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 March 22, 2004

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135th Birth Anniversary of President Emilio F. Aguinaldo
PRESENTED a certificate as Honorary Member of the Philippine Historical Association (PHA), the nations premier association of historians, on his 91st birth anniversary, President Emilio Aguinaldo y Famy at first demurred, claiming that he was not a...
17 More Bodies Retrieved in WG & A Super Ferry 14
Byline: YUL MALICSE The number of casualties in the burned William Gothong & Aboitiz (WG & A) Super Ferry 14 is nearing 100 with the recovery of 17 more bodies and five body parts by a composite team during retrieval operations from Friday...
25 Years of Success
On February 24, 1979, a group of physicians at the Mary Chiles General Hopsital bonded together to form an organization which fosters camaraderie, service, and professional excellence. It was named as the Mary Chiles General Hospital Physicians Association...
2 NPA Rebs Slain in Surigao Clash; Soldiers in Hot Pursuit
Byline: MIKE U. CRISMUNDO SURIGAO CITY Two New Peoples Army (NPA) rebels were reportedly killed while five Army soldiers were wounded when fierce gunbattle erupted between government forces and some 100 heavily armed communist guerrillas in an...
9-M Youths out of School, DepEd Reports
Byline: SHIANEE MAMANGLU Despite free and compulsory education, some 9- million youths nationwide are still out of school, the Department of Education (DepEd) said recently. Statistics from the DepEd planning division showed that of the 9 million,...
ABS-CBN, GMA Competition Spills to Int'l Arena
Byline: JAMES A. LOYOLA The stiff competition between top networks ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation and GMA Network Inc. will soon extend overseas with the two firms about to go headto-head in marketing their programs via direct-to-home cable and...
Acer CB2408SU External Slim Combo Drive: Portable, Slim and Handy
Acer, one of the worlds leading computer brand, introduces its new Acer CB2408SU External Slim Combo Drive. Acer CB2408SU External Slim Combo DriveTrue to its name, it is not only slim, but it is also light and handy, yet it is also portable. The...
Alaska Wins 4th in Row; Aces' Defense Puts Clamps on Alapag, Pals in 90-73 Victory
Byline: nick giongco UNLIKE their fancied foes, the Alaska Aces came into yesterdays game fully charged. The Aces put the game under wraps as early as the third quarter behind the solid showing of Mike Cortez and import Galen Young, running away...
Apple Announces iLife '04; New Versions of iPhoto, iMovie & iDVD; Introducing GarageBand
Apple[R] announced iLife '04, the next generation of Apple's award-winning suite of digital lifestyle applications. iLife '04 features major new versions of iPhoto, iMovie[R] and iDVD and introduces GarageBand, a revolutionary new music application...
Around the Nation
2 cop-heroes honored today Two members of the Nueva Ecija police force will be honored today (March 22) for their heroism in defending a town mayor during an ambush staged by three men in Sta. Rosa, Nueva Ecija, last March 18. Chief Supt. Vidal...
Arroyo Promulgates 2004 Investment Priorities Plan; New Areas: Medical Tourism, Environmental Services
Byline: BERNIE CAHILES-MAGKILAT President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has approved the 2004 Investment Priorities Plan (IPP) granting juicy tax and fiscal incentives to economic activities that pursue globally competitive industries as well as encourage...
Asian Growth in the Hands of Intellectual Fellows; to Be Able to Render Service That Can Effect a Substantial Change to the Widest Sphere of the Community Is One of Those Rare Chances That One Can Come across with in a Lifetime
Byline: Text by LEO ORTEGA LAPARAN II Photos by LALAINE S. DECENA Within the next 12 months, six Filipinos will be given such a privilege after being granted The Nippon Foundation Asian Public Intellectuals (API) Fellowships for 2004-2005 in a...
A Synthesis of the Finest Artists
Byline: Text and photos by MERLINA R. HERNANDO There was nothing left untouched and nobody was left unmoved when the graduating students from the departments of Advertising Arts, Interior Design, Industrial Design, and Painting four distinctive...
Aussies Reverse Decision on Banana Imports
Byline: MELODY M. AGUIBA The Australian government has reversed an earlier decision to allow the Philippines export of banana to Australia as statistical errors were reportedly committed by Australian quarantine agency Biosecurity Australia (BA)...
Bathroom Fixtures Maker HCG Makes RP a Production Base
Byline: BERNIE CAHILES-MAGKILAT Hocheng Philippines Corp. (HCG), the countrys largest bathroom fixtures maker, has transformed the Philippines as production hub for its exports worldwide saying it is 30 percent cheaper to export from the Philippines...
Beauty School Instills Skills and Values Formation to Students
Excellence through hard work has been the maxim of Baby Cruz, chairwoman of Innovations and Concepts, Inc. (ICI), the corporation that owns the leading French salon franchise, Franck Provost. She is now implementing the same philosophy on the Alternative...
Beer Excise Tax Issue Up in Court
Byline: FIL C. SIONIL The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) vowed to fight it out with San Miguel Corporation, which opted to seek the legal process regarding the higher excise tax on its San Mig Light beer product that could have yielded the government...
Broken Silence; A Tiny Voice in Search of a Willing Ear
Byline: MARK DANIEL DERPO Our country is going to hell in a basket! Such a belief, I'm sure is held by countless of Filipinos. Is it because they lack patriotism? Or is it merely because they've come to see the truth for what it is? Frankly,...
Businessmen's Group Cites FPJ Response to 100-Day Agenda
The convenor group of the First 100 Days Business Agenda for the next administration was pleased by the "enthusiastic response" shown by presidential Fernando Poe Jr. to whom the paper was recently presented. The convenor group, which includes former...
Cagayan Leaders, NGOs Hit Project; Town Center Overpriced, Claim Solon, NGOs
Byline: JOE DASIG JR. TUGUEGARAO CITY The controversial Cagayan Town Center will be built despite demands from different sectors to stop the government projects pending the resolution of the case at the Office of the Ombudsman. Rep. Manuel N....
Call Center Growth to Drive Datacraft's Business in RP
Byline: edu h. lopez The rapid growth of the local call center industry would further boost the business of networking solution vendors for the rest of the year. Sonia Magno Magpili, president and CEO of Datacraft Communications Sytems, Inc....
Cardinal Vidal Reechoes Appeal of Groups for Erap House Arrest
Byline: BRENDA PIQUERO TUAZON Ricardo J. Cardinal Vidal, Archbishop of Cebu, called on the faithful yesterday to rally behind the petition of detained President Joseph Estrada for house arrest to serve as the first giant step to heal the wounds...
Cellsites Help Transform Communities in ARMM
ZAMBOANGA CITY Were ready to move! This seems to be the battle cry of the island provinces of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao which have been battered by a decades-long armed conflict that stunted economic growth. And theyre starting to...
Computer Scoring System Rigged?
Byline: willie B. caballes GUANGZHOU - The China Unicom, the second Asian qualifying tournament for the Athens Olympics boxing event, was thrown into disarray Saturday night with the discovery of what could be massive cyber cheating involving the...
Contractors Campaign for Arroyo, De Castro
Byline: FRED ROXAS Families and other relatives of more than 10,000 members of the National Constructors Association of the Philippines (NACAP) have been instructed to campaign for the candidacy of President Gloria Arroyo and her running mate Noli...
Cordero Says It's Go for Her Bid vs Chavit; No Truth to Claim KNP Has Dumped Her Candidacy
VIGAN CITY Lawyer Estelita "Tilli" Cordero, a political neophyte, has squelched reports that she has been dumped by the Koalisyon ng Nagkakaisang Pilipino (KNP) as gubernatorial candidate in Ilocos Sur. Cordero is the official bet of the Pwersa...
Deadbeats
Through its third party information-gathering system, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), the countrys principal revenue collector has found out that eight out of every 10 companies which it was monitoring were deadbeats or delinquent taxpayers....
Epson Introduces New Lineup of Photograph-Friendly Printers
Byline: EDISON D. ONG Epson Philippines Corp. recently introduced its most advanced professional-level photographic printer that creates exhibit-quality images up to A2 format, the Epson Stylus Pro 4000. Also as the companys calendar year ends...
Exec Says GMA Sure to Get Vote of Mindanaoans
DAVAO CITY North Cotabato Gov. Manny Pinol said over the weekend that all political indicators point to a decisive victory by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo in Mindanao during the May 10 elections. In an interview, Pinol said that his assessment...
'Fast and Furious' Cars at Trans Sport Show
Trans Sport Show 2004, the countrys biggest annual motoring event, is all set to unfold April 21 to 25, at the Megatrade Hall of SM Megamall B, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City. Organized by TradeShow International, Inc. (TSI), the events Open Class...
Filipino Sailors in the Galleon Era; Merry-Go-Round
Byline: FLORO L. MERCENE MEXICO CITY On the Pacific coast of Mexico, from Colimna in the north to Oaxaca in the south, more than a thousand miles long, there are thousands of people with strong Malay features, descendants of Filipino sailors who...
Food Supply to Boost Stability
Byline: Bernardino Ronquillo Those aspiring to get elected as economic planners and policymakers as well as economic managers must consider more seriously this time the urgency of making the Philippines closer to self-sufficiency in food supply...
Foundation Pushes Education to Improve Lot of Moro Women; Break Bonds of Poverty, Ignorance, NDFCAI Urges
Byline: MALU CADELINA MANAR COTABATO CITY Breaking the "bonds of ignorance" could help alleviate poverty, said an adult literacy educator and NGO worker. To break this ignorance, one should be provided with education skills, including the basics...
FPJ in the School of Hard Knocks
Presidentiable Fernando Poe Jr. is learning economics the hard way. As he gets a crash course on such issues as inflation targeting, pump priming, globalization and competition policy he has to face business people and other professionals to answer...
Garment Exports Slip 7% to $471 M
The countrys garment and textile exports in the first two months this year fell by 7.10 percent but the Garment and Textile Export Board (GTEB) said the decline was temporary and exports are expected to recovery in the coming months following the recovery...
Governor Issues Challenge to Fight Rampant Illegal Logging in ComVal
NABUNTURAN, Compostela Valley (PNA) A top government official in this city has challenged government information officers to support his fight against illegal logging activities in the province. Gov. Jose Caballero urged environment personnel to...
Gov't Okays Dialog with Power Stakeholders; Welcomes Well-Meaning Discourse on Key Issues and Concerns
Byline: MYRNA M. VELASCO The government is opening its door to a call for a healthy dialogue that was initially articulated by one of the major players in the power industry. Both the Department of Energy (DoE) and its attached government-run...
Gratitude in Elections
Byline: Willie N Ng IN the first Macapagal administration, 1961 to 1965, then President Diosdado Macapagal created the Emergency Employment Agency to alleviate the unemployment problem and appointed then Labor Secretary Terry Adevoso to run it....
Great Games (Must Have Games for the PS2); ICO
Genre: RPG, Adventure Rating: 5/5 stars T: Teen Have you ever done something and then set it aside because you thought its not exciting or good enough and when you play it again, you find that you really enjoy doing it? When I first played...
GSIS Releases P1-B Salary Loans to Members
The Government Service and Insurance System (GSIS) has paid out more than P1 billion in one- month salary loans to 100,000 member-borrowers, GSIS president and general manager Winston F. Garcia said yesterday. arcia said the salary loans are made...
Heart Disease, Diabetes and One's Waistline
Byline: Dr. Eduardo G Gonzales Are people with bulging tummies really more prone to certain diseases? Cynthia C., Manila Yes. Obese people, especially if their excess fat is in or around the belly, have higher risk of chronic metabolic and cardiovascular...
Ilocos Dads, Voters Ask Comelec to End Town Mayoral Row; Poll Body Says Issue Now with the Writer of Decision
Byline: MARVYN N. BENANING STO. DOMINGO, Ilocos Sur The Sangguniang Bayan of this town has sent a resolution to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) seeking the speedy resolution of the dispute over who really won the May 2001 mayoral elections...
Insurance Firms Bound to Disclosure Rules of IC
Byline: LEE C. CHIPONGIAN The Insurance Commission has released the guidelines for the general disclosure of corporate governance practices of insurance companies, reinsurers and intermediaries in preparation for its industry data update. This...
Isuzu Phils Bags Manufacturing Award
Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) recently bagged the prestigious Isuzu Manufacturing Management (IMM) bronze award. IPC Assistant Department Managers Dave Yandoc (Manufacturing) and Angel Cells, Jr. (Quality Control) accepted the award Feb. 12 at...
It's Official: QC Is Richest City
Quezon City is living up to its billing as metros richest city, after all. This, after the Commission on Audit (COA) reported that the QC government posted the biggest net income among the 17 cities and municipalities in the National Capital Region...
'I Will Be Ready'; Pacquiao 9 Lbs. Overweight, but Assures He'll Be in Peak Form for Marquez Bout
LOS ANGELES Manny Pacquiao did light workout in his first day at Freddie Roachs Wild Card gym in Hollywood, confident he will hit peak form in time for his May 8 encounter with IBF and WBA featherweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez at the MGM Grand...
KNP Assails Bailout Deal for Maynilad
Former senator Juan Ponce Enrile yesterday slammed President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo for agreeing yet to another scandalous sweetheart deal that would cost taxpayers and consumers alike of at least P8 billion to save the Lopez family from bankruptcy...
Lacson Meets Business Leaders at Makati Forum
Byline: ROY C. SINFUEGO Armed with a SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time-bound) platform of government, independent presidential candidate Sen. Panfilo Ping Lacson will submit himself to the scrutiny of the countrys top business...
Law of Common Sense Governs GMA's Running; Speaking Out
Byline: IGNACIO R. BUNYE WE find the proposal of the opposition for President Gloria to step down or to go on leave totally without any legal basis. All the petitioners have to do is look at candidates Ping Lacson, Loren Legarda and Kabayan...
Learn to Prevent and Control Fire, Fire Marshal Tells Cavite Residents
Byline: DEL VILLANUEVA TRECE MARTIRES CITY In observance of the Fire Prevention Month, Cavite Provincial Fire Marshal Roberto Y. de la Cruz called for an active support and involvement of all sectors, particularly local officials, in the prevention...
Local Savants Dare GMO Activist to Show Conclusive Evidence
The Philippine scientific community recently urged a visiting Norwegian antiGMO campaigner to come up with solid evidence before airing allegations that could cause panic in the local agriculture sector and branded as scare tactics his claims that...
Mazda 6: Globally Acclaimed Sport Sedan
Mazda Philippines recently launched the Mazda 6, its flagship model for the Philippine auto market. The manufacturer obviously chose the model for its highly acclaimed market performance, not only in home country Japan, but also in Europe and America....
Mindanao News Bits
3 killed by rare disease ZAMBOANGA CITY A rare disease killed recently three persons in this city prompting City Health Officer Rodel Agbulos to issue an alert to local residents. Agbulos identified the rare ailment as "meningo coccecin," a bacterial...
Most Women Still Not Aware of Pap Smear; Amabelle Plaza-Laminero / Women's Feature Service
DAVAO CITY Ay, salamat, kay nakapalimpyo na ko! Nindot ang akong gibati, (Thanks. Now, I have been cleaned. I feel good), says 38-year old Corazon Edullantes hours after undergoing the Pap smear test. Edullantes is one of the women who availed...
Nene Nixes Use of Fraud-Prone Satellite; to Transmit Election Results to Comelec Main Office in Manila
KORONADAL CITY Senator Aquilino Pimentel Jr. objected over the weekend to the plan of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to use an "unsafe" and fraud-prone satellite communication equipment in transmitting election results from the provinces to...
NEWS IN BRIEF; P/$ Rate Closed at P56.38/$1
The peso closed a new record low at P56.38 to the US dollar last Friday at the Philippine Dealing System of the Bankers Association of the Philippines. The weighted average rate stands at P56.32. Govt keeps cautious fiscal stance The government...
No Hand in Scrapping of Dolphy's Show - GMA
Byline: FERDIE MAGLALANG President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo categorically denied yesterday allegations that she has a hand in the alleged termination of popular comedian Dolphys television show contract for openly campaigning for Koalisyon ng Nagkakaisang...
NPC, Transco to Sign Deal with NSC; to Ensure Reliable Supply, Pricing and Discounts
Byline: MYRNA M. VELASCO The National Steel Corporation (NSC) is scheduled to sign separate memorandum of agreements (MOA) with state-run firms National Transmission Corporation (Transco) and National Power Corporation (NPC) in its bid to ensure...
Opening Pages; Election Time Again
The campaign for the May 10 elections is reaching a feverish pitch. Dont worry Im not in any way endorsing any candidate because mine is a wasted vote in the true sense of the word wasted. Wasted because I wasnt able to have my registration validated...
Operation in Saudi to Separate Filipino Girl Twins Successful
Byline: EDGAR C. CADANO (The Saudi Gazette) RIYADH, Saudi Arabia The physical separation of conjoined twins Princess Mae and Princess Ann was completed at around 5 p.m. Saturday with the closure and reconstruction phase to follow. Lead surgeon...
Pacesetters
THE VIENNA OPERA BALL. Every year, the Johann Strauss Society in collaboration with Mandarin Oriental Manila and Austrian Airlines mounts the Vienna Opera Ball in Manila. In many ways, the event is patterned after the Vienna Opera Ball in Vienna, Austria,...
Players in Favor of Compton PBA Stint
Byline: Beth B Celis UNTIL DANNY Espiritu mentioned it on radio yesterday, I almost co pletely forgot about the two foreign teams that would be joining the PBA Fiesta Conference in the semifinal round. Danny said he had just learned from PBA...
Pola, a Sleepy Town in or. Mindoro, Finally Wakes Up
POLA, Oriental Mindoro This former backwater town of Oriental Mindoro has finally wakened to compete with its neighboring municipalities, and in the Southern Tagalog region, in just two years of the fledgling administration of re-electionist Mayor...
Prepaid to Reach 1.35 Billion Users by 2009; Driven by Developing Markets and a Strategic Reappraisal of Prepaid in Advanced Markets
LONDON Prepaid cellular users will reach over 1.35 billion users by 2009 with a 59% share of the total global wireless market, according to a new report from mobile industry analysts, Baskerville. Baskervilles fifth edition of its industry standard...
Realities in Local Election
Byline: Elinando B Cinco WITH the firing of the starting gun, the warming up and posturing will now come to a raucous start on Thursday when local candidates kick up clouds of dust as they sprint to grab elective positions. It will be the start...
Reflections on War
IN his essay on war, one of his five moral pieces, Umberto Eco concluded that war cannot be justified, because in terms of the rights of the species it is worse than a crime. It is a waste. But to President Bush, making war on Iraq was justified...
Reyes Heads New Task Force against Smuggling, Warns Gangs
Byline: ARIS R. ILAGAN President Arroyo has designated National Anti-Kidnapping Task Force (NAKTAF) chief Angelo Reyes as concurrent head of the National Anti-Smuggling Task Force (NASTF) that will go after organized smuggling syndicates depriving...
Roundup; Luzon
Suspect takes own life IRIGA CITY A day after he held a child hostage a few hours after stabbing his father-in-law, the despondent hostage-taker hanged himself inside his cell at the local police station where he was brought after surrendering...
RP Bans Corn from Bird Flu-Infected Nations
Byline: MELODY M. AGUIBA The Philippines has banned the importation of corn from Vietnam, Thailand, and Indonesia and is considering to likewise ban imports from China for fear of contraction of bird flu as it is set to bring in between April and...
RP Boxers Fall by the Wayside; Asian Boxing Qualifying Tournament
Byline: willie B. caballes GUANGZHOU A pall of gloom descended on the RP Alaxan FR Boxing Team Saturday night as three of its vaunted pugs fell by the wayside, losing their first-round matches in the second Asian qualifying tournament for the Athens...
RP-Taiwan Free Trade Deal Set
Byline: EDU H. LOPEZ Can the Philippines and Taiwan forge a free trade agreement and further open special doors for two-way investments despite the absence of formal diplomatic ties between the two economies? Prominent academicians, economists,...
Science Students Tapped for Big Program in Italy
This year, gifted science students will have the opportunity to travel abroad and showcase their knowledge of science and technology with the launching of the Asia-Europe Scientists of Tomorrow Programme (AESOTOPE), initiated by the Asia-Europe Foundation...
Securities Registry to Include Agrarian Bonds
Byline: FIL C. SIONIL The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) will include in the planned securities registry the agrarian reform bonds to block any double sale of the governments IOUs that are reportedly being sold in the secondary market at a deep...
Share Prices to Consolidate with No Fresh Incentives, Peso Weakness
Byline: EDU H. LOPEZ Share prices are likely to consolidate further as investors are worried about the near-term prospects of the equities market in the face of the weakening peso. The markets recovery after breaching its important support level...
Sony Clie Peg-Ux50; the Total Package
Byline: Tsarli Pascual Imagine the power of a Desktop computer, the entertainment value of a digital video and still camera, and the total mobility of a Palm held device. Imagine no more as Sony releases the SONY CLIE PEG UX-50 (Personal Entertainment...
Sports Massage
RPs champion bowlers CJ Suarez, Liza del Rosario, and Chester King have always incorporated massage treatments into their routine as part of pre-tournament preparations. After rigorous workouts and exhausting practice sessions, their muscles tend...
Sri Lanka, PNG Copy RP's Bridge Program
President Gloria Macapagal Arroyos bridge program is now a model for the governments of Sri Lanka and Papua New Guinea (PNG), it was reported. The two foreign governments have launched their own bridge programs based on the Philippine bridge construction...
SsangYong's Rhino: Pickup with Rugged Luxury
The pickup truck has long shed its image as a mere utility vehicle. Constant innovations have made it an all-around vehicle, transporting both people and luggage be it a family on a weekend getaway, a salesman delivering his merchandise to a client,...
St. Luke's Inaugurates 'Breast Center' Today
Breast disease, both benign and malignant, is a very common condition affecting a wide spectrum of the population and its biggest concern is breast cancer. Though predominantly a disease among women, men are not excluded from the dire consequences...
St. Scho Extends Academic Excellence to Sporting Arena
St Scholasticas College is famous for two things: academic excellence and pretty girls. Since it was founded in 1906, St. Schos thrust has always been anchored on education for justice, social transformation and a commitment to be sensitive and...
Tabuk Mayor Cashiered for 'Extort' on Firm
TUGUEGARAO CITY Mayor Camilo Lammawin Jr. of Tabuk, Kalinga was suspended by the office of Ombudsman for two months for grave misconduct on account of a graft case initiated by a private contractor last year. The suspension order, dated February...
Taiwan Ballot Boxes Sealed; Opposition Disputes President's Election Victory
TAIPEI (AFP) Taiwans High Court ordered ballot boxes to be sealed Sunday after the opposition disputed President Chen Shui-bians election victory because of a mystery assassination attempt and spoiled ballots. Protests erupted across the island...
Tao of Programming; a Programmer's Life in Singapore
My regular working day starts at seven thirty in the morning. With no wife or girlfriend (or even a nice big dog) to gently caress or kiss me awake, I am at the mercy of my alarm clock. Its chirping loud sound is so annoying though, that I just love...
Teen Pregnancies: Why They Happen
Byline: REBECCA SINGSON, MD In the Young Adult Fertility Study (YAFS) done by the University of the Philippines Demographic and Research Development Foundation in 2002, it is alarming that four out of 10 (38 percent) of our countrys young adults...
Tested Leadership vs Inexperience, Uncertainty
President GLORIA MACAPAGAL ARROYOs speech at the 3rd University of the Philippines Public Lecture Series on the Philippine Presidency and Administration, Heroes Hall, Malaca-nang, March 18, 2004.) HISTORICALLY, our economic development has been...
The Controversial 'Kinse Anyos' Rhum Ad
Byline: Crispina Martinez Belen The Advertising Board headed by RPN-9 Chairman and CEO Cerge Remonde is standing on its decision to withdraw from the air (and from the billboards) the rhum ad of Distileria Limtuaco. The commercial which says nakatikim...
The Escape That Never Was (A Fruitful Journey in the Land Down Under)
Byline: DEMY ZARA Dr. Maxwell Maltz, author of Psycho-Cybernetics, once articulated that those who say that life is not worthwhile are really saying that they themselves have no personal goals which are worthwhile. He wants to convey everyone that...
The 'Miseducation' of Our Graduates
Byline: Fr. Bel R San Luis, S V D SINCE this is the season of graduations all over the country, let me share an excerpt of a Baccalaureate homily I delivered some time ago. "In thanking the good Lord for your academic success, let us also thank...
The Parable of the Punishment
Byline: Juan M Flavier THE farmer was out of luck. He was caught red-handed stealing from an old woman in the town market. There were many witnesses when he snatched and scampered away with her purse. A number of men collared him and it was only...
The Price of Fitness; A Gift for You: Portable Exercise Cards!
Byline: Anna Unson While we at Well Being are carefully going over all the Makeover Challenge entries, wed like to give you, our readers, a convenient little gift that should go a long way in helping you achieve a stronger, healthier, shapelier...
There Is Cure for Lymphoma
Did you ever feel a painful bean- or santol seed-like mass under your armpit or singit whenever you have a fever or wound (or abscess) somewhere in your arms or legs? Thats an enlarged lymph node! Lymph nodes are specialized organs of the body...
Toyota Launches '100K Promo'
Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation recently launched a new customer promo for the Revo and the RAV4 SV. Dubbed the "Toyota 100K Promo," the special campaign offers all customers the chance to bring home the Revo or the RAV4 SV for a downpayment of...
Ultima Online Philippines: The Filipino Shard
Byline: Brian Joseph Yalung Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMPORG) is a common word that is now in both the cyber community and the actual world. Not given much attention a few years back, this has become a valued add-on for Internet...
USAID Awards $30,000 Grant to ITAP for ICT Skills Survey
Byline: EDU H. LOPEZ The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing US$30,000 in assistance to the Information Technology Association of the Philippines (ITAP) to finance a study on ICT workforce and IT skills in the...
US Team Studying Voters' Preferences with Int'l Monitors; Diplomats Start Rounds in Iloilo, Other Provinces but Say No to Meddling
ILOILO CITY (PNA) The United States government, through its embassy in the country, is starting to feel the pulse of the Filipino people with the national elections just two months away. US Deputy Political Counselor to the Philippines Richard...
U-Turn into the Acoustic Mainstream
Byline: KAYE VILLAGOMEZ In an industry wrestled down by piracy and the invasion of novelty, there remain a cluster of artists talented enough to salvage the injured music industry. We saw a handful of them, bands and acoustic performers, in the...
VIGAN:Un Pedazo De Espana En El Oriente; (A Piece of Spain in the Orient)
Byline: JASER A. MARASIGAN VIGAN, Ilocos Sur I strolled down the stretch of Calle Mena Crisologo. The light from the antique street lamps and the full moon barely illuminated the narrow road covered with cobblestones, offering a nostalgic view...
War Veterans Urged to Help Nation; Living Heroes Can Fight Terror, Crimes, Too?
ILOILO CITY (PNA) They may be old and their bodies feeble but they can still do a lot for their country. This was the challenges retired Brig. Gen. Arcadio S. Lozada gave to hundreds of his comrades who gathered last Friday at the Balantang Cenetery...
Wheel Gallery Launches New Premium Brands
Byline: NATHANIEL CRUZ And you thought youd only see em on MTV or Dub Magazine. Well, the 411 is, those huge, flashing, 20" rims and rubbers for your SUVs and high-end European cars are just at arms reach. Objects of desire are never cheap. Just...
Wireless Services Asia to Market Mobile Phone Apps in Europe
Wireless Services Asia (WSA), a Filipino cross-media solutions provider will market and deploy Paysetter Interna-tionals wireless payment solution to the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) operators and value-added-service (VAS) providers...