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 10, 2008

43 Police Personnel Complete Training vs Human Trafficking
ICITAP Program Manager Richard Miller and the director of the PNP Training Service, Senior Supt. Jose Arne de los Santos, led the PNP and US officials in the graduation ceremony. PNP chief Director General Avelino I. Razon Jr. expressed his approval...
Adventures in Our Spiritual Legacy
* * * Let me share with you a story in the Holy Bible how a woman of ill-repute changed her life from a life of sin to a godly life. She chose to reverse her bloodline by choosing to walk in obedience to the Word of God. Her lasting legacy is that...
Air 21, Ginebra Break Deadlock
The Express and Kings clash at 7 p.m. with the former still on a Cloud 9 after scoring a breezy 124-90 win over the Gin Kings, a victory that evened their best-of-seven title series at 1-1. Showing none of the brilliance that won them the opening...
A Place of Simple Yet Priceless Pleasures
We know we tend to forget the simple things that once made us happy, such as the places we went to have fun and enjoy a day out with our families or loved ones. There are still places in Manila where you can relive your childhood memories and the...
Archer Inspired by GMA Presence
Javier, who went against advice and marched with the rest of the Philippine delegation in Friday's opening ceremony, was sluggish at first and was languishing in 54th place when President Arroyo arrived. After her arrival, Javier seemed to have...
Around the Nation
Medical-dental mission for handicapped today The Asian Mobile Medical Service Mission, Association of Medical Doctors of Asia, Knights of Columbus, and Manila Chinatown Lions Club, in cooperation with the Archdiocese of Manila Office for the Disabled,...
Attention Now Focused on Melo, Automation
Chairman Melo had at first balked at automating the ARMM polls, saying the ARMM was not ready for it. But after he received election officials from Bhutan last May 8 and learned that this tiny kingdom held its first-ever democratic political exercise...
Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Body Dysmorphic Disorder. Defined, BDD is an excessive preoccupation with a real or imagined defect in one's physical appearance. Frequently, the affected person feels ugly or disfigured when all she's worried about is a blemish or a crooked smile....
Call Centers Told to Maintain Top Service
"It's no secret that a significant fraction of the country's revenues in offshoring and outsourcing (O&O) comes from the call center business," said Ron Kaufman, also a best-selling author and customer service expert. "With advanced equipment available...
Campaign Period in ARMM Elections Ends
Comelec Chairman Jose A.R. Melo said Art. 1, Section 3 of Batas Pambansa Blg. 881 or the Omnibus Election Code of the Philippines provides that the "campaign periods shall not include the day before and the day of the election." Melo warned that...
CBCP Sets Protests vs Population Bill
This as the chairman of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP)-Episcopal Commission on Canon Law yesterday warned of a nationwide protest should lawmakers push for the passage of the Reproductive Health (RH) Bill now pending in...
Cebu-Bohol Tour Seen as Viable Destination Package
"Not every attraction is a destination but the Cebu-Bohol package has all the components to make it both an attraction and a destination," said DoT Undersecretary for Tourism Planning and Promotions Eduardo Jarque Jr. Jarque said Cebu, being the...
Cherry Pie: RP Cinema's Pride
Pie just won Best Actress in the recently concluded 29th Durban International Film Festival in South Africa for her sterling performance as the affectionate surrogate mother in Dante Mendoza's "Foster Child," which also won Best Picture. The actress...
De Venecia Lauds Beijing Olympics as 'Biggest Show on Earth'
De Venecia, the former five-time Speaker of the House of Representatives and one of the great parliamentarians of Asia, said he and many others were touched by the Beijing Olympics theme "One World, One Dream." After all, De Venecia said, "we are...
Essential Elements & Attributes of a State
The elements of a State are people, territory, government and sovereignty. (1) People, refers to the inhabitants of the State. It is generally accepted that they must be numerous enough to be self-sufficing and able to defend themselves. (2) Territory,...
Gabby Sings, Will Hold a Concert
But who cares? Gabby can carry a tune and his producer believes that there's a market out there for him. Gabby himself stressed that the songs in his debut album are dedicated to everyone, and not to any particular person. He made the statement...
GMA Watches Archery Competition
Arroyo, whose hectic schedule included watching the four-hour opening ceremony Friday night, a lunch with Chinese President Hu Jintao with the other heads of state, and then a one-on-one with President Hu Saturday morning, became the first sitting...
Governor Urges Biliran Youth to Take Up Agriculture Courses
Biliran Gov. Rogelio Roger J. Espina made this statement before faculty and students of the Biliran National Agricultural College (BNAC) during the recent inauguration of the new Registrar's Office Building in this town. The new P500,000 office...
Gov't Steps Up Campaign on Illegal Recruiters
Roque said that through Executive Order (EO) 548-A issued by Malacanang, the efforts of the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA) and the Commission on Filipino Overseas (CFO) will be combined to boost the newly formed Task Force Against Human...
Halili-Cruz School of Ballet Brings Honor to RP
The young ballerinas won majority of the first prizes in the different categories in the international dance competition held in Singapore, "The Arts Capital of Asia." The Shirley Halili-Cruz School of Ballet was named "The Most Outstanding Ballet...
How to Be Miserable
* * * I said to myself I hope that "one day" won't come because she had already confided along the trip the same "long playing," "never ending" sad story. I gently advised her not to focus on the negative thoughts anymore but dwell on the positive...
Japanese Mission Here to Look for Benguet Mining Prospects
JMEC representatives are meeting this week for potential joint venture with companies operating in Benguet, Nueva Vizcaya, and other possible sites in Batangas and the Surigao mineral district. "The trip will look into the possibility of engaging...
Music to Live By
Many of us have read of the experiments of Dr. Thomas Verny. In his book, "The Secret Life of the Unborn Child" (NY: Dell Publishing Co., 1981), he described the effects of different kinds of music on the unborn fetus. Fetal distress was measured while...
NEDA Approves P2.6-B Worth of Energy, Environment Projects
Of this amount, about P1.99 billion will be provided by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) while the remaining P656 million would come from the government and non-government partners. NEDA said the P1.99 billion is part...
Oil Sinks to $ 115 a Barrel on Stronger Dollar
Shrugging off concerns about a sabotaged oil pipeline in Turkey, investors pulled their money out of commodities and put it back into stocks - giving crude oil a weekly loss of nearly $ 10 a barrel, and driving the Dow Jones industrial average up more...
OMA Appeals to Extend Pinoy Stay in Sabah
As of the last week of July, OMA noted some 6,302 deportees' papers were being processed at the Zamboanga Processing Center since January 2008. Sangki was here on July 26 as OMA held an inter-agency meeting to discuss ways and means to address the...
OPM Classics Revived in New CDs
That's a fact that cannot be contested. The truth is that the clamor for yesterday's catalogue, most of which came out only in cassette tape format, has snowballed through the years. Recognizing this 'clamor,' Viva and Vicor Records, arguably the...
Piolo Keeps Up with the Times
Even straight men want to look like Piolo. In the fickle world of show biz, matinee idols come and go but Piolo has remained the quintessential hearthrob. Piolo confessed, "Right before your very eyes you can see how much I've changed, how much...
PNP Ordered to Ease Assessment of MILF Withdrawal
Puno added that other "potential areas of conflict in other parts of Mindanao" are also closely being monitored by the police. At the same time, Puno commended the MILF for agreeing to reposition its troops away from five towns and nine barangays...
P/$ Rate Stands at P44.34/$ 1
Banks' NPL lower at 4.17% The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said as of end-May, the non-performing loans (NPL) ratio of universal and commercial banks was lower by 0.11 percentage point to 4.17 percent from, and by 1.16 percentage points from...
Purefoods Introduces Marketing Innovations to Ease High Food Prices
Noel Tempongko, General Manager of Purefoods Hormel Company (PHC), a joint venture of food, beverage, and packaging giant San Miguel Corporation (SMC), said the initiative is meant to address issues related to the prevailing food crisis. "First,...
RP-China Ties on a Higher Level, Says Favila
"The discussion was to bring to a new dimension our bilateral relations with China," said Favila, who was present during the meeting between Arroyo and Hu Jintao at the Great Hall of the People the other day. The two leaders agreed to "work together...
RP Shooter Trapped by 1 Bad Round
On the biggest stage of his life, Ang could not summon the consistency in a sport where a missed shot can be the difference between glory and sorry. Ang hit just 65 of 75 clay targets, missing 10, and was relegated to a tie for 29th-34th place after...
Sweet Revenge for Blue Eagles
The Blue Eagles pulled away in the second half with a huge 15-point cushion before warding off a late rally by the Tamaraws down the stretch to improve their win-loss record to 7-1. "We really concentrated on our defensive rebounds because we gave...
The Enchanting Trail of Mt. Matarem
A cow roams freely on the meadows of Mt. Matarem.We waited. And waited. But there was no sign of any vessel in the sea. The pilots, locals told us, must have decided that the waves were too strong. They pointed at the dark clouds over the island. "Why...
The Walking on the Water
JESUS made the disciples get into the boat and precede Him to the other side, while He dismissed the crowds. After doing so, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. When it was evening He was there alone. Meanwhile, the boat, already a few miles...
Time to Regroup the Philippine Team: War Is Not an Option
Here at home, a more deadly kind of competition is also heating up, rewards for which are much more than gold, silver or bronze medals but a better future for all Filipinos, including the unborn. That cherished prize is: "One Dream, One Philippines!"...
Tin Manufacturers See Halt to Price Hikes in 4th Quarter
Henry Tanedo, president of Tin Can Manufacturers Association of the Philippines Inc. (TCMAPI), said the tin can manufacturers are expected to have all implemented their 15 percent price adjustments this month. The industry's latest price adjustment...
Vigan Agri, Fishery Body Wins Gawad Saka Award
The Vigan CAFC won the prestigious award after earning outstanding rating in all sectors involved in the evaluation. This developed when the council successfully initiated the provisions of certified and hybrid seeds, irrigation facilities, post...
WBC Chief Assails Hoya-Pacquiao Fight
That's what Jose Sulaiman, the long-time president of the world's premier boxing body, told the Mexican media to the proposed Oscar De La Hoya and Manny Pacquiao Dec. 6 showdown. "If they want to sell a fraud to the public, they can go ahead," Sulaiman,...
Zambo Not Alone in Fight vs Inclusion in ARMM
Senators Chiz Escudero, Juan Ponce Enrile, Rodolfo Biazon, Mannuel Villar and former Senator Franklin Drilon have called him up on several occasions expressing their respective support and words of assurance that they will help the city fight against...