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 19, 2012

291 Taiwanese Linked to Cybercrime Deported
MANILA, Philippines - The Bureau of Immigration deported 291 Taiwanese who were arrested in the country for various crimes, including computer fraud. The 291 deportees are reportedly members of a cybercrime syndicate victimizing nationals from Mainland...
78% Trust PNoy
MANILA, Philippines - President Benigno S. Aquino III saw significant improvement in his trust and approval ratings both at 78 percent, based on the third quarter Pulse Asia survey results released on Wednesday. The latest Ulat ng Bayan survey found...
AGI Sees P10-B Core Earnings
MANILA, Philippines - Alliance Global Group Inc., the holding company of tycoon Andrew Tan, expects core net income to hit at least P10 billion this year on the back of strong performances of its liquor, real estate and tourism businesses. In an...
ALI's Negros Project Withdrawal Lamented
BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental - Some 500 businessmen, construction groups and other sectors gathered on the steps of the provincial capitol last Monday night to lament the withdrawal by Ayala Land Inc. (ALI) of its R6-billion development plan for...
Alliance Select Plans P750-Million Public Offering, Listing in Singapore
Alliance Select Food International, Inc. is planning to list its shares in Singapore after making a public offering of Singapore Depository Shares (SDS) with underlying Alliance shares with an estimated market value of P750 million. In a disclosure...
Alternative Eats I
I sort of got inspired by some of the featured places Tony Bourdain visits on his show "No Reservations" and I've come out with a partial list of small places where one can get some focused menu items worth dropping by, grabbing a bite or taking out...
A Nation of Beauty Queens
MANILA, Philippines - Elaine Kay Moll, 2012 Miss Supranational beauty pageant third runner-up, says the Philippines is becoming known as a nation of winners in international beauty pageants. "Modesty aside, isa sa mga pinaka-hihintay na candidate...
Asian Tanker Rates Seen Rising
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Rates for dirty tankers on key Asian freight routes are expected to rise this week, supported by an increase in Middle East crude cargoes in the new October program, ship brokers said. Rates on the benchmark very large crude...
Bakers Want Subsidized 'Harinang Pinoy'
MANILA, Philippines - Breadmakers have asked the Department of Trade and Industry to require flour millers to allocate "Harinang Pinoy" for their Pinoy Tasty requirements at lower prices to prevent increase in prices of this poor man's loaf bread....
Balancing Act: Maroon 5 Guitarist James Valentine's on Success
MANILA, Philippines - Maroon 5 had been the hottest ticket in town, with their one-night only concert in Manila last night being sold out and completely packed on this, their third visit to the country. With the spotlight trained mostly on front man...
Bean Curd beyond Tokwa't Baboy
Like most Filipinos, my earliest encounter with bean curd was in Tokwa't Baboy, the quintessential accompaniment for Arroz Caldo (rice porridge with chicken) or Goto (rice porridge with beef tripe). The crisp-skinned, deep-fried bean curd cubes...
Bench-Vaganza
MANILA, Philippines - What types of people make it a point, like taking part in a ritual, to watch the Bench denim and underwear fashion show, a show that aims to please all three genders, once every two years? After eight editions, the Bench extravaganza...
Big Bang's Seungri and Model Anna Kubo: Are They Lovers?
MANILA, Philippines - Korean boy band Big Bang member Seungri has become involved in another controversy with Hong Kong newspaper Apple Daily publishing photos and video of what appear to be intimate moments between him and Japanese model and actress...
Bill Clinton Woos the Voters
MANILA, Philippines - There is something special about the former US President Bill Clinton. Even at 65, and after quadruple bypass heart surgery, when "Big Dog," as he is affectionately called, takes the stage, he reaches out and gathers all of us...
Bounty System Working, Says Bartolome
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine National Police (PNP) has released some P9 million to informants who helped in the capture, dead or alive, of several wanted persons, including Abu Sayyaf and communist rebel figures, an official said on Wednesday....
Brunei Eyeing Mindanao LNG Project
Brunei is keeping its eye on the proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility to be put up in Mindanao as part of the grid's long-term energy supply plan. Energy Secretary Rene D. Almendras disclosed to reporters that this was discussed preliminarily...
BSP Approves Peso, Dollar Bonds
The Aquino administration has secured the go-ahead from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to sell global peso notes and dollar debts in the local market, Bloomberg reported yesterday, citing three unnamed government sources. The newswires agency...
Carmina Villaroel on Interviewing BB Gandanghari: 'Not Meant Pa Talaga'
MANILA, Philippines - The chances of an on-cam interview between Carmina Villaroel and BB Gandanghari seems slimmer now that the former deems "lumipas na ang panahon." Carmina, one of the hosts of the weekly showbiz talk program "Showbiz Inside...
CDC Holdings Unveils R2.5-Billion Serviced Apartment Dev't in Ortigas
Property developer CDC Holdings Inc. is investing R2.5 billion to venture into the development of a combined residential and serviced apartment building, a first in the industry, to serve the expatriates and corporate housing demand in the Ortigas...
Celebs All Agog over Dolphy Special
MANILA, Philippines - A plethora of movie and TV stars are already excited to participate in "Dolphy Alay Tawa: A Musical Tribute To Dolphy, The Philippines' King Of Comedy" to be held at the Mall of Asia Arena on Sept. 19. Some of them excitedly...
CEMEX to Expand Production Capacity
CEMEX Philippines is looking to increase the cement capacity of its APO plant, with the start of operations scheduled for 2014. The additional 1.5 million tons of cement per year is expected to aid in improving Philippine infrastructure, including...
Cheer Louder and Leap Higher at Festival Supermall
It takes a lot of skills and the right attitude to cheer loudest and leap highest. Now, aspiring cheerleaders in the South can develop their cheer dance prowess while making new friends as Festival Supermall in Alabang, Muntinlupa City hosts the "National...
Chemical Exports Doubling to $5B
MANILA, Philippines - The country's chemical exports are expected to double to $5 billion by 2016 and $10 billion by 2022 reaching a high of $30 billion by 2030, the industry roadmap said. Roberto Batungbacal, president of the Samahan sa Pilipinas...
Choosing Our Personal Strategic Priorities
MANILA, Philippines - With the dignity and the freedom of being children of God, we have the foundations upon which to build a personal governance structure. We lay down our core values at the very base of that structure; and embedded in that base...
CITEM and Negros Occidental Target $57-Billion Organic Food Market
The Philippines' export marketing authority has tapped Negros Occidental to be its partner province for the International Food Exhibition (IFEX) Philippines 2013, the country's biggest export-oriented food event. This partnership between the Center...
Closed EIB PDIC Schedules October 18 Bidding
The Philippine Deposit Insurance Corp. (PDIC) yesterday said that it will bid out closed commercial bank, Export and Industry Bank (EIB), on October 18, a slight delay from the original schedule of September. In a statement, the banking co-regulator...
Club Mwah Slates Performances at Resorts World Manila
Another series of world-class shows featuring top-notch Filipino talents is slated at the Newport Performing Arts Theatre at Resorts World Manila (RWM). This is in conjunction with RWM's objective to showcase Filipino artists in its shows. This time,...
Del Monte Pads PAL Lead to 32 Points over S'woods
ILOILO CITY - Del Monte, drawing 44 points from 11-year Sofia Chabon and a pair of 43s from Kristin Leonen and Pam Mariano, padded its lead to 32 points after combining for 130 in the second round of the PAL Ladies Interclub at Sta. Barbara here. ...
DENR Hails National Forestry Summit
BALANGA CITY - The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has commended the laudable efforts of the country's professional foresters who have organized a high-level meeting of local top foresters from the academe, government, and wood-based...
Developing Market for Organic Produce
The husband and wife team of Ramon and May Uy who are developing a 5.3-hectare agri-tourism destination and training center in Bacolod City have opened a market for organic produce. This is at the frontage of their project - May's Organic Garden...
Dole Sells Packaged Food, Asia Units to Itochu for $1.69B
Dole Food Co., the world's biggest supplier of fresh fruit and vegetables, said it agreed to sell its food packaging and Asia fresh produce businesses to Itochu Corp. of Japan for $1.69 billion in cash. The deal gives Itochu, Japan's third-largest...
D.O.S.T.-9 Aid
DIPOLOG CITY, (PIA) - A peanut butter processing small medium enterprise in Dipolog City was recently given aid from the Department of Science and Technology -Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (DOST-SETUP) to upgrade its processing facility....
DSWD Intensifies Convergence of NGAs
BUTUAN CITY (PIA) - The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Caraga sees the importance of convergence efforts of government line agencies in its implementation of Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan - Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery...
DTSI Group Now Global Firm
Last Friday, DTSI Group-originally a startup systems integrator and now a member of the NTT Communications Group-celebrated its 15th year providing technologies, communications, and facilities services to Philippine and international investors. About...
Durable Jueteng
MANILA, Philippines - (Editor's note: Senator Ping Lacson cites two PNP officials as protectors of jueteng. In the summer of 1936 Quezon ordered the closure of PCSO, called a model/protector of gambling by the national federation of women's clubs.)...
East-West Fusion, Filipinized Choices
The Ma Maison concept is definitely something that leaves many Filipinos befuddled. It is a restaurant franchise that originates from Japan, but it has a French name (translation: "My house"), the interiors remind one of an English pub, and it does...
Enrile, Trillanes Clash over 'Back-Channeling'
Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile yesterday accused Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV of working for the interests of the Chinese government after Trillanes admitted doing "back-channel" talks in Beijing for the Aquino administration. Enrile and Trillanes...
Exemplary Doctor
PUERTO PRINCESA CITY(PNA) - The Civil Service Commission (CSC) is set to grant Palawena physician Dr. Welthy E. Villanueva, the medical officer of the Roxas Medicare Hospital in the northern Palawan town of Roxas, the Dangal ng Bayan Award in line...
FedEx Claims US Economy Stalling
NEW YORK (AP) - FedEx Corp. says the global economy is stalling, and it's going to get worse next year. A decline in global trade is shrinking earnings at the world's second-largest package delivery company. On Tuesday, FedEx said a continued slowdown...
Firefighters Assist Laguna Flood Evacuees
MANILA, Philippines - The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP)-Region 4A on Wednesday launched a voluntary fund-raising drive among its subordinates to provide relief goods to those who were displaced by floods spawned by monsoon rains that devastated the...
Flood Control Projects Get Funding
MANILA, Philippines - To address the urgent flooding problem in the country's capital, the national government has allotted P5 billion for the implementation of a flood management master plan in Metro Manila and nearby provinces. In a statement,...
Forecasters Bullish on Peso Outlook
MANILA - The Philippine peso is the only Asian emerging-market currency that forecasters have become more bullish on this year as the nation's improving economy increases the chance it will win an investment-grade credit rating. The peso will strengthen...
Gilas Eyes Repeat vs Taiwan
TOKYO - Smart Gilas coach Chot Reyes looked grim and serious before boarding the team bus Wednesday on the eve of their quarterfinal match with Chinese-Taipei in the FIBA-Asia Cup championship at the Ota gymnasium. "We're facing perhaps the strongest...
GMA News TV Launches 'Hamon Ng Kalikasan'
GMA News TV launches "Hamon ng Kalikasan," a brand new science magazine program that will explain the inner workings of some of the natural phenomena experienced in the Philippines and around the world. Hosted by GMA's resident meteorologist, Nathaniel...
Gov't Shapes Up Military Camps
MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) said that it has released P1.42 billion to the Armed Forces of the Philippines-General Headquarters (AFP-GHQ) military camp improvement projects. In a statement, Management Secretary...
High Power Cost Solution Sought
MANILA, Philippines - Party-list lawmakers on Monday asked the government to address the rising cost of electricity in the country. Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) party-list Rep. Raymond Democrito Mendoza led the call, claiming that...
House to Push 'Progressive' Form of Taxation on Mining Companies
The House of Representatives may push for a "progressive" form of taxation for mining which will consider the capital-intensiveness of some mining operations while generating higher profit for government when metal prices are high. Speaker Feliciano...
IMO Urges Gov'ts to Ratify 2004 Ballast Water Management Convention
MANILA, Philippines - The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has called on governments and the shipping industry to take prompt and decisive action on a number of key maritime issues. IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu urged members of the...
'Innocence of Muslim' Shown in UP Friday
MANILA, Philippines - The trailer of the controversial American film that sparked massive violent protests across the Middle East and other countries due to its "anti-Islamic" contents will be shown on Friday at the University of the Philippines (UP)...
JAL Shares Gain on Relisting
TOKYO (AP) - Shares in Japan Airlines Co. gained modestly in their trading debut Wednesday in Tokyo following a 663 billion yen ($8.5 billion) initial public offering that nearly doubled the money that went into the once-bankrupt carrier's bailout....
Jessica Gets First Jeepney Ride
MANILA, Philippines - Jessica Sanchez, who is in the country for a concert on Friday along with other "American Idol" finalists, is quite excited to finally set foot in the country. The 17-year singer admitted in interviews that she looks forward...
Jessica Sanchez Rides Jeepney for the First Time
MANILA, Philippines - Jessica Sanchez, who is in the country for a concert on Friday along with other "American Idol" finalists, is quite excited over the many prospects the Philippines has to offer. The 17-year singer admitted in interviews that...
Jim Paredes Believes OPM Will Rise Again by 2017
MANILA, Philippines - Many have given up on Original Pilipino Music but not APO Hiking Society member Jim Paredes. In an interview with Bulletin Entertainment on Sept. 17, Jim said that many good OPM songs are being written these days save that...
July Unemployment Rate Slightly Up
The country's unemployment rate inched up slightly to 7.0 percent in July versus 6.9 percent in April, the National Statistics Office reported yesterday. Still, July's jobless rate eased slightly from 7.1 percent in July of 2011. The government...
Laurel Mansion Brings Elegant History
Crown Asia Residences Wack Wack has the most remarkable location of all of Crown's condominiums to date. It will rise on prime land, as it is located on the corner of Laurel Street and Shaw Boulevard that once was the home of former President Jose...
Local Business Sector Wary of Plans to Regulate the Internet
MANILA, Philippines - Local businessmen are alarmed at plans to regulate the Internet. Currently, traffic over the Internet provides everyone with a level playing field as it flows through unregulated commercial agreements. This provides a small...
LRT 1 Improvement Project Pushed
MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) has finally awarded one of the five contracts under the government's P1.62 billion safety, reliability and capacity improvement program for the Light Rail Transit (LRT)...
Manny Pacquiao Wants to Restore Fighting Form
MANILA, Philippines - Pound for pound boxing champ Manny Pacquiao aims to train himself back to form for his fight with Mexican pugilist Juan Manuel Marquez on Dec. 8. "I want to show the Manny Pacquiao, the old Many Pacquiao when I was 25, 24 years...
Mar Gets CA Okay
MANILA, Philippines - With theatric flair, Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago on Wednesday withdrew her opposition to the appointment of Manuel ''Mar'' A. Roxas II as Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) secretary. Santiago had threatened...
Minimum Boni South Price Set
The Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) has set a minimum price range for the prime Bonifacio South property to P45,000-R50,000 per square meter as it pushes for a 45-55 percent joint venture in favor of the winning bidder. BCDA President...
NCRPO Chief Warns Scalawag Policemen
MANILA, Philippines - The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) on Wednesday warned scalawag policemen that their days are numbered. NCRPO chief, Leonardo Espina said that the NCRPO is now focused on cleansing their ranks, particularly those...
NEDA Board Okays 4 Projects Costing Total of P21 Billion
MANILA, Philippines - The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) board has approved four major projects worth about P21.08 billion. These are the modernization project of the Philippine Orthopedic Center (POC), family health program,...
Northern Mindanao Farm Organizations Aided
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - At least seven farmer groups in three coastal towns in Northern Mindanao received from the Mindanao Rural Development Program (MRDP) - Adaptable Program Loan Phase 2 (MRDP2) support, a poverty-alleviation initiative implemented...
Nuke Waste Blessing and Curse
ORCHID ISLAND, Taiwan (dpa) - Chou Tai-chu, a restaurant owner who sells fried rice and fish jerky on Taiwan's Orchid Island, remembers 2011 as a good year. The 62-year-old received a lump sum payment from the state-owned utility company because...
Organic Farming
ROXAS CITY, Capiz (PIA) - President Roxas town, in Capiz will fund the establishment of a vermicompost and organic farm project in the locality with Mayor Raymund S. Locsin instructing municipal agriculturist Leornardo Barcenas to implement the initiative....
Oscar Journey Begins for PH's 'Bwakaw'
Another Cinemalaya film has been named the country's nominee in the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 85th Academy Awards (The Oscars) to be held next year. The Film Academy of the Philippines (FAP) announced on Sept. 17 the official selection...
Pardon of the Sinful Woman
A Pharisee invited Jesus to dine with Him, and He entered the Pharisee's house and reclined at table. Now there was a sinful woman in the city who learned that He was at table in the house of the Pharisee. Bringing an alabaster flask of ointment, she...
Pending Bills on Real Estate
Several legislative measures that bear direct impact on housing and real estate are now pending in both Houses of the 15th Congress, mostly amendatory and reformative of various existing laws. The Senate Committee on Urban Planning, Housing and Resettlement...
Petilla Cited for Birthing Clinics
TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte - The Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) recently conferred on Leyte Gov. Carlos Jericho Petilla the Galing Likha-Kalusugan (GLK) Award for his innovative setup, in partnership with the Kakak Foundation, of Mother...
President Gags Trillanes, del Rosario
MANILA, Philippines - Moving to prevent a brewing internal conflict, President Benigno S. Aquino has asked Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario to stop commenting on their alleged spat in efforts to resolve...
Presidential Lingkod Bayan Awardees Named
MANILA, Philippines - The late Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo and Batangas Gov. Vilma Santos-Recto were among this year's Presidential Lingkod Bayan awardees. President Benigno S. Aquino III on Wednesday led the awarding ceremonies...
Presidential Lingkod Bayan Awardees Named
The late Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo and Batangas Gov. Vilma Santos - Recto were among this year's Presidential Lingkod Bayan awardees. President Benigno S. Aquino III yesterday led the awarding ceremonies at the Rizal...
Reclassification of Lake Lanao Urged
MARAWI CITY - Local officials, civil society groups and other stakeholders are calling on higher authorities to reclassify to "Class A" Lake Lanao, the country's second largest freshwater body categorized by the Department of Environment and Natural...
Richard Gutierrez Clarifies Siblings' Stand on Annabelle Rama's Political Bid
MANILA, Philippines - Richard Gutierrez has refuted earlier reports that his siblings Ruffa and Raymond are against their mother Annabelle Rama's decision to run for Congress in Cebu. "It's not true. In the beginning lang we were just discussing...
Sandara Reconnects with Pinoy Fans, Celebs Via Twitter
MANILA, Philippines -- Sandara Park, now a Korean pop star and one fourth of the popular 2NE1, finally joined Twitter on Monday, opting for a username that is all too familiar to her Filipino fans: krungy21. Obviously, the handle is based on the...
San Miguel Pure Foods, FNRI-DOST Partner to Promote Well-Being
In an effort to help further nourish the lives of Filipino families, San Miguel Pure Foods Company Inc. (SMPFC) is rolling out a major initiative aimed at promoting proper nutrition and healthy lifestyles. Dubbed the San Miguel Pure Foods Wellbeing...
SBC Seeks Bonus against AU
Defending champion San Beda wants to sugar-coat its status in the Final Four as the Red Lions collide with the Arellano Chiefs today in the 88th NCAA basketball tournament at the Arena in San Juan. Already assured of a slot in the top four owing...
Senate to Unmask Smuggling Syndicate
MANILA, Philippines - The Senate is now bent on unmasking syndicates involved in rice smuggling after receiving information yesterday about irregularities in bidding in which some winning rice bidders are only serving as "dummies" of unscrupulous individuals...
Sexy Men Reign at Cosmo Bachelor Bash 2012
MANILA, Philippines - Despite the stormy weather that drenched the metro, hundreds still trooped to the World Trade Center on Tuesday to witness the annual feast of perfectly chiseled bodies sashaying on the runway that is the Cosmo Bachelor Bash....
Sharon Cuneta Decries Being 'Provoked' Anew
MANILA, Philippines - Actress Sharon Cuneta has been noticeably quiet of late on Twitter, but an incident last week seemed to be "threatening the peace" and she's not too happy about it. Late last week, news of her daughter KC Concepcion reportedly...
Subic Hosts Forest Protection Summit
SUBIC BAY FREEPORT ZONE - A three-day National Summit Conference opened this week by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is ongoing to create environmental awareness and protect and preserve the environment. DENR Regional...
Syrians Make Olive Oil Fuel
AL-BAB, Syria, (AFP) - Working together in the open air, Abu Ahmad's family uses buckets to empty what appears from a distance to be a pit of crude oil outside the rebel-held Syrian town of Al-Bab. The source of the winter fuel these farmers will...
Syria Plans Chemical Attack against Syrians
LONDON (AFP) - The Syrian regime plans to deploy chemical weapons against its own people "as a last resort," the former head of Syria's chemical arsenal told The Times newspaper in an interview published Wednesday. Major General Adnan Sillu said...
The 2012 Annual National Conference of the Philippine Historical Association
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Historical Association (PHA), in cooperation with the National Historical Commission of the Philippines and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, is holding a three-day Annual National Conference on...
Thrilling Teppanyaki!
We were always taught that playing with your food is not polite. Then again, it can be fun. And at the Marriot Cafe, it can even be a performance art. The hotel buffet has recently added a Teppanyaki station to their already fabulous smorgasbord...
Trans-Asia Sets Farm-In Via Affiliate in Palawan Oil/Gas Block
MANILA, Philippines - The 5.0-percent interest being eyed by Australian firm Frontier Gasfields Pty. Ltd. in a West Palawan petroleum block covered by Service Contract (SC) 55 will have to be done via an affiliate firm to be set up by publicly-listed...
Travel like the Stars but on Shoestring Budget
MANILA, Philippines - The rich and the famous seems to have a way of transforming small side trips into epic big vacations but since regular folks don't have fat paychecks like they do, traveling is privilege only available to some. There are four...
Understanding vs Memorizing
Prior knowledge sometimes gets in the way of learning something new. Teachers need to be aware that students have prior beliefs and an incomplete understanding of things that may be in conflict with the things taught in school. They can do a lot...
Usher, Shakira Shake Up Judging Panel on 'The Voice'
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - R&B star Usher and Colombian singer Shakira will replace Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green for the fourth season next year of NBC's hit singing contest "The Voice," the network said on Monday. The changes in the celebrity...
'Virgin' Pili Nut Oil Finds Its Niche in National Market
DARAGA, Albay (PNA) -- Bicol's pili nut oil is finding its niche in the national market as a good skin moisturizer, an anti-aging agent and hair growth enhancer. "It is "virgin," no alteration is made in its composition," said Victor Ramon Goyena,...
Whale Shark Study Team Formed
OSLOB, Cebu - The Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Region 7 (DENR 7) has formed an eight-member composite team for a three-month research study on the ecology and feeding habits of whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) in Barangay Tan-awan,...
What Martial Law Means to Today's Youth
It has been 40 years since Ferdinand Marcos declared Martial Law through the infamous Proclamation No. 1081. It started off the long chain of events chronicling the journey and struggle of Filipinos from dictatorship to democracy. But how does today's...
Wounded Tigers Gun for Semis
The decision of Commissioner Ato Badolato to junk their protest has definitely hurt the egos of the University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers. But with the Growling Tigers back on the hardcourt and their pending appeal to the UAAP board on the way,...