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 28, 2000

BOI Sets P150-B Investment Target
From a low of P21 billion investments target this year, the Board of Investments (BOI) is setting a maximum target of P150 billion investments next year which is anchored on the projected passage into law of the proposed new Omnibus Investments Code....
BSP Eyes Strict Rule on Issuance of MCs
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) plans to tighten the issuance by banks of manager's checks to constrict the flow of fraudulent funds or laundered money in the country. A ranking BSP official, who asked not be named, said the monetary authorities...
Estrada's Mindanao Visits Open Up Trend in Cabinet
The frequency of President Estrada's confidence-building visits to Mindanao, seeking not only to develop but rebuild the island from the ruins of secessionist rebellion, has breathed a fresh dimension in public service not only to the Office of the...
Filipina Wins $88 M in California Lottery
CHICAGO, Illinois -- A Filipina senior citizen became the single biggest individual lotto winner in California lottery history when she won the Super Lotto Plus Jackpot of $88 million drawn last Wednesday, Aug. 16, according to former Filipino newsman...
Global Firms Attracted by RP's IT Workers
Competitive salaries and the continued supply of a highly qualified Filipino workforce in information technology (IT) have been attracting many global companies to put up their back-office operations in the Philippines. This was disclosed by Augusto...
Gov't Saves $1.3 B in Energy Bills
The government generated $1.3 billion in savings over the last two years, with the increase in the country's domestic production of energy from July 1998 to June 2000. Other developments yesterday in Malacanang: 1. The government plans to put...
Mindanao Rebels Release 3 French Citizens, 2 Others; It's Big Step Forward, Says Erap, Chirac
JOLO, Sulu (AFP/AP) -- Muslim extremist guerrillas freed yesterday three French citizens, a South African and a German among 29 hostages they have been holding in Sulu, but kept seven other westerners as insurance against a military attack. The...
More Women Speak out on Their Rights
More and more Filipino women are speaking out and demanding that they be heard, especially about their rights, thanks to the Philippine NGO Council on Population, Health and Welfare Inc. (PNGOC) and its supporter, the United Nations Population Fund....
News in Brief
Peso rate at P45.013 The peso reference rate remains at P45.013 to the U.S. dollar, the weighted average pegged at the Philippine Dealing System of the Bankers Association of the Philippines last Friday. Gov't confident currency will recover...
P2.5 B Sought for Flood Control
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has instructed its regional office in Region 1 to act on the request of the people of Pangasinan and its three cities of Dagupan, San Carlos, and Urdaneta thru the Greater Metro Dagupan City Civilian...
Securities and Exchange Commission Approves Manila Bulletin Stock Dividend of 41.3177% & Increases Its Authorized Capital to P5 Billion as Declared on July 6, 2000; Payable to All Stockholders of Record as of September 1, 2000
Manila Bulletin Publishing Corporation during the meeting of the Board of Directors and its Annual Stockholders Meeting held on July 6, 2000 declared a 41.3177% stock dividend at par value of P1.00 per share or worth P409,324,650.00 payable to Stockholders...
Special Report - Muslim Clans Smoke Peace Pipe; Special Report
Supporters, friends and relatives of many feuding clans in the Autonomous Region for Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) chant ''Long Live Peace!'' as they smoke the peace pipe to achieve meaningful improvement in their lives. In some areas in Sulu, feuding...