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 17, 2000

DTI Lowers Exports Target to $40 Billion; from $42 Billion
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has revised downward the country's exports target to $40 billion from the original target of $42 billion of the Export Development Council (EDC) given the soft exports market for some of the country's major...
Erap Cites Carabao's Potentials
MUNOZ, Nueva Ecija - President Estrada reiterated yesterday his commitment to food security and poverty alleviation as he urged farmers and scientists to unlock the potentials of the carabao in helping his administration achieve its goals to improve...
Gov't Optimistic on Tax Collection; New BIR Procedures to Be Used
The Estrada administration expects the revised revenue collection procedures being implemented by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) jointly with the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to significantly improve tax collection from national...
House Oks Bill on Women
The House of Representatives has passed on second reading the antitrafficking of women and minors bill that imposes stiff jail terms and fines for offenders, Speaker Manuel B. Villar said yesterday. Under the proposed law, guilty parties will be...
Intellectual Property Rights
Intellectual property (IP) is probably the area of law that has been receiving the most cyberspace attention. Somebody once said that in this age of information, virtually everything is intellectual property. Under the provisions of Republic Act...
Loi: No Politics in Med Missions
First Lady Dr. Luisa ''Loi'' E. Estrada yesterday dismissed a charge about politicking in the Office of the First Lady, saying her work is focused on helping the poor, the sick, and the unemployed. "My work is strictly humanitarian. There is no...
Manila Streets Cleanup Launched
In a move to clear major thoroughfares in Manila of traffic obstructions, city and police authorities yesterday launched a major operation against illegal vendors and pedicabs in Divisoria. City government personnel backed up by elements of the...
MRT Asked to Improve Facilities
A bipartisan group of congressmen yesterday blamed the inadequate support facilities of the Metrostar, the fast overhead train on Epifanio de los Santos Ave. (EDSA), for the low number of passengers of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) Development Corp....
News in Brief
Peso depreciates to P40.954 The peso depreciated against the U.S. dollar to P40.954, the weighted average rate pegged at the Philippine Dealing System of the Bankers Association of the Philippines yesterday, from P40.937 the previous day. The local...
OFW Problems Noted at Expo
Maltreatment, nonpayment of wages, and contract substitution are the major problems being encountered by overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). This was revealed by OFWs who attended the opening ceremonies yesterday of the "Pamilyang Pinoy Heroes Expo...
Ople Sees Great Support for Erap
PARIS, France - Senate President Blas F. Ople yesterday said President Estrada still enjoys ''enormous support'' with the Filipino people and that he is converting this ''capital of trust'' into a serious program to eradicate the worst forms of mass...
Police File Criminal Raps against 17 Rallyists at Luneta
The Western Police District Office (WPDO) filed yesterday crimimal charges against 17 rallyists arrested during the dispersal of striking Manila Hotel workers and their supporters in front of the hotel last Wednesday night. Supt. Jonathan Miano,...
Release of Loans Tied to PNB Sale
The World Bank (WB) and Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) will disburse some $200 million worth of financing to the national government before end of the first semester of the year with the commitment of the government to dispose of its...
Road Users Tax Compromise Offered
The bicameral conference committee of the Senate and the House of Representatives offered yesterday a compromise that may yet avert a planned transport strike in the metropolitan area on Monday - a staggered 100 percent fouryear increase in the road...
SEC Resolves Monitoring Issue at Stock Exchange
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) have reached a compromise regarding the bourse's absence of a compliance and surveillance group (CSG). In a press briefing yesterday, SEC associate commissioner...
Software Park Planned at Subic
SUBIC BAY FREEPORT -- President Estrada has approved the establishment here of the first software development park in the country. Earlier plans by the Subic Bay Industrial Park (SBIP) to establish a software program manufacturing center in Subic...