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 September 28, 2009

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102 Irregular OFWs Fly Home from Jordan
The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) reported on Monday the mass repatriation of 102 irregular overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from Jordan last Sunday, which officials said was made possible with the cooperation of the Philippine Embassy...
30 Die as 'Ondoy' Floods 118 Bulacan Villages
The Bulacan 566 emergency response office yesterday said thousands of people were evacuated to higher grounds since Saturday as raging floodwaters spawned by Typhoon Ondoy submerged 118 villages in three cities and 17 municipalities in Bulacan province,...
America's Missile Defense Shield
The news that the Obama administration has decided to drop the plan to build a missile defense shield in Poland and the Czech Republic, is welcome. While Poland and the Czechs may have considered it a favorable security move for them, Russia was opposed.But...
Anthony Taberna on Man Fit to Become RP President
ABS-CBN reporter Anthony Taberna believes the man who could best lead the country is already in the running for next year’s election.“He is already among us,” Taberna told Manila Bulletin Entertainment Online in an exclusive...
ARMM Officials Form Group to Enhance Delivery of Services
COTABATO CITY – Top-ranking appointive officials and executives of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) formed themselves into a new group to advance good governance, improve delivery of basic services and quick response to concerns...
Army Heightens P4.5-Million Project in Far-Flung Areas
BUTUAN CITY – The engineering brigade of the Philippine Army (PA) has set in place the P4.5 million “Kalayaan sa Barangay Program” (KBP) in far-flung areas in Mindanao.The funding of the KBP project will go to Del Monte,...
A Roadmap towards a Green Growth Strategy
Our reliance on carbon-based fuels has led to global warming which is causing climate change. Nations need to find a solution to this issue that will not only protect our environment in ways that will create jobs, income, and economic growth, but will...
Avoiding Money on the Side?
(Editor’s note: The problem of LTO is clearly like this: How to ‘discourage’ most employees from making money on the side.)There's a new LTO project costing P2.5B (only) called windshield sticker to prevent:1) carnapping2)...
Banks Ask BSP to Relax SBL Rule for Infrastructure Projects
The banking sector is asking the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to ease the single borrowers limit (SBL) rule for infrastructure projects since most banks are about to breach the ceiling.The Bankers Association of the Philippines (BAP) is consulting...
Ban on Fungicide Spraying Opposed
A broad coalition of farmers, banana growers, and workers based in the Davao Region have called on Congress to reject a bill that would make illegal aerial spraying of fungicide in banana plantations and the application of the popular pesticide dithane.The...
Bardot's Legacy on Display as She Turns 75
PARIS (Reuters) — She hit the silver screen as a sultry temptress in “Et Dieu crea la femme’’ (And God created woman) in 1956, instantly making Brigitte Bardot the face that symbolised France — and...
Batangas Bares Newest Tourism Destination
TINGLOY, Batangas – The provincial government unveiled recently its new island getaway – Tingloy Island, tagged as the newest tourist destination in the province of Batangas.The island, way off Batangas City, is distinct with its...
Benefits from 'Tupad' and 'Isla'
One would agree with the observation that the Accelerated Hunger-Mitigation Program of President Arroyo has effectively accomplished one of its mission goals – giving benefits to the displaced, the unemployed and out-of-school youth, and...
Betrayal, Marriage, and Revenge in New 'Dear Friend' Season
What if the sibling you trusted with your whole life betrayed you by marrying the love of your life? Will an earnest apology be enough to heal your calloused heart? Or is revenge the better, or rather, the ONLY option in mending your broken being?Betrayal,...
Boston's Black History Being Unburied at Cemeteryby
BOSTON (AP) — Somewhere among the grassy hills, canopy trees, and 19th century angel sculptures rest Butler and Mary Wilson.In the early 1900s, the husband and wife team helped black World War I servicemen, fought discrimination against African...
Cebu Hosts National Tourism Meet
CEBU CITY - At least 450 tourism students from around the country gathered in Cebu City Monday, despite the onset of a typhoon, for the 2nd League of Tourism Students of the Philippines (LTSP) NationalConvention aimed at updating students with the...
Chavez and Kadhafi to Sign Agreements Boosting Ties
PORLAMAR, Venezuela, Sept 26, 2009 (AFP) — Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, both traditional foes of the United States and Western powers, will sign eight cooperation agreements on Monday, state media said.The...
Cheaper Medicines
Just how sincere President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is when it comes to attending to the health needs of our people was once more shown when right after arriving last Thursday from her ten-day three-nation swing that brought her to Turkey, London, and...
Clark Executives Expect P4-B Investments Inside Freeport
CLARK FREEPORT, Pampanga – Clark executives are expecting an additional P4 billion worth of investments inside this Freeport after aviation authorities lifted the height restrictions of buildings near the Diosdado Macapagal International...
Comelec Ruling Aside, Political Bets Asked to Undergo Drug Testing
CEBU CITY – The Dangerous Drug Board (DDB) is urging political candidates to still submit themselves to drug testing despite a recent Commissions on Elections (COMELEC) ruling, on the basis of a November 2008 decision by the Supreme Court...
Crawford Says Time Warnrner Will Sell Magazine Unit
CHICAGO, (Reuters) — Time Warner Inc. will eventually sell the Time Inc magazine unit and could buy holdings in its core entertainment category, Gordon Crawford, managing director of its largest shareholder, said during a presentation this...
Dancing: Not a Kismet for Madam Auring
Famous fortune teller (not only in the local scene but also international), Madam Auring declares she’s not too old to be a dance diva. She proved this as she made her way to “Shall We Dance” fame a couple of weeks back....
Day of the Deluge
Looking at the brighter side, the deluge of Saturday the 26th of September could not be blamed on any one person or agency except something over which we have no control. At last are we now convinced that climate change is the greatest threat to the...
Death Toll from 'Ondoy' Reaches 86
The devastation caused by tropical storm “Ondoy” (international code name Ketsana) was massive, leaving 86 people dead, 29 missing, four injured, and 47,261 persons displaced.The extensive damage prompted Defense Secretary Gilberto...
Donations Continue to Pour In
The Japanese government Monday donated emergency relief goods equivalent to 20 million yen or more than P10 million for the victims of tropical storm “Ondoy.”“The Government of Japan, in response to the request from the...
DSWD, Demi Moore Appeal for Help for Flood Victims
The United States government and Holywood actress Demi Moore were among those who extended help to the victims of Saturday’s massive flooding in Metro Manila and Rizal province, described as the worst in more than 20 years.However, the devastation...
Eastern Metro Manila Bears Brunt of Floods
MARIKINA CITY – Dead City.This was how residents described the country’s acknowledged shoe capital after they were inundated by floodwaters spawned by tropical storm “Ondoy”, with many areas in the city without...
Environmental Degradation, Climate Change Blamed for Massive Flooding
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) blamed on Monday the massive flooding caused by tropical storm “Ondoy” to environmental degradation and climate change.“The DENR takes note of these tragic consequences...
Envoy to Milan Denies 'Snub' of RP Football Team
The Philippine Consulate General in Milan, Italy has belied reports that it has not given any support to Filipino activities in the area, particularly in the recent 7th Homeless World Cup in Milan, which was joined by the Philippine football team.Philippine...
Erap Meets Noynoy
Former President Joseph “Erap” Estrada and Senator Benigno Aquino III met last Sunday evening in an undisclosed place in what many political observers anticipated as a last-ditch attempt to unify opposition parties and field a common...
Exodus
“Variety is the very spice of life, that gives it all its flavor.” — William CowperThe so-called exodus from the Arroyo administration should not come, as a surprise as the lights start to dim and the curtain descends...
Fighting Hidden Hunger
Last Thursday, I celebrated my birthday in the company of family and friends from government and politics, the diplomatic corps, as well as the education and arts sectors. The evening’s highlight is the launch of my most important advocacy...
Find Flu Vaccine Better Than Spray
LOS ANGELES — Hate to get flu shots? A new comparison of flu vaccines gives adults a good reason to roll up their sleeves and get a jab in the arm instead of a squirt in the nose.In a study of nearly 2,000 healthy adults during a recent flu...
Five More Bidders Win Big in 'Love to Watch, Love to Bid' Promo
Five more bidders joined the first three winners in the “Love to Watch, Love to Bid” promo of WMN.ph, Q Channel 11’s highly interactive female portal.The latest winners of “Love to Watch, Love to Bid”...
Flood Blamed on Record Rainfall
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) documented a record amount of rainfall in 24 hours at 455 millimeters (mm) spawned by tropical storm “Ondoy” on Saturday that submerged huge...
Four-Winged Dino May Be Missing Link in Bird Debate
PARIS (AFP) – The stunning remains of a "four-winged" dinosaur have confirmed that birds owe their ancestry to two-footed dinosaurs that lived millions of years ago, the world's most famous fossil hunter said.Xing Xu of the Chinese Academy...
'Freedom Tour '09:' Akon, T-Pain, and Billy Crawford in One Show
Three of the world’s biggest names in rap, hip-hop and R&B share centerstage for the ultimate concert experience of the year!It’s thrice the thrill, energy and excitement; an unstoppable showdown of electrifying moves and grooves...
Fuji Xerox Environmental Protection Campaign Now a Year-Long Commitment
TOKYO – Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd will turn its summer corporate program, which aims to enhance environmental consciousness and relevant actions of its employees in Japan and overseas, into an annual campaign.The program, called the “Love...
Global Warming Talks Heating Up
BRUSSELS (AFP) – Europe, which hopes to be a model for the world at UN climate talks in Copenhagen in December, is squabbling internally over who cuts what and who pays for it.On paper the EU commitment is good: agreeing last December to...
GMA Praises Swift Response to Calamity
President Arroyo gave all concerned government agencies a pat on the back yesterday for swiftly helping Filipinos survive a storm, described as worse than Hurricane Katrina that swamped areas of the United States four years ago.The President at the...
Goodyear Ceases Operations at Las Piñas Plant Wednesday
After over 50 years of manufacturing operations in the country, Goodyear Philippines Inc. it will cease manufacturing operations at its Las Piñas plant Wednesday displacing 500 workers as a result.David Morin, president and managing director...
'Gossip Girl 3' Offers New Juicy Secrets
A whole new season calls for an all-new set of sparkling gossip---especially if the show happens to be “Gossip Girl 3.”Now that high school is over for most of our loved Upper East Siders, a totally different world of scandals,...
Hamilton Wins Singapore GP
SINGAPORE — McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton won the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday, while Brawn GP driver Jenson Button extended his Formula One championship lead by one point.Hamilton started from the pole Sunday and protected his lead...
Higher Uniform Excise Wine Tax Proposed
Wine traders have proposed a uniform excise tax on imported spirits and wines that is three times higher than the tax imposed on local alcoholic produce stressing the current tax on foreign brands is 10 times higher than the local produce and is ground...
Hollywood Stars Tweet for 'Ondoy' Victims
The devastation wrought by typhoon “Ondoy” has made the Philippines one of the hottest topics on Twitter even among Hollywood stars.Husband and wife Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore, who, until the last few hours were still continuously...
Issa Litton, from TV Host to Food Critic?
Since “Secrets of the Masters” began airing in Q Channel 11, its host, a self-confessed and certified foodie Issa Litton felt that she has become what she never expected to be – a food expert and a food critic! And she...
It Pays to Be Prudent
We have probably heard of all kinds of scams targeting vulnerable and unsuspecting victims. A closer look at these scams would reveal that they are actually similar and recurring: The people behind these irregular activities usually prey on the same...
Johnny Alegre Proves Mettle among US Jazz Legends
Pinoy guitarist and composer Johnny Alegre has already made a name for himself in the world of Jazz.Yet far from resting on his laurels, he pushed to up the ante most superbly with his latest CD, “Johnny Alegre 3.”   Released...
Kalinga Dengue Eases
TABUK, Kalinga – The Cordillera office of the Center for Health Development downgraded the dengue outbreak in the province after the number of dengue fever cases significantly dropped over the past weeks because of interventions implemented...
Katy Perry Live in Manila on Oct. 3
There is no stopping “Katy Perry Live In Manila” with special guest Boy Like Girls at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds on Oct. 3. Watch Katy Perry’s swagger with her captivating performance, awesome wit and engaging...
Klitschko Batters Arreola
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Vitali Klitschko retained his piece of the heavyweight title Saturday night, dominating Arreola from the opening bell before Cris Arreola's corner finally decided he had enough and refused to let the challenger come out...
Local Cigarette Sales Seen 10-15% Lower
Local cigarette sales are down 10 to 15 percent this year over last year caused largely by higher prices due to increased excise tax and lesser disposable income of consumers.Chris Nelson, managing director of Philip Morris Philippines Manufacturing...
Local Investors Tap Chinese Partner for Property Development Project
A group of Filipino-Chinese investors has forged a partnership with Beijing-based residential condominium and office/commercial complex developer Sunshine 100 Group for the construction of high-rise condominium to serve the country’s growing...
Lower Ethanol Blend Sought for Carburetor-Fed Motorcycles
A lower ethanol blend of 3.0 percent or 5.0 percent has been proposed to the Department of Energy (DoE) to serve the requirements of the carburetor-fed motorcycles.In a correspondence channeled to the DoE’s oil industry management bureau,...
Makati Bans 'Habal-Habal'
Motorcycles-for-hire called “habal-habal” are now banned from traversing all thoroughfares in Makati City so as to help curb incidents of road mishaps and prevent loss of lives.This after the Makati City Council approved on third...
Massive Floods to Become the Norm, Expert Warns
The record-breaking amount of rainfall brought by Tropical Storm “Ondoy” that inundated large parts of Metro Manila in less than 24 hours on Saturday could happen again, a climatologist warned Monday.Flaviana Hilario, a climatologist...
Merkel: From Kohl's 'Girl' to World's Most Powerful Woman
BERLIN (AFP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who swept to a second term Sunday at the helm of Europe’s top economy, has enjoyed a stellar rise from East German bumpkin to Forbes magazine’s world’s most powerful...
Metro Might Need 2 Months to Recover
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said it may take two months to rehabilitate the entire Metro Manila following the devastation caused by tropical storm "Ondoy" over the weekend.This as President Arroyo assured the public that there...
National Family Week
Pursuant to a memorandum of agreement between the National Committee on the Filipino and the Monde Nissin Corporation (MNC) signed on August 27, 2008, the fourth Monday of September of every year is celebrated as “Kainang Pamilya Mahalaga...
New World Economic Order Takes Shape
PITTSBURGH — The Group of 20 is set to become the premier coordinating body on global economic issues, reflecting a new world economic order in which emerging market countries like China are much more relevant, according to a draft communique.Leaders...
Obama Presidency at Pivotal Moment
NEW YORK (AP) — When President Barack Obama said the United Nations had reached “a pivotal moment,’’ he could just as well have been referring to his own presidency.Both on the world stage and at home, Obama...
Ochoa, Gustafson Share Lead
DANVILLE, California (AP) – Top-ranked Lorena Ochoa birdied five of her last seven holes for a 7-under 65 and a share of the third-round lead with Sophie Gustafson in the CVS/pharmacy Challenge on Saturday.Jennifer Rosales carded a 1-under-71...
Of Heroes and Patriots
Those who make little of government’s efforts to bring home OFWs stranded in foreign lands should give it a try. The fact remains that different countries have different laws and regulations.When you breach any one of their rules, you get...
OFWs Tapped as Philippine Medical Tourism Envoys
CEBU CITY – The Cebu Health and Wellness Council (CHWC), a group of players in the local health and wellness industry, is set to capitalize on the country’s growing overseas Filipino workers, or balikbayans, targeting them as envoys...
'Ondoy, the Merciless'
Tropical storm “Ondoy,” after mercilessly lashing out the major parts of Luzon, including Metro Manila last Saturday continues to be the subject of widespread tragedy and stress related by the victims themselves.The victims were...
Ongpin-Ashmore Group Buying Control of Atok-Big Wedge
The Roberto Ongpin-Ashmore Group is seeking to acquire a controlling stake in mining firm Atok-Big Wedge Company Inc. with a planned investment of about P60 million and use it for investments in mining as well as oil and gas exploration.In a disclosure...
On Sun, Wind Energy Projects
German investors in the power sector would like the government to amend the implementing rules and regulations of the Republic Act 9513 or the Philippine Renewable Energy Law (RE Act) to provide a clear exemption of sun and wind energy sources from...
Pacquiao Backs Protest vs Coal Plant
MAASIM, Sarangani — The church-led campaign against a proposed coal-power plant in this costal town province has gained an ally in world boxing champion Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao, who protesters expected to use his alliance...
Pacquiao Sparmates Arrive
Shawn Porter and Urbano Antillon blew into town on Sunday from the US, both expressing they are raring to test the mettle of pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao in sparring.Porter and his father Ken and Antillon arrived on board a Philippine Airlines...
Parlez-Vous E = Mc2?
“The quality of mercy is not strained. It dropeth as the gentle rain from heaven upon the place beneath.” – Portia, in William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice.* * *“No mercy! One month’s...
Party-Lists, Transport Groups Differ on RFID
Barely a few days before the scheduled implementation of the controversial Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) project, party-list groups and public transport associations are giving opposing views over the growing clamor to scrap the program.Earlier,...
PBA Mourns Death of Barako Bull Official
The Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) on Sunday mourned the death of its former chairman, Tony Chua of Barako Bull.“I am deeply saddened by the tragic and sudden loss of a dear friend. He will forever be missed by the entire PBA family....
Peace Efforts in Abra Get Support
BANGUED, Abra – Newly promoted police general (Chief Supt.) Samuel B. Diciano, Task Force Abra commander and concurrent Deputy Regional director for Administration in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), has expressed support to the...
Perry Fires 64, Overtakes Tiger
ATLANTA (AP) – Kenny Perry birdied his opening four holes as he made 6-under 64 to overtake and lead Tiger Woods by two shots going into the final round of the US Tour Championship on Saturday.Winning the $10 million for the FedEx Cup remains...
Phil Wins Title, Tiger the FedEx Cup
ATLANTA (AP) — Phil Mickelson capped off a tumultuous summer at home with a spectacular rally Sunday to win the Tour Championship. Tiger Woods finished another big year by winning the FedEx Cup and its $10-million bonus.In a riveting conclusion...
Pinoy Fright Scenes Given Hollywood Flavor in 'The Echo'
Filipino movies getting Hollywood attention do not come around much, let alone a local movie given a Hollywood spin. So when news of Yam Laranas’ “Sigaw” being made into an American film “The Echo”...
Polanski's Arrest Could Be His Path to Freedom
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A surprise arrest at the Zurich airport, detention at the hands of Swiss authorities, and a high-profile extradition process that could take weeks or months. The irony is that for Roman Polanski, the acclaimed director...
Presidentiables Help 'Ondoy' Flood Victims
TV host Kris Aquino, sister of presidentiable Senator Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, praised yesterday another presidentiable Senator Manny Villar for rescue efforts for victims of storm “Ondoy’’ which...
Preview Political Landscape
First, let us focus on the Lakas kabalikat candidate for president, Gilbert “Gibo”Teodoro Jr. He is accepted by the public as capable not merely because he has served the House of Representatives with distinction for three terms,...
Probe on Cebu Oil Price Complaints Starts
CEBU CITY – House Energy Committee Chairman, Pampanga Rep. Juan Miguel Arroyo recently led the House committee inquiry on the alleged higher prices of fuel products in Cebu as compared to Manila and other parts of the country.Said inquiry...
Protests Grow in Honduras 90 Days after Coup
TEGUCIGALPA (AFP) — Protests in support of Manuel Zelaya picked up Saturday, with thousands on the streets 90 days after the Honduran president was ousted, and hopes fading for a way out of the deadlock.A top diplomat leaving the Brazilian...
Radical Young Rebels Emerging - MILF Chief
COTABATO CITY — Al-Hajj Murad Ebrahim, chairman of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), Monday stressed that his group's main goal since the beginning is the attainment of peace in Mindanao, but warned that the "next in line" in the...
Rare Asylum Tale Told in Australian Court
CANBERRA (Reuters) — In a country where asylum seekers are blocked long before reaching shore, Sabzali Salman is a rarely-seen face of Australia’s people smuggling problem.Salman, an Afghan, was on board a leaky boat that exploded...
Red Bull's Chua So Close to Safety before Tragedy
Red Bull team manager Tony Chua was a few hundred meters from the safety of his home in a subdivision in Marikina City when floodwaters swept him to his death Saturday night, his driver and family members said on Monday.Chua, well loved and well-liked...
Remote Zambo Village Gets Water System
ZAMBOANGA CITY – Thousands of residents of Barangay Labuan, the second to the last village located in the western side of this city, can now have a sigh of relief with the recent inauguration of a P7.9 million water system project which would...
Revival of Philippine Coffee Farming Pushed
CEBU CITY – A Filipino-owned coffee chain is encouraging the revival of the coffee farming in the country’s mountain areas, noting that more players in the coffee industry are sourcing their coffee bean supply requirements from...
Richard Gutierrez Rescues Cristine Reyes
“Patient X” star Richard Gutierrez has rescued his leading lady Cristine Reyes from the floods using a speedboat he borrowed from his friend. Cristine and members of her family who were staying with her in Provident Village,...
Sarah Geronimo to Break Her Own Concert Records
At 21, Sarah Geronimo, the country’s Pop Princess Diva, doesn’t need a boyfriend. She isn’t also looking for one just to validate her being a woman and her own happiness. Already a seasoned performer at her young age,...
SC Dismisses Judge for 'Gimmicks'
Judges who frequent comedy bars, shout at litigants and court personnel, walk out during hearings, and hurl invectives when in a bad mood are not fit to become members of the judiciary.These were the reasons the Supreme Court (SC) ordered the dismissal...
Seasoned Actors Guide New Directors
The baptism of fire that a newbie director experiences becomes double the pressure once faced with established actors. Director Miguel Kaimo had to prove he is fit for the job right on Day 1 of shooting “Sabungero: Dangal At Tibay”...
S. Korean Tossers Scrape Past Qatar
Four-time champion Korea went through the proverbial eye of the needle to hack out a thrilling 21-25, 25-14, 25-14, 39-41, 20-18 triumph over Qatar and remain unscathed in Pool D of the 15th Asian Men’s Senior Volleyball Championships on...
Smart First to Offer Nokia Messaging Here
Leading wireless services provider Smart Communications, Inc (SMART) has signed a deal with Nokia to offer Nokia Messaging on selected Nokia Nseries and Eseries devices, the first to offer such service in the Philippines.Nokia Messaging is an easy-to-use...
SM Group Mulls Bid for FTI Property
The SM group of companies is also considering a bid for the government’s 120-hectare Food Terminals Inc. property in Taguig City which has already attracted the attention of other real estate firms such as Ayala Land Inc.In an interview with...
Socialists Win Portugal Elections
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — An exit poll indicated Portuguese voters have returned the center-left Socialist Party to power in elections Sunday, despite the country reaching its highest jobless rate in 20 years. The poll for public broadcaster...
Solemnity of Saints Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael
The liturgical calendar of the Catholic Church devotes this day, September 29, in commemoration of the three archangels namely Saints Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael.It is believed that Saint Michael (a name which means, “Who is like God?”)...
St. Lorenzo Ruiz, First Filipino Saint
Today, we celebrate the feast of St. Lorenzo Ruiz, the first Filipino saint. St. Lorenzo Ruiz was born between 1600 and 1610 in Binondo, Manila, to a Chinese father and Filipina mother. He was named after a Christian martyr persecuted during the 3rd...
Sunshine Dizon Reprises a Nora Aunor Role for the Second Time
Sunshine Dizon, one of the country’s respected young dramatic actresses, believes that every “rosy showbiz career” passes through a difficult phase. And that usually results in a better appreciation of one’s...
Supplying the Revolution
Part llIn the five-volume compilation of Captain J. Taylor one can find orders signed by Pres. Emilio Aguinaldo releasing twenty million pesos worth of public bonds in November 1898; but, before that, in the month of June, he had already instructed...
Supply of Basic Goods Choked
While supply of basic commodities has remained stable after the devastation wrought by tropical storm “Ondoy”, transport of goods has become difficult because some public markets and grocery stores have been flooded while many delivery...
The Call of Nathanael
JOHN 1:47-51Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward Him and said of him, “Here is a true Israelite. There is no duplicity in him.” Nathanael said to Him, “How do you know me?” Jesus answered and said to him, “Before...