be opening its first set of LG Mobile...
Libyan Firms to Absorb 131 OFWs
The Department of Labor and Employment said Saturday that five Libyan companies have offered to absorb 131 distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in that country who earlier complained of abuses by their employer.Citing a report from Philippine...
Low Light Becomes a Highlight
For years now, the world’s camera companies have been taking the public for a ride. They’ve taught us to believe that what makes one camera better than another is the number of megapixels it has — when, in fact, the number...
Man from Manila
For this 60 Minutes interview with Manila Mayor Alfredo S. Lim, we will let National Artist for Literature Nick Joaquin do the talking via excerpts from his book “May Langit Din Ang Mahirap’’ (Atlas Publishing, 1998)“Hizzoner...
Manny Pacquiao Goes Wacky in 'Show Me Da Manny'
Boxing champ Manny Pacquiao is now all set to pursue a more serious showbiz career via the sitcom “Show Me Da Manny.” The show promises to be the wackiest and most hilarious weekly comedy TV show as it showcases the comic skills...
Margie Tanquintic: The Dance of Her Life
Who would have thought that a name as ambiguous as a Tanquintic would make it in showbiz? Well, it did for Margie, and how.In 1963, Margie Tanquintic was the hottest dancer in town.At 15, she was on top of the world. And with good grades at a local...
Metro Manila Flooded Anew
Wide areas in Metro Manila were submerged and several major thoroughfares became impassable to traffic on Saturday, stranding thousands of commuters and forcing universities to suspend classes, as heavy rains overnight caused severe flooding.In Northern...
Microsoft Unveils 'Fable III'
Are you the type of gamer who loves kings, queens, palaces and kingdoms? Games with swords, knights and leaders? If you are then you will be happy that Fable III, the exciting new game in the critically acclaimed “Fable” franchise...
MILF Appeals for Unity among Muslims
COTABATO CITY – Al-Hajj Murad Ebrahim, chairman of the separatist Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), greeted Saturday Mindanao’s Bangsamoro people through his Ramadan peace and solidarity message, as he urged them to continue...
MNTC to Use Special Asphalt for 'Quiet' NLEX
Motorists can look forward to a “quiet” Segment 8.1 of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) as Manila North Tollways Corporation (MNTC) recently selected a high grade pavement surfacing for this section of the Expressway, which is...
Moro Soldiers Mark Ramadan
Moro soldiers will be allowed to go on official leave for them to spend time with their family and observe religious activities during Ramadan, a month-long fervent fasting and praying for Islam followers which started Saturday.Lieutenant-Colonel Romeo...
Multimedia Lineup from Memorex and TDK
With the Apple iPod line dominating the market of digital audio players, a brand new, luscious line of audio products, with high quality and cutting-edge technology, was just recently introduced in the local market at Avant.Memorex, a company known...
No Bending of VFA for US Troops - Palace
Malacañang on Saturday assured that American troops who will continue to stay in the country as part of the US-Philippines defense cooperation will not bend Philippine rules, particularly in connection with the Visiting Forces Agreement...
Nokia Presents Its Latest Chart Toppers
There are never enough ways to express oneself especially through music because with the thriving online music industry today, we can always find and hear someone or something new that will capture our fancy. When it comes to mobile phones, self-expression...
OFWs Given 8 Days to Register
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Saturday reminded Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) that they have only eight days from today or until August 31 to register as overseas absentee voters if they want to vote in the May 10, 2010 presidential,...
One-Way Traffic Enforced in Cavite during Rush Hours
The so-called "buhos" system (one-lane traffic) is being enforced every now and then along Cavite’s main Aguinaldo Highway in Bacoor town and neighboring Imus during rush hours of the day.Geronimo del Rosario, head of the Bacoor Traffic and...
OWWA Rescues Pinoy Runaways
The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) said on Saturday that the rescue operation with the runaway overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Middle East continues.OWWA Administrator Carmelita Dimzon said that runaway OFWs reportedly being...
Palace Able to Defend Foreign Trips, Say Allies
Contrary to what administration critics are saying, President Arroyo’s congressional allies on Saturday said they believe that Malacañang has successfully defended the expenses incurred for Mrs. Arroyo’s foreign trips...
Palace, Lawmakers Welcome Continued Stay of US Troops
Malacañang Saturday assured that American troops who will continue to stay in the country as part of the US-Philippines defense cooperation will not bend Philippine rules, particularly in connection with the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA).“We...
Palace Pushes Development in Mindanao
BAGUIO CITY – Malacañang wants the simultaneous employment of hard and soft power in the conflict-stricken areas of Mindanao to eventually crush the Abu Sayyaf bandits by the end of the year, an official said here Friday.Defense...
Police Rescue 4 from Kidnappers
Police rescued four people, including two children, in a day-long action-packed operation highlighted by a car chase and follow-up operations that spanned three provinces and the abduction of schoolchildren as human shields of the fleeing members of...
Police Search for Valera
Police scoured the possible hideouts of former Abra Governor Vicente Valera in Quezon City but failed to arrest the controversial local official who is now wanted for the killing of a congressman in the troubled province of the Cordillera Administrative...
Pre-Need Industry Needs Help - Angara
Exchange Commission show a drop in revenues indicating deterioration in public confidence in pre-need companies, according to Sen. Edgardo J. Angara.Angara, chairman of the Senate finance committee, said the pre-need industry’s 2007 total...
Public Hearing on Cebu Fare Increase Petition Set
CEBU CITY — The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) 7 has scheduled a public hearing on the petition of transport groups in Cebu for a P1 fare increase.LTFRB 7 Director Romulo Bernardez told Manila Bulletin that the...
Q 11 Supports LATCH in Breastfeeding Campaign
"Full of love,” “Improves bonding,” and “Open 24/7” – who would think that these actually refer to breastfeeding? These are just some of the messages seen on Q Channel 11’s television...
Qualifications of a President
Years ago, I was asked by a TV host what I thought should be the minimum qualities of a good chief executive. Without much reflection I started by saying that first: He or she should have strong moral and religious values. Since we are overwhelmingly...
Recipe for Homesickness
Filipinos are everywhere. Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) are treading on as much earth as they can in their professional pursuits abroad. Take our family for instance. Among its six members, four have been OFWs. A common concern among OFWs is homesickness...
Respect, Loyalty to R.P. Flag Urged
KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato – The Department of Education (DepEd) has enjoined all public and private elementary and secondary schools in Mindanaoand other regions to renew efforts to strengthen respect and allegiance to the Philippine...
Riley, Moore Share Lead at Wyndham
GREENSBORO, North Carolina (AP) — Chris Riley shot a season-best 63 to move to 11-under 129 and claim a share of the lead with Ryan Moore during an incomplete second round at the Wyndham Championship on Friday.“I’m playing...
RP Promotion of Indigenous Peoples' Rights Draws UN Praise
The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) has praised the Philippines’ law that protects and promotes the rights of indigenous peoples, describing it as “a beacon and revolutionary legislation.”In...
Saving and Spending
While the whole nation cringes at the ostentatious display of spending pattern of the Macapagal-Arroyo administration, overshooting its cumulative travel budget by roughly a P1 billion, frugality is fast growing to be a norm for the rest of the populace.This...
Seized Rifles Could Be Intended for Politicians
Customs intelligence authorities are investigating reports that the 54 high-powered rifles seized from a foreign vessel off the coast of Mariveles, Bataan may be linked to some politicians preparing for the May 2010 elections.The Customs Intelligence...
Should They Run?
I was once asked by a student: “Can Bro. Mike Velarde and Bro. Ed Villanueva run for President of the Philippines?” I answered: “Of course they can.” These two powerful televangelists certainly have the charisma...
Solons Laud US Troops Presence
Legislators at the House of Representatives lauded on Saturday a decision of US Defense Secretary Robert Gates to keep an elite 600-soldier counterinsurgency team deployed in the Philippines, saying the continued presence of American troops here is...
Solons Push Bill on Chinese New Year
A bill seeking to declare Chinese New Year as a special non-working holiday will soon be deliberated after it passed scrutiny by the House committee on revisions of laws.Isabela Rep. Giordidi Aggabao, chairman of the committee, sponsored the bill on...
Sony Ericsson Phones Now Available at Special Discounted Prices
Best-selling Sony Ericsson handsets such as the W595 and the C902 are currently being offered at special discounted prices by authorized dealers nationwide.  The participating phone models can be availed of at discounts of as much as P6,000...
Star Magic Ball, a Much-Awaited Event
It was year 2007 when the leading and premiere star maker, ABS-CBN Star Magic, thought of holding an annual extravagant occasion called Star Magic Ball. This much-awaited event is considered one of the biggest gatherings of stars in the local industry.On...
Study Finds That Online Education Beats the Classroom
A recent 93-page report on online education, conducted by SRI International for the Department of Education, has a starchy academic title, but a most intriguing conclusion: “On average, students in online learning conditions performed better...
Subic Rescue Team Gets Special Citation
SUBIC FREEPORT -- President Arroyo has presented a special citation to the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority’s (SBMA) fire and rescue team for its preparedness and willingness to respond to emergencies at all times.The SBMA fire and rescue...
Surpass the Crisis through Strengthened Workforce
Companies filing for bankruptcy have become regular news as the global economic and financial crisis hit the major economies. Such was followed by nervous anticipation over whether an employee would still be able to keep his job or not. Sadly, we have...
SVD, 100 Years
Once an elderly priest was asked to explain the unique nature of his religious congregation.“Well,” he replied, “when it comes to learning, we certainly are way behind the Jesuits.* * *And when it comes to preaching, we’re...
Tablescapes on a Budget
Passionate homemaker and domestic arts expert, Ms. Frieda Colet Lim, the current Creative Consultant Everyday Living at Metro, shares practical tips on how to tastefully do table settings for those who have “champagne taste with beer budget.” ...
Tagaytay Plans Ninoy, Cory Statues
There are plans to build statues of former Senator Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino and former President Corazon "Cory" Aquino at the historic rotunda in Tagaytay City.Tagaytay Vice Mayor Celso P. de Castro and Councilor Violeta C. Parra disclosed the plans...
Take Ten: A Rally
Artists were up in arms. Malacañang Palace had announced the list of the latest National Artists. Artists were appalled with the Palace announcement. I was, too.After all, I was part of the selection committee as a member of the Cultural...
Teach Lola the Internet
Most grandparents long for better relationships with their apos and vice versa.  But in this fast-paced world where everything happens so fast and tasks have to be juggled simultaneously, the weekend lunches with lolos and lolas seem to be...
Technology and Generation Gaps (A Two-Part Series)
I've been trying to get my dad go online and learn how to email.  My Dad is a brilliant writer and a wide reader.  How I would love for him to have his own email address or even a Facebook account and keep in touch with his siblings...
The Art of Living: One Breath at a Time
When Vikram Hazra decided to leave his lucrative job in India to pursue becoming a teacher for the Art of Living courses, his parents were apparently, and understandably, perplexed.  It didn’t help any when he further told them that...
The Big Draw of a GPS Run
Three years after moving to Brooklyn from Poland, Tomasz Berezinski awoke after a night of inebriety with a headache and decided his life must change. He started running, bought a GPS device and turned his body into a brush and the city into his canvas.“I...
The Sweet Taste of Love
Make half a pound of friendship, mix it with a pint of thoughtfulness, and add to that a dollop of understanding. Season it with a lot of fun, and just the right amount of romance. What you’ve got there could very well be the recipe for love.These...
The Words of Eternal Life
JOHN 6:60-69Many of Jesus’ disciples who were listening said, “This saying is hard; who can accept it?” Since Jesus knew that His disciples were murmuringabout this, He said to them, “Does this shock you? What...
Three Big Indian Groups to Boost Tourism Arrivals
The Department of Tourism is set to welcome almost 150 tourists from three Indian MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions) blocs, which include Asian Paints Group,  the Federation of Indian Bishops Mumbai Chapter (FIB), and...
Transparency and Local Governance
Rizaleños joined the rest of the nation in commemorating the death anniversary of the late Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino, Jr. last Friday, August 21. The view from Rizal is that whatever one’s political persuasion...