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 9, 2006

30,000 Escape Maguindanao War -- DSWD
COTABATO CITY (DPA) -- At least 30,000 people have fled their homes in the southern Philippines to escape clashes between pro-government militiamen and Muslim rebels, a social welfare official said Saturday. Ruby Sahali, regional chief of the Social...
Another Young Gun to Watch out For
Byline: Jesus Erle B. Sebastian Another young driver has emerged from the 2006 Asian Formula 3 series as a potential champion. We're not talking about Dado Pena who won his first AF3 race last month in Zhuhai, although he certainly should be considered...
Around the Nation
Sultan Kudarat's No. 1 most wanted person falls The Philippine Army (PA) arrested last Friday the No. 1 most wanted person in Sultan Kudarat. He is believed to be involved in a number of killings in the province and neighboring areas. Reports...
Asuncions Barge into World Top 20
Byline: KRISTEL SATUMBAGA KENNEVIC AND Kennie Asuncion have again given the Philippines honor in the world badminton scene. The now-famous Filipino tandem, by virtue of their recent seuccesful campaign both in the local and international scene,...
Austria Supports RP Trade, Tourism Promo in Europe
Byline: CHARISSA M. LUCI The Philippines has gained the support of the Austrian government in promoting the country's trade and tourism in Central Europe, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). Philippine Ambassador to Austria...
Budget Crisis Costs Atlantic City Casinos $ 20 Million a Day
Byline: Richard Luscombe The Guardian News Service ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey -- CASINO owners in Atlantic City, New Jersey, are counting the cost of a massive gamble by the state governor Jon Corzine about how to fix a $4.5bn hole in New Jersey's...
Can Nobel Prize Winner Unite E. Timor Again?
Byline: JIM GOMEZ Associated Press Writer DILI, EAST TIMOR - Jose Ramos-Horta was just 25 years old when he became East Timor's foreign minister and fled his tiny nation days before neighboring Indonesia invaded in December 1975. He spent the...
Caring for the Elderly; (Part 2)
Byline: Dr. Jose Pujalte Jr. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am." - Bernard Baruch (1870-1965), US Financier Quoted in The Observer (London, Aug. 19, 1955) -on his 85th birthday WE have talked about depression...
Cherry Pie Lives Up to the Title 'Comedy Queen'
"People don't realize it, but by nature I'm a funny person," says Cherry Pie Picache, who's now finding herself being acclaimed as the 'comedy queen' of local movies. That's because her last four films have all been comedies (and huge box-office...
Comelec Can Still Be Trusted, Abalos Says
Byline: EDMER PANESA Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Benjamin S. Abalos Sr. assured yesterday the public that the poll body can still be trusted and will not be prevented by the latest attacks on its credibility from administering clean,...
Consortium Sets $ 5-M Seismic Survey
Byline: MYRNA M. VELASCO The consortium of Shell Philippines Exploration B.V. (Spex), Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company (KUFPEC) Philippines (Onshore) B.V.and South China Resources are to spend $ 3.0 million to $ 5.0 million for seismic...
Cops Deployed to Remote Towns to Avert NPA Attacks
Byline: MIKE U. CRISMUNDO CAMP RAFAEL C. RODRIGUEZ, Butuan City - The Northeastern Mindanao Police Regional Office 13 (PRO 13) has deployed more policemen in far-flung towns in the Caraga Region in an effort to avert surprise attacks by communist...
Corruption Survey
Byline: Adrian E. Cristobal AN SWS survey showed that while business has reduced its grease payments to government agencies, it continues to perceive many of them, including the Office of the President, as insincere about their efforts to fight...
DA-PNP Accord Assures Delivery of Vegetables
Byline: EDGARDO HILARIO Delivery of fresh vegetables to any point of Luzon is no longer a problem. Fresh highland vegetables from Northern Luzon may now pass through a trouble-free route, improving the prompt delivery of fresh products to many...
Discard Policy of Selective Prosecution of Grafters, Pimentel Asks Palace
Senate Minority Leader Aquilino "Nene'' Q. Pimentel, Jr. (PDP-Laban) said yesterday the Arroyo administration's anti-corruption program will not achieve much for as long as it does not discard the policy of selective prosecution of grafters. Pimentel...
DZMM's Peter Musngi Defends Angelo Palmones
Byline: ANTONETTE VALDEZ-PUA Contrary to reports that Angelo Palmones, station manager of DZMM (ABS-CBN's AM station), has gone greedy by robbing other anchors off their duties on air, DZMM's Vice President for Manila Radio Division Peter Musngi...
Fame in Another Name
Byline: YUGEL LOSORATA Not all famous singers and musicians had the privilege of creating their marks with the very name written on their birth certificates. Some of them have used aliases or had to change their names as they enter showbusiness...
Giants Go for No. 3; Conference Best Player Known Today
Byline: NOLI CRUZ A 2-0 LEAD over Red Bull in the championship series doesn't mean a thing for Purefoods Chunkee coach Ryan Gregorio. "We haven't accomplished anything yet. Our battlecry is still the same: Be present," said Gregorio. "We're...
GMA Says Mindanao Peace to Allow Use of Resources for Gov't Welfare Projects
Byline: EDD K. USMAN COTABATO CITY -- President Arroyo underscored yesterday the importance of achieving peace in strife-torn Mindanao, saying the peace dividend would free up government resources to better promote the welfare of Filipinos in Mindanao...
God First before the Crowd
Byline: Nelly Favis-Villafuerte PLEASING God should not be confused with pleasing people. People pleasers are not necessarily God lovers. Our relationship with our Lord God is capsulized in the following simple statement: God first before the crowd....
Gov't to Impose Law on 6 'Magdalo' Officers
Byline: DAVID CAGAHASTIAN and ARIS R. ILAGAN President Arroyo yesterday vowed to impose the full force of the law against the six Magdalo soldiers and their lawyer who were recaptured by a joint operation of the military and the police last Friday,...
Is It Church Meddling or Duty to Right a Wrong?
Byline: Willie Ng BASED on her reading of the encyclical "Deus Caritas Est" given her by Pope Benedict XVI, President Arroyo has accused Msgr. Deogracias Iniguez of violating church doctrine, if not also the constitutional provision on the separation...
Judge Inhibits Herself from Hearing Case vs Beltran, San Juan
Byline: HANNAH L. TORREGOZA Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 146 Judge Encarnacion Jaja Moya inhibited herself from hearing the rebellion case the Department of Justice (DoJ) had filed against Anakpawis Rep. Crispin Beltran and 1st Lt. Lawrence...
JVC Open Badminton Championships; Chiu, Piencenaves Bag Titles
IRENE CHIU gifted herself an early big birthday present when she outclassed Alma Ledesma 21-10, 21-12, to capture the ladies singles crown while Ian Piencenaves fashioned out a similar straight-set 21-9, 21-13 victory over Christopher Flores to pocket...
NEWS IN BRIEF; P/$ Rate Closed at P52.35 to $1
The peso rate closed at P52.35 to the US dollar last Friday at the Philippine Dealing System of the Bankers Association of the Philippines. The weighted average rate stands at P52.507. BBDO wins Cannes awards The Philippines won its first awards...
Pauleen Luna and JC De Vera Are Back Together!
In the new Regal Entertainment ghost story "White Lady," beautiful Pauleen Luna and handsome JC de Vera play two college students who meet and fall in love one fine semester at a liberal arts campus in Laguna. Little do they know, however, that their...
Philippine-China Economic Partnership Framework; Negotiations Focus on Dispute Resolution
Byline: BERNIE CAHILES-MAGKILAT Negotiations for the Philippine-China Economic Partnership Framework, which will focus on establishing mechanisms to address investment dispute, will start soonest with a targetted signing by leaders of both countries...
'Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Man's Chest' - All aboard in All-New Adventure
Captain Jack is back... and so are Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann, joined by a roistering shipload of characters both new and familiar, in Walt Disney Pictures' "Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Man's Chest"- the epic second installment in the "Pirates...
Pope Leads World Families Meet; Officiates Eucharistic Mass Ending Conference 1.5 M Pilgrims Join Concluding Rites in Spain
Byline: CHRISTINA I. HERMOSO The Church's observance of the fifth World Meeting of Families (WMF), a Catholic conference celebrating the family as a building block of the Christian faith, ends today with a concluding Eucharistic Mass to be officiated...
Power of Prayer
Byline: Fr. Bel R. San Luis, SVD NOT many lawyers believe in the power of prayer, a friend of mine, Atty. Braulio RG Tansinsin of Binondo, Manila, says. Despite this, he adds, the professionals whom Jesus Christ loves most are lawyers. And the reason...
Region XI Board to Set New Wage Hike Soon; P75 Proposal Is Called 'Too High'
Byline: GIL M. ABARICO DAVAO CITY--The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) in Region XI will decide on petitions for a new wage order by the third week of this month, RTWPB chairperson and Department of Labor and Employment...
RP and ASEAN Competitiveness
Byline: Fidel Valdez Ramos LAST 27-29 June 2006, I was in Singapore for the fourth meeting of the ASEAN Eminent Persons Group (EPG) tasked by the ASEAN Leaders to provide the direction and broad guidelines in the drafting of the ASEAN Charter. At...
Spex Plans to Increase Gas Production
With the Luzon grid now gradually plagued with thinning power reserves, gas seller Shell Philippines Exploration B.V. (Spex) indicated that it can increase its volume of gas production to cater to another 500-megawatt capacity. "We have agreed to...
Stock Market Crashes and Rational Expectation
Byline: Jovito Vernon S. Valente San Beda College CRITICS of market efficiency argue that there are several instances of recent market history where market prices could not plausibly have been set by rational investors and that psychological considerations...
THAILAND; Creatures for Tourists
Byline: CORNELIO R. DE GUZMAN THAILAND -- Situated in the heart of Southeast Asia, this exotic and amazing country offers tourists a lot of things to discover and explore. In Chiang Mai, the kingdom's second largest city (about 500 kms from Bangkok),...
THE FAB FIVE: Set to Get Their Hands on Straight Guys of Manila
This July, Ayala Malls is once again treating their mall goers to a fabulous surprise as they bring the complete cast of America's hit and hip reality TV show 'Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.' Ayala Malls VP and deputy group head Rowena Tomeldan...
ULTRA EDITION: The 3-of-a-Kind!
Techies from different countries had a grand time checking out the latest gadgets and technologies featured in CommunicAsia, an annual exhibit participated by giant telecommunication companies from the world over. The Samsung booth decked with a...
Warriors Give Preview of What They Have
Byline: NOLI CRUZ CLASSES BEGIN in the 69th University Athletic Association of the Philippines basketball tournament. Time to learn the ABC, the University of the East's way. Marcy Arellano caught fire in the second half to spark a breakaway,...