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 January 29, 2000

Dep't of Environment Serves Jumbo Palace Notice of Violation
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources-National Capital Region (DENR-NCR) served the other day a Notice of Violation (NoV) to the president and general manager of business tycoon Stanley Ho's Manila Jumbo Palace, Inc. (MJPI), it was learned...
Estrada Opens Projects in West Visayas
Meets poor Iloilo families President Estrada returned yesterday to Manila after what he described as 'a very fruitful' trip in Western Visayas during which he inaugurated a passenger ferry terminal and a housing project for the poor in Iloilo, donated...
GDP Grows 3.2%, GNP Gains 3.6%; Final Figures for 1999
The Philippine economy, as measured by the gross domestic product (GDP), expanded 4.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 1999, to bring the fullyear growth to 3.2 percent, from a contraction of 0.5 percent in 1998. This is higher than the 1.42.2...
Job Program for Poor Youths
For most Filipinos, education is the ticket to a better life, and the government must make every effort to provide poor but diligent students more chances of pursuing their education, Senate Majority Leader Franklin M. Drilon said as he announced...
Leaders Agree Global Economy Grown Strongly
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) -- The global economy has grown strong but so has debate over who has benefited and who has lost in the boom, world corporate and government leaders heard at an annual summit Friday. "Disparities in the distribution of wealth...
LGUs to Keep Up Anti-Drugs Drive
Local government officials yesterday rallied behind Interior and Local Government Secretary Alfredo Lim in his campaign against drug abuse, vowing to seek and push for other equally effective measures against the drug menace. Lim's anti-drug campaign...
News in Brief
Peso appreciates to P40.390 The peso appreciated against the U.S. dollar to P40.390, the weighted average rate pegged at the Philippine Dealing System of the Bankers Association of the Philippines yesterday, from P40.472 the previous day. The local...
No Need to Exacerbate Dispute -- Ople
Senate President Blas F. Ople said yesterday there is no need to exacerbate the disagreement between Senators Francisco S. Tatad and Raul S. Roco on the alleged non-adherence to Senate rules by Roco's Senate banks committee investigating the controversial...
Not I, Says Binay
Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Jejomar Binay said yesterday that he had no hand in the reported move by Metro Manila city and municipal mayors' move to oust Director Edgardo Aglipay, commander of the 12,000-strong National Capital...
Ople Confirms Senate Succession
President Blas F. Ople confirmed yesterday President Estrada's announcement that Senate Majority Leader Franklin M. Drilon will replace him as Senate chief on April 17. The turnover of the Senate presidency is based on a gentleman's agreement brokered...
Pinatubo Community Cited as Model
A resettlement project in Zambales for the victims of the Mount Pinatubo eruption, which include the indigenous Aetas, is now a bustling agrarian reform community. The project, a prime example of how a nongovernment organization, the Project Development...
President Urges Restraint
ILOILO CITY - President Estrada urged local residents here yesterday to restrain their passions to be able to help the government control the country's growing population. Estrada made the remark during the inauguration of the P25-million Kasadhayan...
PSE Claims It's Ahead in Capital Market Reforms
The Philippine Stock Exchange has put in place six market broadening instruments,'' to increase the diversity and depth of the capital market in line with President Estrada's call for reforms and introduction of more instruments in the capital market....
RP, US Open Joint Military Exercises
Top officials of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the United States armed forces formally opened yesterday the RP-US 'Balikatan 2000''' joint military exercises, paving the way for the resumption of large-scale combined military maneuvers...
Streetkids' Villages Approved
Vice President and Social Welfare Secretary Gloria Macapagal Arroyo announced the approval of plans by the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) for streetchildren's villages in various areas nationwide for kids aged 8 to 17 years old. ...
Supreme Court Upholds Exit Polls
The Supreme Court declared yesterday the holding of exit polls by mass media during elections as ''an essential part of the freedoms of speech and of the press.'' An exit poll, like what is done in other countries like the United States, is a survey...